PSC Golf from The Outback Golf Bar
Monday, Feb. 22, Burapha – Stableford
1st Andre Coetzee (14) 37pts
2nd KB Lee (9) 34pts
3rd Owen Lloyd (0) 34pts
1st Bruce McAdam (26) 40pts
2nd James Little (20) 34pts
3rd John Langley (22) 34pts
A beautiful day for golf with a slight breeze and mild temperatures reminded us one again that this is a great time of the year and a place that can and should be enjoyed!
Playing in two divisions today, it was a surprise that there weren’t many good scores, and no ‘2’s. It could be attributed to the greens being lightning fast and some difficult pin placements, even by Burapha standards.
I accompanied Nicholas Jenkins, a young aspiring pro golfer (+2 hcp) and we played from the Black tees. Not nearly as accurate as I was year’s ago, I was pleased to still be beating the young lad by a few yards on the front nine drives, scoring birdies on the par 5’s before my dreaded snap hooked returned on the back nine. The slope rating plus the black tee index gave me a few shots boost on playing handicap, which helped me to stay ahead of the pack to finish first in the A division with 37 points.
Second was KB Lee, beating Owen Llyod on count back with each scoring 34 points.
In the B division, Bruce Mcadam had a great round to finish on 40 points, with a string of players far behind on 34, with Jimmy Little finishing second and John Langley third.
Friday, Feb. 26, Green Valley – Medal
1st Mike Missler (12) net 64
2nd Geoff Stimpson (6) net 68
3rd Yasumasa Arakawa (9) net 68
T4th Robert Finley (19) net 69
T4th Andrew Makara (27) net 69
T6th John Lawton (22) net 70
T6th Bob Lindborg (26) net 70
We had another good turnout for our medal event with almost 40 players. A bit of rain the day before had us playing winter rules with “lift, clean and place” on the fairways. The greens were running fast and really good, so no issues with the course maintenance today.
The good condition of Green Valley at the moment does make for more enjoyable golf and as a result much better scores were returned than usual, and 8 players shot better than handicap net scores today. That is quite an achievement in a medal round!
Because of the large field, our prize winners stretched a bit longer today and in joint sixth place were John Lawton and Bob Lindborg, each on net 70. In joint fourth place came Bob Finley and Andy Makara, each on net 69 while in third place was Yasu Arakawa with an awesome 68 from his 9 handicap.
Taking second place was Geoff Stimpson, who continues to play well throughout the high season, with a great 68 from his 6 handicap and shooting just 2 over gross par.
Mike Missler, following his recovery from injury, will no doubt see his handicap continue to come down and he shot an excellent 64 net (gross 76) to be the clear winner for this month’s event.
Young Nicholas Jenkins (playing off +2) is finally getting some form and finished as this month’s low gross winner – 73 of the stick.
Bob Mattes, KB Lee, Kim Danboise, George Hensher, Andy Makara and Sugar Ray Handford all recorded a 2 in their round.