Tropical Golf 27/11
Friday November 27, Crystal Bay (C-A) ST
Andre and Dick Gobble Up Prizes on Turkey Day
The Tropical Golf Group tee’d off a day early this week due to closure of Beach Road starting Friday for the Fireworks Festival. In a happy coincidence it was also American Thanksgiving Day, so in addition to looking forward to a fun day of golf many were also salivating over thought of a turkey dinner with all the fixings afterwards.
Tropical Golf hasn’t played Crystal Bay in a while and everyone was eager to give it a try. Today we were assigned the C and A courses (in that order). The “B” course is dormant for the time being, but all agreed the course was in excellent condition. Fairways and greens are in great shape, and work continues on the clubhouse, though slowly it seems. Still, the facilities are quite acceptable. Playing off the white tees the good grass yielded many impressive scores!
In the A-Flight (0-17) the winner and best score of the day was Andre Van Dyk (17) with a stunning 43 points! Wow, well played Andre! Next was Bob Watson (3) with 39 points, shooting even par off his microscopic handicap. Bob chalked up six birdies! Hats off to Bob. Peter Blackburn (14) followed by winning a multi-countback at 36 points.
In the B-flight Dick Warberg (18) showed Yanks can do more than eat and watch football on Thanksgiving by racking up an impressive 41 points! Tom Cotton (24) was next with 35 points, followed closely by Don Carmody (25) with 34. Good scores all around!
Near pins: John Hackett, Andre Van Dyk, Bob Watson, Graham Buckingham.
Long putt: Mashi Kaneta