Tropical Golf 9/11
Winner Don Carmody (L) with Runner-up, Otto Schmid
PSC Golf from Tropical Golf Group
Friday, 09 November, 2018 King Naga – St
Don and Otto
The King Naga course is often a controversial choice. This course was previously known as Great Lakes, and then as Rayong Country Club. Yes, I’ve heard some reports that the course had been upgraded when the name was last changed, however, I was not able to find any significant improvements to the club house or the course.
That being said, with the exception of sand bunkers that had not seen a rake for some time, most players enjoyed a nice round of golf, at Naga’s affordable rates. The broad leaf grass was in about as good a condition as it gets, and while there are some patches of bare ground around the course, they did not seem to come into play.
Gathering at BJ’s first thing in the morning, and motoring to King Naga we were greeted by friendly caddies sporting their green uniforms with yellow trim. This was a significant improvement, not the color combination, but there been previous reports of King Naga not having enough caddies or riding carts available. Today, no problem. The weather was quite humid and there was a little very light rain, but nothing that would even be close to disrupting play.
Returning to BJ’s for the presentation and a well deserved cold one, the scores for todays single flight competition were announced. Don Carmody had the top score of the day. Don was three points better than his course handicap of 30, for a fine 39 stableford points total. Second place went to Otto Schmid (36) with 37 points. Takeshi Hakozaki (14) tallied 34 points, winning third on countback over Kurt Ebentheuer’s (36) 34 points. Best 9’s, non-winners, went to Dick Warberg and Bob Britton.