𝙒𝙀𝙇𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙀 𝘽𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝙂𝙊𝙇𝙁—𝙒𝙀𝙇𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙀 𝘽𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝘿𝙊𝙉𝘼𝙇 𝙈𝙘𝙂𝙐𝙄𝙂𝘼𝙉
Thirty one days since our last game of golf before lockdown, and it didn’t look promising, as rain and drizzle continued through the night.
However, by the time golfers began to assemble at Links Bar in the morning, the drizzle has come to a stop, leaving the sky overcast with a gentle breeze. Now things looked better.
Pattana was chosen as our first game back where we had been promised a course in really good condition after much work during the lockdown.
We were not disappointed as everything looked immaculate and, after the rains, a very deep shade of green.
Although there were plenty of wet patches around, the fairways are nicely cut and playing well.
The rough has been cut down, but still enough grass to hide a ball should you stray.
The greens are excellent, albeit a little slow due to being a bit wet. Although wet, they are running truly. Wait until they dry out!
We weren’t expecting big scores today, believing everyone may be a little rusty, but when Paul Anderson made the turn with 22 points on his card, we might have changed our minds.
Unfortunately, Paul came unstuck on the “C’ nine and finished in second place with 33 points.
Mike Firkin was the opposite, with a mediocre score for the first nine, but came home with 18 points to take third spot with 31 points.
Donal McGuigan makes a welcome appearance with us occasionally and signed up for this first round.
Not a big score but a very handy 34 points, which made him the winner on the day, and his very first Green Jacket at Links.
Mind you, he had to ask the organizer if he could wear it, having never done before, as it had always been an ambition.
It has been a long time, the organizer forgot the routine?
𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗮
1st Place – 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗰𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗴𝗮𝗻 (𝟭𝟳) – 𝟯𝟰 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – 𝗣𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻 (𝟮𝟬)- 𝟯𝟯 𝗽𝘁𝘀
3rd Place – 𝗠𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻 (𝟭𝟳) – 𝟯𝟭 𝗽𝘁𝘀
A small field of eight players, but at least we are back on the golf course.
The rain stayed away, although the weather became hot and very humid. Not nice, but all happy to be out and about.
We are wondering how many players we will have if they ever open the borders!!
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝐃𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐜𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐧, first Green Jacket