𝘾𝙃𝙍𝙄𝙎 𝙒𝘼𝙇𝙎𝙃 𝙎𝘾𝙊𝙍𝙀𝙎 𝘽𝙄𝙂 𝘼𝙏 𝙇𝘼𝙆𝙀𝙎𝙄𝘿𝙀
Royal Lakeside golf course was in it’s usual wonderful condition with well grassed, wide open fairways, although starting to lose the green colour in some spots due to the lack of rain.
The putting greens are immaculate, as always, and the rough here is not that much trouble. Some with a weird sense of humour like the revamped bunkers.
At a very good price on offer, we had twenty four players make the trip north for a Xmas Eve round.
At our last visit here in November, the highest score was 38 points, a lower score than we would usually expect here.
However, it was back to ‘normal’ today as Chris Walsh rose to the occasion again, to present a great top score of 42 points and his second Green Jacket in six weeks.
It was our popular Korean buddy, Young Min Ko, who looked to have his first ‘jacket’ after finishing in an early group and presenting a card of 41 points.
His past few games have produced twenty plus points on one of the nines, but failing the other nine.
Today, he has put together two excellent nines for his terrific score to take second spot.
Petur Petursson is one of the most consistent golfers at the moment and, once again, figured in the placings with a fine 39 points from his handicap of #8.
Roger Emery is a low handicapper and goes about his golf quietly so that he sneaked into fourth place with a very handy 37 points.
All the way from Nebraska, Mike Kaps has been telling us how he would be wearing the ‘Jacket’ before he leaves. He made a big step in that direction by scoring 36 points to take fifth place on countback.
Near Pins: Petur Petursson (3), Tony Browne (6), Jean-Pierre Gasser (12), Huw Phillips (15)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗵 (𝟮𝟱) – 𝟰𝟮 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Young Min Ko (30) – 41 pts
3rd Place – Petur Petursson (8) – 39 pts
4th Place – Roger Emery (12) – 37 pts
5th Place – Mike Kaps (21) – 36 pts c/back
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Jim Ferris – 20 pts c/back
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Glen Elsworth – 19 pts
A clear blue sky with just a hint of cloud about, but the temperature was a couple of degrees warmer than for the past couple weeks. Is this the end of the cool season?
Merry Xmas to all of our golfers and partners and don’t miss out on our game for New Year’s Eve at the remodelled 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝗸𝘆 𝗢𝗮𝗸 course. Sheets are on the board.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝐂𝐇𝐑𝐈𝐒 𝐖𝐀𝐋𝐒𝐇, with Phil.