Berry sparkles at Crystal Bay

Colin Greig – golfer of the month for January.
Colin Greig – golfer of the month for January.

PSC Golf from The Bunker Boys

Monday, Jan. 29, Crystal Bay – Stableford

1st Tony Berry (15) 40pts

2nd Colin Greig (10) 39pts

3rd Richard Baldotto (23) 38pts

4th Raleigh Gosney (18) 38pts

5th Colin Lane (15) 37pts

6th Takeshi Halozaki (15) 37pts

Near Pins: Les Cobban, Alan Harris, Greg Berry, Keith Hemmings.

The biggest group of the year so far (31) assembled at the M Club for the trip to Crystal Bay and the second last game of the month.

Our lead group was amazed to see the course marshal try to insert a couple of extra groups, not at the tenth tee as is common but this time on the seventh.  This provoked a serious adverse reaction from our lead group so the interlopers moved on to the eight hole.  Fortunately, they could play at a good pace and didn’t disturb the round.

As usual at Crystal Bay scoring was of a high standard and some excellent cards were returned, none more so than Tony Berry who took the honors with forty points.  Colin Greig, keen to get his hands on another piece of glassware, took second place to maintain his very good recent form and Richard Baldotto recorded a good score of thirty-eight points to take third place.  Raleigh Gosney is showing good form in time for the defense of his Memorial Trophy and came fourth also with thirty-eight points.  Fifth and sixth places went to Colin Lane and Takeshi Hakozaki respectively.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, Plutaluang – Stableford

1st Mark Stanley (10) 37pts

2nd Jimmy Carr (18) 35pts

3rd Geoff Parker (14) 35pts

4th Colin Lane (9) 35pts

5th Alan Freeman (3) 35pts

Near Pins: Alan Sullivan, Alan Freeman, Colin Lane (2).

The Thai Navy course is not a major drawcard for many for various reasons so a lower than expected group of twenty-two turned out for today’s round.  The North and West nines favored by most were the nines of choice today.  Most enjoy the layouts but the crabgrass is not to everyone’s taste.

Mark Stanley in only his second game of this tour of duty took first place with a good score of thirty-seven points.  Second, to fifth places were all occupied with golfers on the same score of thirty-five points and only separated by count-back.

As expected, despite not appearing on the leaderboard Colin Greig wrapped up the golfer of the month competition going back to back.

Friday, Feb. 2,
Mt. Shadow – Stableford

1st Jimmy Carr (18) 39pts

2nd Gerry Cooney (18) 35pts

3rd Colin Lane (9) 35pts

4th John Dean (12) 33pts

5th Peter Allen (32) 32pts

6th Neil Carter (14) 31pts

Near Pins: Alan Sullivan, Gerry Cooney, John Dean, Dave Maw.

Just in time for the upcoming memorial tournament, Jimmy Carr hit sparkling form to record the highest score of the day with thirty-nine points, a real achievement on this course.  Second went to Gerry Cooney (now of the sore shoulder fame) with a good score of thirty-five points.  Colin Lane, playing his last game of this tour, was third on count-back also on thirty-five points.  We expect to see Colin back again in a few weeks with a bunch of his Aussie mates for another smash and grab raid.  John Dean took fourth with thirty-three points just ahead of Peter Allen in fifth and Neil Carter in sixth.