Harney turns up the heat at Plantation


PSC Golf at the Billabong Golf Bar

Monday, Sept. 28, Siam Plantation – Stableford

Siam Plantation was the venue today and with 4 groups we got away to a somewhat crazy start, something you rarely if ever see at this course.  When the scribe arrived at the starting area all the guys bags were there and caddies with no carts.  On seeing me with the clipboard I was asked which bags were going in which order, it was quite funny as I told the starter I didn’t know whose bag was whose, quite different to say the least.  I hope this doesn’t continue for our next game there later this month or I will have to tell the players to put their names on the bag.  I’m glad there were only 4 groups today!

The course was in great condition as usual and apart from a 30 minute break for lightning it was a nice day out with some good scores and some not so good.  A couple of players didn’t finish due to the precipitation but the rest persevered until the end.

J.J. Harney with Mike McCluskey and John Anderson.

Third place went to Mike McCluskey with 37 points, one behind John Anderson in second, but taking the line honours was the little Irishman J.J. Harney with a great 40 points.  I might add he also got the only ‘2’ of the day and was kind enough to ring the bell back at the bar later.

Friday, Oct. 2, Burapha – Stableford

We played Burapha today under threatening skies but only got a small shower about the 17th hole and it only lasted for ten minutes so we were a bit lucky.  The course was in fantastic condition considering the amount of rain it has had on it over the last couple of weeks.  It was hard to believe how good the greens were even though the scribe missed a few putts that were inside a foot long, they were just so fast and true.

There was only one casualty, George Hensher, who gave up with four holes to play stating his golf was “below average” (or words to that effect) and he didn’t like playing in the rain.

Ramsay Smith gave a lesson in how to play golf the winning way with a solid 42 points.  Coming second was Tim Knight with a creditable 37 points and taking third spot was Allan Beck with 34 – could have been better if he could putt.

There was one ‘2’, coming from Karen Craigie on the 17th and a good putt it was also.

Note: The Billabongs third birthday party is coming up on Saturday the 17th October.  Put that date in your diary as the celebrations will include music and food and it will be a great night out for sure.