Fri Dec 27th – Pleasant Valley
Just when we thought we had to endure dried out courses for the next few months we found two in a row this week in very good condition. On Wednesday Parichat and Friday Pleasant Valley which was even better again. Pleasant Valley is a course that doesn’t drain well in the wet season, the upside to that is that it retains water very well in the dry season, consequently, it was in superb condition, lush, and well grassed. It was even damp in areas with the occasional mudball. Given the condition of the course and the reasonable green fees using vouchers, it will definitely be back on our roster more regularly from now on.
1st Raleigh Gosney (19) 38 points
2nd Jimmy Carr (16) 37 points
3rd Phil Mashiter (4) 36 points
4th Les Humphreys (26) 35 points
Near pins Gary Smith, Colin Greig & Keith Norman X 2.
Despite the course being understandably very busy given its peak holiday season, the speed of play was acceptable with only a few holdups. The day was a bit overcast but still hot with no wind.
In his first game back after a few months away, Raleigh Gosney got straight down to business and put together a fine round of thirty-eight to take first place.
Jimmy Carr also did well to take second with thirty-seven one point ahead of Phil Mashiter in his first game of this tour. A delighted Les Humphries took fourth place with thirty-five points.
A real battle is brewing in the near pins competition with Colin Greig losing two that he thought were secure to Keith Norman with the final pin going to Gary Smith.