Melander strikes twice


PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society

Monday, Nov. 9, Crystal Bay A &C– Stableford

We had 17 golfers signed up for the first game of the week and on a fine Monday morning we headed off up number 7 and arrived at Crystal Bay 45 minutes later.  The golf course was not too busy and the A & C nines were our combination for the day with the news that the B nine would be open again on the 15th of this month.

Our first group got away 10 minutes early on A1 and we found the golf course in quite good condition and the lush fairways and the greens, although a little slow, were quite alright.  Our pace was not too bad although a couple of slow groups ahead held us up somewhat but we managed to complete our round in four hours & fifteen minutes.

Mogens Melander (left) & Bill McGarvie.Mogens Melander (left) & Bill McGarvie.

With 2 golfers scoring 41 points it was necessary for a count back which resulted in the winner being declared as Mogens Melander (23 point back nine) ahead of Svend Hommel (18 point back nine) in second spot.  Peter Gangur finished in third place with 39 points and your writer, Peter Blackburn, regained some form to score 38 and finish fourth.

There were 3 golfers with 37 points vying for fifth spot and the count back went in favour of Torben Lindgaard (22 point back nine), with John Tallet (19 point back nine) and Lorraine Percy (18 point back nine) just missing out.

1st Mogens Melander (29) 41pts

2nd Svend Hommel (13) 41pts

3rd Peter Gangur (23) 39pts

4th Peter Blackburn (14) 38pts

5th Torben Lindgaard (29) 37pts

Near Pins: A8 – Steve Truelove, C7 – Torben Lindgaard

Long Putts: A9 – OddurOlafsson, C9 – Tony Cook

Friday, Nov. 13, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

It was another great turnout as 25 golfers signed up to play Pleasant Valley.  Welcomes were handed out to Gary Williams, Henry Loh, Mark Cooper, Andy Todd & Kissy Buchanan.

The course wasn’t too busy so we were quickly into action and got our first group away 25 minutes early at 9.35am.  It was very hot & humid with dark clouds hovering above but stayed fine for fifteen holes and then the rain came, which caused us to shelter at the drink stop before the 16th tee along with many other groups who converged there.  After about 25 minutes it cleared up and we proceeded and finished our round in four & a half hours which included the stop for rain.

The golf course was in good shape although quite wet in parts due to the heavy recent rain but preferred lies on the fairway ensured that one always had a decent lie and some of the greens were a bit uneven and most were slow but quite ok.  As can be seen from the scores there were a couple of players who reveled in the conditions and it was a very enjoyable day for most.

Bill McGarvie played a terrific game of golf and shot par for the course in compiling his 45 points and was the winner in the A Flight.  Jacob Cummings also played well and his 74 off the stick gave him second place with 41 and Denis Steele finished third with 38.

In the B Flight it was once again Mogens Melander who was the winner by following up his 18 points at Bangpra the previous day with a fine 43 points – funny game golf isn’t it!  In second place came Henry Loh with 38 and Frank Mills finished third on 35.

A Flight (0-15)

1st Bill McGarvie (9) 45pts

2nd Jacob Cummings (7) 41pts

3rd Dennis Steele (14) 38pts

B Flight (16-36)

1st Mogens Melander (29) 43pts

2nd Henry Loh (18) 38pts

3rd Frank Mills (21) 35pts

Near Pins: 5th – Garry Williams, 8th – Ken Grimes, 13th – SvendHommel, 17th – Christian Boysen

Long Putts: 9th – Mogens Melander, 18th – Torben Lindgaard

Note: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays &Fridays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to [email protected].