Tropical Golf 29/04

Dave Cooper Wins Monthly Mug   Mashi Repeats As GOM!

Hi Golfers.  We have two kinds of days now, Hot and Hotter, but still 18 golfers showed up for this VIF – Very Important Friday.  It was another alignment of the stars where the Monthly Medal Mug and the Golfer of the Month award came on the same day!  Everyone wanted in on the action and suspense – and what suspense there was!  With three players within five strokes, and the last day being stroke play where one hole can destroy a round, anything could happen!

First to Crystal Bay.  Playing the C and B courses we started on time trying to beat some of the heat.  Crystal Bay is in fair-to-good condition considering the time of year, and the greens are in  very good condition.  The weather was (surprise) hot but a fair amount of cloud cover helped.  Thunder in the distance hinted at rain but none arrived, and we can only hope some golf courses got watered.  Playing Medal golf under such conditions should be called “mental golf” because that is the best tool to have.  With several prizes to be had, the suspense came all the way back to BJ’s Lodge.

First up, the beautiful Monthly Mug went to Dave Cooper (h’cap 25) who conquered the heat and the course with a fantastic net 67!  Well done Dave, and we know you will put that mug to proper use soon!  Next came Mick Coghlan (23) just a stroke back with net 68, then Mashi Kaneta (18) with net 69.  The final call was for Maurice Roberts (14) with net 72.

After much edge of the seat waiting, the announcement finally came that Mashi Kaneta won the BJ’s Holiday Lodge Golfer of the Month!  This makes Mashi the first back-to-back GOM winner.  Can anyone say three-peat?  Special thanks to Lek, Bill, and the staff at BJ’s Holiday Lodge for another month of great support, and sponsoring the GOM award.

Near pins: Barry Oats, Landis Brooks, Brian Gabe, Steve Truelove

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