PSC Golf from The Growling Swan
Monday, March 4, Mt. Shadow – Stableford
1st Dave Maw (19) 34pts
2nd Keith Buchanan (14) 33pts
Near Pins: Keith Buchanan, Kae Dayton, Colin Banks, Dave Maw.
Long Putts: Kae Dayton, Martin Todd.
We had thirteen golfers head out to Mountain Shadow for today’s game where we played off the blue tees at about 6200m.
The course was in really good condition; fairways were mowed and tidy, greens ran true and bunkers were clean and raked as well. All in all the opportunity for some good scores one would think, or was it?
Dave Maw led field back home with a modest 34 points but it was enough to get the job done. Keith Buchanan returned a shot in arrears to take out second place, the only spot left on the podium.
Thursday, March 7, King Naga – Stableford
1st Ian Ward (12) 39pts
2nd Bernie McCart (28) 36pts
3rd Keith Buchanan (14) 35pts
Near Pins: Keith Buchanan, Martin Kempton, Ian Ward, Martin Todd.
Long Putts: Don Richardson, Dave Maw.
The course at King Naga was in good nick today and offered plenty of run. Although a little dry they were putting plenty of water on the course, bunkers were clean and raked, fairways tidy, but the greens were a little slow and putting from the fringes was difficult as the buffalo grass certainly took the speed from the ball. All in all, this course is priced right, and Bt.1090 all in is great value.
With fourteen players we had five groups and teed off about 10 min earlier than our allotted tee time. We played just one flight with three places on the podium and all novelties in play.
Ian Ward that took the top prize as his return of 39 points set him apart from the rest. Bernie McCart came in second with yet another reasonable score of 36 points and we then had a bit of a log-jam for the third place on the podium as three golfers all returned with the same score only to be separated by the countback system. Keith Buchanan got the nod for the bronze position over Dave Maw and Martin Todd, all on 35 points.