Hussain Hamed and Hassan Naseem have emerged as gross and net winners respectively in the Royal Palm Monthly Medal Golf Event for August 2021 that was contested over 18 holes on stroke play basis at the Royal Palm Golf Course.
Start of the competition took place through a shot gun boom after participating challengers had assembled at the eighteen tees in pairings drawn up as per standard golf rules. Events at stake were net and gross for men amateurs in handicap category 0-15 and handicap category 16-18. Other events were for senior amateurs, juniors and ladies.
The competing participants were all golfers of merit and while in the initial stages of the head-to-head rivalry, most of them performed to perfection but as the quest for honors progressed, the less resolute ones started to show vulnerable control over their hitting and thereby continued to compile scores that were tarnished and stained, hence they were pushed in the category of ‘also competed’. There were quite a few, however, who made evident their determination to perform well and end up as the top performers.
And the one, who displayed superb command and control over all aspects of his game, was Hussain Hamed. This young one played reliably well and in the contest for top gross honors in handicap category 0-15, he managed to prevail over his adept and proficient rival Ahmed Zafar Hayat. In the 18 holes combat Hussain ended the competition with a gross score of 75, three over par while Ahmed Zafar structured a score of gross 78, thus conceding the top first gross to Hussain. Rivalry between these two masterly golfers added a lot of color to the Royal Palm Monthly Medal Event.
In the race for honors in the net section of handicap category 0-15, the front runner turned out to be Hassan Naseem. His net score of 71 enabled him to gain victory over Rana Imran Haider by a margin of one stroke. Imran compiled a net score of 72. The competitors, who played admirably well in handicap category 16-18, were Kashif Gilani and Rafqat Hussain in net section and Hassan Atta and Muzahir Abbas in gross section.
In handicap category 16-18, Hassan Atta won the first winner in gross while Muzahir Abbas finished second. Kashif Gillani managed to win the first net while Rafqat Hussain finished as runner-up. The senior gross winner was Jehanzeb Khan while Fida Hussain Raja won first net. In juniors, Ahmed Ibrahim earned first gross and Mian Muhaib first net while in ladies, Tehmina Ahmed won first gross and Munaza Shaheen first net. In the end, the prizes were awarded to the winners by Imran Mairaj and Shahid Abbas, Captain Golf of Royal Palm and to the ladies by Minaa Zainab, Lady Captain of Royal Palm.