Tropical Golf 10/07
Friday, July 10, Pattavia – St
Tom Terrific at Perfect Pattavia
It was a cloudy and breezy Friday morning as fifteen hopefuls gathered at BJ’s Lodge to fuel up for the slightly longer drive to Pattavia. Getting the group and transport assignments for the day was easy. Negotiating a small Soi choked with oversize tour buses was another matter. Eventually we made it to the freeway and were on our way.
There were two surprises this day, and both pleasant. The first was before we even got to the course; about 75% of the road into Pattavia has been resurfaced, and one no longer needs rejects from Monster Truck competitions to get to the course. The next surprise was on the condition of the course. Everything was, well, perfect. Fairways, greens, and bunkers were all in excellent condition. Factor in around 1000 bt to walk including caddie and it’s well worth the extra drive. So who would take advantage of the course conditions?
Taking the center podium position was Tom Herrington (h’cap 13) with an impressive 38 points. Some good shooting Tom! The next two spots were decided on count-back, with newcomer Franck Martineau (13) just edging out Dick Warberg (18), each with 36 points. Good golf guys. A tip of the hat goes to Pattavia for fixing the place up so nice.
Near pins: Ted Morris, Brian Parish, Jon Dean, Andre Van Dyk
Long putt: John Davis