April 2016 PAGS Tournament from Phoenix Gold
Tom on Fire
Another day dawned and just under 120 golfers, including 12 Ladies descended on the Phoenix Gold Golf Club for the April PAGS tournament. The Mountain & Lakes nines was the allotted combination for todays field of keen, but apprehensive players. Weather conditions were oppressive, with just a light breeze to alleviate the heat, so the offer of free carts organised by Shane was a welcome attraction for the PAGS.
Tom Thompson (16) was the undoubted star of the day, winning the B flight with a fine 39 points, to go along with the maximum 2 technical prizes, after writing his name on another 1 which went in to the lucky draws for the evening. Other notables on the day, with at least 2 technical prizes were Anders Pederson who contributed a 3rd to the lucky draws, and Matthew Sneath. Ladies winner was Somchith (36) with a solid 35 points while the minor placing was won by Mon (13) with 34 points.
Kenny Chung (26) was the winner of the C flight for handicaps 20+ with a day’s best 42 points, edging John Duffy (25) into 2nd with his 40 points, while Bob Lakey (28) picked up 3rd spot with 39 Points.
B flight winner has already been mentioned but the minor placings for handicaps 15 – 19 saw another tightly contested, but orderly affair with Philippe Pruvot (18) getting the nod over Mike Johns (16) after the countback went to the last 6 holes 11/10, with both players signing for 36 points.
The A flight for handicaps 0 – 14 saw Jerry Sweetham (12) a clear winner on 37 points, to go with his Senior’s long drive. Again minor placings required a countback, with Gerd Riedler (6) edging Jeff Wylie (7) 17/16 on the back 9, after both had solid, but unspectacular scores of 35 points.
Dave and his team were once again doing a sterling job in the tucker department, with plenty of fine fare to be enjoyed on the evening. As always, there is only 1 person to blame if you go home hungry from a PAGS presentation. I am confident we will all look forward to next month’s event at Phoenix Gold, on 31 May. Contact Shane on 0859459689 to ensure your preferred tee time.