Ellis sparkles at Crystal Bay

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Roger Ellis (right) with Keith Buchanan.
Roger Ellis (right) with Keith Buchanan.

PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, May 7,
King Naga – Stableford

A Flight

1st Ian Ward (12) 33pts

2nd Denis Steele (15) 32pts

3rd Keith Buchanan (15) 31pts

B Flight

1st Colin Stielow (27) 33pts

2nd Glenn Smith (25) 32pts

3rd Lorraine Percy (36) 29pts

Near Pins: #5 Jason Mills, #7 Marty Kempton, #12 Paul Hack, #16 Andy Zwart.

Long Putts: #9 Lorraine Percy, #18 Marty Kempton.

Great to see we had an increase in numbers today, to the point that we were in a position to play 2 flights.  The course was in great condition and other than the fact that two of the greens had been sanded there were no complaints.

We attacked the course from the white tees and in A Flight it was Ian Ward returning with the equal best score of the day, his 33 points giving him the win.  Coming in second was Denis Steele, while third went to Kissy Buchanan who nudged out Paul via the count-back system.

B Flight went to Colin Stielow on 33 points, one ahead of Glenn Smith in second with third spot going to Lorraine Percy.

Thursday, May 10, Crystal Bay – Stableford

1st Roger Ellis (30) 41pts

2nd Keith Buchanan (15) 38pts

Near Pins: C4 Andre Van Dyke, C7 Steve Younger, B3 Andre Van Dyke, B6 Colin Stielow.

Long Putts: C9 Keith Buchanan, B9 Terry Drier.

Heading out to Crystal Bay today it appeared that the weather could take a turn for the worst, but as luck will have it we never copped the rain at all.

Conditions were good and the course it was in great nick with the greens playing fast but true.  We played C and B nines in that order (B nine was used for the count-backs) from the yellow tees as chosen by the captain of the day.

We went to the starter with 13 (unlucky for some) golfers which meant that we would be playing one flight only, with first & second places only.

Scores were quite good as you would expect playing from the front tees.  Roger Ellis led the charge, returning to the judges with a very good score of 41 points.  Tied up for second, Keith Buchanan got the nod via the count-back system from Alex Field.