𝙆𝙊𝙍𝙀𝘼𝙉 𝙔𝘼𝙉𝙂 𝙏𝙊𝙀 𝙃𝙊 𝙒𝙄𝙉𝙎 𝙁𝙄𝙍𝙎𝙏 𝙐𝙋
Yang and his mate, Lee, arrived in the morning, almost too late for the bus departure, and didn’t want to play in the competition.
Phil told them that we play 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗴𝗼𝗹𝗳 at Links and that they are in it. Then, they didn’t have handicaps, so Phil took a chance and gave them each a 28 handicap, then bundled them on to the waiting bus.
At the end of the round, Yang Toe Ho had played to that handicap with 37 points and take first place on countback.
George Mueller put together one of his very good games to score 37 points and be in second spot after losing that countback.
One of our regulars, Masao Ishikawa, was in the same group as Yang and Lee, although they don’t speak the same language.
Masa, who is Japanese, had one of his steady games to score 35 points to grab the third and final place on the podium.
We had twenty starters out today which was just enough to have ‘near pins’.
𝗡𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝘀: Billy Buchanan, Selwyn Yates, Livio Marrone, Ron Matthews
𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐀𝐓 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐓𝐀𝐕𝐈𝐀
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗬𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗼𝗲 𝗛𝗼 (𝟮𝟴) – 𝟯𝟳 𝗽𝘁𝘀 𝗰/𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸
2nd Place – George Mueller (17) – 37 pts
3rd Place – Masao Ishikawa (18) – 35 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Dave Robinson – 17 pts c/back
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Simon Niven – 17 pts
There was light rain during the trip to Pattavia and, as the players stood on the first tee, the light rain continued. However, by the time they had reached the first green, the rain had stopped and the remainder of the round was played under overcast skies, but no more rain.
The fairways were damp with the odd soggy spot, so we played lift, clean and place. The greens were in very good order, even considering the rain that had wet the fairways, and were as quick as you would think. They, too, had soggy areas around the fringes.
It was a nice day out and it was so nice to have a course not charging extra pricing for a public holiday.
The golfers stayed dry at Pattavia, but a wild, windy, wet storm was happening as the buses got back to Links, which lasted another 20 minutes.
𝐏𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐨: Winner, 𝐘𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐨𝐞 𝐇𝐨