Tropical Golf 20/03
AVD Conquers the Mountain
Friday, March 20
Mt. Shadow – Stableford
Having made it through the week of the PSC Charity Classic, many playing in the event and several regulars working in support of the PSC Golf Committee, we met at BJ’s a bit blurry eyed. After all, the festivities the night before at the Charity Classic presentation dinner lasted late into the evening. To top that off, we had an early, 0900, tee time so we hastily had breakfast and were on the road to the Mountain by 0745. We did realize that this was probably a good thing as the word was out that Beach Rd. would be closing at 4:00 p m that afternoon in preparation for the Pattaya Music Festival.
Arriving at the course in good time with no traffic tie-ups on “The 7”, we were soon on the first tee and the lead group down the fairway a few minutes early. The course was in very good condition with the greens running a bit slower than usual for Mt. Shadow. Under the hot and humid conditions the pace of play was a bit slower than usual but still the groups were finished in around 4 ½ hours. After quick showers, no stopping in the restaurant this day as all wanted to get back to Beach Rd., Soi 3, and BJ’s before the traffic restrictions were enforced. Happy to report that all made it back in good time and sat down to a late lunch and drink while the scores and technical results were sorted through. Happy to report that after playing the longer Blue tees, approximately 6400yds, there was some fine scores turned in by the podium finishers with Andre Van Dyk leading the way with 39 points. Well done by all.
1st – Andre Van Dyk(17) 39 pts
2nd– Nigel Perry(28) 36 pts
3rd– Gerd Riedler(10) 35 pts
4th– Brian Parish(14) 34 pts,c/b over,
5th– Dave Cooper(22) 34
Near Pins: Andre Van Dyk (2), Landis Brooks
Long Putts: Brian Parish, Don Carmody