TGS Golf Competition results for week ended July 5th
A great start to the week. Green Valley and overcast, and no rain. The greens a little slippery, just have to know the tough downhill putts. The local caddies really help the new guys, or should I say they really help the locals also. The talk in the van on the way home was regarding the 4th of July scramble at Silky Oak on Thursday.
Neil Smith NZ goes home tomorrow and thank you for your support over the last month. And thank you for losing the cricket to Australia. JP Thomas THAI 39 points off 22, a good round three guys with 37 points, Neil Smith NZ, Butch Furneaux AUS and Kris K US/Thai not sure the Project Smile was won by Ian Reid (mate of Bob Catlow) not only did he not make the putt but three putted from inside 4 feet
Two groups Tuesday for Pattavia Century. True to expectations the greens are still tough. The best golfer in the van had 5 three putts. Great condition and millionaire golf. Not a drop of rain in sight. The talk in the bus on the way home was the Thursday event, particularly for the American contingent but enjoyed by all. 4 man scramble off red, white and blue tees. Steve Sweeney AUS 30 points off 20 Nick Handscombe UK 29 points off 14, welcome back, has just returned for 3 weeks holiday Project Smile, the only one to hit the green, Chris Delamar, three putted for one point
The Golf Club 4th of July Scramble Silky Oak. We had seven full teams; the handicaps ranged from 6.5 to 10.4. The seven teams finished within 6 shots of each other. A very even field, the individual handicaps ranged from 1 to 36. A credit to all players. The weather held off, threats of rain but mostly overcast, a great day out. John and the staff treated the field to American finger food at the bar after to the presentation.
Sliders, ribs, potato salad, chili con carn on rice, and coleslaw. A very nice and appreciated spread. McQ, Sugar, Steve Sweeney and Nick Handscombe net 55.5 off of 6.5 Buzz, Steve Coghlan, Kochi and Chris Delamar net 56 off of 10 Project Smile near pin, Captain winner and the entire team missed the 5 foot putt Gary Emmett wanted to mention he was the perfect captain of the day except the team couldn’t putt
Eastern Star to finish the week. A muck up at the front desk. They bumped our tee time, increased the price and then wanted to see our PSC cards for the discount not received. One group but the course presented and played ok. Kris K was the winner with 34 points