Jam strikes gold at Phoenix

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PSC Golf from the Billabong Bar

Monday, April 16, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

You know what sort of a day you can expect when at 7 am you open the doors and feel the heat roll into your home and sure enough that is exactly what happened with a hot, steamy day in prospect.  But imagine our despair when we noticed on the tee 5 golfers who were obviously occasional players having 7 tee shots and posing for photos.  The course was empty but the starters refused to allow us to start on what would have been our 10th hole.

Our first group forced their way through on the 4th hole but the second group had to wait until the 8th hole, waiting on every shot, and the third group had to take their chances.  Why is it that slow groups are always in front?

Capt. Bob could not finish on the top three having started with 11 points on his first four holes but virtually came to a halt after passing the 5-ball to finish on 30 points.  Paul Greenaway had a mixed bag with four blobs, four pars and 1 birdie for 31 points.  Peter Thomas had a good front nine with 19 points but stuttered a little thereafter to finish 2nd on 33 points whilst Miss Sasicha had another good day at the office to come home with 19 points to win for the second consecutive week  with 34 points.

Wednesday, April 18, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

We had a similar problem as Monday with part-time players holding everyone up and the scoring was very ordinary for the men.

The ladies showed the way with 34 points from Miss Porn taking third place and Miss May with 35 points took second.  Coming in first place with a staggering 42 points was Miss Jam, a great score indeed.

In the men’s competition it was decidedly different with Peter Thomas taking third with 28 points while Paul Greenaway came second and nearly choked on his beer when his name was called after scoring a “fabulous” 29 points with only 9 of them on the front nine.  Arch Armstrong came top today with 30 points with 13 on the front but got himself going on the back nine to score 17 points.

Friday, April 20, Burapha – Stableford

Burapha A and B loops today and the course was packed once more with 5-balls and 3-balls.  It was a rather hot day but we were around the course in 4 hours neat.  The course is in great condition at the moment and with some of the rain they have had in the area it is as green as you could get.  The greens were holding perfectly also.

We only had a small field today as the Songkran effect took its toll on some of the revelers.  The scoring was a bit ordinary and only 1st and 2nd places were in the prizes.  This went to a count back between Pat Regan and Jez Lees, both on 34 points, with Jez taking the top spot due to having one point better on the back nine holes.