Magical Murtagh’s monopoly


Phoenix Tuesday/Friday Golf Group

It was the end of the month’s stroke play competition for the Trattoria Italiana voucher prize and on a day that looked like it could threaten to rain, we set off on the Ocean/Mountain course.  Gladly the rain passed away from us and we enjoyed a rather hot day, but very pleasant.

Stroke play always sorts out the men from the boys and it is usually the more consistent player that wins the day.  Big Eamon Murtagh just edged out John Bartley who both recorded net 72’s (level par).  Third place went to Richard Baldwin with net 74.

Eamon Murtagh (3rd right) celebrates with the staff at the Relax Bar. Eamon Murtagh (3rd right) celebrates with the staff at the Relax Bar.

Eamon’s win can only be considered an act of God.  When on the 17th par three he sunk a monstrous chip from off the green to record a birdie two.  So much in awe of this shot was yours truly who had hit a tee shot to 4 foot that I missed the birdie putt.

So for the second week running the two boys from the ‘auld country’ took first and second place.  John Bartley decided that he had had enough photos taken of him this year so he left Eamon to the mercy of most of the lovely staff of the Relax Bar.

The near pin winners were Goort Gelten and yours truly (who missed this birdie from 4 foot).

So with 2 near pins not won this meant that we had 5 lucky draw prizes for the day.  Due to the fact that 3 players did not return to the presentation we had five players left who had not won anything and therefore they all received something.  The free massage donated by the Relax Bar went to Joe Miller once again.  I think Joe has won two of these on this trip to fun city.

Next week we play a straight forward stableford and the week after we play for the KPK Food Services voucher.  Call me on 087 091 7565 if interested in golf or fishing.