PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s
Tuesday, June 25, Green Valley – Stableford
Not played much golf for me the last couple of weeks as I was on holiday in Malaysia, but I must thank Dick Warberg who stood, not only in the gap, which he always does, but for keeping all the players on their toes.
I came back to not only a great day out at a fine course but to The MBMG Group Golfer of the Month day. As usual this was still up in the air, and even I had a chance despite missing a few games. The ‘leading lights’ were Dick and those two ‘golfers’ Bob Watson and Max Scott. We would however see who came to the front.
Dick Warberg (right) presents the MBMG Group Golfer of the Month award to Daryl Evans.
It is always nice to play Green Valley; I seem to remember this was the first course I played way back in ‘92’. I thought it was good then and I think it is still the best course from this clubhouse to this day.
Today the course seemed quiet and we were allowed to get off very early on a dark and dismal day. The fairways were still wet so the course played long, made even more difficult by a strong wind that seemed to be always in your face. Even the greens were different as some were sanded, but seemed to run true.
Our 4-ball played well and from our scores I expected we may have some other good scores with Walter always that bit ahead of the rest, but could he slip in?
Back at Bert’s very early we got into the presentation. The winner on the day was Walter Baechli with 39 points ahead of a count back on 38 points that saw Daryl Evans in second and your scribe in third. In fourth we had Bob Watson with 37 points.
The point now was who would win the MBMG Group Golfer of the Month award. Well it was not one of the favourites as with his second place Daryl Evans took the honours for June. Well done Daryl!
Near Pins: Walter Baechli, Bob Watson (2), Max Scott
Friday, June 28, Wangjuntr – Stableford
It’s a fair trip to this golf course, probably the reason many players decided to stop in bed. It’s a good distance past Greenwood but on the way back Daryl said it took him just 70 minutes, so once in a while, why not?
We played the ‘Highlands’ today and for those that have not been there it can be high, and the greens can be more than tricky. One player said he reached the 18th green in two and after six he was further from the hole than he was in two. The whole course was in great shape with a few wet strips here and there. This is probably why we did not play the Valley 18 holes as we were supposed to, it was probably very wet.
One of the things noted by the players was that the course was very well marked – the hazards were well staked, and the G.U.R. was well defined. One thing that did not work well was the playing of the greens. We were supposed to play the ‘right’ greens and some of the groups ended up playing the ‘left’ greens as they were given the cards for these. Sad, but some did not realise until they were back in Bert’s that they had played the wrong greens. A life of golf with us is never boring!
In his last game before he went ‘home’, John Harrison won the day with 32 points. In a count back on 30 points, John Davis came in second and Joel Flor took third. It sure was a tough course but a pleasure to play. T.T. F.N.