PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar
Monday, May 7, Phoenix – Stableford
Phoenix lakes and Ocean loops today and the man on the siren was working overtime; there was thunder and lightning all around but not a drop of rain fell from the sky. The course was in fantastic condition as usual and was very busy but we got around in just over 3½ hours.
The scoring was pretty good and there was a count-back for the minor places between Thiery Temime and Sandy Chapo, with Sandy taking second spot and Thiery third, it being the only time Sandy has entered the winners’ circle. Top spot went to the prophet George Barrie with 39 points.
There were three ‘2’s, coming from Russ Rylance, Paul Greenaway and Eric Gobert.
Wednesday, May 9, Green Valley/Treasure Hill – Stableford
As we approached the course black clouds and thunder threatened us with all sorts of mayhem but, mercifully, the heavens decided not to ‘rain on our parade’.
In the Ladies flight at Green Valley, Miss Am just missed out by a whisker for the second time in as many weeks with a less than strong back nine. Miss Porn had a slight wobble after the turn with 2 blobs for 39 points on the same score as Miss Yen, who had 19 points on the way home to Porn’s 16. Miss Kran had a good, steady round over the 18 holes, coming home with 41 points to rise to the top.
There was not a large field for the men as the B team were playing at Treasure Hill. In third place Selwyn Wegner’s battery ran dry with only 15 points after the turn, which was 4 points of short of Wayne Cotterell over the same holes and on the same score. William Macey has found some form recently and led the field with 35 points despite a disappointing back nine.
At Treasure Hill the B team decided to play a Rainbow today and it was quite obvious that most of the players used their allocation of the longer white tees on the front nine. Russ Rylance is gaining a mention on a regular basis at the moment and today was no exception for he came third with 36 points, with 20 of those on the return trip. Tony Berghagen only used 2 white tees on the back which had him recording 37 points, one point behind the star of the day, Capt. Bob, who saved 4 red and 3 yellow tees after the turn and 21 points.
Only one ‘2’ today and that went to Jeff North.
Friday, May 11, Burapha – Stableford
Burapha A and B today and thankfully we got away a little early as the rain came down in bucket loads just as we got back into the club house.
The course was in great condition with greens as good as you would see anywhere and the lies on the fairways as always were superb, but the rough was as brutal as you could get.
With 4 groups playing the scoring was very good and a count-back was needed to decide the minor places. Peter Seil and Ivor Smith both scored 35 points but Ivor with 22 points on the back nine secured secondspot, relegating Peter to third. The top spot was taken by Capt Bob with his best round this year, scoring 38 points.
There were three ‘2’s, coming from Rob Kershaw, Thiery Petrement and Ramsay Smith.
Both Monday the 18th and 25th of June will not be played at Phoenix as the course will be closed for a couple of big tournaments and the June monthly scramble on the 29th will be held at Plutaluang on the North and West loops.