Eighty-eight players, including a good field of 14 ladies, made the short journey to the Phoenix course on April 25 where they played the Mountain & Ocean combination in the latest PAGS monthly tournament. Although the weather was hot & humid, there was a light breeze to keep it from being too oppressive, with the groups progressing at a steady pace.
Play was from the white tee markers, with some being back, while others were a little forward, but still the course provided a solid challenge for all while ensuring the integrity of the daily handicap adjustments.
Most months there is one, or sometimes several outstanding performances for the tournament. This month that mention should probably go to Fynn Csizmadia (H/cap 10) in the A flight (Men) & May Suiye (17) in the Ladies. Fynn won the Low Gross with a round of 78, took second in the A Flight and also garnered a technical prize, while May shot the day’s best score to win the Ladies took the Long Drive prize.
Regular player Heikki Viljakainen (21) was the highest scoring male golfer with 43 points on the day, leading the C grade home by a clear 5 points from Kjell Franberg (22) with 38 while another point back was Ronny Walfridsson (30) on 37.
The B flight, for handicaps 15 – 19, was a little more tightly contested, with Philippe Pruvot (18) the clear winner on 41 points, while Martin Kempton (15) recorded 38 to get second spot, a point ahead of Alan Gallagher (18) in third who also got a Long Drive on 18.
The A flight (0–14) was the tightest of the day, with Daniel Grob (13) the winner with 41 points, while the second went to the aforementioned Fynn Csizmadia with 40 and third to Johan Smedsjo (14) on 39 points.
Special mentions go out to multiple winners in the technical prizes, getting their maximum 2 prizes, among others, were Jerry Langer & Pekka Saarenpaa.
BBQ King Dave was at it again, who with his capable staff kept all attendees well satisfied with their tasty offerings for the night.
The next tournament with be held at Phoenix on May 30. Contact Shane on 085 945 9689 to ensure your preferred tee time.