Tropical Golf 25/04
Tuesday The 25th April 2017: If you play Golf and you have not played this Course you really must go there and have a knock around. There are three Nines here, surprisingly the A,B & C Nines and on this day, as the B Course was not being used, we played the C & A Nines in that order. Not a bad selection as if you start on the B Nine you have a very difficult drive between two water hazards and usually the ball heads straight for the water.
This is trip into a little higher level of living as this has to be, in my opinion, the best Clubhouse around, and during your visit you are well pampered. And why not?. From arriving to the superb changing rooms to the Restaurant overlooking the Course, all is first class. We go at least once a month and all the players look forward to this visit. And the Rate is usually good.
So on this day off we went to C1 and the first thing we noticed was how hot and still it was. This did not last as we found slowly the wind rose till at the end it was quite strong. It was hot and humid at times, what a nice day. The Course was in very good condition and it was very quiet and nearly empty, except for the five ball ahead, which as luck would have it we only caught up with on the 17th hole. Someone up there loves us.
As said the Course was in fine condition with good fairways, fast greens and reasonable rough. Some Courses are set up for the player to enjoy, some to destroy, and this is one to enjoy. Still soon over it was back for a shower and then into transport for the trip back.
Arriving early we were soon into the results quite a bit earlier than normal.
There were some good scores and the winner on the day was Landis Brooks with a fine 42 points just ahead of Derek Brook in second with 41 points and Tom Herrington in third with 40 points. In fourth was John Davis with 35 points. Any of the first three could have won on a normal day, but Landis well deserved the win with a gross 77 on a par 73 Course. Well played. Not surprisingly after such a good day out several of the players stayed late to tell the tale and test the ‘Cold Uns’. T.T.F.N.
Near Pin Landis Brooks Mashi Dick Warberg and Tom Herrington