Tropical Golf 23/09


After a night of rain it was not looking good for a day on the links up at Royal Lakeside. However, all those who had signed up to play did show up and off we went in rain showers that stayed with us all the way to the course. In fact up near the Amata Industrial Estate the frontage road was flooded and the water level was creeping onto the sides of the main highway.

Arriving at the course at the same time as a group of Outbacker’s, the rains slowed to a mere drizzle and by the time our last group was off the first tee, the rain had stopped. Playing ‘Ball-in-Hand’ through the green due to the sodden conditions, we ended up playing most of the round under patches of blue sky. Even with the saturated fairways there were no complaints as the lush fairway grass allowed for decent lies and the greens ran quick and true.

With the ‘Ball-in-Hand’ rule in effect some exceptional scores were expected and the Tropical Golfers did not disappoint. Leading the way with a fine 41 points was Andre Van Dyk (course h’cap 16) followed by a pair of 39 pointers turned in by Tommy Marshall (8) and Dick Warberg (23) to round out the podium. With several others also beating their handicaps on the day we have to say the golfers won over a lush but sodden track. Well done by all.

Near Pins went to: Dick Warberg, Andre Van Dyk, Bob Britton, Don Carmody

And then it was time for burgers, brews and a rehash of the day back at BJ’s Holiday Lodge.


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