Kau Sai Chau Outing - Thursday 3rd December 2020
Kau Sai Chau Outing - Thursday 3rd December 202030 Dec 2020
The pandemic fun and games continued during the week with confirmed cases rising from single digits to three figures and the Government responding by tightening the social distancing measures. Worse, KSC was closed for two days as they had a confirmed case a few days before. Luckily we were still fortunate enough to play our event as planned.
The weather was very pleasant at 19 degrees Celsius with sunshine , but we did have to contend with a severe wind. This meant adding (or subtracting) around 3 clubs depending on the wind direction.
The first to tee off were, Andrew Wood, Henry Lai, JP Cuvelier and myself. Henry had a perfect start with a few pars to start with and there were allegations he had been to the gym recently as he was turning his lower body much better than before. Maybe it was just a couple of beers over breakfast? Either way, he recorded nearest to the pin in 2 on hole 12 with a 260 yards drive landing next to the left-hand side bunker. He followed this up with a flop shot over the bunker, leaving the ball 4 yards left of the hole. Sadly he did not make the birdie putt. Andrew Wood coming from the North of England made some incredible shots, probably based on the fact that these conditions would be considered mild “up North”. He managed birdies on holes 5, 6 and 12. On hole 5, he faced a 130 yard par 3 but with a 30 yard head wind. The rest of the flight all finished well short but Andrew managed to leave his tee shot 6 feet away with an 8 iron and rolled in the putt. JP Cuvelier as ever worked his famous banana shot round the course, keeping out of most of the trouble despite the wind, and shot a gross 87 for 34 stableford points to claim second place.
Here is the breakdown of the event: