PSC Golf from the Billabong Bar
Monday, April 22, Phoenix Gold – Stableford
Five groups went to Phoenix Gold golf course today to play Mountain and Lakes nines and as usual the Mountain loop took no prisoners apart from one rising star playing off his 30 handicap, which I might add had been slashed from 31 because of him being in the prizes last week. He scored 21 points on the way out but only 15 on the way in to take 4th place with 36 points. The greens were very slow on the Mountain and very much quicker on Lakes made quite a difference to everybody’s scores. Third place went to Glenn Smith with 36 points but having 17 on the back nine while in second was the ever-present Glyn Davies, also with 36 but having 18 on the inward half. Filling top spot was Glen Elsworth with a fine 37 points.
There were five 2s, coming from Emmett White, Glyn Davies, Bill Marsden and Karen Craigie got a double.
Wednesday, April 24, Green Valley – Monthly Medal
Playing at Green Valley today in temperatures approaching 40 degrees you certainly had an inkling of what it might be like to play golf in a sauna. The course is in desperate need of some consistent rain for there are many dry patches appearing everywhere and the greens had just been tined, making putting a little more difficult but we still had 10 groups supporting the Haven Consultants Monthly Medal, sponsored by Brian Chapman CEO of that company.
The ladies, as usual, performed well with most of them having the energy to walk the 18 holes in the searing heat. Miss Karen (H/cap 14) should have had a better score than her net 71 for she had treble-bogies on both the 9th and 10th holes but held onto third place. The consistent Miss May (10) had 12 pars but a 7 on the par three 8th put paid to her hopes of winning the day. Miss Nu (16) had a steady round of golf occupying first place with a net 69 which included 9 pars.
Three of the male competitors had net 74s but Arch Armstrong (10) came out on top with 41 on the way home, which included two double bogies. Jim Grieve (25) lost a countback to William Macey (21) with treble bogies on the 10th and 13th holes for third place. William, metaphorically speaking, pulled his socks up at the turn, playing the back-nine 9 shots better than the front. Greig Ritchie (30) told everyone who was prepared to listen, and who would not, that his handicap had been slashed from 31 to 30 but despite the severe reduction he took the honours with a net 70.
There was only one 2 today and that went to Miss Phin.