We had 6 full flights today at Palm Garden for the Monthly Trophy Game. The course was in excellent condition with the hole positions well back and in difficult positions. This along with the fast undulating greens with many of them exhibiting steep slopes at the edges made it a difficult task to putt (once you got on and actually stayed on the green!). Weather was overcast but humid making it not too unpleasant.
Our flight noticed that the caddies were rather poor not giving and advice on the greens and bringing wrong clubs, etc. So some training is require there. Also we had one hole where we were in the middle of driving when a buggy drove up towards us in direct firing line with an oblivious staff member driving the buggy back to the clubhouse!
After the game we stayed at the club which worked out very well. They had offered us a buffet lunch at RM60 per head which we passed on, opting for individual dishes which was somewhat cheaper and fairly quick (part from Iain Wise who had to wait some time for his fish and chips). The fish and chips as always were excellent and a good choice to have at this club.
The best Stableford of the day was Greg Mackley with a gross of 97 and 39 points. However Greg unfortunately does not have the requisite minimum number of 5 games with the group to register an “official” handicap so has to be excluded on this occasion from the prizes. The winner was therefore Kevin Wiggins with a gross of 86 and 37 points so he took the May Trophy and the RM50 pot.
Second on count back and on 36 points was Geoff McLaws with a gross of 80 (best gross of the day) from Ted Parslow and Graham Cadman.
Full results are listed below.
Videos (from Jason Winter)