Tee Time:All Day
Masa Sugaya Tops on Mother’s Day
The weather for our most recent golf outings has been very comfortable, but today at Treasure Hill it was about as perfect as you would want. Overcast with a cooling breeze and just 30 seconds of a shower, very pleasant. This was the main topic of conversation after the round, and rightly so.
After all, the golf wasn’t worth talking about.
What is it that makes otherwise very good golfers become wrecks when they get to Treasure Hill? It’s all in the head perhaps..
On a golf course presented in terrific condition with grassed fairways, rough that is not easy and good rolling greens ( did have one complaint that the greens are too hard and won’t hold the ball), and even at holiday pricing, it is well worth the 45 minute trip.
With all that and great weather, it was Masa Sugaya hitting the top score of the day with a steady 34 points. He has been close enough recently, and cracked it today.
Colin Service was offered advice last week of a new way to get extra distance off the tee, and did well for second place on 33 points, while Paul Chesney kept up his latest good form to take third spot.
Although, upon our arrival, the carpark was overflowing, as per the previous time on a public holiday, we were sent off early from the first tee and had a clear run all the way.
Some excellent organization from Treasure Hill Management.
Near pins: Chris Barker (6), Paul Chesney (13) Dave Arataki (17) whilst the long second hole stayed unsullied throughout.
With just 18 players out today it was one division, three places.
Winner ………………Masa Sugaya (21)…………34 pts
2nd Place…………….Colin Service (16)…………33 pts
3rd Place…………….Paul Chesney (20)………..32 pts
Best Front Nine ( non winners)……Charlie Gauci ………19 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)…….John Anderson……..19 pts
Although Colin Service figured in the placings, he was awarded the “silly hat” due to being completely disorganised in the morning, leaving home without wallet and other needs, and needed a loan to get him through. Most un Colin like.
Presentations were delayed while players savoured the succulent chicken, onion and chips with brown onion gravy, the golfers meal, mmm.
Alan Walker has had both hats now, today the “wig” for winning (or losing) a countback for last.