PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar
Monday, Oct. 29, Phoenix – Stableford
Phoenix On Monday, with 6 groups playing the Lakes and Ocean course off the white tees. We were in for a bit of fun as the greens were so different on each nine, a little slow on the Lakes but decidedly quicker on the Ocean nine, which made for a lot of 3-putts. The course was in great condition as usual, but in the rough it was totally different if you could find your ball you were doing well and to get it out. In saying that, the scoring was very good indeed.
There was a 4-way countback for 2nd, 3rd and 4th with Glyn Davies missing the prizes completely. Emmett White took 4th place, Dave Smith was 3rd and Graham Beaumont claimed 2nd, all with 39 points. Jason Barnett took the top spot with 40 points.
There were three ‘2’s, coming from Glen Smith, Steve Dodd and Jason Barnett.
There was some bad news on arriving back at the bar getting the news that our good friend Steve Ellison had passed away at Green Valley, The Billabong players would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to Steve’s family he was a good mate to all of us and will be sadly missed.
Friday, Nov. 2, Burapha – Stableford
Burapha our usual venue for a Friday with a much depleted field owing to the fact that there were about 4 teams from the Billabong playing in the annual Poppy Day tournament at the same venue. We played C and D loops that were in great condition, in wonderful temperatures, it must be the best time of the year to play golf in Thailand.
With only 3 groups playing we were away behind a team of Koreans that held up the field, waiting until we were almost finished putting before racing to the next tee to hold us up some more, but we did finish.
There were no ‘2’s so the prizes went down to 3rd place which was taken by Thiery Petrement with a fine 35 points, 2nd place went to the man of the moment Jason Barnett with 36 points, he even cut himself to a 3-handicap and still managed to score that amount of points, beaten on the day by Steve Dodd with 38 points.