Christmas Cup, Lotus Hill Golf Club
Christmas Cup, Lotus Hill Golf Club24 Nov 2019
The Christmas Cup is a two day event normally held at Lotus Hill each year. Nine members joined this year’s event with some new faces among the players. Following the cancellation of the morning ferry to Lotus Hill, we changed the travel arrangements to go by coach from Huang Guan terminal. To our pleasant surprise we were able to complete the trip between 7.45am and 9.20am with remarkably smooth traffic leaving us plenty of time to warm up on arrival at Lotus Hill.
The first to tee off were Albert Lam, Steve Lee, Jonathan Li and myself. I played with Steve few times before and Steve has improved tremendously. His driving is more consistent and the ball striking has been greatly improved. However, his short game still needs to be improved. He eventually scored 5 pars and 39 points to claim the second place for this event. When Steve finished the round, he was so happy to tell everyone that this is the first time to have 5 pars and shot below 100! Congratulations! Sadly for Steve, Lana Woo was on hot form again shooting 92 for 43 points to claim the victory! Meanwhile her team member, Lily, also shot 38 stableford points to claim the third place.
On day two, we were playing Texas Scramble format. I was playing with Steve Lee and Jonathan Li, however we have been struggling to make birdies. We only managed to score one birdie over 16 holes. At hole 17, I hit a pitching wedge and left 10 yards to putt. Jonathan went for the aggressive line and sank it for a birdie, so 2 under over the round. At hole 18, if you can drive 270 yards, you can go for the aggressive line by aiming for the small island. After seeing Jonathan and Steve drive, I am safe to go for the aggressive line. Lucky for us, the ball went over the island and left us 110 yards to go for the green. I hit a 52 degree wedge and left 6 yards for the eagle. Jonathan went to putt first and the ball just went left of the hole. Steve was able to read his putt and went on to sink the eagle putt! Marvellous teamwork to score 4 under par with gross 68 and net 59 to claim the victory of day two.
Here is breakdown of the event:
Nearest to the Pin
Hole 2 – Ted Li
Hole 11 – Ted Li
Hole 14 – Steve Lee
Hole 17 – Ted Li
Longest Drive Male – Albert Lam
Longest Drive Female – Lana Woo
1st Place – Lana Woo – 43 stableford points
2nd Place – Steve Lee – 39 stableford points
3rd Place – Lily Chan – 38 stableford points
Day 2 – Texas Scramble
Winner-Gross – 68 Net 59 – Ted Li, Jonathan Li and Steve Li