The newly refurbished Tropicana was in great shape this morning for the monthly Loose Cannons Trophy Game. We had a record turnout of 28 players for this month’s Trophy Game and we all got off to a fairly prompt start off two tee boxes on the East 1 and East 2 courses at approx. 7:45am.
The course was in excellent condition, having recently complete a refurbishment, with beautifully manicured fairways, powdery white bunkers and great greens running at a Stimpmeter reading of 8m. Pin positions today were difficult to say the least and with the undulating greens made putting out a testing process. Our members specifically mentioned the great condition of the course, especially Hans Berger who made a special mention of this over lunch.
We all finished by around 1:00pm and then most of the team made our way to Pantai Seafood Restaurant for an excellent lunch. Allan McNicoll was celebrating his 60th birthday today so kindly offered to pay for the drinks which was most appreciated by all attendees – thank you Allan for the kind contribution. We had the luxury of a private room with TV and karaoke system and we played a special tribute video (BBC Grandstand style) for Allan McNicoll, the Birthday Boy – see video below at bottom of blog posting. Allan was also entertained by the wonderful singing rendition by Hans Berger of his routine, but always well received, Swedish drinking song …. Rat…at..at!
We actually had two other Birthdays …. Hans Berger (today) and Ted Parslow (yesterday) so it is very much hoped that next week we can enjoy some sponsored refreshments from these gentlemen.
The winner today was Iain Wise with a score of 95 and 36 points – well done Iain. Second place was shared by Geoff McLaws, Andrew Chez and Allan McNicoll. Best gross of the day was a 79 from Sean Niven. It is indeed encouraging to see a winner playing exactly to his handicap taking poll position today on this rather tough course. Full results below listed by Stableford and Gross Scores:
Sorted By Stableford
Sorted By Gross Score
Allan McNicoll’s “Grandstand Special” Birthday Tribute Video