Xin takes October monthly mug

Dick Warberg presents the Monthly Mug to Frank Xin . ( Below) John Davis (left) and Graham Buckingham.

PSC Golf from the Tropical Golf Group

Tuesday, Oct. 30, Royal Lakeside – Monthly Mug/Stroke

This is a straight course, by that I mean all the holes are straight with occasional gentle bends in some par 4 and 5 fairways. Straight out and back is nine, more or less, and then the same again. Has to be said that you can think most of the holes are similar but some of them have been modified of late. But it is a clean course as what you see is what you get and to suffer you have to hit a bad shot.

On this day we were allowed to have carts on the fairways, what a pleasure, and appreciated as most courses have been wet of late. The fairways were still soft and a pleasure to play off while the greens were still firm and quite fast. All in all a course in really good condition and a pleasure to play, which was fine as this was the for the Monthly Mug, which is a strokeplay competition and it is really easy to run up a big score on some holes, especially in bad weather.

The winner was Frank Xin with a very good net 65, in second place was Brian Gabe with a net 67 and in third was Derek Brook on net 69. Taking fourth was Dave Cooper with a net 71, John Davies placed fifth on net 72 and Don Carmody completed the podium in sixth with a net 73.

Friday, Nov. 2, Crystal Bay – Stableford

Sunshine and “cool” temperatures greeted the 19 players who made the trip to Crystal Bay. The course was in nice condition and the fine weather stayed with us all day.

The field was divided into two flights today, and the B (24+) flight had the top scores of the day. While most of the field played from the white tees, the best score was turned in by Graham Buckingham, teeing from the yellows. Graham totaled an excellent 43 stableford points from his course handicap of 25. Second place went to Daryl Evans (24) with 38 points, and third to Don Carmody’s (30) 35.

John Davis (12) topped the A (0–23) flight with 37 points. Dick Warberg (23) claimed second with 36, and Mike O’Brien was third with 35.

The best front nine, not placing, went to Fred Tam’s 18, while Takeshi Hakozaki had the best back nine score with 19 points.