Tropical Bert’s 30/04 & 03/05

Tuesday The 30th April 2013 Mountain Shadow (Stableford) The test for the day was to be Mountain Shadow, a notoriously difficult Course but one that these days is always in good condition and a pleasure to play. Plus it has good rate, so after a cupper at Bert’s it was off for a day in the Sun.

Soon on the first tee, we found the Course nearly empty, still the Sun was out and so was a very strong wind. The Course was in very good condition, with clean fairways, rough as is usual here, and the greens were a little slower than normal, so the Course was a fine place to walk around, except for the heat. Most struggled towards the end, particularly the scribe .

Round over it was soon in cars and back to Bert’s for the results. Here we were pleased to note the ‘Golfers Special’ was Sunday Lunch, roast beef/pork and all the trimmings. Thanks to Bert and Pu from the golfers.Then it was time for the results and these were really important as it was The MBMG Group Golfer of the Month day.

The Winner was Mike Gaussa with 36 points ahead of a countback on 35 points that saw Bill McGarvie in second and Brian Parish in third. In fourth was Barry Elphick with 34 points.

With his win on the day Mike Gaussa won the MBMG Group Golfer of the Month. Well done Mike.

Near Pin Mashi Bob Watson Bill McGarvie.

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Dick presents to The MBMG Group Winner Golfer of the Month Mike Gaussa

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Winners with Pu and one of her finest.

Friday The 3rd May 2013: The Emerald (Stableford) Just another day out in Paradise? well not quite, it was windy and very hot, apart from that it was a really good day out. This Course tends to be one you either love or hate, it really all depends on how much you like playing off lies that can be anything. From way above your feet to way below, or even then down lies across the slope or vice versa. Get the idea, very few flat lies. Then of Course is the fact that most of the Greens are above you and are very narrow, so you have to have the ability to hold narrow greens way above your feet.

Throw into the fact that it is usually windy here you can see why it is beloved or hated. Still on this day we had 15 players who went out to test themselves, and very surprisingly did very well. The Course was in pretty good condition, the greens are always fast and usually true if you can get up to them. Putting above the hole can be tricky especially as on this day the greens were cut ‘Vertical’ so puts were affected depending on going with the cut or across it. On this day we were just on the edge of a weather front so had some drops of rain and some thunder in the distance.

Back at Bert’s it was interesting to see the players were showing such good results. Winner with a gross 72 and 40 points was Bob Watson, ahead of Mick Coghlan with 38 points in second. In third was Max Scott with 37 points ahead of Nigel Perry with 36 points. In fifth we had a countback on 35 points that saw Mashi Kaneta fifth ahead of Mike Gaussa and Barry Oats. T.T.F.N.

Near Pin Barry Oats Bob Watson Joel Flor Alex G.

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Bob Watson shot gross 72 to his surprise!!

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