Oats shines brightest at Crystal Bay


PSC Golf from Colin’s Bar Golf Society

Friday, Oct. 30, Crystal Bay – Stableford

1st Barry Oats (21) 43pts

2nd John Harrison (17) 36pts

3rd Alistar Gall (18) 35pts

Three groups of 3 out on Friday where the weather was fine and the course in great condition.

Barry Oats.

Peter Hynard, playing in the first group with John Harrison and Kari Norberg, and still jet lagged, started with 2 blobs but then began to show some form and a sparkling back nine of 21 points saw him record 35 in total.  John went the other way with 20 on the front but then 2 blobs on the back nine meant he had to settle for an even par 36.  Kari meanwhile was just enjoying the sunshine.

In the second group, Colm O’Donavan stuttered on the inward half for a round of 32 while playing partner Mick Coghlan finished strongly to go one point better on 33.  The third member of the group, Barry Oats, posted a remarkable 23 points on the front nine and followed it up with 20 on the back nine for a tremendous winning score of 43 points.

In the final group, Alistar Gall shot an impressive 20 points on the opening nine holes but 3 blobs coming home left him on 35 in total and third place overall.  Nick Shaw had a mixed bag of a round for 34 points and Colin ‘The Donkey’ Davis started by single putting the first four holes but then the wheels temporarily fell off over the next 12 holes and despite closing with 2 pars he had to settle for 32 points in total.