PSC Golf from the Billabong Bar
Monday, Dec. 31, Phoenix Gold – Stableford
Phoenix today and a hard day at the office it was for most of the golfers, with only 3 out of 16 managing to score 30 points or more. It wasn’t down to the condition of the course which was in great shape although packed for the holiday with all 3 nines full to the brim. The marshals did a good job and a 4 and a bit hour round ensued at a leisurely pace of play.
Coming in third today was Colonel Bob with a net 30 points, second went to Paul Greenaway with 31 and taking the top spot was Glyn Davies with a fine 37 points.
There were only two ‘2’s, coming from Paul Greenaway and Glyn Davies.
Wednesday, Jan. 2, Green Valley – Stableford
There are many changes for the regular golfer to consider with 30 plus amendments to the rules of golf, in effect from Jan. 1. At the Billabong the burning question presenting a major problem to golfers both young and old, was whether they should leave the flag in the hole or not. A problem that could possibly result in many sleepless nights!
A strong but pleasantly cool wind kept the scoring to realistic levels today with only one lady playing below her handicap.
Miss Eng (H/cap 17) had a good outward trip with 21 points but 5 points on the last 5 holes placed her in fourth place, losing out to Miss Porn (21) who did the reverse with 21 points coming home for 34 overall. Miss Pin (10) was excited on the 10th with 21 points under her belt but 4 double-bogies gave her 15 points on the back for 36 points and second place. Miss Nu, a regular visitor to the podium recently, scooped the pool with 37 points despite 4 doubles on the way home.
Barry Copeskate (14) could not believe his good fortune with birdies on the first two holes which helped him to 22 points on the first nine, but the wheels fell off thereafter and with only 13 points on the return journey and he occupied fourth place. Peter Thomas (17) again lost on a countback with 37 points with only 2 points on three holes being the culprit. Mikael Anderson (15) edged Peter out of second place but the consistent Wayne Cotterell (13) did it again with 39 points to win the day.
Only three ‘2’s we recorded today, coming from William Macey, Peter Thomas and William Peach.
Friday, Jan. 4, Burapha – Stableford
Seven groups lined up to play Burapha’s A & B loops and while the place was packed, the course itself was in great condition.
The new rules are something of an enigma with a lot of golfers interpreting them differently, but I guess it will sort itself out eventually in the meantime we will all just have to be patient and discuss any problems with the changes sensibly between the players.
The scoring was very good today with a countback settling the minor places between Brett Gale who took fourth spot, Paul Greenaway in third and Bob Pearce second, all with 37 points. Top of the tree was Dougie Crowe with 39 points off his 9 handicap.
There were three ‘2’s, coming from Sandy Chapo, Miss Phin and Rick Culley.