18 members and 6 guests competed on Kau Sai Chau North in our second of three events in June this year. Great weather with a comforting breeze and two outstanding young caddies Theo and Alex set the scene for an exciting day out. Some of the fairways were under maintenance but preferred lies helped to improve the average scores to 29, 3 points better than at our last event.
Our guests were a great addition to the field, many of which expressed interest to join the society at some stage. Ulf Carlsson won the best guest prize on 36 points which was also the best result overall.
Brad Jacques played his first match with the society, having rejoined after many years of absence. Many players did not recognize him immediately but more on that later.
One match was played with Notker Schmid beating Mark Cameron 2up, a sweet revenge for a lost match during the Ryder Cup a while ago. Well done, Notker.
Unsurprisingly, every player was eligible for prizes after having been reminded by Plutus that payment prior to the event was mandatory.
The keenest golfer award was again hotly contested with John Harris narrowly beating Martin Clinch and Mark Hall on 22 points. As always, wonderful prizes as well as a roaring applause awaited him.
Not only did John win the keenest golfer but his stellar performance also secured him the Keenest Team prize, despite his playing partner trying to do some damage limitation. 29 points in total put them solidly in the middle of the average individual score of all players.
On the other side of the table, we saw 2 teams with an excellent score of 42 points, Jonny & Marco and Tom & Mark C.
Raaj once again showed the field how golf is played, sinking his putt for an eagle on hole 10 after having mastered a short 230 yard approach with a 5 wood putting the ball about 5 feet beside the flag. Shot of the day for Raaj.
Nobody managed to get a 2 this time, with the pot carried over to our next event at Eden on June 26th. One more reason to play.
Noteworthy events of the day included a fine dinner in a separate dining room at KSC with a lot of after match banter. One of our guests had to be reminded that appearing at the first tee late results in a 2 shot penalty. Lorenz, on the other hand, did not recognize his partner Brad in his own 4ball at lunch after having played 18 holes with him before. Big fine.
The lowest gross score was recorded by Raaj with 81 shots, narrowly beating Jonny on 82 shots.
Runner Up in the Stableford Competition with 33 points and on countback was Lorenz, having accomplished the same feat at the last LSW competition in Kau Sai Chau.
Our winner of the day with a very good 35 points was Tom McColl, winning for the first time, if I am not mistaken. A great result and a happy winner.
JP, dress code is more relaxed at KSC 😊
Best front 9
Best Back 9
Shot of the Day
EVENT NAME: Rob Henderson Trophy
COURSE TEE BOX: Old (Black)
TEE OFF TIME: 08.04