Hole in medal winning form

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PSC Golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, Jan. 25, Burapha – Stableford

Div A (0-15)

1st John Cunningham (7) 37pts

2nd Mike Missler (10) 36pts

3rd Harry Vincenzi (15) 36pts

4th Pete Sumner (6) 32pts

Div B: (16+)

1st John Fitzgerald (20) 37pts

2nd Seppo Kontio (16) 34pts

3rd Tim Hake (17) 30pts

4th Sugar Ray Handford (17) 30pts

Another good turn out today at Burapha where our groups played the C & D courses for a change.  The greens were fast but a little scruffy in places and being the more difficult choice of nines here, scoring was a little lower than what we normally see on the A & B courses.

(L to R) Kim Danboise, Ken Hole and Greg Hirst.

The results in the two divisions were quite different with the higher handicappers generally struggling a little more than the A division guys.  So in the B division, with 30 points, Sugar Ray came fourth after losing on count back to Tim Hake.  Seppo Kontio played a good round to finish second with his 34 points and John Fitzgerald had a great round to comfortably win the division with 37 points.

In the A division, Pete Sumner finished fourth with 32 points while Harry Vincenzi had a respectable 36 points for third, losing on count back to Mike Missler.  John Cunningham had a great 78 gross to win the division with 37 points off his 7 handicap.

Three ‘2’’s were recorded by John Cunningham, Keith Meehan and Steve Plant.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, Parichat – 2-ball scramble

Playing Parichat is a great challenge but we turned it into a great experience with our 2-ball scramble format.  This will become an important monthly event on our calendar (last Wednesday of the month) as Greg Hirst from Devere group has been kind enough to offer sponsorship from next month, replacing our monthly medal event.  So from next month, there will be a free buffet at the Outback for everyone playing in the scramble event as well as an order of merit trophy to be handed out to the best scramble player at our year end function in December.

Parichat is a very near course and at a great price which now includes a great buffet, so time for a bit of fun and have a good time with us at the Outback!

With a relatively small field in this experimental format, there weren’t a lot of competition for Geoff Stimpson and Peter Nixon, who scored an amazing 6 under gross 67 to easily win with a net 62 – and unlike me, no balls lost!

Friday, Jan. 29, Green Valley – Medal

1st Ken Hole (19) net 66

T2nd Jean Maffray (12) net 71

T2nd Kim Danboise (12) net 71

4th Mike Missler (10) net 72

5th Geoff Stimpson (5) net 74

T6th Eddy Beilby (18) net 76

T6th Sugar Ray Handford (16)  net 76

T6th Bob Lindborg (22) net 76

Another good turn-out for our medal event which started uneventfully except that we heard there was a large field of Korean players snuggled up ahead on the 8th hole and that the field was very full.  Sure enough, shortly before long our leading groups caught up with the traffic ahead and from there on it was slow going with an almost 5 hour round for our groups at the back.  Who said high season is good?

Scoring was hard for some in the medal format.  Roy Studds persisted through some real golf hardship and handed in a card with a 136 gross.  I think that is a new record for a medal event at the Outback and kudos to Roy for seeing it through till the last ball dropped!

On the positive end of the scale, in joint fifth place were three players on 76 net – Sugar Ray Handford, Eddy Beilby and Bob Lindborg.  I really don’t know how these guys do it, but they usually do an awesome job to always stay in the money.

In fourth place and our gross winner was Geoff Stimpson who recorded a 79 of the stick and a net 74.  In third on his own was Mike Missler who is working hard to get his game back in shape, and he did good to finish with a net 72.  In joint second place JP Maffray came back to form and Kim Danboise’s game continues to improve as both of these guys scored 71 net.

The big winner of the day, scoring a fabulous net 66 which was 5 shots ahead of the rest of the field, was Ken Hole who walked away with the last trophy in the series.

There were only three ‘2’s recorded by the relatively large field, so congratulations to Ken Hole, Peter Lenoury and Peter Nixon!