Tropical Golf 5/3
Monday the 5th March 2018: Pattavia ( Stableford) We do not usually play from ‘Tropicals’ on a Monday, but one thing we do not do is to play on the same day as one of the PSC Tournaments, so as PSC Club Championship was on the Tuesday we moved to the Monday.
This allowed our ‘Golfers with Ambition’ to even warm up with us on the Monday before making a name for themselves on the Tuesday and Thursday, as the PSC Championship was a two day event, or as most of our golfers are ‘Goldies’, to have a walk, or cart, around and keep the blood flowing.
So a much reduced number gathered and left from BJ’s nice and early for the journey to the Course. It is pretty easy to get there these days, what it is going to be like when the Tolls are collected who knows, but the run up there is relaxing and we were soon there. The surprise on a Monday was that the Course seemed quiet and there was no queuing on the first tee, in fact we were straight off a little early.
The first hole is a dog leg left and a bit downhill, so normally a hole that is quite welcoming, and so it was this day, or as good as your ability is . The Course is in excellent condition these days and far better than the ‘Century Chonburi’ of memory. The bunkers are all raked and have a rake by them and the fairways are in reasonable condition with grass on them. Of course the greens are pretty scary and I suspect it would take many rounds there to actually understand them. The par threes are also most difficult and many players need a wood to get near a couple of them.
All in all this is a Course that seems to have come on leaps and bounds in the last few years. It is a Course that is well liked by all our players. Mind the reasonable rates do a lot to help and the fact that it has a relatively new Clubhouse also helps particularly to those who remember the Old Clubhouse which was the worst around. The Club deserve a ‘well done’. And we all had a great day on the Course.
We were actually back at BJ’s really early and had our results at a very respectable time.
The winner on the day was Rita Zoebeli with a fine 39 points. We then had a three way countback on 36 points that saw Paul Weatherly in second, Mashi Kaneta in third and Tom Herrington in fourth.
The best front nine non winner was Dick Warberg with 18 points on countback over Derek Brook, and the best back nine was John Davies with 20 points.
The night was still young, so after a bite to eat we tested the quality of the local beer. T.T.F.N.