‘Elvis’ Shaw on song at the Valley

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Nick Shaw.
Nick Shaw.

The Players’ Lounge Golf Society

Sunday, Dec. 17, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Nick Shaw (21) 40pts

2nd Mark Watkins (20) 35pts

3rd Pat Reagan (16) 35pts

4th Paul Hack (9) 34pts

5th Mick Beresford (15) 34pts

Near Pins: No 5 Jim Bell, No 16 Mick Beresford.

Green Valley proved once again to be the perfect host yet again for our regular Sunday bash.  The course was in fine shape but a really strong and very cold wind made it tough for the lads, all apart from Nick ‘Elvis’ Shaw who returned a fine 40 points for the match honours.

Mark Watkins made it two pay window visits on the trot as he edged Pat ‘the Irish rover’ Reagan for the second spot.  Three players vied for the two remaining steps on the podium; Paul ‘the thunder from down under Hack, Mick Beresford and Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake.  Paul emerged from the heap with fourth spot as Mick closed the flight and left Barry at sea level and pot less.

The biggest smile of the day came from Jimmy Bell as he picked up the rollover 2’s pot.

Tuesday, Dec. 10, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Barry Copestake (23) 37pts

2nd Bill Peach (22) 36pts

3rd Gareth Gill (17) 35pts

4th Jim Bell (17) 35pts

Near Pins: No 16 Tim Knight.

Today we had a rather smaller turnout than usual for our mid-week stint at Green Valley – the strong, freezing wind might have been a factor in that.

Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake took the top spot on the podium and the man of the match honours with a solid 37 points.  Barry was one stroke clear of Bill Peach while two players were tied on 35 points apiece, Gareth Gill and Jimmy ‘AK-47’ Bell, with Gareth just managing to edge Jim for third.

Friday, Dec. 22, The Emerald – Stableford

1st Howard Bland (27) 40pts

2nd Tony Oakes (13) 35pts

3rd Kent Gustayson (28) 32pts

Near Pins: No 7 Kent Gustayson, No 15 Howard Bland.

Today was a perfect day for golf, especially if you like to play in windy conditions.  As is usual nowadays the course was in very fine condition with the greens playing like glass.

The best score of the day was turned in by Howard Bland with a rock solid 40 points.  Howard was five strokes clear of the man who is never far from the brass ring, Tony Oakes, while Kent Gustayson closed the flight with 32 points.

Gareth Gill was the sole heir to the 2’s rollover pot.