Marsden drives for gold at Phoenix

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Glyn Davies, Nipper Truscott and Thiery Petrement.
Glyn Davies, Nipper Truscott and Thiery Petrement.

PSC Golf from the Billabong Bar

Monday, April 8, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

A very hot day ensued for the golfers today but thankfully there was no rain. Phoenix Lakes and Ocean was the challenge and the course was in great condition.

Only a small field and the scoring went from terrible to excellent. There was a three-way countback on 32 points that Thiery Petrement won to take third spot, second went to the ever-consistent Graham Beaumont on 38 but Kiwi Bill Marsden showed all and sundry what you can do with a Rogue driver, scoring 41 points to take the top spot ranging the bell back at the bar to celebrate.

With such a small field it was decided not to pay 2s.

Wednesday, April 10, Green Valley – Stableford

The grass at Green Valley is in serious need of some refreshment as many areas are now brown and bare. It might help if all the sprinkler heads were working as they were designed to.

In the men’s competition, Wayne Cotterell (13) had a good front nine with 20 points but a serious blip on the way home with only 4 points in 5 holes earned him only 15 points and 35 overall for 4th place. Something remarkable happened with Charlie (22) for he only had 11 points on the front nine. What happened on the 10th tee one can only guess for he had 6 pars thereafter and 25 points over the nine holes and 36 points overall for 3rd spot on the podium. The Billabong Champion, Auke Engelkes (12), can blame too many 1-pointers for his 37 points, missing out on top spot by a single point to Jeff North who started with 21 points going out and 38 in total.

Many ladies were not in attendance today, possibly travelling for Songkran, but Miss Nu (16) won today with 32 points ahead of Miss Sasicha (21) in 2nd with 28.

We only had two 2s today, going to Selwyn Wegner and Steve Wattons.

Friday, April 12, Burapha – Stableford

Miss Sasicha and Miss Nu.
Miss Sasicha and Miss Nu.

The rain has gone for the moment but the heat has come with a vengeance and it super hot at Burapha where we played the A and B nines. The course was in grand condition with greens that were quite fast but also true. Just 4 teams today but the scoring was very good, with 35 points giving 3rd place to Thiery Petrement, 2nd going to Glyn Davies on 37 and the top spot being claimed by Nipper Truscott.

There was only one 2, coming from Thiery.

One of the guys playing in the second group had 16 points after the first 5 holes but unfortunately damaged his elbow and finished down in the field with only 32 points. Another day mate!