Golf Outing - Kau Sai Chau East
Golf Outing - Kau Sai Chau East27 Dec 2021
Thursday, 28th October 2021
Finally the Hong Kong weather is relenting from the summer heat and the typhoon season. Today was 25 degrees with an autumn breeze. Ideal conditions to enjoy golf. We teed off at 10, so the sun was up and shining right above us the whole time.
The first group to tee off were Kien Ng, Jenny Chapman, JP Cuvelier and Nickolas Dalais. I gave the nearestto- pin flags to Kien to set out on all the par 3s. However, when we played the first two par 3s, there was no nearestto- pin flag, there and I wondered if they had forgotten to put them out? After the round, I found out JP had actually printed out the first page of the pairing and he just missed printing the second page, so he missed putting the flags in the first two hole for the NTP!
Playing alongside me were two retired civil servants, Louis Lau and Thomas Choi. Louis Lau has been a HKFC member for over 30 years and this is the first time he joined our GS event, so welcome aboard. He has just finished a knee surgery so he couldn’t stand for long periods of time. At 75 years of age, he can still swing his drive 200 yards! You will be amazed by his short game ability. He can always get up and down to save par!
There are some highlights for the nearest to pin on hole 13, a short par 3 with 120 yards slightly downhill. This hole’s difficulty is very dependent on the wind which is hard to judge from the tee box. Nickolas Dalais put his approach shot just 2 inches away from the flag by using his pitching wedge, almost a hole out for him! Easy tap-in birdie, but sadly no free drinks all round!
I managed to continue my recent good play, hitting the first 11 greens in regulation! I still managed to be 2 over par thanks to 3 three-putts. Clearly, some work was needed in that department. However, golf requires concentration for a long period of time, and mine broke down on the 12th where I decided to go for the par 4 green off the tee, and so had to wait quite a while to play. As usual, after a long wait for a glory shot, I hit a horror left resulting in a lost ball. This gave me a double bogey which of course rattled me, so I rapidly picked up a few more bogeys. Luckily my hot start was enough to allow me to stagger over the line for a winning 8 over par 80.
|Nearest to the Pin||Hole 8
|2 Shot Nearest to the Pin||Hole 12||Christopher Mihatov|