Fantastic start for the week. Monthly Medal Green Valley, great weather and condition.
The course played tough Monday. Only one of the field beat their handicap. For most of the day was overcast. I played in the last group, the weather began to be a little warmer on the 17th. All groups finished stroke play in less than 4 hours. No hold ups. Net 71 Dan Dietz off 10, first monthly medal, very neat and tidy round. three with net 73, Gary Emmett AUS, JP Thomas THA and Bill Meader US of course the American guys were all very excited having just seen Tiger win just before the van left. Project Smile near pin, Steve Sweeney, finished the hole with a bogey
Another perfect day of golf. Late tee time 12.00, played Pattana Tuesday with a reduced price. We played A & B from the front tee, which is still 6200 approx. For the low handicapped players some par 3’s and long and difficult without a shot and on the other hand short par 4’s with a shot. Well that’s golf I suppose. Only one of a dozen beat their handicap. Roydon Allnut NZ 37 points off 22, still soaking about losing the rugby Frank Tordeau 32 points off 13 back in town for a few weeks Glen Byrnes AUS 30 points off 26 Project Smile near pin Geoff Tordoff UK, yes made the putt and bragging about the rugby
Thursday the worst day for months. Treasure Hill. Had three groups of locals in front of our groups. No idea of golf etiquette. No idea that the first rule of etiquette is slow play. Five hours plus.Not a Marshall to be seen. Even my caddie wrote a note on the reverse side of her report sheet she was so embarrassed and lack of control. Mark Wood 33 points off 12 two guys with 32 Dan Dietz and Bob Catlow Project Smile near pin Ken Grimes, missed the putt
Finished the week off at Greenwood. Played B &C, course presented well. Played in overcast conditions with a slight breeze. Within the last week or two the greens have had some light sanding. They rolled beautifully. Mike Jenkins UK 38 points off 18 and Project Smile near pin, missed the putt Rob Lea AUS 37 points off 22 and don’t you just know it, Dan Dietz US 34 points off 10