Tropical Golf 27/05
Friday, May 27, 2016, Royal Lakeside – Medal
Maurice Roberts Hoists Monthly Mug!
Well, it’s that time of the month again! No not that, but time for the Tropical Golfers to brave a day of traditional golf and play stroke. Who would have thought simply counting all your strokes and subtracting the handicap would create such butterflies? There is a reason for it however, the Tropical Golfers Monthly Mug is not to be given to just anyone – ya gotta earn it! In an attempt to find greener pastures the destination this time was Royal Lakeside. Eighteen hopefuls signed up for slightly longer ride hoping to win The Mug.
We all know most local course conditions are below standard, though it’s not their fault. Medal play requires some thought on what course to play, so we decided Royal Lakeside was a good bet. The course condition was fair-good, which for RL is below their normal carpet fairways. They are feeling the effects of a dry hot summer too. Still, the course was quite playable and the greens in good nick. If you hit it straight Royal allows for some serious scoring opportunity, and even with many scores below net par, one player sure took advantage! The Mug is some motivator!
Without any suspense, we’re happy to announce Maurice Roberts (h’cap 15) won the Monthly Mug with an astounding net 63! Maurice can brag to having many titles; PSC President, PSC Golf Chairman, and now most important of all a Tropical Golfers Mug Winner! Great shooting Maurice!
Farther back were excellent scores but mere mortals. John Anderson (31) was runner-up with a net 67, and then came (in count-back order) Andre Van Dyk (16), Mick Coghlan (22) and Barry Elphick (28) all at net 68. There is always next month.
Near pins: Barry Elphick (2) Anders Pedersen, Maurice Roberts