Joachim shoots 44 at Pleasant Valley

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Joachim Sparwirth with Karen Brown.
Joachim Sparwirth with Karen Brown.

PSC Golf from the Tropical Golf Group

Friday, Jan. 12, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

We are approaching the half way point in January, but there is no golfer of the month progress to report as we are moving to a new “Eclectic” competition.  Stay tuned for more on that later.

It sure is the busy season and last week thirty golfers signed up to test their mettle at Pleasant Valley, which is a tough course.  From the tees many holes look quite intimidating, several fairways are narrow and there is enough water that everyone better make sure to have a generous supply of golf balls.  Internal OB stakes can be a nuisance and score killer.  However, course condition was good-excellent and several Tropical Golfers were up to the challenge with good rounds.

In A-Flight (0-18), the colorful Walter Baechli (c/h 18) took top spot in style with 42 points.  Brian Parish (11) continued his quest to single figures with 39 points for second and Takeshi Hakozaki (14) beat Andy Murphy (16) on count-back at the 36 points mark.

Joachim Sparwirth (27) conquered B-Flight (19+) with the best score of the day, an enviable 44 points.  Fred Tam took count-back honors over Don Carmody (30) for second at the 41 point spot, and Brian Gabe (20) completed the podium with 34.

We had enough ladies this day to give them their own competition, and the winning spot went to Karen Brown (37) with 41 points, a fair way in front of Carole Kubicki (26) in second with 33.

Best nines for non-winners went to Paul Weatherley and Torben Sorensen.