PSC Golf from the Billabong Bar
Monday, April 15, Phoenix Gold – Stableford
A nice day at Phoenix and with nobody waiting around we set off early on the Mountain and Lake nines. As usual the Mountain layout won and it must be one of the hardest nine holes in this area – a real challenge for any golfer. The rough is real rough here and the greens were just a little slower than normal, just to make things a bit more of a challenge.
We had four groups playing and Greig Ritchie and Chris Dodd had a battle for third spot, with Chris taking it on countback with a superior back-nine. Second place went to Stan Rees on 36 points, he also losing a countback to Glyn Davies who was the day’s winner. There were no 2s on the day.
Wednesday, April 17, Pleasant Valley – Stableford
A change today as four groups played Pleasant Valley and two more went to Green Valley. It was a beautiful day with a very nice breeze blowing and the PV course was in excellent condition. The 800 baht saving was welcome and the consensus of opinion was we will return sooner rather than later.
The scoring was very good with the lower handicap players performing best. Peter Rook took third place with 38 points off his 10-handicap, being beaten by Brad Jordison also off a 10-handicap but with a slightly better back nine. Top spot went to Jeff North playing off a 9-handicap and scoring 39 points.
There were five 2s, coming from Brad Jordison, Alan Cassin, Thiery Petrement and Peter Rook got 2. It must be said that the par-three holes at Pleasant Valley are almost all uniquely different, with two of them being island greens and the other two just as challenging.
Friday, April 19, Burapha – Stableford
Burapha was in great condition and we played A and B loops in very hot weather but still with a little breeze to try to keep the sweat away. The scoring wasn’t too bad with a countback for the minor places between Graham Gibson and Alan Cassin, both on 36 points. Alan managed to take second with the slightly better back-nine and Gibbo had to settle for third. Top spot went to Brad Jordison with 38 points and he also recorded the only 2 of the day.