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PSC Golf from The Golf Club

Monday, Jan. 4, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

1st Ken Aihara (6) 39pts

2nd Muffy Kerr (14) 38pts

3rd Graham Eldridge (16) 37pts

4th Fred Birch (23) 36pts

5th Alan Rothwell (5) 35pts

If it’s Monday it’s gotta be Green Valley.  Today was a hot one, at least by January standards, and for the tourists it was a bit of a struggle.  Yes, you can get dehydrated even this time of year and some of our crew were feeling the effects of golf without electrolytes.  You should be drinking at least a couple of bottles of water every nine holes and have a liter even before you tee off.  Also you should take some of those electrolyte packs to boost your potassium levels.

Phil and Kenny congratulate “The Student” Fred Birch (right).Phil and Kenny congratulate “The Student” Fred Birch (right).

It was an interesting score sheet as the podium went right up the numbers from 35 to 39 going up the leaderboard.  Unlucky for Alan Rothwell this time, it was his turn to bring up the bottom.  Alan has been helping his buddy Fred Birch on his swing up at the Diana Driving Range of late.  This time it was the student who beat the teacher as Fred’s game has really turned around thanks to Alan!  Fred pipped him with his 36 to take 4th place on the day.

Graham Eldridge will be remembering to keep that water bottle handy as a fine 37 point day let him carry off third.  Muffy Kerr also had a great day with a respectable 38 but it was Kenny Aihara who once again bagged a win with a 39 point round and was top of the heap.

Wednesday, Jan. 6, The Emerald (white tees) – Stableford

T1st Fred Birch (23) 36pts

T1st Alan Rothwell (5) 36pts

T3rd Ben Denham (2) 32pts

T3rd Mark Wood (9) 32pts

T3rd Graham Eldridge (16) 32pts

It’s a tough track, The Emerald, and today we only had 2 golfers who managed to shoot to their handicap.  Ben, Mark and Graham could only muster 32 points out there today but at least it got them Happy Cards from Capt. Phil.

It was back to the teacher and the student who were both the best at Emerald today.  Alan and Fred both shared the podium box with 36’s and Fred had better start getting used to playing golf off a sub-20 handicap real soon!

Friday, Jan. 8, Silky Oaks (white tees) – Stableford

T1st Grant Alexander (10) 40pts

T1st Kenny Aihara (6) 40pts

T3rd Peter Hynard (14) 37pts

T3rd Peter Thomas (17) 37pts

T3rd Alan Rothwell (5) 37pts

This golf day wasn’t exactly on the schedule, but some of the guys wanted a Friday game and before you know it, we had 16 blokes on the sheet.  We had just played here the previous Friday (when Fred Birch shot a lights out 43!) so it is a testament to the course that so many were happy to return here.

Ties were all around as 37 and 40 were the magic numbers of the day.  Nice to see Mr. Hynard joining us today and his 37 tied up with Peter Thomas and Alan Rothwell.  Kenny was still in good form with a very solid 40 pointer to share the win with Scotsman Grant Alexander.

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