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(From left) Gerard Lambert, John Locke, and Sandy Chapo.
(From left) Gerard Lambert, John Locke, and Sandy Chapo.

PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar

Monday, Dec. 3, Phoenix – Stableford

What a great day for golf and we were around in rapid time, playing the Lakes and Ocean loops. We only had 4 groups and there was a 4-way count back for the minor podium places between Paul Greenaway, Lloyd Shuttleworth, Thiery Temime and Steve Dodd all coming in with 37 points. Paul and Steve missed out on the prizes, with Thiery taking third and Lloyd taking second. The winner was Captain Bob with a stunning 40 points.

We had two ‘2’s, coming from Capt Bob and Paul Greenaway.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, Green Valley – Stableford

Green Valley was presented in beautiful condition but, strangely, none of the 18 in our group could play to their handicaps today. One possible reason is that all the white tees were placed as far back as possible so the length was increased beyond the standard 6,300 yards.

Lloyd Shuttleworth (H/cap 4) and Selwyn Wegner (14) both had 17 points on front and back nines but Selwyn nosed ahead with 14 on the last 6 holes to Lloyd’s 12, thereby occupying third place. Tony Oakes (13) had 4 holes worth 3 points each for 19 points on the front but had too many 1-pointers on the trip home for a total of 35 points, the same number as Wayne Cotterell (13) whose 17 points after the turn was enough the take the top spot.

It was certainly a family affair today with Miss Eng Cotterell (16) winning the ladies competition by a fair margin with 8 pars and 1 birdie on her card for 42 points. In second place was Miss Porn who had a good day with 38 points but it is difficult to beat 42 points at any time. Miss May (11) was third and could have done better than her 36 points but for 2 blobs on her card. Miss Nu (16) finished fourth with 34 points but she had a 2 on a par three, as did Miss Eng and Selwyn Wegner.

Friday, Dec. 7, Burapha – Stableford

This was a great day for golf with a lovely breeze and even though we followed a 5-ball our 6 groups were all in and finished in just under 4 hours. The course was in great condition with greens that were holding and good to putt on.

The scoring was extremely good with a countback for third and fourth between Thiery Temime and John Lockon on 38 points, with John getting the nod for the bronze. Second place went to Sandy Chapo with a fine 39 points and the ‘Little General’ Gerard Lambert took the top spot with 41 points, a good score indeed.

There were five ‘2’s, coming from Gerard Lambert, John Locke, Arch Armstrong, Glyn Davies and a most unlikely one from Thiery Petrement a snaking putt on B8 of about 30 feet.