Carmody calls the shots at Pleasant Valley

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PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s

Tuesday, Nov. 5, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

Pleasant Valley seems to raise likes and dislikes in many of the golfers and this was probably reflected in the turnout today which was quite small for this time of the year, or most likely they were saving their powder for the big ‘Poppy Day’ competition on Friday.  Still, we had 4 groups and we were soon underway to our destination.  The bridge where we come off Route 7 is under repair, so be very careful, but we were soon at the course.

This to me is a good golfing layout, a little bit tight perhaps but it looks a ‘clean’ one and you can enjoy the walk around.  Except on this day that is, as I had ‘one of those caddies’.  I fully understand the need for a caddy to have their start and first round, but a sensible caddy master would send out a new caddy in a group with a very experienced one with the capacity to teach.

Don Carmody, Brian Gabe and Daryl Evans with one of Bert’s finest.Don Carmody, Brian Gabe and Daryl Evans with one of Bert’s finest.

There is nothing more annoying than to play a provisional ball because your caddy says you ball is ‘O.B.’, then to spend time in the woods looking for it, then to find it in the middle of the fairway.  That is unless you are given a Driver on a par three, or left alone on the green while your caddy takes your sand wedge back to the cart.  Get the idea?  However, I have to say I am not the most tolerant of players, so I probably got what I deserved!

So to the course, and it was fine really.  The fairways were green and in good shape while the rough was difficult and the greens, I thought, were in good fast condition.  What was more important is that apart from a strong wind the weather was really good.

Back at Bert’s it was time for the results.  The winner with a good 42 points was Don Carmody ahead of another good round of 40 points from Brian Gabe just coming back to form.  In third place and completing the podium was Daryl Evans with 34 points.

It was then time to get busy as Friday was not far away.  We did however have time for a few beers.  T.T.F.N.

Near Pins:  Landis Brooks, John Harrison (2)