Tropical Golf 26/08

Friday August 26, 2016, Crystal Bay – St

Tommy and Henry Shine at Crystal Bay

The month is winding down and the pressure is winding up.  With a close Golfer of the Month race and the Monthly Mug coming up next week, this was the Tropical Golfers version of “moving day”.  Twenty three golfers joined the round at Crystal Bay in the hope of making it up the standings ladder.

With a slightly earlier than usual start, we were assigned the B & C links.  Its been a while since we played the B-course and it was new to some.  Overall the course was in good condition, and the weather rather too warm for the front nine before some clouds and breeze kicked in.  Crystal Bay is known as a scoring course, and that was certainly the case this time.  Reaching handicap still left one sitting and clapping at the end of the day.

A-Flight (1-18): Tommy Marshall (c/h 7) took full advantage of the easy layout with an excellent 39 points off his impressive handicap.  Great golfing Tommy!  Just losing on countback was Maurice Roberts (16) with the same score.  Brian Parish (13) made the big GoM move with a stellar 38 points on countback over colorful Walter.  Stay tuned for next week’s shootout!

B-Flight (19+):  Henry Wong (24) had the best score of the day with a shining 41 points!  Some courses have no defense from Henry’s big swing.  Daryl Evans (24) was next with 38 points, and then Dick (Mr. Chip-In) Warberg (23) made another good showing  with 37 points.

Near pins:  Walter Baechli, Daryl Evans, Barry Elphick, John Pierrel

Long putts:  Henry Wong, Graham Buckingham



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