The Growling Swan Golf Society
Monday, April 3, Plutaluang – Stableford
A Flight (0-17)
1st John Edwards (16) 41pts
2nd Keith Buchanan ((16) 41pts
3rd Denis Steele (12) 38 pts
B Flight (18 +)
1st Frank Riley (23) 41pts
2nd Tony Cook (27) 37pts
3rd Cavin Kenyon (18) 35pts
Near Pins: N3 JJ Harney, N6 Rod Weeks, W3 JJ Harney, W8 Rod Weeks.
Long Putts: N9 Eric Black, W9 JJ Harney.
Twenty golfers ventured out to take on the challenge of Plutaluang North and West nines from the yellow tees. The weather was on our side as the sun was out and a slight breeze kept the mercury down.
The course was in tip-top condition and as usual it was busy with quite a lot of golfers enjoying not only the great playing conditions but also the very reasonable green fee. The greens here have become a lot slicker than in the past and today they played reasonably true, considering the constant heavy traffic. As per usual, the gnarly crabgrass lies took a toll on most of the field.
Two flights catered to today’s numbers and in the A-Flight John Edwards took top spot on count back over the unlucky Keith Buchanan, both with 41 points each. Coming in third and again getting through on count back was Denis Steele.
B-Flight saw Frank Riley come up trumps yet again with 41 points while Tony Cook greeted the judges in second place and Cavin Kenyon completed the podium in third.
Thursday, April 6, Crystal Bay – Stableford
1st Colm Lawlor (15) 44pts
2nd Peter Bailey (16) 42pts
3rd John Edwards (16) 39pts
4th JJ Harney (16) 39pts
Near Pins: B4 Alex Field, B6 Mashi Kaneta, C4 John Edwards, C7 Rod Weekes
Long Putts: B9 Lindsay Slender, C9 Roy Dayton
Fifteen eager souls headed up the highway on Thursday to play Crystal Bay (one of our favorite courses). Today was a public holiday but we were able to negotiate a great price for our group.
The weather looked as though we were in for a pleasant day for golf although the forecast was for rain throughout the region. As per usual the course was in tip top condition, fairways gave some run and the greens were up to speed. In other words Crystal bay was spot on! We attacked the course playing B & C nines (in that order) from the yellow tees.
Colm Lawlor took first place with a sparkling round of 44 points, two ahead of Peter Bailey in second while John Edwards edged JJ Harney for third, both finishing with 39 points each.