Bell rings in victory at Green Valley

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The Billabong Bar Golf Society

Monday, Feb. 18, Plutaluang – Stableford

The Navy course was our venue today and it was busy as there were about 4 societies playing, so it was about a 4½ hour round playing West and North, not our particular choice but they were in good condition and not wet anywhere. 

With four groups we were away at 10.30 a.m. and were joined today by a friend of Geoff Couch’s with the same name as the world number one ladies golfer.  He didn’t play as well as Yani but did manage to get in the prizes.

Geoff Boyle.Geoff Boyle.

Lloyd Shutleworth’s caddy couldn’t manage to get out of the cart for the last six holes – I think it was something in the water she was drinking that put her off.  Anyway it was a delightful day out for all.  With Lloyd were his brother Peter, Capt Bob, Bill Marsden and The Arab from Freemantle making up the five-ball.  We did keep up and those behind were never affected.

There were four ‘2’s today from Phil Elliott, Bob Philp, Brian Maddox and Weiwin Tseng.  In the winner’s circle coming 4th was Bill Marsden with 34 points but beating him on a count back, also with 34 points, was Weiwin Tseng.  Second place went to John Locke on 35 points and the winner today was Capt Bob with 39 points.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, Green Valley – Stableford

It was down to Green Valley for our normal Wednesday game with 5 groups playing.  We were away a little early and the course was in great condition and not too busy.

Once again there were no ‘2’s, quite incredible really as the par threes here are not that long or tough for that matter.  There was a match between Canada and a couple of Kiwis and I might add that the latter have got the bragging rights for the time being.

As there were no ‘2’s, all the loot went in prizes.  Coming in fifth was Kev Wild with his best score ever since he started playing golf, 34 points, it was the first time he has scored over 30.  Well done mate, bet you couldn’t get the smile off your face all night!

Next coming in fourth was Bob Finley with 36 points, third was Neil Carter also with 36 on a count back, which really was no contest as he scored 12 points on the front then got stuck into the beer and got 24 on the back nine.  Second place today went to Lloyd Shuttleworth with 38 points and coming in first was Jim Bell who really had a day out with 42 points.  Congratulations Jim, a great round of golf!

Friday, Feb. 22, The Emerald – Stableford

We played Emerald today and the course just keeps getting better and better since they did the renovations around the greens.  There were some good scores in also, there were seven groups and we got away about 10 minutes early and had an enjoyable 4 hour round.

Amazingly there were two ‘2’s today, one from Capt Bob which was almost a hole in one and the other from Geoff Boyle.  Geoff didn’t make it back for the presentation as his car and another had an altercation in the car park when both were reversing at the same time.

Now to the winner’s circle and coming in fifth was Owen Walkley on a count back over Willem Losander, both with 35 points, fourth was Neil Carter also on a count back with 36 points, third was Dick Mohn’s 36 points, second was Capt Bob on 37 and in first place was Geoff Boyle with 37 points also on a count back.

Note:  If you are looking for a game with a friendly group call into the Billabong Golf club.  Just turn left at the arch going toward Siam Old Course and you will see the club 200 yards on your right, or give Bob a call on 082 204 3411.  Good golfing.