Peter & Jim tame Silky Oak


The Players’ Lounge Golf Society

Sunday, July 30, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Peter LeNoury (14) 40pts

2nd Jim Bell (20) 40pts

3rd Don Lehmer (23) 38pts

Near Pins: Mick Beresford, Jim Brackett

Sunday we played the Silky Oak and the course was in fine condition while the weather remained hot and dry with a slight breeze.

Peter “the right honorable” LeNoury and Jimmy “AK 47” Bell were co-men of the match, both with excellent 40 point returns as Peter edged Jim on the back-nine count back.  This left Don “the ladies man” Lehmer to close the flight with a fine 38 points on the card.

Tuesday, August 1, Bangpra – Stableford

1st Bill Peach (22) 37 pts

2nd Mick Beresford (15) 34 pts

3rd Steve Mann (11) 31 pts

Near Pins: Tony Oakes

Bangpra and the resident monkeys welcomed the TPL today and we had three groups of four, so only one flight required.  The course on the whole was in fine condition but the greens were a tad slow as they had been lightly sanded.  The weather was hot with a slight breeze.

Peter LeNoury.
Peter LeNoury.

Winning the day and tacking the match honours with a fine 37 points was Bill Peach, who by the way was also the only player to better his handicap.  Following Bill up the podium steps at a distance was the inform Mickey ‘nine holes’ Beresford.  Steve Mann was left to close the flight with 31 points.

Friday, August 4,
The Emerald – Stableford

1st Tony Oakes (13) 38pts

2nd John Cogan (17) 37pts

3rd Tim Knight (27) 36pts

4th Jim Bell (20) 35pts

5th Henri Copperstone (5) 35pts

An excellent low season crowd played the Emerald golf course on a fine day.  Two of the societies big hitters were paired together to see who was the longest, well Gareth Gill’s best was 320 yds, but he four putted the green.  Henri Copperstone’s drive was 294 so they called it a draw.

Top man on the day was Tony Oakes with a match wining 38 points and he was one stroke clear of John Cogan.  Tim ‘the thunder from down under’ Knight filled the third podium spot with a solid even par round.  Jim ‘AK-47’ Bell and Henri Copperstone were tied on 35 points for the two remaining podium spots and after the divots had settled it was Jim who got to stand on the higher rung on the ladder.