Grinvold leads the way to low gross


157 players, including 7 ladies, made the journey to the Phoenix Gold course last week, where the Lakes & Ocean nines were the challenge in the November 2016 PAGS tournament.

Donal McGuigan (centre) returned the best score of the day.
Donal McGuigan (centre) returned the best score of the day.

Although the weather was warm, there was a steady breeze to keep it from being too oppressive, with the groups progressing at a steady pace.  We played from the white tee markers and while some were forward, there were others playing their full length, plus a bit.  The course was the same challenge for all and good scores were not easy to make, save for a few golfers.

The past 2 months has seen outstanding performances for the tournament Low Gross, and while Jack Grinvold was a little off those scores, his 76 was the best of this day.  His score also got him 2nd place in A Flight on count back over Dennis Steele (12) 19/17 after both signed for 36 points.  Daniel Grob (10) led the way in the premier flight with 37 points, to go with his technical prize from the 15th.

The C flight had the best scores of the day, with Donal McGuigan leading the way with 42 points, with Laurie Dixon (29) gaining 2nd spot with a solid 40 points.  Kenny Chung picked up the bronze medal position, with him recording 39 points.

Jack Grinvold.
Jack Grinvold.

The B flight, for handicaps 14-19, was tightly contested, with all placegetters separated by a series of count backs, which required assistance from Einstein for final results after 38 points proved a popular score.  Without sensory overload by figures, it was Per Forsberg (16) on the top spot, while Henry Anderson (18) got the silver.  Third spot went to Jukka Kangas (17), while Lee Adams was the unlucky player to miss out on the prizes.

The Ladies clear winner on 37 points was Suwana Kerjaleon (17).

Other than Jack and Daniel who picked up a brace of prizes, Jerry Langer was the only 2 time visitor to the podium, picking up a long putt and a long drive.

The next tournament is on Tuesday 20 December at Phoenix.  Call Shane on 086 372 0084 to sign up.