Barrie’s back with a bang


PSC golf from the Billabong Golf Bar

Monday, June 16, Silky Oak – Stableford

Silky Oak was our venue today and the course was in great shape, with super greens and no bad lies anywhere on the fairways.

Our first group caught up to a four-ball of Japanese players who graciously called them through after about 5 holes, and because Mal Farquharson is still suffering from a broken paw and didn’t get to finish every hole that group were in the showers in 3 hours.

Owen Walkley & George Barrie.Owen Walkley & George Barrie.

We played from the shorter white tees today to make some of the long water carries a bit easier, but that didn’t seem to help as only two players beat their handicap.  Coming in third today was Phil Waite with 34 points while second went to Owen Walkley with 39.  But taking the top spot was George Barrie with a fantastic 40 points.  There were two 2s coming from Brian Maddox and George Barrie.

Wednesday, June 18, Green Valley – Stableford

Under threatening skies we teed off on the left side of the water, a tee I might add the Billabong has never started from before here at Green Valley.  With nine groups we got away early and were all on the course by 10 a.m.  Even with all the recent rain the course was in great shape, with the greens as fast as usual.

George Barrie couldn’t quite make it into the prizes today as his mere 34 points didn’t even get a mention is dispatches.  We had three groups of girls playing and one little lady gave us all a lesson in golf.  Boribun (Oh) Bangbon was the winner with a great round of 40 points, just edging out Bill Marsden on count back.  Brian Orr took third spot a point further back and John Anderson and John Player had a private battle for fourth and fifth on 38 points, with the former prevailing on count back.

There were three ‘2’s coming from Bob Finley, J.B. Russell and Bob Philp.