Payne on fire at Phoenix

Pin, Jam, May and Tan.
Pin, Jam, May and Tan.

PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar

Monday, March 12, Phoenix – Stableford

With 8 groups playing today at Phoenix Gold country club, it was all go.  The course was in fantastic condition but the pin placements were in some cases impossible to get at.  It may be why there were only 13 people that scored 30 points or better.

Jim Payne took top spot with a great 40 points, five ahead of Thiery Temime in second while Dougie Crowe placed third on count-back over Ivor Smith, both with 34 points.

There was only one ‘2’ recorded and that went to Greg Ritchie.

Wednesday, March 14, Green Valley – Stableford

Capt. Bob’s calculator came in handy today for there were 3 ladies tied on 38 points for the minor places.  Miss May lost out with 17 points on the back nine which was not helped when she failed to score on the last hole.  Miss Tan and Miss Pin both had 18 points on the back nine but Miss Pin claimed second place with a better last six holes.  Miss Jam started with a birdie on the 1st and her form continued with 7 pars all adding up to 39 points and first place.

Thirty-three points was a popular number with the men for there were 4 on that score, but Dougie Crowe came good on the way home for fourth place.  Glynn Davies could have expected better than 34 points but for 2 blobs on the way round while Ivor Smith lost his way a little with 17 points on the return journey, which is the reason that he finished second and George Barrie won the day, finding a way to recharge his batteries on the 10th to surge down the back straight and 22 points.

No ‘2’s for the men today but one for the ladies and that went to Miss Nu.

Friday, March 16, Burapha – Stableford

George Barrie and Ivor Smith.
George Barrie and Ivor Smith.

Burapha was packed today as they were holding a junior tournament for 16 to 18 year olds on the A and B loops.  It was surprising that all the golfers were playing the C and D loops and it all flowed smoothly.  The course was in great condition, the fairways were lush and the greens were very good with downhill putts a really tricky shot.

The scoring today was pretty good and a count-back was needed for 3rd and 4th between Chris Dodd and Capt Bob, with Chris being relegated to last spot on the podium, both with 35 points.  Second place went to Thiery Temime with 36 points and taking the top spot was Dougie Crowe with 40 points, off his 9 handicap a great round indeed.

There were four ‘2’s, coming from Dougie Crowe who got 2, Lloyd Shuttleworth and Capt Bob.