Heller fronts up for the ladies

Wan, Sasicha and Tan.
Wan, Sasicha and Tan.

The Billabong Golf Society

Monday, Jan. 1, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

Phoenix Gold straight after the Royal Cup was in brilliant shape and the final round tournament pin placements were still in place for us.  The greens were also as fast as you would play on anywhere.

It was ladies day today with Marion Heller, a visitor from New Zealand, taking top spot with 38 points on count-back over Peter Thomas on the same score. In third was Marion’s good friend Julie Battersby with 36 points.

Each of the top three also got the only birdie ‘2’s of the day.

Wednesday, Jan. 3, Green Valley – Stableford

Phoenix again today as Green Valley was closed for the Asian Qualifying.  With 9 groups playing the starter was scratching his head for a while but he worked it out in the end and we got away a little early.

In the ladies competition there was a count-back for third spot with Miss Tan taking that position with 38 points ahead of Karen Craigie.  Second went to Miss Wan with 39 points and the runaway winner with 42 was Miss Sasicha.  There were two ‘2’s, coming from Karen and Miss Som.

The men’s competition was slightly different with a three-way count back on 33 points for the minor places.  Fourth went to Dion Lane, one of the Kiwi contingent, third to Paul Greenaway and taking second was Dave Buchanan.  The top spot was occupied by Kevin Wild with a fine 40 point round.  He also went one up in his challenge with George Barrie.

There three ‘2’s coming from Alan Beck, Kevin Wild and Peter Thomas.

Friday, Jan. 5, Burapha – Stableford

We played A and B loops today with 8 groups and were away in great conditions.  The course was in tremendous shape with greens that were great to putt on and holding nicely.

The scoring was exceedingly good with some golfers beating their handicap and not even getting a mention in dispatches (one particular golfer playing off a 1-handicap and shooting 38 points was one of them).

Fourth spot went to Glyn Davies with a fine 39 points and there was a count back for second and third with Capt Bob, hitting a purple patch, taking the silver and the bronze going to Paul O’Mahoney, both with 40 points.  First place went to Bob Scott with 42 points, which by the way could have been quite a lot more he only scored 1 point in the last 2 holes.

There were four ‘2’s, coming from Scott Greenaway, Karen Craigie, Dave Buchanan and Paulie O’Mahoney.