The Golf Club 09/11

The Golf Club write-up for 9th – 13th Nov.
Steve Ellison
Friday was lucky 13!

Monday 9th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Kevin (Lucky) Hamilton (17) 43 points
2nd – Alan Rothwell (7) 40 points
T – 3rd – David Rose (3) 37 points
T – 3rd – Kenny Aihara (3) 37 points

Here we go again, but this time with the threat of rain all about which is unusual for mid November. We had this happen last year and it may be the trend that we have a later than normal rainy season. Like Mark Twain said, “Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.”

A full mob of 28 golfers were ready for today’s comp at Green Valley. One was much luckier than the others but we will get to that later. Working our way up the totem pole, it was a tie for third at 37 points with both David Rose and Ken Aihara playing off 3 sharing the podium spot. By the time you read this, Dave will be winging his way back to Florida until he gets another break in a few months time.

DAVID ROSE MASTERS FLAG
Thanks again to David Rose!

I must take this opportunity to thank David Rose for the Masters flag he presented to us and signed by none other than Arnold Palmer and addressed to The Golf Club! It’s easy to remember Mr. Palmers’ victories at the Masters as it was every other year from ’58, ’60, ’62 and 1964. We are honoured to have this treasured flag on the walls of The Club. Dave knows Mr. Palmer quite well as he was the Head Golf Professional at the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill resort in Orlando! Thanks so much Dave.

Now back to the scoring, we find Alan Rothwell firing a 40 pointer that on any other day would have given him the win. But today it was 3 shots short as Kev Hamilton was firing on all cylinders and with a bit of luck and the rub of the green scoring 43 points for the win!

Wednesday we had the PSC Members Monthly so please see the papers or the PSC website for the full story and results.

Friday 13th – Bangpra – Stableford – White Tees
T – 1st – David Rose (3) 36 points
T – 1st – Jim Dundon (17) 36 points
3rd – Alan Rothwell (8) 34 points

Friday the thirteenth! It turns out that it was scarier than the boys bargained for as some serious rain and even more serious lightening got closer than we have ever experienced. It started out fairly benign and the trip out to Bangpra pretty innocuous. On the course, which was in great condition but slow greens – can you believe it at Bangpra? Of course we had the usual simian antics on what we all refer to as the Monkey Course but at the turn, the heavens opened and most took fortunate shelter at the drinks stand to wait it out.

Then the lightening started and we counted…flash…8 seconds…flash… 6 seconds…flash… no seconds! It seemed the strike was literally above our heads but all reported in safely. But heading off to continue play and arriving at the 11th tee box, the large tree next to the white tees had been shorn in half and if anyone had been underneath there is no telling what could have happened.
BANGPRA TREE

This bothered a few of the lads but not our podium finishers. At third was the familiar name of Alan Rothwell turning in a 34 point card. Two shots ahead we find a tie with Jimmy Dundon and David Rose sharing the win on 36 Stableford points. Nice to see they all finished with ten fingers and ten toes!

Thanks to all who joined us on Soi L.K. Metro this week and hope to see you again soon!

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