TROPICAL GOLF GROUP FRIDAY JUNE 29, EASTERN STAR – ST
Don Carmody Shines at Eastern Star
It’s been quite a while since the Tropical Golfers visited Eastern Star, and recent reports from there have been positive, so it was time to go see for ourselves. This day twelve intrepid Tropical’s filled up at BJ’s Lodge (Soi 3) and headed out. Though not far, Easter Star can be tricky to get to, and construction zones means drivers must pay attention. We can tell that in the future – how long no one knows – new highways will make the trip much faster.
Upon arrival we found that the Clubhouse is undergoing major renovations. It looks like a new locker room is in the works, and who knows what else? The course was in good condition and greens true. Most forgot how tricky ES is, with very few “just hit it” holes. Most holes have some feature to deal with (water, narrow fairways, dogleg, etc.), forcing constant thinking during the round, which is painful for some. A few managed to get through however, and how did they score?
Results: Don Carmody (c/h 29) found some magic on the tough course and earned himself a fine 37 points to take first place. Good going! Tom Herrington (16) was a stroke back with 36 points to make it close, and then John Pierrel (13) scored a respectable 34, and Brian Parish (11) took final roll call with 33 points.
Best 9’s (non winning) went to Daryl Evans and Mashi Kaneta