Tropical Bert’s 02/09
Tuesday The 2nd September 2014 : Khao Kheow ( Stableford) I wanted to make the players think, so as we stood on the first tee I decided we would play off the yellow tees. Sometimes it is good to be the one who makes the decisions as it is great to play with peoples minds, other times it is a pain in the you know what!!.
The weather of late has not been good, so as we arrived the Course was obviously very wet, so playing off the yellow tees, here yellow is behind white, this was due to be a really hard day. However the lift, clean and place was only for the fairways and as we went around we realised that some of the grass cutting meant that the lines were not delineated as clear as they should be,. Oh ‘Happy Days’
Still we moved on at a good place as the second nightmare of the old and struggling became more obvious, No carts on the fairway. This is a real problem as the walk from the cart to your ball, is at times as long as those walking and the caddies must hate being on a cart when it has rained, Me I was suffering from the sore throat and general ‘Lurgie’ and for the first time ever I nearly packed in. However there is life in the old dog yet!!. But on this day not much.
Well we finally got around. Then a warm shower, a quick bite in the fine Restaurant and back to Bert’s.
Back at Bert’s we soon got into the presentation. In the A Flight, 0 to 18, we had a clean sweep for the Aussies. In first was Max Scott with 35 points with Maurice Roberts in second with 34 points and Bob Watson in third on countback over John Harrison, both with 33 points. In the B Flight the scores were not as good, so playing to your handicap was not for any of Bert;s players. In first was Tom Cotton with 32 points ahead of Mick Coghlan in second with 31 points and Daryl Evans in third with 29 points. Of course we then had to listen to the winners crowing, but you know what happens to chicken!!. T.T.F.N.
Near Pin Alan Sullivan Maurice Roberts Bob Watson Mark West
Long Put George Bayley