PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar
Monday, March 4, Phoenix Gold – Stableford
Six groups out playing at Phoenix Gold today and the course was in great condition although the greens on one nine were not quite as fast as the other.
The scoring today was unbelievable and Brian Scott took 4th place with 38 points, him beating Paul Greenaway on a countback having 20 points on the back to Paul’s 19. Third place went to Thiery Petrement with 42 points, him being edged out on countback by Julie Battersby. The little French general Gerard Lambert scored a whopping 25 points on the front nine but could only manage 18 on the back to record 43 points and take the top spot.
There were six 2s, coming from Lloyd Shuttleworth, Paul Greenaway, Dave Kellerway, Gerard Lambert, Julie Battersby and Thiery Temime.
Wednesday, March 6, Green Valley – Stableford
One strange thing has pricked our curiosity today. The cards, the concrete disks on the tee and the board on each hole have measurements to the middle of the green, so why have Green Valley suddenly altered the fairway distance markers to measure to the front of the green. The familiar markers, which could be seen from everywhere on the course, have been replaced with a stick which resembles a cricket stump. Strange!
It seems that 36 points was the favourite number today in the men’s competition, for there were four of them. Douggie Crowe (H/cap 8) stood on the 16th tee with 35 points fully expecting a successful day but 1 point on the last three holes placed him in 4th place, losing out to Jeff North (10) on the last 6 holes who stumbled on the back nine with 3 points in 4 holes. Lloyd Shuttleworth (4), whose putting (in his own words) was shocking, had to wait until the last hole to find the long awaited birdie for 36 points and 2nd place. A visitor from UK, David Kellerway (9) despite only 2 points on holes 14-16 had 37 points to win the day.
Miss Ooh (21) had 4 one-pointers on the front for 36 points and 4th place whilst Miss May (11) had 8 pars and 1 birdie in her round but most of these were on the front 9 so 17 points on the back restricted her score to 38 points and 3rd place. The ever-present Miss Porn (21) had a much improved back nine to claim 2nd place with 39 points but the runnerway leader Miss Pin (19) had 3 birdies and 4 pars in her round to finish with 45 points.
There were four 2s today, from Miss Pin, Miss May Douggie Crowe and Jeff North.
Friday, March 8, Burapha – Stableford
We played C and D loops at Burapha for a change today. The course was in great condition but the rough was a bit on the heavy side and hard to get out of. With a depleted field of only 5 groups we got away right on 9.30, there were no holdups and the golf just flowed along.
There were some of the lads from Geralton making up the numbers today and one of the lads got the NAGA prize. The scoring wasn’t that flash with a count back between Jack Piercefield and Neil Herd both on 33 points with Jack taking 4th place and Neil taking 3rd much to his club mates amazement. There was also a count back between Jason Schembri and the man of the moment Dougie Crowe with Jason taking 2nd spot and Dougie 1st.
There was only one 2 recorded, coming from Steve Dodd.