PSC Golf from the Tropical Golf Group
Tuesday, June 12, Crystal Bay A & C – Stableford
It has been a bit wet of late so most of the courses are suffering, though it is true that some of them cope with the weather much better than others. Crystal Bay has always seemed to be one of the lucky ones when it comes to avoiding the worst of the weather, so we geared up to play there hoping for normal conditions, and touched wood.
The book-in was quick and efficient and the changing room being empty we were soon through and onto the first tee, after being told we were to play the C nine first. This nine always seems the most rural as on most courses it is the one that is tacked on as an afterthought after the best 18 holes are dealt with. However it is still s a test.
The C nine is usually the slowest to put on this course and so it proved on this day. The grass on the fairways was quite long and a strong wind made things more difficult. On the B nine the wind seemed to get stronger and as usual it was never behind but always straight into it or across.
Round over and after a quick bite to eat it was back to BJ’s for the results. The winner on the day was Dick Warberg with 38 points ahead of a count-back on 36 points that saw Don Carmody in second and Eddie Kost third. A count-back on 34 points saw Barry Elphick take fourth and Mashi just miss out.
Friday, June 15, Treasure Hill – Stableford
Fifteen Tropical golfers made a return visit Friday to take on the tough Treasure Hill course. There is no such thing as perfect weather here, but this came close and was mostly cloudy with no rain and a regular breeze. Most players opted to ride carts as TH still had a good package deal.
The course condition would be classified as good to excellent. It undoubtedly helped scores that ‘lift-n-clean’ was called as a great many shots in the soft fairways gathered clumps of unwelcome debris. Treasure Hill is a tough course, but several golfers took advantage of the conditions to make it their own.
John Anderson (c/h 31) had an awesome score on this tough course, posting a high 40 points, including a 25 point back nine! Gerd Riedler (11) nearly matched it with his much smaller handicap, showing good ball control with 38 points. Dick Warberg (22) and Eddie Kost (17) were in the thick of it also with 38 points, and Brian Parish (12) took a bow with his 36 points.
Best 9s (non winning) went to Gordon Clegg and Mashi Kaneta.