PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar
Monday, Sept. 24, Phoenix – Stableford
What a day for golf! It started out fine and sunny with just some high cloud and turned to something else after 5 holes when it absolutely belted down for one hole. We sheltered for a while then went out to play until hole 11 when the siren went off for lightning.
Even after the rain the course was in great condition with not many watery areas. We played lift clean and place and the scoring was good considering the rain delays.
Capt. Bob took 4th place with 33 points, Dave Bramley managed 3rd with 34, Bill Marsden left his only bad tee shot till the last hole squirting his shot out of bounds for a 3 off the tee and a double bogey for no points but still managed to score 37 points to take 2nd, with Arch Armstrong beating him on a count back with 37 points also.
There was only one ‘2’, coming from John Chappell.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, Eastern Star – Medal
Eastern Star was the venue for the Haven Consultants monthly medal and a harder course to play a medal round I don’t think you would find anywhere. We played lift clean and place, which was needed on a lot of the holes. The sanding of the greens just as we were teeing off didn’t help some of the players, but we all got around in bright sunshine.
In the ladies division the scoring was very good with Miss Noodle taking 3rd spot with 75 net, 2nd place went to Miss Eng with 72, and Miss Pin won the day with a net 70. There were no ‘2’s recorded.
In the men’s division there was a countback on 73 net, with Brian Chapman taking 4th and Bill Marsden 3rd, There was also a count back for the top two places between Sel Wegner and Bob St Aubin, both with nett 71 but with Bob having the better last 6 holes. Once again there were no ‘2’s recorded.
Friday, Sept. 28, Phoenix – Stableford
The monthly scramble was held at the Phoenix Gold golf course in very hot conditions, but pleasant also as the course was in great shape but the greens were a little slow so getting the ball into the hole was an effort at times. With 10 teams competing we were away a little early and with absolutely no holdups were round in about 4 hours with no rain at all.
Coming in in 3rd place was the Billabong A team with a score of 60.1, only just beating their number 2 team by 0.7 of a shot. Taking 2nd spot was the Alexanders rag time crew made up of Bob StAubin, Luke Eddy, Auke Engekles and Gerard Lambert with 58.7. In top place was the team of Brad Jordison, Sugar Ray Handford, Paul and Brendon Cope, also with a score of 58.7 but with a better countback.