Valley Hackers take the spoils at Phoenix

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Paul Povloff, Ed Horrocks and Rick Hiate.
Paul Povloff, Ed Horrocks and Rick Hiate.

The Billabong Bar Golf Society

Monday, August 21, Phoenix – Stableford

No rain today at the lovely Phoenix Gold golf course, just a nice light breeze and very high cloud.  We played the Mountain and Lakes loops as the Ocean side is closed for maintenance.  The course is in magnificent condition at the moment with greens that are great to putt on as in very consistent.

Billabong lady golfers.
Billabong lady golfers.

The scoring wasn’t too flash but it was a good day out.  As there were only three groups the prizes went down to third place with Thiery Temine taking that spot with 34 points on a count back over John Anderson.  Second place went to John Harper with 35 points top spot on the podium was claimed by Capt. Bob who played to his dodgy handicap 36 points.  There were no ‘2’s recorded.

Wednesday, August 23, Silky Oak – Stableford

Once again, we were transferred to Silky Oak but, having heard that Green Valley is up and running, many Billabong regulars are looking forward to returning to our regular Wednesday venue.

We had 19 ladies with us today but they played at Green Valley and returned some very impressive scores.  Despite 2 blobs on the back-9 which cost her third place, Miss Yen came fourth with 37 points the same score as Miss Nu.  Miss Nat was very steady through 18 holes with 40 points but was unable to compete with the winner, Miss Eng on 43.

Back at Silky Oak, Wayne Cotterell started and finished the day with 2 blobs to miss out on a podium spot to Auke Engelkes, both on 36 points.  Mel McGowan was clear of these two to take second but missed out on top spot by one to Tam Davies who took the day’s honours.

Only two 2s were returned today, by Selwyn Wegner and Wayne Cotterell.

Friday, August 25, Phoenix – Scramble

The monthly scramble is held now at the Phoenix Golf Club, and with 13 groups playing today we got away a little early and were all in before any rain fell.  The Lakes and Ocean course was in magnificent condition with fast greens and fairways that are just great to hit off.

The winners of the last 2 months were not so lucky today as one of their team was suffering from a bad case of jet lag, but they still managed to get in the prizes.  Taking third place today was the team of Paul (jet lag) Smith, Paul Hack, Neil Skilton and Dave Stockman with a score of 58 net.  Second place went to the team from the Billabong, the original team of Bob Philp, Greg Ritchie, Paul Greenaway and Bill Marsden with a score of 57.6 and taking the top spot were the Valley Hackers, namely Ed Horrocks, Rick Hiate, Paul Povloff and Brian Bowman with 55.3.