Carmody wins on countback

Don Carmody (right) with Dick Warberg.
Don Carmody (right) with Dick Warberg.

PSC Golf from Tropical Golf Group

Tuesday, June 5, Greenwood – Stableford

The test for the day was to be the A & C nines, quite a tough test and throw into this the possibility of rain for the day we knew we were in for a testing time as we stood on the first tee.

We went straight into ‘lift, clean and place’ not that the course looked bad but because the grass was a little longer and with the weather forecast for rain we expected things to get a little dicey later on, and in fact so it proved. It did rain and we did get really wet. Thankfully we had the covers on the bag and skin is kind of waterproof, but it was not pleasant.

We were back very early to Pattaya so the results were quickly over and time to relax. The winner on the day was Don Carmody with 40 points on countback over Dick Warberg in second. In third was Brian Parish with 39 points on countback over Tommy Marshall in fourth. It may be noted that the first four were all within 1 point. Well played all.

We had 2 long puts at the last hole and the winner of the A Flight was Mashi Kaneta and winner of the B Flight was Don Carmody.

Friday, June 8, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

This day eleven Tropical Golfers made a visit to Pleasant Valley. When we arrived we were reminded that on Fridays the caddies can wear what they want, and many opt for the Korean LPGA style. Nice variety. Sadly PV is not in the best condition right now, greens are patchy and fairways not kept up. “Fair” would be an accurate if slightly generous condition rating, however there was plenty of evidence of work being done on the course, so stay tuned.

Tom Herrington (right) with Alan Sullivan.
Tom Herrington (right) with Alan Sullivan.

PV is a slightly tough course with more OB stakes than one ever wants to see but a short 10 minute rain delay gave everyone a rest and time to regroup.

After a long hiatus Tom Herrington (c/h 16) found his groove and smashed the field with his 41 points – a full 20 shots better than his previous golf outing. Next Alan Sullivan (16) had a most excellent 36 points, followed by Traveling Man Brian Gabe (19) with 34 and Barry Elphick (28) with a respectable 33.