Tropical Bert’s we 12/07
Tuesday The 9th July 2013: Bangpra (Stableford) Not the biggest turn out, but a field that was determined to have a great day out on a great Course. The run up there saw the traffic fairly quiet, and on arrival at the Course we saw that the Course seemed to be also quiet. Except for the monkeys, I forgot about them and they were into my cart and running away with some items at the first green. Cost me a three put!!.
A quick book in saw us all at the start a little early and we were allowed to get away. The Course has seen much rain of late, so it was no buggies on the Course. We also noted the bunkers were wet and some had a small pool in them. The fairways were not too bad, but were muddy in places and the rough was wet and tricky. So to the greens and they were a problem. Still slow up and really fast down, they had also been treated and were in places bumpy and full of sand. They were really difficult to read as at times they bounced all over.
It did not take that long to get around, and with a quick stop in the Restaurant and a quiet road on the way back we were at Bert’s very early. So we were able to do an early results, which, except for the winner, were a bit disappointing. The winner with a fine 38 points, on a tough day, was John Hackett with a big gap to John Davis in second with 32 points. We then had Derek Brook in third with 31 points and Mike O’Brien in fourth with 30 points on countback over Dick Warberg. The night still being early we had time for few ‘Quick One’s.
Friday The 12th July 2013: Plutaluang (Stableford) Not many at Bert’s so it was soon into cars and off to the Course. This Course is not too far away and with the traffic fairly light it does not take too long to get there. The booking in is also fairly swift here, so it was not long before we were changed and on to the first tee.
The test for the day was to be the South and East Nines, and on this day they proved to be in quite good condition. Mind the greens proved to be rather slow. We played lift, clean and place although once on the Course we found we did not really need to. The weather also played the game and we had a fine day.
The results showed that the winner was Daryl Evans with 38 points ahead of Max Bracegirdle in second with 35 points and Alan Sullivan in third with 34 points. T.T.F.N.