Buchanan puts on a scoring show at Phoenix


PSC 143rd Monthly Golf Tournament

Tuesday, July 14 – Phoenix Gold (Mountain &Ocean)

This was the first PSC Monthly Tournament at Phoenix Gold for quite some time and an excellent deal with Nat, the Phoenix GM proved to be very popular with a full field plus a waiting list.  There were the usual late cancellations plus a couple of late additions and unfortunately there were three golfers in the same group that just didn’t bother to show up, which deprived people on the waiting list from getting a game.  Despite this, we ended up with a very good field of 115 and on this occasion it was a 2-tee start with the starters getting everyone away pretty much on time.

PSC Golf Chairman Maurice Roberts, together with Mark West, Peter Blackburn & Gerd Riedler arrived at the course early to prepare for the players arrival, along with the Phoenix Gold staff who were on hand and helpful.

Low Gross winner David Buchanan (left) with PSC Golf Chairman Maurice Roberts.Low Gross winner David Buchanan (left) with PSC Golf Chairman Maurice Roberts.

On this occasion the A Flight played Medal off the Blue Tees, B & C Flights played Stableford off the White Tees, D Flight played Stableford off the Yellow Tees and Ladies/Seniors played Stableford off the Red & Silver Tees.

The Low Gross winner on the day was David Buchanan (H/cap 0) who carded a 73 gross.  ‘A’ Flight, playing medal, was won by last month’s winner Steve Truelove (7) who had a net 68, while ‘B’ Flight honours were taken by Bjorn Bjerkaas (15) with 37 points.

‘C’ Flight was won by Colin Davis (Handicap 20 & 24 points on the back nine) from Gary Smith (Handicap 19 & 21 points on the back nine) after a count back, with both golfers scoring 43 points.

Another count back was needed to decide the ‘D’ Flight winner with two players also having 43 points and it resulted in Greg Brechin (Handicap 24 & 26 points on the back nine) emerging the winner, from Kenny Chung (Handicap 24 & 22 points on the back nine).

In the Ladies/Seniors Flight there was once again a count back required with 2 golfers on 38 points.  Barry Oats (Handicap 23 & 20 points on the back nine) was declared the winner over Patcharin Harris (Handicap 30 & 17 points on the back nine).

The presentation and prize giving was this time held at Dicey Reillys on Second Road and the food was terrific and plenty of it.

At the presentation Peter Blackburn welcomed all and introduced Golf Chairman Maurice Roberts who was overseeing his second PSC Monthly Tournament.  Maurice expressed his appreciation to the day’s players and those who assisted him at the course and to the PSC office staff for the pre-tournament work.  He also reminded all the golfers to please pay attention to detail before turning in their scorecards, making sure they are signed by both player & marker and ensuring that the scorecard contains the scores of both player & marker.  Peter then announced the winners and Maurice & Mark presented the prizes followed by the Lucky Draw.

A Flight winner Steve Truelove (left) receives his prize from Maurice.A Flight winner Steve Truelove (left) receives his prize from Maurice.