The Billabong Golf Society
Monday, Sept. 18, Phoenix – Stableford
We played the Mountain and Ocean loops today at Phoenix, which were in fantastic condition as usual.
The scores were quite good with Rick Culley taking third spot with 35 points, second went to Lloyd Shuttleworth with 36 and top spot was occupied by Sandy Chapo with a fine round of 40 points. There were no twos recorded.
Wednesday, Sept. 20, Green Valley – Stableford
Playing at Green Valley, you could be forgiven for thinking that hurricane Irma had taken a wrong turn when you see the many trees that were lying on the ground around the course. But it wasn’t Irma that destroyed the trees, just some over enthusiastic greens staff losing track of how many they had cut down.
45 golfers started their round in dry conditions but others were a little less fortunate as they were caught in a deluge on the back-nine.
Miss Eng came good on the closing holes to occupy fourth place on the ladies’ podium with 36 points, with Miss Lynn, recovering from a bad start to post 39 and take third. Miss Nu had 8 pars and 1 birdie to finish second but was well behind Miss Porn who won the day on 44 points.
Even par rounds were also necessary for the men to be mentioned in dispatches. Massa Takano lost out to Freddy Starbeck for fourth place, missing out on the back-six. William Macey relaxed a little on the back-nine with 16 points to occupy second place with 38 points and was 1 point behind the winner, Jeff North, who achieved this win with a remarkable par from a fairway bunker in torrential rain on the last hole.
Six ‘2’s were posted today by Miss Nu, Ooh, Kran, Jeff North, Lloyd Shuttleworth and Brian Orr.
Friday, Sept. 22, Burapha – Stableford
There were no carts allowed on the fairways today as the course had taken a lot of rain but it was still in great condition with the greens very receptive to approach shots that were hit at the flag. We had 5 groups playing and it was on the A and B loops which are the favourite sides to play.
The scoring was very good and a count back for fourth between Graham Beaumont and Sandy Chapo saw Sandy get the nod for that position. There was also a count back for second place on 38 points between Thiery Temine and his good friend Gerard Lambert, with the latter getting the silver. Taking the top spot with a fantastic 41 points was Rick Culley – a great game indeed considering there was no run on the course at all.
There was only one ‘2’, coming from Captain Bob himself.