Lambert strikes gold at Phoenix

(From left) Wayne Cotterell, Tony Oakes, Jeff North, Graham Green and Peter Thomas.
(From left) Wayne Cotterell, Tony Oakes, Jeff North, Graham Green and Peter Thomas.

PSC Golf from the Billabong Golf Bar

Monday, Nov. 5, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

Phoenix with 6 groups playing and we got away a little early for a leisurely round of golf. The course is in fantastic condition with fast greens and no place to get a bad lie, apart from the rough that is – woe betide anyone missing the short grass.

The scores were great with a countback between Bill Peach and Jason Barnett for fourth place, both on 38 points but with Jason getting the nod over Bill. There was also a countback for second and third between Graham Beaumont and Glyn Elsworth on 39 points, with Graham being relegated to bronze and Glyn taking silver. The little French general Gerard Lambert had a fine 41 points to take the first place today.

There were six ‘2’s, coming from Glyn Davies, Jason Barnett, Ivor Smith, Les Easton, Brian Scott and Capt Bob.

There was a birthday today so kind wishes were extended to Graham Beaumont he wouldn’t tell us his age.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, Green Valley – Stableford

You would not believe the recent change in the conditions at Green Valley in the last 2 weeks. A fortnight ago the fairways were, following consistent heavy rain, almost under water in many areas and so wet in others you could have backspin with your fairway woods. Today, we were all looking like proper golfers with the ball running freely and GIR figures looking quite respectable as the scores confirm.

In the ladies comp, Miss Am had a great front nine with 23 points but three 1-pointers and a blob on the back gave her 38 points and third place, losing to Miss Porn on the same score but the latter had 19 points on the way home to ensure second place for her. The star of the moment is Miss Eng who carded the more than 40 points for the second week running, aided by 9 pars in her round.

The men were tightly bunched at the top of the leaderboard with Wayne Cotterell losing out to Jeff North for fourth place on 37 points, 2 blobs on the back-nine doing Wayne’s chances no good at all. Tony Oakes thought his day had come with an eagle on the 1st hole for 5 points and 23 points on the way out but only 5 points in the first 5 holes on the inward half was overshadowed by Peter Thomas, who did the opposite to Tony, with a big turnaround at the turn for second place and 38 points. A new name at the Billabong, Graham (Grassy) Green, took the honours today with a very steady round and 40 points with 20 points on each half.

Unusually, there were no ‘2’s today.

Friday, Nov. 9. Burapha – Stableford

Burapha was the game on Friday under threatening skies that tried very hard to rain on us but didn’t make it until we were showered and ready to go back to the bar, and then it thundered down. The course was a little wet in places from the work of the sprinklers but still in great condition as usual. It was packed with Korean golfers on both 18s but a 4-hour round ensued with no hold ups at all.

With 6 groups playing it was a good day out for all and the scoring was fantastic with a countback for the minor places all on 38 points. Paul Duncan, playing off a 5 handicap, got fourth place, Steve Dodd took third and Pete Seil second with 22 points on the back nine. The winner was Thiery Temime on 39 points.

There was only one ‘2’ recorded and Glyn Davies was the recipient of that prize.