𝑷𝑬𝑻𝑬𝑹 𝑲𝑬𝑳𝑳𝒀 𝑺𝑪𝑶𝑹𝑪𝑯𝑬𝑺 𝑨𝑹𝑶𝑼𝑵𝑫 𝑮𝑹𝑬𝑬𝑵 𝑽𝑨𝑳𝑳𝑬𝒀
For reasons most were at a loss to explain, and with no hold up in front, the first nine was very slow by all of our five groups.
Surprisingly then, the second nine was completed in quick time, for the end result being that the first group finished the round in less than four hours.
There were some excellent first nine scores as six players recorded 20 points or more, one of those was 25 points.
𝗣𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗞𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘆 scored 23 points for the first nine and then went on with the job for a total of 41 points, to make him a clear winner on the day.
Neil Smith is intent on lowering his handicap and another good score of 37 points will help. Neil took second place on a countback over Chris Walsh, who was the player with 25 pts front nine, but faded slightly coming home. 37 points is good effort though.
Petur Petursson is a very good golfer and has just missed the placings recently but, with an excellent 36 points from his #7 handicap, made it to fourth spot this time.
Once again, seventy eight year old Jean-Pierre Gasser was in the placings with a ‘modest’ 34 points for fifth place.
Korean, Young Min Ko, was surprised that he scored 21 points for the first nine, and even more surprised when announced as the winner of ‘best front nine’. A confused look from him.
𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐀𝐓 𝐆𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐍 𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐘
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗞𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘆 (𝟭𝟲) – 𝟰𝟭 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Neil Smith (21) – 37 pts c/back
3rd Place – Chris Walsh (26) – 37 pts
4th Place – Petur Petursson (7) – 36 pts
5th Place – Jean-Pierre Gasser (10) – 34 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Young Min Ko – 21 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Lesley Chow – 18 pts
The weather today was, again, nice and cool with a steady breeze for most of the round.
The fairways here are well grassed, but as is happening now, some drying out is occuring here and there. The greens, with the benefit of the winds recently are dry and running truly, but quite quickly. Perfect if you can putt well.
Just like ‘old times’, Joy had made up a very tasty lasagne for all golfers to enjoy when we arrived back to Links. Needless to say, many stayed around for longer than has been the case to enjoy the camaraderie.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝑷𝑬𝑻𝑬𝑹 𝑲𝑬𝑳𝑳𝒀, wearing the Green Jacket for the first time.