Tropical Golf 22/2
A quartet of winner on a tough track.
A big day out at Treasure Hill for a full field of 28. The track was good for most parts but that flat grass is getting everywhere. The greens fast especially downhill but generally true. Not much water in any of the dams and most water hazards can be played out of.
So we loaded up 2 vans and the rest went in cars… the vans are good nice 10 seaters good leg room and some friendly banter on the way there and snoring on the way home…such is the life of retired golfers.
Going into today’s event some had good form such as Graham (Buckers) Buckingham. In his last 5 starts his form was 11211 sadly all good things come to an end but it gave the other golfers in his flight a chance of taking home 1st prize. Mick Coghlan has been in good form also with a win at his last start but got piped at the post on countback today.
Four flights with 3 placings a best non place getter 9 in each flight was the prize schedule. The presentation took nearly as long as the round with16 golfers in the placings.
A-Flight (0-14): Brian Parish 1st with 35 points off his 13 HCP. Rob Brown (5) held on to take second with 31 points on Richard Kubicki 3rd with 31 points as well off his 10 HCP. The best nine in that flight went to John Davis with 15 points.
B-Flight (15-21): Paul Weatherley 1st with 34 points off 16 HCP beating Mick Coghlan on countback 21 HCP. 3rd place went to the Swiss Miss Jadwiga with 33 points of her 21 HCP. Rick Robshaw had the best non-winning nine hole score with 15 points.
C-Flight (22-25 Mikito Homma 1st with 32 points off his 23 HCP 2nd went to Carole Kubicki with 31 points of her 24 HCP and Dave (DB) Cooper 3rd with a resounding 27 points off his 23 HCP edging out Brian Cooper on countback. The best nine score for this flight went to Brian Cooper with 17.
D-Flight (26+): 1st Colm Mullen with 34 points off his 27 HCP 2nd was the long hitting Muscles from Brussels Big Kurt Ebentheur 32 points of his 36 HCP and filling out the last placing was the ever lovely Karen Brown with 32 points off a 32 HCP. Best nine here went to David Bailey with 15 points on countback to Don Carmody.