Elmore maintains good form

Neil Carter (left) presents the golfer of the month award to Keith Norman.
Neil Carter (left) presents the golfer of the month award to Keith Norman.

PSC Golf from the Bunker Boys

Monday, Jan. 28, Greenwood A & B – Stableford

1st Ken Elmore (20) 38pts

2nd Peter Allen (29) 37pts

3rd Kob Glover (27) 36pts

4th Raleigh Gosney (23) 35pts

5th Colin Greig (11) 34pts

A good field of twenty-two made the trip to the very popular Greenwood course for the second last game of the month. We had not played the B nine for several months so most looked forward to seeing what it was like and as usual, it didn’t disappoint even though the C nine is most people’s favorite.

The standard of play was high with some excellent scores returned none better than Ken Elmore who despite throwing out an anchor by wiping the last still managed thirty-eight points, just enough to avoid a cut to his handicap. Peter Allen made an appearance at the club at seven o’clock so it was obvious he had a good score, a thirty-seven to take second place. Kob Glover continued her good run of form and took third with thirty-six. Raleigh Gosney with thirty-five points took fourth and Colin Greig rounded out the winner’s circle with thirty-four and also snared two near pins, the others going to Les Cobban and Alan Sullivan.

Wednesday, Jan. 30. Bangpakong – Stableford

1st Peter Allen (29) 40pts

2nd Steve Durey (22) 40pts

3rd Ken Elmore (20) 39pts

4th Michael Brett (13) 39pts

The last game of the month was played at the Bang­pakong Riverside Course which normally gets rave reviews for its condition, today however it was not up to its usual standard. Much of the course had been overwatered and some areas were quite soggy, also the greens were very variable in speed and no logical reason could be seen for this.

As always the scoring on this relatively easy course was good and once again the high handicappers dominated the scoreboard. Peter Alen followed up his second placing on Monday with a first place of forty points, beating Steve Durey on countback. Steve has been having lessons recently which seem to be paying dividends. Ken Elmore, who is enjoying a rich vein of form lately took third place with a remarkable twenty-four points on the back-nine, beating Michael Brett on countback into fourth place. Several others returned very good scores of thirty-six.

Near pins were shared by Mike Lloyd, Ken Elmore, Stuart Brown and Michael Brett.

As it was the last game of the month it was time to find the winner of the golfer of the month and there was no need to look too far as it had already been wrapped up easily by Keith Norman who despite a few recent poor rounds had done enough early in the month to secure the win by a comfortable margin.

Friday, Feb. 1,
Mt. Shadow – Stableford

1st Neil Griffin (24) 35pts

2nd Colin Greig (11) 34pts

3rd Dave Ashman (18) 34pts

4th Jimmy Carr (15) 34pts

5th Mark Stanley (9) 33pts

6th Les Cobban (7) 32pts

Neil Griffin.
Neil Griffin.

A very good field of twenty-eight played the first game of a new month at the popular if difficult Mountain Shadow course. Normally this course is in good condition but today was the worst we have seen it for a long time. Many of the fairways had brown or straw color grass and bare areas were common.

It was a bad day for some with Les Cobban losing all three sixes and also forfeiting his sixth place winnings to the delinquent fund, as he thought he would miss out on a place. Mark Stanley once again for the umpteenth time generously donated his winnings and Neil Griffin rang the bell so some free beverages for all. Colin Greig almost bagged an ace at the third par three, unfortunately for him it was at the second attempt having put his first in the water.

Despite only playing once a week Neil Griffin seems to be able to maintain a good standard and took first place with thirty-five points. Colin Greig, Dave Ashman, and Jimmy Carr had thirty-four points each and finished in that order separated on countback. Mark Stanley took fifth with thirty-three whilst the man with the hat Les Cobban brought up the rear.

There was a good pot for the three near pin winners, Dave Ashman, Ken Elmore, and Steve Durey.