Tee Time:All Day
Truelove Takes The Treasure
It’s a love/hate relationship and some are non- committal. But when we have Treasure Hill on our schedule, we tend to draw a crowd.
Now is the “low” of Low season, but we still managed to have a very respectable field of sixteen golfers to tackle this tricky course.
So many of the reports from Golf Societies heap praise on the presentation and condition of this course, and with good reason.
Okay, because of the rain about the area recently, the fairways were a little soft, and the rough a little longer than usual, but carts were still allowed on the course. The caddies were cautious as to where they drove so as to not damage the course, well done to them and Management.
Quick word on the Greens: As usual, very good condition and no excuses for not putting well.
Weather was fine, but the rumbling background noise and dark skies came in about the half way mark of the round. However, apart from a three minute drizzle, we stayed dry. My caddy seemed to think that Greenwood got the drenching. We will find out sometime.
With these conditions, how were the scores?
Not good, I’m afraid.
Big hitting Steve Truelove was the only one to play to handicap or better with a well compiled 38 points. This is not a surprise, as his form in the past couple of months, apart from a blip at his last start at TH, has been excellent.
Currently in-form Colin Service was there again to take second spot with a fine 35 points, keeping his very good run going, while single figure handicapper, Petr Petursen took third spot with 32 points
Derek Phillips rounded out the podium in fourth with 29 points on a countback.
The rest fell away to show a field average of just 27 points. Next outing, a new day…
Tip Briney and John Anderson were calculating who would win the “wig”, on countback only to be thrown out of contention by someone we didn’t expect.
So it came as a shock to John when he was awarded Best Back Nine. Let’s not mention his first nine!
Best Front Nine ( non winners)……Livio Marrone ……..17 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)…….John Anderson……..16 pts
Near Pins: Surprisingly, no-one managed to get on the green on the quite short 17th.
But the others were claimed by
Steve Truelove (2 and 13), and Colin Service (6)
Winner ………………Steve Truelove (10)……….38 pts
2nd Place……………….Colin Service (19)…………35 pts
3rd Place………………..Petr Petursen (6)…………..32 pts
4th Place……………….Derek Phillips (20)………..29 pts c/back
With no hold ups, the first two groups were back in the clubhouse in 3 hours 40 minutes and so after a quick drink and the collection of cards it was on to the bus and back to Links Bar very early.
Having not played with Links for a while, it was a welcome back to Tom Herrington.
Also a welcome back to Phil Davies from his overseas jaunt.
This was unfortunate for Tom, as the”wig” re appeared after resting while Phil was away.
Shoulda” been here last week Tom.