Courtyard crew taste scramble success


Billabong Bar Golf Society

Monday, May 20, The Emerald – Stableford

With a small field playing at Emerald we were off to an early start on the 10th tee, thinking with the form George Barrie is in at the moment it would be a formality for him to win his fourth game in a row.  But alas for George it was not to be as the Capt got the putts to drop and won the day, but George still managed to come in second on 36 points.  Captain Bob’s knock with 40 point’s got the nod though. 

Once again there were no ‘2’s.

Wednesday, May 22, Green Valley – Stableford

Our regular venue Green Valley was the order of the day and what great condition this course is in at the moment.  With the amount of players there every week the green-staff do a great job.

The Courtyard Cavaliers.The Courtyard Cavaliers.

The second round of the Ashes was played today by Sel Wegner and John Player against Paul Greenaway and Mark Riggall.  The Aussie boys got a hiding the previous week at St. Andrews but got their own back today, winning by a comfortable margin even though Mark won the day with 39 points.

Coming in second overall was Wau Mercer on 37 points; this lady hasn’t had a game in months but she shot the lights out on the back nine.  In third was Bill Trainer with 36 points and that could have been 46 the way he played the front nine.  Glad he was my partner!

Paul Sharples, just back from England, got one of the ‘2’s and John Player got the other.

Welcome today to Mike the (radio man) Gosden – good to see you out our way mate!

Friday, May 24, Plutaluang – Scramble

Friday saw us playing our monthly scramble at the Navy course and having the usual fun day out.  With six groups playing we were off to an early start and were finished in just over 4 hours.

We said goodbye today to Robert Cross, I guess Graham Beaumont will get his spot back with the Courtyard Cowboys now at least for the next couple of months anyway.

Even though it was one of the biggest Buddhist holidays in Thailand, the management here gave us our usual rate which was very nice of them.

A slightly different format today – instead of the normal 10 per cent we divided by eight and it made quite a difference in what your handicap would be.  The Courtyard Cavaliers (not Cowboys), playing off 5.7, took the day with a net 56, just pipping the Billabong group of Bob Philp, Chris Smart, Bob Pearce and Greig Ritchie on 56.8.  The rest of the scores were all pretty good only going out to a net 63.  Keep an eye on this spot for our next scramble date.

Note:  If you are looking for a game with some friendly golfers, just give Bob a call on 082 204 3411 or call into the Billabong Bar just off Siam Country Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.