The Billabong Bar Golf Society
Friday, Dec. 27, Plutaluang 4 – Person Scramble
What started out as 10 groups turned into 12 in the end and it was a nippy start to the day, but as the sun came through and the wind dropped off a little it turned out to be a lovely day for golf. It was a bit hectic for a while but we were all away in just over an hour all with one thought in mind – to beat the Courtyard Cavaliers.
Visitors from New Zealand, John Wood and his partner the lovely Tiger were playing today, as were Willie Dunlop back from China, Paul O’Mahoney from Dubai, and John Turnbull also from NZ.
The Courtyard Cavaliers – Geoff, Jeff, Helmut and Dave.
The course was in great condition and there was some run on the fairways. The normal tales of woe were heard from some players as the birdie putts got away but all in all it was a great day out.
The scores were very close with only about 5 shots difference over the twelve groups. Coming in third was the team of Brian Maddox, Phil Waite, Owen Walkley and Willim Lasonder with a net score of 59.5. Second went to the Russell Clan of Arab, Lumpy and Young Max duly helped by Richard Steadman with a net score of 59.4, and yes you guessed it The Courtyard Cavaliers went on a winning streak again, taking first place with a net score of 57.5.
The next scramble will be on the 29th January so guys keep looking over your shoulder we will be out to give you a run for your money.
Wednesday, Jan. 1, Green Valley – Stableford
The course was in great condition today and the greens were running extra fast. There were a few standout great scores with fourth place going to Richard Steadman on 37 points, losing third spot on count back to Alan Beck. In second was by Jeff Warner with 38 points and coming in first was Steve Blazsanyik with a fine 40 points.
There were three ‘2’s coming from Roger Ison, Paul Bourke and Paul Hunter.
Friday, Jan. 3, Pattavia Century – Stableford
A very busy Pattavia was the venue for our game on Friday, but it was only just over four hours for the round, which was quite good considering the amount of people out there.
The road going in to the course is still as rough as before but they seem to be working on it to make it better. The course itself is in great shape with very fast greens.
We welcomed back Lloyd Shuttleworth today and as he hadn’t had a club in his hand for a few months we were feeling sorry for him, only for him to then take his playing partner to the cleaners; a birdie for four points on hole six was not good enough to beat Lloyd’s eagle three for five, two great shots and a bottler of a putt. Well done mate!
There was a three-way count back on 34 points for fifth, fourth and third with Owen beating Capt Bob to take fourth place and Phil Waite taking third. Craig Wheeler was beaten on a count back into second spot by Alan Beck both with 38 points. That is a hell of a score around this course as from the white tees it measures 6,600 yards – a long way for most of us.
There were four ‘2’s today coming from David Hausman, Lloyd Shuttleworth, Owen Walkley and John Locke.
Note: The Billabong Golf bar is situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan. Call Bob on 082 204 3411 if you are looking for a game.