PSC Golf from the Billabong Bar
Monday, Oct. 8, Phoenix Gold – Stableford
Phoenix today, with a few visitors from Australia for a fun day out. It being a small field and only 3 groups playing we were away a little early and had a pleasant round with no hold-ups.
The course was in fantastic condition as usual and the greens were fast and true. The scoring was good with only 4 out of 12 players that didn’t manage over 30 points.
Taking third spot was the little French general, Gerard Lambert with 35 points, second went to Bill Marsden with an even par 36, and the stand out winner was ‘Nipper’ Truscott with a fine 40 points.
There were only two 2s, coming from Sandy Chapo and Bill Marsden.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, Green Valley – Stableford
We knew immediately as we stood around the 1st tee that this was going to be a hot and humid day. The heavy rain over the last few days had left the course very wet and resembling a quagmire in many areas and many golfers suddenly acquired the skill to impart back spin, even on their fairway woods. The general opinion was that the course was playing at least 500 yards longer and only 3 out of 32 golfers bettered their handicap.
In the ladies flight Miss Nu came fourth with 28 points, some way behind Miss Pin who drifted off the pace on the back nine with only 13 points. On point ahead in second was Miss Prae who had 3 blobs after the turn and was well behind the day’s winner, Miss Porn, who was helped by two 4-pointers in the last nine holes.
Sel Wegner upped his game after the turn with 19 points in fourth place, just behind Keith Allen who had his best day for a while with 35 points overall, despite only 4 points on 4 holes coming home. Michael Anderson had 20 points on the back nine for 37 points, but the winner for the second week running was Wayne Cotterell, who three-putted the first three greens but after some stern words from Cottee the putter behaved and he accumulated 7 pars and a birdie for 39 points.
Birdie ‘2’s went to Miss Eng, Jeff North and George Barrie.
Friday, Oct. 12, Burapha – Stanbleford
We had a few visitors from Australia today as we played A and B loops at the lovely Burapha course. No carts off the cart paths meant we played winter rules, which really wasn’t needed on the front nine but was a must on the B loop as it was wet and sloppy. Apart from that the course was in great condition.
Our Aussie friends got off a flight from Brisbane at 6am and were at the course ready to play at 8.30, and I might add one of them got the only ‘2’ of the day.
With 6 groups playing we got away a little early and had a good round with no hold ups at all. The scoring was quite good also with 36 points taking fourth, Micky Beresford being the recipient of that place. Third spot went to Brad Jordison with 37 points, him being beaten on a countback by Paul Greenaway also on 37 points but having a better back nine. First place was taken by Nial Stewart with a fine 38 points.
The only ‘2’ of the day came from Ian Moore.