Monday, July 24, 2006

Big tournament last weekend

Played in the Annual Fiordland Classic in the weekend on the shores of Lake Te Anau. Was a pretty big field as it normally is. The tournament it self is played over 2 days on what can only be described as having views to rival any course.

It's a 2 man team event and we unlucky to draw the last tee time of the day on the Saturday. We teed off at 12;50 off the 15th tee the format being a 4BBB nett. We both played pretty average and only finished with a nett 67 to put us 10 back after the first day. The greens were pretty average after having a couple of hundred people trampling over them before us but thats no excuse for the way we both hit the ball.

The next day we were off at the ungodly hour of 8;11am. Which is not flash if you hadn't got to bed till 3;30am. But then again 90% of field were at the pub with us. The lucky ones with the afternoon tee times were shall we say getting slightly cursed at by the rest of us.

The golf was well pretty good for the first few holes but unforunately then we both sobered up and then wheels fell off. I eagled the last to break 80 by 1 which lead a nett 76 (oh whopee). Paul my team mate wasn't so lucky having a nett 83 (103 off the bat).

The high point being we won a little haggle between us and 3 other teams after finishing with a team score of 226 to beat the 3 other by 2.

Overall we came in mid field somewhere I think. I don't remember much of the prizegiving... oh come on it didn't start till 8pm and we were off the course by midday. We went to the pub to watch some big screen car racing and a few pints to fill in the afternoon..

OH yeah BTW I did manage to take out the senior Long Drive. Pretty cool prize of a bottle of rum. Pity is was the only other fairway I hit all day...........