The Treasurer’s Report:
Awesome courses. Highlights were a very enjoyable ambrose session at the National Old course- 68 off the stick, Peninsula hot springs, Steam Asian restaurant, watching Felix nail some 290m drives with Jigs mouth agape and Lewah smoking it at St. Andrews again.
Day 1 – Woodlands golf club
Greg, Lewah, Felix and Bas
Bas scored an eagle on the 3rd hole with a wedge from 80m that bounced in on the first bounce.
Good course but variable sand conditions in bunkers, fast fairways and greens.
Greg +7, Felix and Bas +8, Lewah +13
Day 2- Cape Schanck Resort and Portsea
Cape Schanck exceeded all our expectations, fantastic layout and great fairways and greens.
Superb value for money. Jig posted a great score, Felix and Bas were in the hunt.
Fast greens and great layout, but everyone’s legs were a bit sore after 36 in a day. Felix completely smoked the course with some great hybrids off the tee and some good irons into the greens.
Day 3-St Andrews beach
It was good to have a lazy morning, walk to the beach and a spot of tennis, teed off at 1pm.
Leroy smoked his favourite course. As predicted yesterday, the current champ had a blinder to really rattle the scorers and the bookies alike! Leroy managed a +1 with a blowout 10 on one hole… Bas also kept on keeping on with a +1, with Felix letting go a couple shots finishing with a +9…
Went to the hot springs for the evening, absolutely brilliant, lots of different temp baths, saunas and cold plunge pools in a bush setting.
Day 4 – The National GC: Ocean and Old course
All I can remember (due to being over golfed) was that both courses were immaculately presented with some amazing holes with lots of changes in elevation and heaps of big bunkers, superfast greens. Had lunch in the stupendously massive clubhouse overlooking the course and Bass strait with the hob nob members.
Lewah was the only player to tame the course with an exceptional score of +4 in tough windy conditions. Played the Old course as a three person ambrose in the arvo and we smoked it with four birdies and scored 68 off the stick. Close to the course record which is 66. Felix was nailing his drive 300m on most occasions. The spectacular par 3 7th over the ravine with the ocean in the background was truly amazing.
Day 5 – Yarra Yarra GC
Had a game at Yarra Yarra with a member called Richard who gave us a few tips on the course. All the pin positions were very tough, mostly right at the back or front of greens. The greens were lightning fast. Bas just held it together except for one hole where it took him 3 shots to get out of a bunker. Lewah got a bit frustrated in one bunker and flung his club over his shoulder only to spend the next 5 mins looking for it because he did not see where it finished up in the long grass. Another pretty good sandbelt course. Felix managed to hit two sideways shots in succession on one par 5, one shot smashed into a wooden pailing fence and the other bounced 5-6 times down a sealed road.
Day 6 – Kingston Heath GC
The Heath was in fantastic condition, greens and fairways were in top nick and quick but not super scary fast.
Bunkering was admired on every hole, Lewah got up close and personal to the deep bunker on the par 3 15th which took him a few to get out of. Awesome course. Felix got a little frustrated with his wayward driving. Bas chipped in for birdie on the second hole, Lewah chipped in for birdie on the 9th. Bas shot even par off the stick on the front nine, but Lewah came home strong to beat Bas off the stick on the back nine with 43 shots (hot golf). Bas just clinched the Wanderer title.
|Woodlands||RACV Cape Schanck||Portsea||St Andrews Beach||The National (Ocean)||Yarra Yarra||Kingston Heath||Total- 3 rounds|