Tropical Golf 26/05
Landis Double Winner on Wet One
Greetings to our golf fans around the world. With so many Tropical Travelers now, people check in from all time zones, and for this event especially. It was once again Double Winner Day, where the Tropical Golfers Monthly Mug and Golfer of the Month are up for grabs. The fact we were playing stroke play meant that during breakfast at BJ’s Lodge everyone discussed strategy. Finally a dozen hopefuls headed out to Greenwood.
Greenwood is a fair test for stroke play. Tricky enough but many fairways are rather wide to take some pressure off. The course is in good shape, the greens fairly true. We started out under a hot sunny sky – that lasted about 15 minutes. Suddenly the Caddies scrambled about, putting rain jackets on the golf bags and taking umbrellas out. Sure enough the water came down, and play stopped for about 20 minutes. After that it let up to a drizzle that went on and off for the rest of the round. All this made an already challenging and nervous day more difficult. It’s not easy to keep your cool during such times, but one golfer managed to do it better than the rest.
Big Winner: Without suspense, Landis Brooks (c/h 9) won the day with a net 71 off his single digit handicap, collecting yet another Monthly Mug. Landis has been on a roll lately, so much so that his photo seems a permanent fixture in publications and adding his name to the spell checker. To prove the point Landis also won the Golfer of the Month award! When you hot you’re hot, and right now Landis Brooks is on top of his game.
Rounding out the field, Dick Warberg (21) and Don Carmody (29) reached handicap with net 72’s, returning Nigel Perry (25) turned in a fine net 73 and John Davis(15) nipped Brian Parish(14) on count back with net 74 for the final podium spot. So it was on to a cool one and the usual discussions of what it could have been. Remember: Swing hard, in case you hit it!