Miller & Gelten share the spoils


Phoenix Members Golf Society

Tuesday, Feb. 5, Phoenix – Stabelford

High season seems to have come to an early end so far.  The course was quite empty when it came to our turn for tee off times today and apart from two idiots who thought it would be a good idea to sit at the drinks stop until the next group started to walk off the previous green, and then stop on the green to make a couple of phone calls whilst we were waiting on the tee, our round was trouble free and all completed in a little over 4 hours.  Quite something at this time of the year!

In ‘A’ Flight today Joe Miller returned the best score of 39 points to claim first place and the voucher donated by Ann’s Salon.  Second place went to Mukesh Thakker with 38 points and in third was Sergio Poggi, who sadly did not return to The Relax Bar for the presentation so his prize went into the lucky draw.

Tuesday’s winners pose with staff members from The Relax Bar.Tuesday’s winners pose with staff members from The Relax Bar.

In ‘B’ Flight Goort Gelten scored a good 37 points to claim first place, with Patrick Browne second on 32 Gerry Hughes in third with the same score.

Near pins were won by Joe Miller, Gerry Hughes, Colin Gregg and Mike Gerrard.

The lucky draw prizes (donated by our hosts The Relax Bar) went to Bob Neylon, Rodney Gregg, Jim Neilson & Harvey Trewarn.

I have to finish on a very sad note.  On the 17th tee Richard Baldwin topped his drive very low and straight and unfortunately a small pigeon type bird never saw the ball coming.  Next thing a shower of feathers exploded into the air and poor bird lay there dead.  We have reported Richard to the local police who have issued a statement saying if he had done it with a gun they would have arrested him.  As it is, they have decided to ask Phoenix Golf Club to print his name on the honours board for getting a birdie without completing the hole!

Friday, Feb. 8, Phoenix – Stableford

It was the 3G show on Friday, our three main winners Christian names all beginning with ‘G’.  In first place was Granville Swanton who returned a score of 42 points, only for it to be adjusted to 41.  However this was still good enough to push Gerry Hughes into second place by way of count back on the back nine.  Way behind, but still claiming third place was Graham (Elsie) Ellis with a mere 35 points.

After killing a bird on Tuesday, Richard Baldwin continued on his murderess ways today in a very similar fashion to Tuesday.  On the Mountain 7th hole, par 5, he again topped his ball very true and hard into the front of the lake, striking a fish that had just come for a breath of oxygen and knocking it clean out of the water.  We were told afterwards that he was a little short of money this week and had not had a good meal.  It all sounds very fishy and foul to me!

Call me (Mike) on 087 091 7565 if you are interested in playing at Phoenix.  Also if you like sea fishing we go out on the ocean every two weeks (usually on a Saturday) and bring back lots of lovely fish for the freezer.