Tropical Golf 22/07
Friday, July 22 2016, Mountain Shadow – St
Mr. Warberg On Top at Mountain Shadow
Time again for the Tropical Golfers to try their skills at Mountain Shadow, a scenic and deceptively tricky course with a couple difficult par-3 holes, and enough jungle and water to test even the best. Sixteen golfers met at the BJ Holiday Lodge to assemble and get their fill. Worries about the weather go daily this time of year, and hoping for the best we all set out.
Eventually, and we do mean eventually, all golfers made it to the correct course. Does that mean someone went to the wrong one? Our lips are sealed – for now, Dick. Nevertheless all were ready on the first tee in time. During the round it went from cloudy, to just the slightest rain, to hot and sunny, and back to cloudy, something for everyone. Mt. Shadow is in good to excellent condition now. To look for faults, about 3-4 greens had patches and creeper weeds were too common, but for the most part fairways and greens were very good. No excuses there and the scores showed that, coming in pretty good for the number of golfers.
The top of the mountain showed Dick Warberg (CH 24) proudly displaying his 40 points. Dick is also on a runaway to be Golfer of the Month. Stay tuned, two rounds to go including the Monthly Medal. Very near the peak was Gerd Riedler (9) with 38 off his impressive handicap, and moving down the slope was John Perrel (17) with 37, Mashi Kaneta (17) with a fine 36, and thanks to a long par 3, Alan Sullivan (11) with 35 points. Congrats to all.
Near Pins: Gerd Riedler, John Pierrel, Alan Sullivan