Kempton edges a close one

From L to R: Colin Stielow, Bill Steinmann, Mashi Kaneta, Rob Cross, Shane Young, and Martin Kempton.
From L to R: Colin Stielow, Bill Steinmann, Mashi Kaneta, Rob Cross, Shane Young, and Martin Kempton.

PSC Golf from the Growling Swan Golf Society

Monday, June 10, Greenwood – Stableford

1st Mashi Kaneta (14) 32pts

2nd Robert Cross (26) 31pts

3rd Keith Buchanan (12) 27pts

Near Pins: Paul Kennedy, Keith Buchanan, Mashi Kaneta.

Long Putts: Alex Field, Keith Buchanan.

Today we headed out with thirteen golfers to Greenwood. The course was in good condition (as always) and the only problem we faced was that the greens had recently been cored, which did make putting a bit more difficult than normal. Fairways were fine, bunkers were tidy and clean and of course it was priced right.

We played the B & C nines from the white tees with just one flight and three places on the podium up for grabs.

In a low scoring event, it was Mashi Kaneta that came out on top with 32 points. A solitary point behind in second was Rob Cross, who is having a bit of a purple patch this visit, and filling the last spot on the podium was Keith Buchanan with 27 points on his card.

Thursday, June 13, Khao Kheow – Stableford

1st Martin Kempton (11) 38pts

2nd Bill Steinmann (11) 38pts

3rd Mashi Kaneta (16) 38pts

4th Shane Young (25) 38pts

5th Rob Cross (26) 37pts

Near Pins: Sean Murphy, Mashi Kan, Martin Todd, Bill Steinmann.

Long Putts: Keith Buchanan, Troy Pickford.

Khao Kheow is a very popular course in this region, well priced and it is usually found in very good condition. The only complaint on this day was that the tee-boxes were not in good shape. We attacked the course from the front tees and played courses C & A in that order.

A log jam was a bit of an understatement as we had 4 players complete the course with 38 points and then there were three on 37, and two on 36, but it was Martin Kempton that survived the countbacks to take out the day’s event. Second was Buffalo Bill Steinmann with Mashi in third and The Jock Shane Young fourth. Rob Cross filled the last spot on the podium, knocking out Denis Steele via, yet again the countback system.