PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society
Wednesday, Feb. 3, Greenwood, B & A – Phantom Golf Cup
There was another fabulous response for the 8th Phantom Golf Cup as we had 54 players signed up and the weather was looking good so we were looking forward to a great day with once again an earlier than usual first tee time of 9.00am.
As usual we had a low gross prize up for grabs and there was keen interest again shown by the low handicappers, with the first group that got away just a few minutes behind schedule consisting of Jack (H/cap 3), Bob Watson (3), Gerd (8) and PSC Golf Chairman & President Maurice (11). Group two was also reeking of golf ability with Russell (2), Jason (3), Jeff (8) and Bob Edwards (10).
The rest of the groups followed and things went extremely smoothly with most showing up on time (not mentioning Dave Edwards & Co. who had to be relegated to the last group but at least, along with everyone else they showed up and got away just about 10 minutes behind schedule.
The weather was perfect and the golf course was in terrific shape with the greens being of a high standard, which enabled some fairly good scores in all flights. The Greenwood staff were very helpful so a big thanks to them and I must say this Golf Course is about the best value around, especially at this time of year.
In addition to the low gross prize we had 3 flights with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 12 playing stroke off the white tees, B Flight for golfers with handicaps of 13 to 22 playing stableford off the white tees and C Flight for golfers with handicaps of 23 and upwards playing stableford off the yellow tees, and there were four places in each flight.
There was a clear winner in the Low Gross category with “Jumping” Jack Grindvold’s gross 75 getting the chocolates and a count back was needed to decide the winner of A Flight with 2 golfers on net 69. This resulted in Ed Wyckoff getting the win with a net 35 back nine and Jeff Wylie taking second with a net 36. In third place was Bob Edwards with net 73 followed by Landis Brooks who finished fourth with a net 74.
B Flight was well won by Thomas Nyborg with a fine 42 points and with two players on 39 points the count back resulted in Peter Hynard (21 point back nine) finishing second and Phil Mitchell (18 point back nine) taking third spot. Larry Gibb finished in fourth place with 38 points.
Glen Williams was the winner of C Flight with 40 points and another count back was required with 2 golfers on 36 points and that resulted in second place going to Marcus Earp (23 point back nine), with Odd Holm Hansen (16 point back nine) finishing third and Tony Cook fourth with 35 points.
A special mention to Patrick Poussier who got his and Phantom Golf’s first hole-in-one on A2 and he celebrated by ringing the bell back at the bar – well done Patrick!
1st Jack Grindvold (3) gross 75
A Flight (0-12)
1st Ed Wyckoff (12) net 69
2nd Jeff Wylie (8) net 69
3rd Bob Edwards (10) net 73
4th Landis Brooks (8) net 74
B Flight (13-22)
1st Thomas Nyborg (14) 42pts
2nd Peter Hynard (15) 39pts
3rd Phil Mitchell (20) 39pts
4th Larry Gibb (22) 38pts
C Flight (23+)
1st Glen Williams (24) 40pts
2nd Marcus Earp (30) 36pts
3rd Odd Holm Hansen (24) 36pts
4th Tony Cook (31) 35pts
It had been yet another successful Monthly Tournament with an excellent field and some great golf played on a fine golf course. We had a terrific buffet meal back at the Phantom Bar and thanks to Fleming and Jesper for that and also many thanks to Christian Boysen and Neil Smith of the Phantom Bar for sponsoring the event. We would also wish to thank Ali Baba Restaurant, Colin’s Golf Bar and Hotel Dania for helping us with sponsorship.
Next month’s tournament will be held at Royal Lakeside on Wednesday, March 2nd and on that day we will also be celebrating the birthday (wants me to keep the number quiet) of Phil Davies and Phil will be a massive sponsor on that day so put that in your diary.