Tropical Bert’s 27/08 & 30/08
Tuesday The 27th August 2013: Green Valley (Stableford) This was a weird day with many of our players playing with Colin at Lewinsky’s as he had his 70th Birthday Competition. We actually informed our players this was on and probably would have played except it was a Tuesday. We wish Colin all the best and a happy 70th Birthday, even if he is a young boy.
Back to the Golf. We always enjoy this Course and despite the fact that many of our players were missing we still had three groups to tee off. Not bad really for a quiet day, I could also say that the weather was fine and it was one of those days you like to get out for a long walk, as long as you have a cart.
All who know Green Valley know that this is always a great Course to play and this was no different. The wind did get a bit gusty at times, but the fairways were great and the greens tricky but sometimes the ball went in the hole. Our four ball were all playing well and it made the Scribe in a good mood when his tee shot at the par three 16th hit the pin, but as is usual bounced off and finished 18 inches from the hole. One Day!!!!.
Round over I visited The German Restaurant and had their Pea Soup, really good. Also took the score cards in and was a bit surprised when Dick reminded me it was the end of the Month and the MBMG Group Golfer of the Month. Where does the time go. Wow, as it stood it looked like the winner on the day would be Golfer of The Month.
Soon back at Bert’s we got the results underway a bit early as we had decided to go down and wish Colin a Happy Birthday. The winner on the day, with a score of 39 points was the scribe, and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer!! man, my Mother told me. In second place was that perennial winner Mashi Kaneta with 36 points and in third was George King with 35 points on countback over Landis Brooks in fourth.
So the MBMG Group Golfer of The Month was Derek Brook. Well done me and Dick Warberg took it very well, as per the photo. Then we stopped for quite a few before bimbling down to Lewinsky’s and having a few more. And a great day was had by all. T.T.F.N
Friday The 30th August 2013: Plutaluang (Stableford) The test for the day was to be the West and North, much beloved by some and not by others. The drive there on this day was was quite reasonable with light traffic, and also the drive back was reasonable for a Friday night. Lucky people!!.
As is usual when we go to this Course, I give it a miss, not my favourite, but I am always disagreed with when I voice my dislike. However it is well worth a visit as the people are friendly and the Restaurant has a great view and is very good value. Also they have a very good rate. Horses for Courses. I actually do not mind the South and East when they are in good condition, but am not a person who likes playing off the broad leaf grass. Very difficult to hit a wood off.
On this day I am told the Course was in good condition, and even though a 3 ball and a 6 ball were slipped in between our first and second groups, the pace moved quite well. As said the fairways were in quite good condition and the greens although used were fast and a good test.
Back at Bert’s after ‘The Golfers Special’ of Burger and Chips, it was time for the results. It was noticeable that the Course had won with all except the winner.The winner with 37 points was Don Carmody with 37 points. We then had a three way countback on 32 points that saw Dick Warberg in second, Anders Pederson in third and George King in fourth. T.T.F.N.