Golf Outing - Kau Sai Chau South
Golf Outing - Kau Sai Chau South31 Jan 2022
Tuesday, 16th November 2021
Autumn is always a good season to play golf, and the weather was perfect today with 28 degrees and some gentle breeze. As our flight had been cancelled on the last occasion due to the compulsory Covid Test, we gave priority to the players scheduled for the last event. When we arrived at KSC, we could see significant damage to the fairways thanks to the huge number of wild boars allowed to tear up the course. Hopefully the government’s new “shoot to kill policy” on wild boar will extend to Kau Sai Chau soon! On the bright side, the greens were in very good condition, and you can always take free relief from the boar damage.
The first to tee off were Jonny Brock, Dallas Reid, Andrew Wood and Tom McColl. Actually, it’s been a long time since we last saw Dallas as he has been imprisoned in South Africa for the past 21 months by Covid restrictions with nothing to do but play golf, eat steak and drink wine. Another bout of similar punishment should see him joining the senior PGA tour (or developing cirrhosis)! Dallas actually had a pretty solid round with 7 pars and 4 birdies, rather marred by a 9 on the opening hole thanks to the range being closed, so no warm-up was possible.
Tom McColl flexed his considerable muscles and when his driver did come out of the bag, pounded the ball miles, easily winning the long drive and reducing the reasonably long 18th to a drive and a 70-yard wedge shot.
As for me, I was driving solidly but struggled to make decent contact with my irons off the rather poor and pig-battered fairways. The lies were thin and muddy requiring perfect contact on ball first. This made chipping around the green particularly difficult, but as ever the conditions were the same for everyone.
|Nearest to the Pin||Hole 2
|2 Shots nearest to the Pin||Hole 7||Ted Li|
|Longest Drive||Hole 17 - Men
Hole 17 - Ladies
|Best Gross||81 points
1st Place - 35 points
2nd Place - 34 points
3rd Place - 33 points