Tropical Golf 21/7
Friday July 21, Pattavia – St
Barry E. Returns As Champ
Even though the Tropical Golfers were just at Pattavia last week, we went back because well, we like Pattavia! Actually it was more complicated than that, but a scheduling mix-up forced us to find another course quick, and after last time Pattavia was high on the list for a revisit. 950 bt green fee including a coupon for the restaurant is hard to beat with a 5-iron! A lucky thirteen Tropical Golfers headed out for an earlier than usual tee time.
Pattavia remains in good to excellent condition, with the lean to excellent. Some people moan about the tough greens, but as we said before it’s not the hardest layout and that keeps the course, umm… interesting. Scores were tightly grouped after this round, and everyone waited on the edge of their seats to see how it would all finish. Those with good scores were tight lipped. There were also the popular “Best Nines” scores up for grabs.
When you’re hot you’re hot, and Barry Elphick (c/h 27) grabbed the top spot for the second time in a row with an excellent 38 points. It’s a good thing Barry is so photogenic, right? Next came a familiar name in Brian Parish (12) who decided he didn’t want to stay out of the headlines for more than a week by taking second place with 37 points. The third place honors went to Mick Coghlan (25) with 36 points, followed by Landis Brooks (9) who beat two others on count-back at the 34 point mark. Good golf everyone.
The best half rounds of golf for non-winners went to Mashi Kaneta, and Tom Herrington. Fairways and greens to all.