Tropical Golf 28/08
Bangpra ( Stableford) One of out Tuesday regulars, this is a quality Course and as I am informed, the first Golf Course on the Eastern Seaboard. I may be wrong as their may have been minor Courses but I think not. With this being around for many years it is a very mature Course and we see a lot of wild life here. Particularly the golfers when they try to play the Course. The greens can be tricky.
The monkeys are the major problem here and at times the big males can be quite aggressive, however on this day we did not see any of them until we reached the 16th hole and then the place teemed with them. Nice to see.
The Course itself was in reasonable condition, the greens on the front nine seemed a bit damp and slow but the ones on the back nine played much faster. The fairways themselves seemed very dry despite the rain of late.
However, chose how the course is, it is always difficult.
Quick change and into cars for the return to BJ’s. There it was soon into the results.
In the A Flight, 0 to 19, the winner was Maurice Roberts with a fine 40 points ahead of a countback on 38 points that saw John Pierrel in second and Mashi Kaneta in third. In the B Flight, 20 up, the winner was George King with 36 points ahead of Charlie Sykes in second with 33 points and then a countback on 32 points saw Mick Goghlan in third and Kenny Chung just missing out. Then it was time for a couple of cold one’s and then it rained, so we had a couple more. T.T.F.N.
Near Pin Kenny Chung Mike Johns Tom Herrington Gerd Riedler
Long Put Brian Parish Kenny Chung