Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tokyo Day 3 : Club 300 - the 1st Nine

The 3 flights with 3 balls played from the 10th tee. Pakdokter's flight was the last to go. The 2nd Nine ( here it was addressed as the IN flight) was the more difficult - tight, hilly and long as we played from the Championship tee box. The option was to play either the 'regular tee box' or the 'championship tee-box' only, and we chose to play the longer one which came to 6875 yards long.
Pakdokter sliced the drive to the right and lost the golf ball and scored a miserable starting hole with an 8! Mr Foong Kai Ming was a steady senior golfer who put pakdokter and Martin to shame. The next par-3 was a long 200 yards across a lake and up on a little hill. Pakdokter took 4 shots to reach the apron and chipped a lucky one in for a face-saving 5. Both Mr Foong and Martin used their drivers and managed a par here. Pakdokter's game started to regain some form after that and managed to finally come home with pakdokter's usual score of in the low 50's which explains why pkdokter's handicap at the RSGC is 29!

some sakuras have bloomed out along the fairways

the lovely young caddy we had must had fantastic stamina!
she pushed the ( motorised) buggy which carried our 3 bags
up and down the steep hills and ran on the flat stretches
the fairway grass was still generally brown

see how narrow and long it generally was

more and more peach and cherry blossoms
at this steep slope, a buggy helped transfer us from the green
to the next tee

Mr Fonng, our caady Mikusan, and Martin Chan
the club umbrellas were in bright colours...

the green at the 18th hole was surrounded by the cherry blooms
the guys below were from the flight in front of pakdokter:
Stephen Low, Yong Cho Kun and Micheal Sielecki

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