Tropical Golf 7/12
Kurt and John with Mickey in the middle
PSC Golf from Tropical Golf Group
Friday 7th December 2018 Pleasant Valley
Kurt and John dominate at Pleasant Valley
A late change in the schedule had us venturing down the 7 service road to Pleasant Valley instead of heading up the 36 to Kings Naga. The organizing crew at Pleasant Valley managed to get us 5 tee times at 10am start with 2 days notice.
The track was a bit soggy in places especially around the greens, surprising with no rain for a while but with plenty of water on hand they like to keep it well watered. Next visit there in a month or so we will probably do lift clean and place, better to err on the side of caution. Greens were a bit slow up hill and fast downhill… strange about that.
The first group all alleged A graders basically put in a very ordinary display of golf. As the scores came in seems most found the going tough. It’s a nice course and we usually see some great scores here especially from the higher handicappers but not today with only 1 bettering their handicap.
Seems the heat got to everyone, it was casual clothing day for the caddies who appeared to favor cut off jean shorts or miniskirts. Golf’s hard enough without distractions but everyone got into the swing of it and had a fun day.
After tallying the scores we headed back to BJ’S for a drink and a bite to eat.
With a field of 20 players, there were 10 winners, spread over two flights.
The A flight (0 – 16) saw visitor John Bland coming out on top with 36 points playing off his (14) course handicap. Second went to Allan Sullivan (16) with 35 points Rob Brown (8) third with 32 points and Mashi Kaneta (15) fourth with 30 points edging out Deryl Neufeld on count back.
In the B flight (17 and up) had everyone’s favorite Kurt Ebentheur pulled out a stunning victory and score of the day with 37 points playing off his 36 course handicap. There was a count back on 34 points between Colm Mullen (30) and Karen Brown (32) for second and third with Ireland winning the battle over Scotland. Well done Colm commiserations Karen. Sneaking into forth was Barry Elphick (29) with a solid 31 points.
The best front nine, not placing, went to Gordon Clegg with 19 points and Deryl Neufeld had the best back nine with 16 points.
Congratulations to all the winners.