22nd October, 2013
Green Valley Golf Course
White tees stableford
When you consider the amount of rain we have had over the last month, especially the last few days, Green Valley was in outstanding condition all things considered.
Small group today with many of our regulars either scared off by the rain, or deciding to travel somewhere else whilst we are stuck in rain season.
We welcomed two new players today, Bryan MacDonald and his wife Lui Guilan. Bryan proved to be a tenuous Canadian being the only one to finish today. We also welcomed back Rob Taylor, Bill Steimann and Dave Arrowsmith all here on holiday again. Nice to see you all.
Fairly unique for Irovers golf today, with the calibre of players, one lady player off 15hcp and all the men were hcp 11 or under, so it really made for some good golfing to watch.
The weather looked great on the front nine holes, and as soon as I said looks like we are blessed today with no rain, the black clouds rolled in. I played in the last group, and made it to the 15th green, putted out in typical tropical rain. It just looked set in and no chance was going to finish soon. We teed off on 16, but that was it for me.
I felt sorry for Rob Taylor playing in my group. He had a great round going with 3 or 4 birdies and a great tap in eagle on one of the par 5’s. I think he would have finished 1 or 2 under, which is great golf in the wet conditions. I real pleasure to watch and play alongside, but the heavens opened he pulled out on the 17th.
Therefore Bryan MacDonald (hcp 10) was the winner today, although being the only one to finish he managed some good golf and would have been much better, leaking 3 or 4 shots in the rain.
So the next game is tomorrow Thursday 24th at Navy. All welcome, contact the bar or Paul on 087 189 5250 for details.