Marshall and Perry find some treasure


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Tuesday, August 11, Bangpra – Stableford

The monkeys were out in force on this day at Bangpra, there were hundreds of then all over the place.  . Mashi said one took a sandwich from him, sat down and opened it up and threw the meat away before eating the bread.  So we know the monkeys are not carnivores.  It seems to be nearly all are little ones that are the worst, what it is going to be like when they grow up I hate to think.

Despite the monkeys, this is a fine place to play and as the original golf course on the Eastern Seaboard, it has matured really well.  The big point for this course is that the greens are historically extremely difficult to putt on, if you are having a bad day, and those three putts can destroy your round.

Tommy Marshall (left) with Nigel Perry.

Bangpra is also a great walk around and the wildlife on the course can be astounding, especially your scribe after three putting again, I can get really wild!   The fairways are fairly good here and the rough not over punishing, just those chips and three puts.  On this day the greens were not even at their fastest and with fine weather we had a very good day out.

Round over we headed back to BJ’s for the results, and the scores were quite good with Bob Watson having another mediocre round of gross 75, how annoying can it get?

In the A Flight, 0 to 19, the winner was Brian Parish with a very fine 40 points ahead of Andre Van Dyk in second with a good round of 37.  There was then count back on 36 points that saw Bob Watson take third and Dick Warberg just miss out.

In the B Flight the winner was Don Carmody with a very nice 38 points ahead of Mick Coghlan in second with 37 and Daryl Evans third with 32.

Near Pins: Brian Parish, John Davis, Maurice Roberts, Alan Sullivan.

Friday, August 14, Treasure Hill – Stableford

On Friday 24 Tropical golfers headed out to Treasure Hill.  For those not in the know, this course has an excellent ‘special’ going on now of Bt 1050 total including caddie and cart.  Haven’t seen such prices in a long while and as the day was warm and humid, even the biggest fans of walking a course couldn’t pass up that deal.

Don Carmody (left) and Brian Parish.

In addition to offering a great price, Treasure Hill is also in good condition.  They have a couple different kinds of grass in the fairways, but all is well kept and the greens are also good.  Treasure Hill is one of the most challenging venues in the area and can strike fear into the hearts of even skilled players, and rare is the golfer who completes the round with a single ball.  Expecting low scores, several players rose to the challenge.

In A-Flight (0-17) the applause went to Tommy Marshall (h/cap 10) for digging deep and scoring a numbing 40 points on a difficult course.  Excellent golf Tommy!  John Pierrel (12) had an impressive 36 points, followed by Maurice Roberts (12) with 35.  Good scores on a hard layout.

Honorable mention goes to Paul Smith in A-flight who took 3 of 4 near pins.  Fine shooting Paul!

Over in B-Flight (18+) regular winner these days Nigel Perry (24) racked up 36 points to take the flight honours with some excellent play.  Next came Mike O’Brien (19) with 33 and Dick Warberg (19) with 32 points.

Near Pins: Paul Smith (3), Tom Herrington.

Long Putts: Brian Parish.