Tropical Golf 26/06

Friday, June 26, Pattaya Country Club, Medal

Landis Brooks Wins Monthly Mug In Great Form

T’was the last Friday of the month and from all over Pattaya golfers woke up to see if this was their day to win the Tropical Golf coveted Monthly Mug. Some say they would rather win that than the US Open Trophy.  At least it’s more attainable.

The monthly stroke play competition meant we were playing at Pattaya CC.  Does any course change conditions so much in such little time?  All during breakfast and the drive over people watched it rain, yet by the first tee it magically stopped.  Fairways were in fair condition, greens quite good.  PCC is usually a hard course, not in the sense of difficult but firmness of the ground.  However the rain made the course quite playable and the greens receptive to approach shots.  As we shall see some golfers – and one in particular – took full advantage.  So who won this month?

Landis Brooks (h’cap 9) gave a clinic in perfect play by shooting a net 67.  Finishing the last two holes birdie-birdie sealed his, and the rest of the players fate.  Congrats to Landis!  Landis played without a 7-iron in his bag as because Landis said “There are no 7-iron shots at Pattaya Country Club”.  First Runner-up went to Tom Herrington (14) with a respectable net 70, just beating Takashi Hazoaki (13) on a close count-back.  Rounding out the podium in Third Runner-up position was Daryl Evans (21) with a net 71.  Good scores all.

Near pins: Takashi Hakozaki (2), Landis Brooks, Steve Truelove

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