Travelling Takeshi Grabs a Win
In contrast to our previous game, it was back to our, currently, usual numbers as twenty three golfers headed for Pattavia.
Weather was fine and stayed that way for all but the final group which had some drizzle approaching the last hole.
Once again the course was in immaculate condition and the greens are still sensibly paced, but we need to be aware of lots of tricky contours
.The scores were on the low side of usual here, but golf journeyman Takeshi Hakozaki found enough of the course to his liking to have 38 points on his card at the end. Takeshi is a consistent golfer and this was not his first Green Jacket.
George Mueller who had a day we know he is capable of, but not regularly enough, came in second with 36 points.
Then Phil Davies won a countback over Andrew Purdie for third place, both with good scores of 35 points.
Near pins: Andrew Purdie (A flight), Kevin LaBar (A flight), Bill Stewart (B flight), and once again one green failed to attract a ball.
Keith Melbourne returned from the UK with a nice bottle of drink with a Black Label, which he put up for a prize.
Thank You Keith, from Rowan Lucas who won the long putt contest and the bottle.
Winners at Pattavia
1st Place – Takeshi Hakozaki (14) – 38 pts
2nd Place – George Mueller (15) – 36 pts
3rd Place – Phil Davies (13) – 35 pts c/back
4th Place – Andrew Purdie (10) – 35 pts
Best Front Nine ( non winners) – Petur Petursson – 19 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners) – Steve Jones – 20 pts
Rowan Lucas, a visitor from Australia, had a mixed day. Winning the long putt wasn’t his only claim to fame as he also had the worst score for the day and was presented with the “wig”.
Derek Phillips is catching up to Tip Briney as the most photographed player, sometimes the Green Jacket, but plenty of times wearing the green “silly hat”. He is Irish, so it fits.
It is always worth a trip to Pattavia Century and always at a nice price.