Lawlor sparkles at Crystal Bay


The Growling Swan Golf Society

Monday, April 3, Plutaluang – Stableford


A Flight (0-17)

1st John Edwards (16) 41pts

2nd Keith Buchanan ((16) 41pts

3rd Denis Steele (12) 38 pts


B Flight (18 +)

1st Frank Riley (23) 41pts

2nd Tony Cook (27) 37pts

3rd Cavin Kenyon (18) 35pts


Near Pins: N3 JJ Harney, N6 Rod Weeks, W3 JJ Harney, W8 Rod Weeks.

Long Putts: N9 Eric Black, W9 JJ Harney.


Twenty golfers ventured out to take on the challenge of Plutaluang North and West nines from the yellow tees.  The weather was on our side as the sun was out and a slight breeze kept the mercury down.

The course was in tip-top condition and as usual it was busy with quite a lot of golfers enjoying not only the great playing conditions but also the very reasonable green fee.   The greens here have become a lot slicker than in the past and today they played reasonably true, considering the constant heavy traffic.  As per usual, the gnarly crabgrass lies took a toll on most of the field.

Two flights catered to today’s numbers and in the A-Flight John Edwards took top spot on count back over the unlucky Keith Buchanan, both with 41 points each.  Coming in third and again getting through on count back was Denis Steele.

B-Flight saw Frank Riley come up trumps yet again with 41 points while Tony Cook greeted the judges in second place and Cavin Kenyon completed the podium in third.

From left: Eric Black, Frank Riley, Colm Lawlor and John Edwards.
From left: Eric Black, Frank Riley, Colm Lawlor and John Edwards.


Thursday, April 6, Crystal Bay – Stableford

1st Colm Lawlor (15) 44pts

2nd Peter Bailey (16) 42pts

3rd John Edwards (16) 39pts

4th JJ Harney (16) 39pts


Near Pins: B4 Alex Field, B6 Mashi Kaneta, C4 John Edwards, C7 Rod Weekes

Long Putts: B9 Lindsay Slender, C9 Roy Dayton


Fifteen eager souls headed up the highway on Thursday to play Crystal Bay (one of our favorite courses).  Today was a public holiday but we were able to negotiate a great price for our group.

The weather looked as though we were in for a pleasant day for golf although the forecast was for rain throughout the region.  As per usual the course was in tip top condition, fairways gave some run and the greens were up to speed.  In other words Crystal bay was spot on! We attacked the course playing B & C nines (in that order) from the yellow tees.

Colm Lawlor took first place with a sparkling round of 44 points, two ahead of Peter Bailey in second while John Edwards edged JJ Harney for third, both finishing with 39 points each.