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Colin’s Bar Golf Society

Sunday, July 16,
Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Gary Emmett (15) 44pts

2nd Kevin McEntee (6) 40pts

3rd Paul West (16) 38 pts

Near Pins: Kevin McEntee, Peter Petersen & Gary Emmett

Just 10 players today for Silky Oak and when we arrived at the first tee the rain started.  Despite the damp conditions, the first group out provided the winner in the shape of Garry Emmett with a fantastic 44 points.  Kevin McEntee also posted an excellent score of 40 points but had to settle for second place while Paul West completed the podium in third a further two points back.

Monday, July 17, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Paul West (15) 41pts

2nd Mikko (7) 36pts

B Flight

1st Rod Brown (20) 43pts

2nd Lee Smith (36) 39pts

Near Pins: Mikko (2)

13 brave souls set out for Pleasant Valley amid grey skies and when we arrived it was a surprise to be sent out on the back nine first, and even more of a surprise to find they were watering the greens so as we played the whole course it was soaking wet.  Maybe they were trying to empty the lakes?

The conditions did suit some of the players, with 4 playing to their handicap or better while the rest struggled.

In A flight, Paul West improved on Sunday’s third place and carried the day with an excellent 41 points.  Mikko, a new boy from Finland, rolled in second with 36 points off his 7 hcp and had 2 near pins as well.

Rod Brown, playing his last game before returning to Australia, signed off in style with 43 points for first place.  His new handicap will be waiting for him when he returns   In second place was the ever-improving Lee Smith with 39 points.

Friday, July 21,
The Emerald – Stableford

A Flight

1st Jimmy Reilly (18) 39pts

2nd Gary Emmett (15) 37pts

B Flight

1st Lee Smith (40) 41pts

2nd Paul Cornwell (32) 35pts

Near Pins: Tip Briney (2), John Chesney & Paul Cornwell

When we got to the course today there were not too many cars in the car park so it was straight off to the tee.  Carts were allowed on tyhe fairways but it was still very soft and there was a lot of water in places, so we elected to play ‘lift clean & cheat’.  We went round without any delays and all 4 groups finished within 4 hrs and best of all in the dry.

The course was in excellent condition considering all the recent rains and a bargain at green fee, caddy and cart for 1250 baht.

Jimmy Reilly, playing the course for the first time, took out the A flight with 39 points and was followed by the ever-present Gary Emmett with 37.

In B flight Lee Smith had a good day with 41 points and beat his mate Paul Cornwell for refreshments after the game.