Compton comes up trumps

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Brett Gale, Rick Culley, Lloyd Shuttleworth and Chris Dodd.
Brett Gale, Rick Culley, Lloyd Shuttleworth and Chris Dodd.

The Billabong Bar Golf Society

Monday, July 3, Green Valley – Stableford

Green Valley on a nice breezy day, with 3 groups of ladies and 4 groups of men looked after by stand in captains for the day Lloyd and Kiwi Bill in place of Capt Bob, who was playing the Pro Am at Phoenix Gold Golf course.

In the ladies event we saw Miss Nu taking line honours with a handicap round of 36 points, closely followed by Miss Kran with 35 and Miss Sa in third.  There were three ‘2’s coming from Miss Nu, Miss Kran and Miss Pin.

Just a few comments on the course, it is coming right but very slowly as the greens are still bumpy and due to the spraying of the fairways they are in poor condition in some places as well.  In saying that, the scores didn’t reflect the playing conditions with Steve Compton taking the top spot with 43 points and of course he rang the bell.  Second went to Auke with 39 points and Sel Wegner took third with 38.  Sel also helped John Player to win the challenge with the Kiwis in their private match.

There were three ‘2’s coming from Steve Compton, Jeff North and Tony Oakes.

Friday, July 7, Burapha – Stableford

What a drive to Burapha from the Billabong, it is only 15 minutes at a nice easy pace.  We had to play the C and D loops today as A and B were closed for maintenance but the course was in great condition and the greens were a pleasure to putt on.

There were some good scores and some very bad ones but all the players had a good day out.  The weather was good also, with cloud cover to keep out the heat and although rain threatened it didn’t eventuate.

The prizes went down to fourth place, with Rick Culley, who is going through a purple patch at the moment, taking that place with 37 points and just being pipped at the post be Chris Dodd also with 37.  Taking second spot was Brett Gale with a fine 39 points but in first place with a one over gross 42 points off his 7 handicap was Lloyd Shuttleworth.

There were only two ‘2’s, coming from Mark Haffenden and Lloyd Shuttleworth.