Another day dawned and a throng of golfers descended on the Greenwood course for the July PAGS tournament held on Tuesday last week. The day’s field of 79 players, which included 9 ladies, had to contend with the course seeming to play long, due to the damp conditions, which required ‘lift, clean & place’ being implemented. We played the C & A combination, having been a full year since we were last here for a PAGS tournament.
Mike Allidi (H/cap 3) shot a great round to win the Low Gross with a fine 73, while his score of 38 points was also good enough to pick up third spot in the A Flight net, to go with a technical as well. Equal best scores of the day went to the A flight winner, Peter Gulberg (9) with a fine 40 points, to edge Ian Parry (10) into second spot on a count back that went to the last 6 holes, 14/12, after both had 21 on the back 9.
The Ladies winner was Nantaporn Rukkid (15) with an even par 36 points.
B flight for handicaps 14 – 20 required no count backs this month, with John Fenwick (19) on 37 points the clear winner. Last month’s winner, Simon Dutton (16) did enough to get second spot with 33 points, while Neil Fidele (20) was a surprised recipient of third prize with his 31 points, (surprised, but grateful).
In the C flight, for handicaps 21+, there was a clear winner in the form of Laurent Bertogliata (23) with a solid 37 points, while the minor places again required count backs; Louis Ventimiglia (23) just getting the better of Craig Muldoon (22) 18/16 on the back 9 holes after both had signed for 31 points each.
Again this month I will throw out a few honourable mentions, to Ken Price, Gerd Riedler, Uwe Wegner & Jerry Sweetham who each picked up the maximum 2 technical prizes, well done to all.
Dave and his team once again did a tip top job in the tucker department, with plenty of non golfers coming along to enjoy the social atmosphere of the evening with their golfing partners, family & friends. As always, there is only 1 person to blame if you go home hungry from The Lion Pub after a PAGS presentation.
We look forward to next month’s event back at Phoenix on 30 August, as I am sure all who have experienced the PAGS organisation and hospitality do. Contact Shane on 085 945 9689 to ensure your preferred tee time.