Eng Cotterell sweeps DeVere monthly trophy

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PSC golf from The Billabong Golf Bar

Monday, July 28, The Emerald – Stableford

With three groups playing at the Emerald we got away just after 9 a.m. and it was just as well as when we finished and were having a drink the rain came down in bucket loads.  The course is in good condition both the greens and fairways where renovation work has taken place played very good.

We had one stand out performer today, Steve Compton with 39 points, and second was a long way back with Owen Walkley getting that spot with 32 and third went to Brian Maddox, beating Greg Hill on a count back with both on 31 points each.

There were no ‘2’s.

Wednesday, July 30, St. Andrews – Stableford

Our normal venue of Green Valley was closed to us, for a quite large tournament was being played there, so we were put onto St Andrews with 34 players and it was a big day out for some who had never played here before.  St Andrews is a course that doesn’t take prisoners as some players found out today.

Eng Cotterell (left) receives the DeVere trophy from Brian Chapman.Eng Cotterell (left) receives the DeVere trophy from Brian Chapman.

We were joined by David Hutchison and his wife Cynthia over from the Philippines for a break and to play some golf.  David, who plays off scratch, had a great day with a one under round off the stick.

The rain threatened but didn’t eventuate so it turned out to be a good day for golf with just high cloud.  The course was in good condition with the greens just lightly sanded but running true.

It was the monthly DeVere trophy today, sponsored by Brian Chapman from the DeVere Group and we had a count back for fifth place with the spot being taken by Bill Marsden on 33 points.  Fourth place went to Brian Maddox with 35 points, being beaten on a count back by Steve Compton, second went to Dave Hutchison with a great one under gross with 37 points, and taking the winner’s DeVere trophy with a fantastic 38 points was Eng Cotterell.  Hope the shirt and hat fits or Cottee will have his hands on them for sure.

There were four ‘2’s today, coming from Dave Hutchison, Bill Marsden, Steve Compton and Auke, who dropped the ball about 4 inches from the cup on the third and it stayed there for a tap in birdie.

Friday, August 1, Greenwood – Stableford

Greenwood on Friday was in beautiful condition.  We got a little bit of drizzle on us at about halfway round but it didn’t last long enough for anyone to get wet.  We were joined today by Chris Wilmott and Jimmy Groves, back from their latest stint on the rigs.

Steve Compton & Owen Walkley.Steve Compton & Owen Walkley.

Playing from the longer white tees the scores were quite incredible, with that young man from the States giving us a lesson as he did on Wednesday at St Andrews.  Steve Compton, playing off his 20 handicap, recorded a score on 40 points to win the day by 4 points over Eng Cotterell who secured second on a count back over Mal Farquharson.

There was only one ‘2’ and yes that’s right it went to the Cotterell family again with Wayne getting it this time.

Note:  The Billabong is situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.  If you are looking for a game of golf, give Bob a call on 082 204 3411.