Mon. Aug. 24th Treasure Hill
As Treasure Hill is one of the more difficult courses we play and scores are usually low, several members said they wanted to enjoy the game more and requested we play off the yellow markers. As it turned out this was a big mistake as the yellow markers had been pushed forward quite a bit making the course very short. Consequently, it gave a big advantage to the shorter hitters, particularly the ones with a good short game.
One thousand and fifty baht was a very good all in deal so naturally, everyone took a cart. The day was bright and sunny and with no wind got a bit hot at times. As is the case on most courses lately very few other golfers were out so a leisurely round for all. People are now starting to wonder how many courses will survive without an influx of visitors to swell the numbers.
Showing no signs of letting up in his charge for back to back golfer of the month trophies, Tony Robbins took charge again today with a score of thirty-nine points. Even though he has dropped four strokes from his handicap recently he could still afford to drop a few more.
Second place went to Michael Brett on thirty-seven, as is usually the case a few crucial errors were costly. Third went to Dave Ashman who continues to enjoy good form with a solid thirty-five. Remarkably both Tony and Dave had five pointers on their cards with Tony chipping in from ten yards off the green while Dave also from off the green used the putter.
1st Tony Robbins (20) 39 points
2nd Michael Brett (16) 37 points
3rd Dave Ashman (22) 35 points
Near pins Geoff Parker, Dave Ashman, Tony Robbins & Michael Brett.