A triple crown for Barrie

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The Billabong Bar Golf Society

Monday, May 13, Crystal Bay – Stableford

There wasjust a small field today playing Crystal Bay with the course empty but in grand condition.  We had lightning, thunder and rain all around but thankfully not one drop fell anywhere near us.  The greens were quick in some places and a little slow in others but all in all it was a great day out was had by all.

There was one exceptional performance today coming from a man by the name of George Barrie who had the round of his life.  Playing off his 28 handicap (not for much longer) he posted 22 points on the A side but bettered that on the B side by 2 points, scoring 24.  Just in case you can’t add up that equates to a 46 stableford points total.

George Barrie holds up his 46-point scorecard from Crystal Bay.George Barrie holds up his 46-point scorecard from Crystal Bay.

Standing on the 18th tee George said to one of his playing partners, “I have been trying to break 100 and I think today is the day.  I have had 85 off the stick to here and with one par four left I would have to break a leg not to do it.”  Unfortunately he bogied the last to score 90 and it would have been fantastic to see him break the 90 mark, but still a magnificent game George and congratulation’s from all.

Obviously George won the day and took all the prizes.  Again there were no ‘2’s recorded.

Wednesday, May 15, St. Andrews – Stableford

A pleasant change today from Green Valley as we were sent to play St Andrew’s instead as there was a large tournament on the Green Valley course.  Not having played here for a year or two it was pleasure.  The green’s had been recently scarified and were not good to putt on but were just great today according to Paul Greenaway who played there the previous Friday.

The day was not as hot as we have had lately and with a gentle breeze blowing it was perfect weather conditions for golf.

There were some good scores and a few that will not be mentioned in dispatches, however the winner for today was the same guy who shot the lights out on Monday, George Barrie, and even with a melt down on the 18th he still scored 36 points to take line honours.  Coming in second on a count back was Mark Riggall on 35 points to edge Jeff North on the same score into third.

Once again there were no ‘2’s recorded.

Friday, May 17, Treasure Hill – Stabelford

It’s a long road to Treasure Hill but worth the effort to get there as the course is in magnificent condition, even after all the storms they have endured over the last week or two.

George Barrie, playing with one of his sons and a friend who had just flown in from Indonesia after doing a 100km charity walk, found the course to his liking as he won the day again today.  That’s his record day Monday with 46 points, his win at St Andrew’s on Wednesday, and victory again today with 31 points.  That takes the cake mate!  The boy’s are asking when are you going back to work so they can have a chance of winning?  In second today was Willie Dunlop with 26 points.

It was another barren day on the par 3’s with again no ‘2’s recorded.

Note:  If you are looking for a game of with some friendly golfers give Bob a call on 082 204 3411 or call into the Billabong Bar and put your name on the sheet.  We are located just off Siam Country Club Road, looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.