Finlay finds his groove at Green Valley


PSC golf from the Billabong Golf Bar

Wednesday, July 23, Green Valley – Stableford

A very Green Valley was the place to be today, with high cloud and a little sun it was just great conditions for golf, as long as you have the ability that the scribe lacks that is. 

One of our golfers had to withdraw today due to an injury to his arm that was caused by a golf ball hitting it.  The ball in question was actually his own as his shot hit a tree and rebounded back at him, and he was somewhat fortunate that it hit his arm and not his face.  We hope the pain goes away soon Jim.

Bob Finley and ‘Orn’ Tinpranee.Bob Finley and ‘Orn’ Tinpranee.

The course as usual was in grand condition, and the greens were wonderful.  The scores were both good and bad but coming in fifth place was Roger Ison with 37 points, losing out on fourth place on a count back to Auke on the same score.  David Lusha took third with 38 points, second went to Jittina Tinpranee (Orn) with a great 40 points, but taking the top spot was Bob Finley with a fantastic 41.  A great round of golf mate well done.

There were only three ‘2’s today coming from Peter LeNoury, Eng Cotterell and Owen Walkley.

Friday, July 25, Plutaluang – Team Scramble

What a day out at the Navy, with 13 groups and a two-tee start we were all away by 10 o’clock, but someone in the field lost a few fairways as the last group took 5 hours to get around.  But it was a great day out with the scores being divided by only 6 shots overall.  This tournament is getting so popular we will have to get a two-tee start every time.

The defending champions were the first off on the South course full of confidence and bravado, but everyone was out to get their share of glory, and with the Courtyard Cavaliers out to regain their status as the true champions it was going to be a good day out.

Paul, Geoff, Simon, Paul, Eddy and Dave after the Scramble at Plutaluang.Paul, Geoff, Simon, Paul, Eddy and Dave after the Scramble at Plutaluang.

Paul Hack brought along two teams to have a go at the prizes but alas they fell short of glory by a mere shot.  The team from the Players Lounge – Eddy Beilby, Simon Philbrook, Paul Bourke and Paul Greenaway came third with 59.1 while in second were the defending champions of John Player, Sel Wegner, Wayne Cotterell and his lovely wife Eng with a score of 58.9.  But the Courtyard Boys did it again with the help of Botswana Dave Done, the big hitter who hit most of the par fives in two, with a score of 58.2.

A very successful day out and a lot of fun, scrambles are a good way to bring everyone together for a good time out.  The next one is on the last Friday of August if you are interested in joining us for a game.

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