The Billabong Bar Golf Society
Monday, Oct. 30, Phoenix Gold – Stableford
With just a small field of 3 groups were away on time on a beautiful day for golf. The wind however was swirling all over the place and put club selection at a premium, and was not always correct for some of us.
Taking third spot was Sandy Chapo with a fine 33 points, second went to Thiery Petrement with 34, but beating him on a count-back for top spot was George Barrie with 20 points on the back-9 against 19 from Thiery.
The only ‘2’ of the day came from Thiery Petrement.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, Green Valley – Stableford
We have all been told that keeping your head down when hitting the ball is advisable, but Miss Da took that to extremes today and developed a novel solution – but more of that later.
The strong winds of the last two days had subsided a little but it was still strong enough to make it an interesting test of skills, as did the greens for downhill putts were off the scale and off the green in many cases for mere mortals, which provoked many comments among those playing.
The ladies did not seem to have a problem with the conditions as Miss Lynn in 4th place had 39 points, one behind Miss Nu in 3rd. Miss Orn certainly proved that golf is a game of 2 halves with 25 points on the front nine but only 16 on the back nine with 3 blobs to accumulate 41 points. Miss Da, having an overly good time at the Halloween Party the night before, had a problem lifting her head off the pillow but found this situation ideal for playing golf and amassed 45 points to take the plaudits.
The Billabong men need to pull their socks up in comparison to the ladies for in 3rd place was Wayne Cotterell with 36 points, 1 point behind Peter Thomas. William Macey had a purple patch in the middle of his round with 23 points in 7 holes to brush aside the competition in the sixes and to win the day with 40 points.
Three 2s were recorded, coming from Miss Porn, Sandy and Cottee.
Friday, Nov. 3, Burapha – Stableford
Burapha A and B loops were the order of the day, and as they were being prepared for a junior tournament the rough was very hard to find a ball in if you had the misfortune to hit it there. The course was in great condition though with lush fairways and fast greens.
With just 5 groups playing we were away on time in perfect weather for golf. There was a three-way count-back for 3rd place which was taken by Richard Steadman with 35 points. Second and top spots also went to the calculator with Ramsay Smith edging Chris Dodd after both scored 36 points.
There were two 2s, coming from Peter Henderson and Helmut Hebstriet.