PSC Golf from the Growling Swan
Monday, Feb. 4, Mt. Shadow – Stableford
1st Dave Maw (19) 33pts
2nd Keith Buchanan (14) 32pts
3rd Mashi Kaneta (15) 31pts
1st Andrew Allen (33) 32pts
2nd Mikito Homma (22) 25pts
3rd Patrick Poussier (28) 24pts
Near Pins: Mashi Kaneta, Patrick Poussier, Stu Rifkin, Don Richardson.
Long Putts: Patrick Poussier, Keith Buchanan.
Twenty golfers came to play Mountain Shadow today and the course seemed to be in good condition with plush fairways, true greens and clean bunkers. But if you ventured from the fairways you could find yourself in deep trouble. We attacked the course from the blue tees and had two flights with three places in each.
A Flight saw Dave Maw top the podium with 33 points, hotly pursued by Keith Buchanan who fell one point shy. Third place went to Mashi Kaneta a further point in arrears.
B Flight had Andrew ‘Turtle’ Allen take the lollies with 32 points. Second place went to Mikito Homma a full 7 points behind the leader and third past the post was Patrick Poussier a solitary shot behind Mikito.
Thursday, Feb. 7, King Naga – Stableford
1st Colm Mullen (28) 41pts
2nd Keith Buchanan (14) 37pts
3rd Tony Cook (28) 36pts
4th Alex Field (16) 36pts
Near Pins: Denis Steele, Steve Younger, Bill Wilkinson, Keith Buchanan.
Long Putts: Steve Younger, Shane Young.
The challenge today was King Naga GC, and the course was in good nick and offering quite a bit of run on the fairways which had only just been mowed. Bunkers were clean but the greens were very misleading – some were on the quick side and some less so.
Our numbers dictated that we would be playing one flight only with four places on the podium. Colm Mullen set things alight, returning to form with a great score of 41 points and second was a golfer that is rarely out of the frame, Keith Buchanan, who was four shots behind the winner. Third place went to a three-way countback on 36 points that was won by Tony Cook, leaving Alex Field to take the fourth and final spot on the podium and Dave Maw just missed out.