Ellis shades a close one

Masa Takano (from left), Frank Mills, Roger Ellis and Julian Preissinter.

PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, Oct. 29, King Naga – Stableford

1st Eric Black (15) 37pts
2nd Ian Ward (11) 37pts
3rd Mashi Kaneta (13) 34pts
4th Gordon Clegg (25) 33pts

Near Pins: Alex Field, Frank Mills, Alex Field, Eric Black
Long Putts: Bernie McCart, Denis Steele.

A fine turnout of fifteen enthusiastic golfers made the trip to a course that was a little wet in places so we went for ‘lift, clean and place’ on the fairways. The course was in good condition although there was very little run, greens were fine and the bunkers were a little firm, and that of course is to do with the rain.

Eric ‘The Judge’ Black just pipped Ian Ward at the post via the countback system after both returned scores of 37 points. In third was Mashi Kaneta, with his playing partner Gordon Clegg taking fourth placing on the podium.

Thursday, Nov. 1, Greenwood – Stableford

1st Roger Ellis (29) 38pts
2nd Frank Mills (24) 38pts
3rd Julian Preissinter (4) 36pts
4th Masa Takano (9) 36pts

Near Pins: Colm Lawlor, Sal Brizzi, Eric Black, Eric Black.
Long Putts: Masa Takano, Colm Lawlor.

We headed to Greenwood today and I have to say pricing was not too bad considering high season has started. Fifteen Golfers were prepared to take the journey and throw caution to the wind.

Greenwood never disappoints us, a great course at a good price and with the weather we have been having this was in great condition. Everything was spot on and even the weather gods smiled upon us with temperature being in our favor.

Courses C & A were allotted to us and we attacked from the white tees. With few people on the course we were up and at it before our allotted time. Our numbers dictated that were playing one flight only with all novelties in play.

Roger Ellis observed and learnt from the scribe’s golfing errors on Monday and was the winner today, beating Frank Mills on a countback after both golfers greeted the judges with 38 points. Third and fourth went to the countback also, with Julian Preissinter and Masa Takano both returning with 36 points.