PSC golf from the Billabong Golf Bar
Monday, May 19, Pattana – Stableford
With three groups playing it was a drive up a very congested 331 to Pattana. We all got there and were teeing off right on time, playing the A and C loops off the yellow tees, which was still a challenge at just over 6300 yards.
It was Sports Day here so there were a few golfers out there but apart from it being extremely hot we just flowed around in just over four hours. The course was in good condition apart from some of the greens which were in very poor shape. This didn’t affect Capt Bob on the first hole however as he never saw that green at all, being force to pick up his ball before he got there as he ran out of shots.
Rosco Langoulant, Kevin Wild and Owen Walkley
Kevin Wild won the day with 34 points, finishing one ahead of Rosco Langoulant in second while third place went to Owen Walkley on 31, just edging out Capt Bob on count back.
There were two ‘2’s recorded, by Kevin Wild and Neil Carter.
Wednesday, May 21, St. Andrews – Stableford
St Andrews today as Green valley was closed for a professional tournament, and whilst it’s always a pleasure to play this course the greens were not very good to putt on as they had just been cored and sanded, which made it a tough day out.
Barney Clarkson and Wayne Cotterell.
Last time we played here the scores were in the mid forties but that changed today with no scores anywhere near that high. There was a four-way count on 37 points at the top of the leaderboard that saw Rosco Langoulant take the day’s honours ahead of Capt Bob in second, Owen Walkley third and Auke in fourth.
There was only one ‘2’ today, coming from Capt Bob.
Friday, May 23, Treasure Hill – Stableford
We played Treasure Hill today for the first time in months. The course was in great condition but as usual it didn’t take any prisoners. It seems all the work done in previous months has paid off and it was a pleasure to play here. The greens were true and fast and although it was a hot day everyone enjoyed the challenge.
The scores were a real mixed-bag, ranging from a lowly 16 points up to a magnificent high of 33. Barney Clarkson was the owner of that high score, taking the top spot ahead of Wayne Cotterell on count back, while Owen Walkley placed third with 30.
There were no ‘2’s, which is not surprising as there are no easy par three greens at this course.
Note: The Billabong in situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan. Give Bob a call on 082 204 3411 if you are looking for a game.