𝗡𝗜𝗖𝗞 𝗔𝗨𝗕𝗜𝗡 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗧𝗦 𝟳𝟰 𝗔𝗧 𝗠𝗔𝗚𝗡𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗖𝗛𝗘𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗡
The magnificent sight of Chee Chan golf course and the scenic views from the elevated clubhouse awaited our twenty six golfers, many of whom were here to experience the splendor for the first time.
We played from the shorter yellow tees and, because there had been some heavy showers during the night, the lift, clean and place rule was invoked, although the course is in such good condition, it turned out that it was hardly needed.
With everything set up, there had better be some good scores coming in.
There were, when seven handicapper, Nick Aubin, presented a great score of 41 points to become another first time Green Jacket wearer. His terrific round started well, with birdies on the first three holes.
Then came two scores of 40 points. Mike Ehlert continues his dedicated practice sessions and, once again, reaped the benefits with his 40 points taking second place.
Adam Barton, fresh back from his off shore work, and with an unbelievable handicap of #20, also scored an excellent 40 points to finish third after losing the countback to Mike.
It was only two weeks ago, after Steve Moxey returned to playing golf at Links, that he won the ‘Jacket’ with a big 41 points.
That form continued with another fine 39 points to win a countback for fourth spot.
Selwyn Yates lost that countback to ‘Moxey’ but picked up the consolation ‘best front nine’ with 21 points. He is only here for another couple of weeks and a win seems to be awaiting him before he goes.
𝗡𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝘀: Perry See Hoe (3), Michael Lohse (6) and (17), Phil Davies (12),
𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐀𝐓 𝐂𝐇𝐄𝐄 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐍
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗡𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗔𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗻 (𝟳) – 𝟰𝟭 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Mike Ehlert (11) – 40 pts c/back
3rd Place – Adam Barton (20) – 40 pts
4th Place – Steve Moxey (12) – 39 pts c/back
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Selwyn Yates – 21 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Peter Lacey – 19 pts c/back
The weather for this round started out very hot and stayed that way all day, with hardly a breeze to speak of, and this course does not yet have many shade trees.
We were given the okay to start early as there were no other players on course at that time.
A small point from a golf organizer’s view. Chee Chan management tend to want to micro manage every detail. They requested all names and groupings the day before, and made very nice decals for each cart with each individual name of the golfer, and the group number.
Unfortunately, as we know, things change a number of times in the preceding hours. Today we had one withdrawal after the lists were sent, and one no show on the morning. Also, a late entry. whose name did not get printed.
However, having these hiccups didn’t disrupt the start and everyone got away easily and in the’ new’ order of play.
It was heartening to see such good scoring, with players obviously appreciating the great course and forward tees.
𝙋𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙤: Winner, 𝐍𝐈𝐂𝐊 𝐀𝐔𝐁𝐈𝐍 was quick to ask for a copy of this photo. Well Played.