Tropical Bert’s we 13/06
w/e 13 June
Tuesday June 10, Bangpra – ST
Landis Tames Bangpra
Tuesday saw the golfers meet at Tropical Bert’s for their special breakfast, and even though it’s slow season
there were lucky 13 golfers eager to head out for the day. Bangpra is one of the favorite venues and everyone was looking forward to the challenge. Thick early morning clouds gave cause for concern, but by tee time the clouds were scattered and we stayed dry – except for sweat – the entire round.
Bangpra has fine facilities, though we were bit confused upon arrival when the desk said we could not pay for another 30 minutes. We simply changed into the golf clothes first then paid the fee. Weather this day was fine, scattered clouds and some breeze. Is it just the imagination or has the weather finally changed from the “Broiler” setting to just Very Hot? Course condition was excellent. One group had comic relief watching a Caddy chase down a monkey who stole supplies from a golf bag. Eventually the “Ling” dropped the goods and the Caddy returned to the group victorious.
Playing from the white tees, Bangpra is a fair challenge, and only one person reached their handicap to take first place. That was Landis Brooks (7) with 36 points. Second was claimed by Barry Elphick (23) with 35 points, and Tom Herrington (16) third at 33 just edging out the ever present Mashi on countback..
Near pins went to Mashi Kaneta, Ray White, and Barry Elphick.
Winner Landis flanked by Barry and Tom
Friday June 13, Greenwood – ST
Lindsay Shaw Cuts Down Greenwood
It was Friday the 13th as the group met at Tropical Bert’s for breakfast, and with the US Open in progress for inspiration there was anticipation on who would be lucky this day and who would have a black cat cross their putting line.
This Friday we took the trek out to Greenwood. The drive is longer than most courses in the rotation, but is there a better course for the money? The fairways were carpet-like and the greens fast and true. Although there is no doubt it is still the hot time of the year this day proved lucky indeed with quite a bit of cloud cover and a breeze keeping things quite tolerable. Greenwood is a fair test of golf and the good conditions often show up in the final scores, and such was the case on this day.
Back at Bert’s for refreshments and sustenance we eagerly awaited the results on who was lucky this Friday the 13th. Today it was clear that Mr. Lindsay Shaw (36) is not a superstitious man. He controlled the field and the course with the round of the day totaling 41 points. Well done Lindsay! Second place went to his buddy Peter Holloway (11) with a very respectable 38 points. The always dangerous Bob Watson (7) took third with 37 points, and fourth went to David Nicholson (18) with 36 points narrowly beating out Mr. “In-the-Money” Mashi Kaneta (14) in fifth on a count back. With the winner ringing the bell, the world was put right over the next couple of hours.
Near pin prizes went to Bob Watson, Ted Morris, and Walter Baechli.
Friday’s Top Three