Tropical Bert;s 02/07 & 05/07

Tuesday The 2nd July 2013: Khao Kheow( Stableford) Another very quiet day for numbers on the Golf Course brought about one of the easiest days for the organiser. While it is good in the High Season to have our returning friends from around the World, it is really good during The Low Season to just have a few groups who play with us week in and week out. It is also easier to run with a dozen than fifty. Oh Happy Days.

On this day with only just 4 groups, we were off to Khao Kheow, normal trip down the 7, and on arrival noticed how quiet it was. Soon onto A1, we took the advice of the ‘Starter’, that it had not rained for a few days and the Course had dried out. Well not quite right, as the mud gathered on the ball was frequent and often. Still it was a good walk around, for those of us in carts. Those really walking started to struggle as the heat rose and the wind dropped. The wind was up for the A Nine but dropped for the C Nine.

We battled on and finally got around. Then it was into the shower and then up to the Restaurant. I say up as when you have been around the Course, the steps can be difficult to climb for ‘The Goldie Oldies’.

Back at Bert’s, with a smaller group it was soon time for the results. The winner with 35 points was Barry Elphick ahead of Mark West in second with 34 points. In third was Henry O’Brien with 32 points with Max Bracegirdle in fourth with 31 points. We then went into fifth and Mashi won countback from John Hackett on 29 points. This all tells you what a tough day it was and how bad the rest played. T.T.F.N.

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The winner Barry Elphick

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Second Mark West

Friday The 5th July 2013: The Emerald (Stableford) We seem to be getting a better quality of Golfer lately. I said seem to as we can now book ‘The Emerald’ and usually get most of the players going straight back to Bert’s. Probably we are all getting too old and await the ‘High Season’ players with different thoughts.

So to the Emerald, well it was pretty good, the greens were a bit slow and for some reason nearly all the fairways had a patch down the middle, bit weird, but all in all not too bad. Mind on the second, par 4, Watson did away with all the fairway bit as he drove to a foot and sank the put for an Eagle. Smart A—.

So to the results, and welcome to the Bob Watson Show, well Bob Watson won shooting a gross 70 and 40 points. Nothing much to say. In second and much more reasonable was Daryl Evans with 39 points. For third we had a countback on 36 points, that saw Max Bracegirdle in third and Henry O’Brien in fourth. Eat your heart out, just think how good we all are, in our minds, mind I am thinking of running two Flights, Watson and the rest!!. T.T.F.N.

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Near Pin Bob Watson (2) Winner and Runner Up

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