Tee Time:All Day
Greg Proctor Wins By A Mile
It’s been a long time since we last visited Eastern Star, mainly due to some not so encouraging reports on the condition of the course over some time.
However, more recently we have heard good stories, so decided it was worth a look.
A great decision, as it turns out, we were not disappointed at all. This course is currently the best I can remember. Fairways cut nicely, some patches have had poisoning of noxious weeds, that’s good. Greens were dusted with sand, but played well and the rough was playable.
Apart from the camaraderie, the best part of the day was the price. A very much appreciated 1200 bht for G/F, Caddy and Cart.
At Links we like to play at a length of around 6,300 yds or so. What to do here? The choices were yellow at 6,100 and the white at 6,575 yds.
Not one word of dissent from the assembled 16 players when we chose the White tees! Sometimes you get it right..
What about Greg Proctor? On holiday from Aust and getting in some golf with Links and other bars, he has done OK. Today, right from the start, he was amazing even himself how well he was playing. The result, his best in years, he says,was a massive 43 points, putting him way ahead of an excellent effort from Terry Mangan with a normally winning 38 points.
Maurice Roberts was there again in third place on 36 points, and we paid down to fourth place, and here the sometimes “Wig” wearer, Bob Watson, recorded a fine 35 points.
If you don’t get in the placings there is still a chance to win a “Best Nine”.
Best Front Nine…..Wayne Peppernell……17 pts
Best Back Nine……Victor Wright……….18 pts
Winner ………Greg Proctor (26)………….43pts
2nd Place……..Terry Mangan (24)………..38 pts
3rd Place………Maurice Roberts (12)…….36 pts
4th Place………Bob Watson (8)…………..35 pts
Early back to the Bar and it was an Italian theme with a big serving of Spaghetti Bolognese for the golfers,
Phil presented Greg with the coveted Green Jacket and then looked for a suitable candidate for the “Wig”. There were a number of contenders, however the actual winner was not present at this time, so the “Wig” stayed in it’s packet..Aha, but only for a short time, as the winner, Angus Gannon, did duly arrive and happily posed for the photo.Two photos, actually. One with and one without the wig. All good fun..