Armstrong supreme at Silky Oak

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Jason Moylan and Bill Marsden.
Jason Moylan and Bill Marsden.

The Billabong Bar Golf Society

Monday, June 19, Phoenix – Stableford

Phoenix was our venue for this Monday and it turned out to be a grand day for golf.  It’s been so hot lately that the breeze we got today was just fantastic.

The course was in great condition with very consistent greens and brutal rough but to be fair you are meant to hit the fairways, they are wide enough!  There were no ‘2’s today, which was surprising because the par three’s had generous pin placements.

The scoring was good but not outstanding with a count back required for fourth place between Brendon Moylan (beware the sick golfer) and Thiery Temine, with Thiery getting the nod for that spot with 34 points.  Third place went to one of our visitors Jason Moylan with 36 points and once again there was a count back for top spot, both on 37 points with Bill Marsden getting the edge over Gerard Lambert.

Wednesday, June 21, Green Valley/Silky Oak – Stableford

Arch Armstrong and Sandy Chapo.
Arch Armstrong and Sandy Chapo.

Green Valley and Silky Oak, today the men playing Silky Oak and Bobby’s Angels playing Green Valley.  In the ladies group the scores were absolutely tremendous, obviously the new greens were to their liking.  The course was in great condition after being cored and sanded and now the fairways are growing back it’s just like the old Green Valley.

There were 3 groups of girls and the prizes went down to fourth place with Miss Wan taking that spot with 37 points.  Coming in third was Miss Yaow with 38 points, second went to Miss Sa with 40 and taking top spot was Miss Phin with 41.

In the men’s division playing Silky Oak the scores were somewhat the same but a new record was set today with there being nine ‘2’s, coming from Arch Armstrong (2), Sandy Chapo (2), Nipper Truscott (2), Bill Marsden, Steve Compton and Auke.

Tony Oakes took third place with 39 points in the comp proper, beating Jack Butler on a count back while second spot went to Sandy Chapo with 40.  Taking first place today with a 74 gross off a 9 handicap was Arch Armstrong with a fantastic 43.

Friday, June 23, Burapha C & D – Stableford

Burapha C and D, the hardest side of this place today and the course was in great condition, although they should remove about 2 tons of sand from some of the bunkers.  The place was packed and a 5-hour round ensued.

The scores were a bit different with three guys battling for the victory, all locked on 36 points.  Lloyd Shuttleworth edged the count back to leave Rick Culley in second and Bob Bower in third.  Greg Ritchie deserves a mention for his fourth place finish as his 35 points total included 23 on the front nine.  There was only one ‘2’, coming from George Barrie.