Tropical Golf 28/06

This is usually one of our regular Courses, especially during the Low Season, but so dry and hard was it the last time we played it we decided to give it a break for a couple of months. With the rain of late it seemed like an ideal time to return and see how much damage the shortage of rain had caused and how it’s recovery was in hand.

We had an early start on this day, and not unsurprisingly as is the situation at present, it appeared that the usage of the Course was very light indeed. Away on time we had a light breeze and the promise of a bit if rain. The promise was from the caddies as it looked quite bright, but of course they were correct, well a bit.

The grass on first view looked fine but as we played on we saw large area where there was heavy repairs and many bare patches. Just off the fairway the grass condition could be very rough, and on the fairways large areas were G.U.R.  Where the fairway was not scored the grass was fine and you got a decent lie, but just off the fairway it could be horrendous. Sometime just on the edge of the fairways was not too good. But much more enjoyable to play than it was a couple of weeks ago. Or so said my hands which were not battered as they were here a couple of months ago.

The greens were not like Bangpra greens and to those who play here regularly you know exactly what I mean. The greens varied greatly from average to really slow. With the occasional one with a bit of spirit. Some even reminded me of ‘Velcro’ but perhaps that is unkind. However we once thought of these greens as the best in the area, they have a long way to come back.

I suspect that given a couple of months with a bit of rain this Course will be back to it’s best and talking of rain the caddies did put the covers on the bags, and it did rain for a while, but how nice. All in all what a p[pleasure to play here on this day and all the players thought that after the problems of late at most Courses, Bangpra will be back  at the top very soon.

A quick shower and then our small group were up and away to BJ’s where we arrived nice and early.

So into the results. The winner on the day was Brian Parish with 35 points ahead of Landis Brooks in second with 33 points and Derek Brook in third with 32 points.

We also had the BJ’s Golfer of the Month and the run away winner this Month was Landis Brooks.   Then  an early night.  T.T.F.N.

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Monthly Winner with The Boss and Dick Warberg and Lady

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