West wins by two at Greenwood


PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s

Tuesday, March 11, Greenwood – Stableford

We were to play the B & C Nines at Greenwood today and having played them many times before, it was, as usual, another great day out.  The car park was fairly quiet so as we stood on the first tee I was sure we would get around fast, so sent the three-balls off first – and they got around very fast. 

Suffice to say the course is still good value and worth a visit.  One good thing I found on this round is that on a couple of par 3’s they even moved the hole closer to my ball and even allowed one putt to drop in to give me a birdie.  Nice people!

Mark West & Jim Ferris.Mark West & Jim Ferris.

Back at Bert’s it was soon time for the results and the A Flight, 0 to 19, had the better scores.  The winner with 38 points was Mark West ahead of a trio on 36 points that saw Tom Herrington actually win a count back for a change and come second.  In third was Mashi Kaneta, with Andre Van Dyk just missing out.

In the B Flight the winner was Jim Ferris with 38 points ahead of the scribe, Derek Brook, in second with 32, and Jack Robertson, suitably refreshed, in third with 31.

Near Pins:  Derek Brook (2), Andre Van Dyk, Bob Britton

Friday, March 14, Pleasant Valley – Stablford

This course is a pleasant stroll at most times, however when it rains a little it can become quite difficult.  On this day we decided to play from the Blue Tees that sometimes make the course a little exciting when you are hitting over water, especially on some of the par 3’s, however with plenty of spare balls in the bag you can usually get over.

Andre Van Dyk & Doug Maiko with one of Bert’s finest.Andre Van Dyk & Doug Maiko with one of Bert’s finest.

On this day playing off all the blues we took on all the water carries, and it was not too bad actually, as said, with a clean strike most players can clear more than they think, or maybe not.  Amazing how the same distance over the water as over land, the ball does not go as far.

There were some very wet areas around the course but there was grass under the ball on the fairways and the greens were consistent.  All in all, the course was in good condition and we managed to get around fairly well in about 4 hours 30 minutes.

We were back at Bert’s early and so could get on with the results.  The winner on the day was Andre Van Dyk with 38 points on count back over Doug Maiko in second.  In third was Takeshi Hakozaki with 36 points ahead of Tom Herrington in fourth with 35.  We then had a three-way count back for 5th on 30 points that saw Dick Warberg in fifth and Brian Gabe and Paolo De Grandis just missing out.  T.T.F.N.

Near Pins:  Henry O’Brien, Doug Maiko, Graham Buckingham, Tom Herrington