Andre perfect at Pattavia

Andre Van Dyk (left) with Mashi Kaneta.
Andre Van Dyk (left) with Mashi Kaneta.

The Tropical Golf Group

Friday, June 2, Pattavia – Stableford

We are in the middle of the dog days of summer, so don’t try to save money on water or sun block.  This Friday the Tropical Golfers headed out to Pattavia Century Golf Club where the journey is longer than most, but some shortcuts and repaired roads have made it less arduous.  Twelve players signed up and with a new golfer of the month award getting underway, everyone wanted to get off to a good start.  With a dozen golfers we tried four 3-balls rather than the usual three 4-balls, and to a man it was much preferred.  Give it a try.

If you haven’t played Pattavia it is somewhat a “mystery course” as there are no hole diagrams on the tees or scorecard.  Never mind, most holes are WYSIWYG, and caddies know the layout.  The course condition was good to excellent: recent rains have made the fairways beautiful and the often heavily sloped greens can hold well executed shots.  How about the scores?

In first place Andre Van Dyk (c/h 17) took control and finished with an excellent 41 points while right behind was Mashi Kaneta (19) with 40.  So close!  The last two to earn applause were Brian Parish (14) with 38 points and Tom Herrington (16) with 37.

Best Nine (non winner): Landis Brooks (19, Dick Warberg (21)