Tropical Golf 12/05

Tuesday The 12th May 2015: Bangpra (Stableford)

This Course does not get any easier, despite the fact that the greens these days are not as fast as they once were. So a full field turned up at BJ’s early in the morning to travel up to Bangpra where it was interesting to note that the parking area was not overfull.

This is a quick book in and the changing facilities allow a quick chance and out to the first tee. There we found we were able to get off pretty quickly. This being just about the oldest Course here it has a fine, well matured Course and much animal life is around. On this day we saw much monkey life, and they got into Mashi’s cart, and we also saw one of the big lizards just to the side of one of the bridges. Fine walk in the park.

Back to the golf we were soon away and found the Course in good condition if a bit hard. One of the big problems there, is that the par 3’s, on the day, were all at maximum and all my tee shots ended up in the water, mind one bounced out near the pin so I suppose it was a good shot. The greens were a little bit green and not as fast as Bangpra usually is, it can be impossible for the mortal golfer to play theses greens at times.

As we neared the end of the round the sky darkened and the spots of rain started to fall and the caddy put the cover on. Fortunately the rain seemed to pass us by but some of the later groups got a bit wet. Still it was through the shadows and into the restaurant. The food here is fine, so refreshed it was back to base.

It was soon time for the results. In the A Flight, 0 to 18, The winner was David Nicholson with 35 points ahead of a countback on 34 points that saw Andre Van Dyk in second and Mashi in third. In the B Flight the winner with the best score of the day of 40 points was Gordon Clegg. In second with 37 points was Tom McDowell and in third was Mick Coghlan with 33 points. Then it was time to test some of BJ’s fine food and a couple of cold ones.  T.T.F.N.

Near Pin   Brian Parish   David Hutchinson   David Nicholson   Tom McDowell

Long Put   Tom McDowell   John Anderson


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