Billy hangs his hat at the Valley

John Player, the scribe George Jackson and Jim  Bell.
John Player, the scribe George Jackson and Jim Bell.

The Players’ Lounge Golf Society

Sunday, August 27, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Billy Eyles (22) 43pts

2nd Barry Copestake (24) 42pts

3rd Jim Bell (22) 38pts

4th Peter Terry (26) 37pts

Near Pins: No 16 Jim Bell.

A small but gifted group left the T P L to play our regular Sunday bash at Green Valley, and the course just seems to get better and better.

He was mentioned last week with a win and here he was again with another man of the match masterpiece 43 points, I give you Billy ‘the Hat’ Eyles.  Barry ‘The Boot’ Copestake followed Billy very closely with an excellent 42 points while Jim ‘ A K 47’ Bell took the flight bronze with a fine 38 points, leaving last week’s winner Peter Terry to close the podium.

Tuesday, August 29, Easter Star – Stableford

1st Jim Bell (20) 38pts

2nd Bill peach (21) 37pts

3rd Tony Oakes (13) 37pts

4th Steve Mann (13) 37pts

Near Pins: No 3 Tony Oakes, No 13 Billy Eyles.

A pleasant day greeted a fair sized low season crowd at Eastern Star.  Again one flight was required but with four places up for grabs.  There were no signs of any storms for a change but it still remained very humid.  The course was in fine condition and the greens played very true.

Jim ‘AK-47’ Bell showed more than a few glimpses of his former self as he stood atop the podium with a best on the day 38 points and a second pay window visit this week.  A trio of players came in log-jammed on 37 points and emerging from the heap with the biggest smile was Bill Peach with the best back nine.  Tony Oaks took the flight bronze as Steve Mann filled the flight.

Friday, Sept. 1, Emerald G.C. – Stableford

1st Jim Bell (21) 36pts

2nd John Player (21) 35pts

3rd Mick Beresford (17) 32pts

4th Sel Wegner (13) 30pts

Near Pins: No 7 Mick Beresford, No 15 Mick Beresford.

Friday was our traditional visit to the Emerald and we had a fair sized low season crowd with one flight with four places.  The course was in fine condition and the weather was warm and humid.

After two excellent high scoring games the lads came back down to earth as no player managed to better their handicap.

It especially tough for our regular player Tony ‘the glove’ Oakes who managed to score just 7 points on the front nine then started the back nine like the player we know he is: birdie par- par but then the wheels came off big time as he then lost six balls and finished with 19 points.

The top man again today was the inform Jimmy Bell with a man of the match even par round.  Jim was a stroke clear of John Player while Mickey Beresford took the third podium step with 32 points and the two near pins.  This left Sel Wegner to tidy up the flight on 30 points.