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PSC Golf from Tropical Golf Group
Friday March 02, 2018, Mountain Shadow – St
35 Points to Top the Mountain!
Our first visit to Mt. Shadow since early January and what a difference for the organizers with only 2 flights of golfers to deal with rather than three! I joke as it is always nice to have our old friends visit and join us for a day on the links. With the original list of 22 ending up at 19 due to injuries and illness, transport assignment made and all away from BJ’s by 07:50 for our 09:12 tee time at Mt. Shadow. Seems a quick trip now; up 7, off at the Laem Chabang interchange, into the left lanes after leaving the toll booths, up the frontage road to the Khao Kheow Rd and then left around the reservoir and on to the course. All arrived in good order and the first group was actually off the first tee a few minutes early.
With open fairways in front all the groups made the turn to the 10th in good order in just over 2 hours. The course was in very good condition but with punishing rough. Perhaps this and the warming temperatures slowed play on the back nine a bit but all in all a great day out on a tough course. Round over, and, due to the early start, we avoided the usual Friday afternoon truck traffic headed to Laem Chabang all were quickly back at BJ’s for a thirst quencher and a bite of lunch while the results were tabulated. With the break at 18, who would show they had the mettle to conquer this challenge. Interesting to note that as seems the norm here, players do not play to their handicaps very often and that held true on this day with 35 points topping each flight.
In “A” flight, 0 – 18 course h’cap, John Hackett (18) at 35pts, took the top spot followed closely by Paul Weatherley (18) with 34, and Kei Kasami (6) 33 pts.
Topping “B” flight was the steadily improving Karen Brown (33), 35 pts., followed by Carole Kubicki (23) and Joe Sparwirth (27) at 31 points, with Carole edging Joe on the count-back.
Rounding out the prize list were Rob Brown taking the Best Front 9 and John Davis, the Best Back 9 scores
Well done to all! Tropical Golf plays from “The BJ Holiday Lodge” located just off Beach Rd. on Soi 3, generally on Tuesdays and Fridays. All are welcome to stop by to check out our info board for schedules and sign-up sheets.