PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s
Tuesday, Oct. 29, Green Valley – Stableford
Green Valley is a fine course that is always worth a visit but after the rains of late it would be interesting to see how it had held up. We arrived at the course a little early so had plenty of time to spend on the putting green to perfect our way of missing the hole.
This being the last Tuesday of the month, it was the MBMG Group golfer of the month award up for grabs and a couple of players were well in the lead, with another half dozen who needed the leaders to fail badly. It is amazing how many times someone comes out of the pack on the last day, but would it happen this today?
Derek Brook (left) presents the MBMG Group golfer of the month prize to Dick Warberg.
Stood on the first tee it was a pleasure not to have to check the fairways to see if the ball would pick up mud, so we were able to get away with no special rules. There was a slight breeze and no rainclouds overhead, so a really nice day and we were able to move along well on the first hole then we met a block that kept occurring all the way around.
The course was in good condition and it was noticeable that the players kept getting caught out by the speed of the greens. After many rounds of soggy slow greens, we had fast, good greens today that were a pleasure to putt on and even good players saw the ball flying past the hole. Nice to see and maybe now the good weather is here to stay.
Round over it we headed back to Bert’s for the results. Max Bracegirdle had a very good round of 36 points and must have thought he had a chance of winning the golfer of the month title as he had been in second place, however three better rounds on the day saw him fall short. The winner was Dick Warberg with a fine round of 38 points on count back over Graham Buckingham in second while in third place was Brian Parish with 37 points.
So to the MBMG Group golfer of the month for October, and after his fine round the winner was Dick Warberg who leapfrogged many golfers ahead of him in an exciting finish. Well done Dick!
Near Pins: Landis Brooks (2), Dick Warberg, Mashi Kaneta.
Friday, Nov. 1, Plutaluang – Stableford
There was a big turnout for this day and that had much to do with the liking some people have for this course. So off they went and on reaching Plutaluang they found they were to play the West & North nines, not my favourite combination but it must have something as it is used in many tournaments.
The course was in good condition and the greens were quite fast. The fairways were also in reasonable condition and the rough was playable. This to me is the more rural of the two 18 hole set ups at Navy but it does have its followers and I have to say that the staff here are very pleasant and do take care of you.
In the A Flight, 0 to 17, the winner today was Landis Brooks with 37 points ahead of Bob Watson in second place with 34. In third was David Palmer with 33 points and in fourth was Brian Parish with 29.
The B Flight winner was Dick Warberg with 35 points ahead of Mick Coghlan on 34, while Don Carmody took third with 33 and Barry Oates finished in fourth with 31 on count back over Tom Herrington. T.T.F.N.
Near Pins: Bob Watson, Mashi Kaneta, Brian Parish, Don Carmody