Balfour blitz at Greenwood

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PSC golf from The Billabong Golf Bar

Monday, March 17, Greenwood – Stableford

Greenwood was the place today and what great condition it was in – value for money whichever way you say it.  We were joined today by the boys from Dongara and Perth and they enjoyed a good day out and a round of just over 4 hours.  A big thanks to John Player for looking after everyone in place of the Capt, who had other things to occupy his mind.

There some good scores among the ordinary ones but the NAGA prize went to Doug Stevens with a fine 22 point total.  Fourth place went to Charlie with 36 points, being beaten on count back by the inform Owen Walkley while second spot was taken by Rick Forrest with 37 points.  But in first, and having the best day on a golf course in his life was Tim Balfour who came home one under off the stick for 47 points off his 12 handicap.

(L-R): Rang, Shane, Lot, Peter, Tim and Barry.(L-R): Rang, Shane, Lot, Peter, Tim and Barry.

There was only one ‘2’ today coming from Charlie who started the second nine with a birdie four-pointer and a three-pointer for his two on number eleven, not a bad effort mate.

Wednesday, March 19, Green Valley – Stableford

What a day out at Green Valley where we were joined by Jock Drummond and his golfers from Dongara.  The course was in good condition but some of the fairways are starting to dry out and the greens were there usual selves, fast with the grain and a little slower against.

The challenge went out to Capt. Bob and Steve Hodgman (two lefties) to play Tim (the 47 point man) Balfour and Jock Drummond, a three handicapper.   The lefties were two down at the turn and were another two down standing on the 14th tee.  Jock was having the time of his life bagging the hell out of the opposition while Tim was saying nothing, but at the 18th it was a different story and all was quiet where the Capt actually helped by winning the last and all that changed hands was the match with a win each on the nines.  Really a good result!

With eight groups we went down to fifth place with prizes today and taking it was Robert Marsh on a four-way count back (all with 35 points) over Cottee, Jock and Shane.  Fourth place went to Shane Brown while third was taken by Peter LeNoury with an even par 36.  Barry Williams had a good day out for a change to take second place with 37 points and first today was the ‘Sugar Man’ Ray Handford with a fine 40 points.

There were four ‘2’s coming from Robert Marsh, Peter LeNoury, John Aylott and Dongara boy Shane Brown.

Friday, March 21, Crystal Bay – Stableford

With just a small field today we played Crystal Bay and we got around in three hours forty minutes.  The greens were not the same as you normally expect at this course; they were quite grainy and hadn’t been cut for a day or two.

Bob St Aubin started out like a really good golfer but John Player and Capt Bob dragged him down to their level on the back nine, much to his disgust.  Taking first spot today was Kevin Wild with a great 38 points (yes George, I know you are reading this on your way to Angola but he really did get this score).  Coming second was Mick Thomas with 36 points, his first ever placing, and third was Owen Walkley with 35.  There was only one ‘2’ today, coming from John Player with a thirty-foot putt that spent more time in the air than on the green but it was a good shot anyway.

Note:  The Billabong is situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.  Give Bob a call on 082 204 3411 if you are looking for a game.