Tropical Golf 17/1

Tuesday The 17th January 2017: Mountain Shadow ( Stableford) One of our regular trips and even at this time of the year one of the best priced, we had many golfers who wanted to go and be tested by this tough Course. So as usual into cars and off we went.

This is always a difficult Course and losing balls here is easy and if you had a franchise for collecting lost balls it would be quite profitable. Indeed the trees must contain a lot of lost balls and the water hazards even more. 4 balls in two holes was my record for the day and I was not the only one.

The Course was in its most difficult mood with a bit of a breeze and the threat of some rain all the way around. However the day proved a good walk around even if some said the greens were below their normal standard, Personally I thought they were fine as when they are super vast this Course can be unplayable.

There was actually hot water in the showers however I got the old friend of a towel, but this changing facility is quite good really, especially when as on this day we have hot water. Still soon through there we visited the restaurant where the food is actually quite good.

Soon back at BJ’s it was time to declare the results.

In the A Flight, 0 to 19, the winner was Tom Herrington with 40 points ahead of a countback on 38 points that saw Brian Parish in second and John Davis in third. In fourth was Paul Sharples with 34 points.

In the B Flight, 20 up, the winner was Dick Warberg with 38 points ahead of Patrick Poussier in second with 37 points. We then had a countback on 35 points that saw Barry Elphick in third and Dave Cooper in fourth.

The best score on the first Nine was 19 points by Derek Brook and the best score in the back nine was 19 points by John Anderson.

Then it was time as usual to test the ‘Cold Uns’.   T.T.F.N.

Near Pin   Brian Parish   Patrick Poussier   Carol Kubicki   Barry Elphick

Long Put   Patrick Poussier   Mashi

Pic             Winners with one of BJ’s Finest

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