Tropical Golf 29/3
Graham “Buckers” Buckingham won the mug by a single stroke over three other players, saving a rather difficult countback.
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Friday, March 29, Pattavia CC – Modified Medal
Graham “Buckers” Adds to Mug Collection
Time again for the popular Tropical Golf Monthly Medal Mug! Playing “modified medal” (max double par), course strategy and risk/reward top the decision list. Medal play also forces a bit of self-honesty “Can I really pull of that 200 yard shot through the trees and over the water”? Better to get a double bogey than double par to stay in contention.
Pattavia was the destination. The course was in fine condition, and the greens mercifully a little slower. One reason why became apparent just after the turn when the rain came down, and how! With at times heavy rain and waiting for the course to drain we lost about an hour of time, but the course drained rather well and play continued without much difficulty, and the greens became a bit more friendly than Pattavia is known for. With thirteen winners out of twenty five players there is much to report, so on to the results!
Mug Winner: Graham “Buckers” Buckingham won the mug by a single stroke over three other players, saving a rather difficult countback. Graham shot a net 71 off his 23 handicap. This is Graham’s third mug and he’s building up a nice collection. Congrats!
As to the rest of the winners, the scores were a bit high in some cases, but some said the rain delay upset their winning rhythm. All scored net.
A-Flight (0-15): Mashi Kaneta (72), Rob Brown (73), Tom Herrington (76).
B-Flight (16-22): Paul Weatherley (72), Mick Coghlan (77), Andre Van Dyk (78)
C-Flight (23-24): Dave Cooper (75),Frank Xin (77), Gorden Clegg (79)
D-Flight (25+): Don Carmody (72), Kaewn Brown (78), Barry Elphick (79)
Much thanks to Lek and Bill of BJ’s Holiday Lodge (Soi 3) for sponsoring the mug!