Aylott claims deVere monthly trophy

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PSC golf from The Billabong Golf Bar

Monday, May 26, Silky Oak – Stableford

What started out as a great day at Silky Oak turned into a very soggy one after 15 holes when we were hit by the mother of all storms, and it stayed above the drinks stand for a good 45 minutes.  It was raining so hard you couldn’t see the trees just across the valley and the lightening was fierce, but after a break of an hour it was back to business.

Apart from the fairways being very wet after the storm the course was otherwise in magic condition, even the greens were true and fast.  This didn’t seem to help the players much though as most of the scores were in the low twenties, with only four scoring thirty points or more.  Coming third today was Bob Philp with 33 points, second went to Rosco Langoulant on 34 points and the winner with 35 was John Baikie.

There was just one ‘2’ today, coming from Owen Walkley.

Wednesday, May 28, Green Valley- Stableford

Our third deVere monthly trophy, played on the last Wednesday of every month, was contested today.  The weather was hot as hell and although the rain threatened for most of the round, not a drop fell on the course.  Thankfully the heavy cloud kept it a bit cooler for the back nine.  The course was in great condition as there had been a large pro tournament held here the previous week, it was trimmed to perfection.

deVere monthly trophy winner John Aylott (center) with Bob Philp (left) and Brian Chapman.deVere monthly trophy winner John Aylott (center) with Bob Philp (left) and Brian Chapman.

Brian Chapman from the deVere group played with us today and was busy taking photos of all the golfers before the tee-off.  We were away to an early start and were all in well under four hours, I think the threat of a storm made everyone play a little faster.

The scores were ordinary to say the least with only a small number out of the six groups scoring better than 30 points, the scribe included.  The winning score of 36 points belonged to Bob Finley and he finished one up on John Aylott and Owen walkley who had to be separated by count back, with John getting the nod for second.  Fourth spot was occupied by Auke with 34 points as he also edged out Steve Balfour on a count back.

The deVere trophy was won today by John Aylott and thanks go again to Brian from the deVere group for the excellent prizes.

There were two ‘2’srecorded today, coming from Paul Greenaway and Auke.

Friday, May 30, Plutaluang – Stableford

It was a beautiful day at Plutaluang for our monthly scramble, with just a little cloud cover and no threat of rain and we were off to a two-tee start with 11 groups.  Playing East and South for a change, the greens were a little slow as they had recently been cored but were in good condition just the same.

Jeff and John - two of the Courtyard Cavaliers.Jeff and John – two of the Courtyard Cavaliers.

Once again everyone was trying to chase down the Courtyard Cavaliers, even though they had a couple of ringers in the team with Helmut and Geoff being away.  There were the usual hard luck stories being told back at the bar later, missed putts of course being the main topic of conversation, but the scores were all very close with the last place a mere 6 shots back from the winners.  Taking third place today was the team of Auke, Gerry, Saeng and Craig with a net score of 59.1.  Second place went to the team from the Caddyshack consisting of Rick Culley, Ramsay Smith, Clive Bruce and James Savage with a score of 58.5, but it was the Courtyard Cavaliers again who crossed the line in first place, taking the day’s honours with a great score of 57.9.  It was a great day out and we will be having another go at these guys next month.

Note:  The Billabong is 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.