All 18 players managed to turn up on time for an early tee-off for the October Trophy game at KGSAAS on a cool and thankfully dry morning — thank you from the Temporary Convenor.
We welcomed back Andrew Robinson and Charles Blanchet after prolonged absences. Check-in was a breeze – they are well organised here and easy to work with, and flights had been emailed to them in advance. Sigi very generously paid the full fees for his flight and donated his partners fees towards the lunch bill — thank you very much Sigi !!!!
The course was not too busy and we were away well before 8am with split flights on the President and Sultan nines. The weather soon became steamy and humid, and there was a lot of moisture on the greens and fairways. Overall the course was reasonable considering it is the wet season – and all courses are currently a bit soggy. Greens were fairly true and the fairways playable.
Most flights finished around mid-day with one flight delayed to 12:50 after being caught behind a couple of slow groups.
Attention Stuart – for the handicap record – Andrew Chez and Peter Barker played off the blue tees. All others played whites as usual.
Winner on the day with 37 points was Ricardo – well done to him – the only player to beat his handicap. Hans Berger joined us for lunch and presented Ricardo with his Trophy. Second place was Bernard on 35 points and third was Stan with 34 points – well done guys. Lowest Gross was 83 by both Andrew Chez and Ricardo, and most exercised was Dave.
14 cannons stayed for lunch washed down by some very welcome jugs of cold beer. Bernard, Berni and Tony stayed for a while at lunch, but Ray unfortunately had to quit the golf after 9 holes due to flu/fever symptoms.
The surplus funds from the morning, coupled with Hans’ members discount card, covered the whole of the lunch bill, which led to raucous cheering and a few shouts from the cheaper seats of “we love Sigi”!