PSC Golf from The Growling Swan
Monday, April 8, Mt. Shadow – Stableford
1st Rod Weekes (19) 34pts
2nd Keith Buchanan (13) 33pts
3rd Glenn Henriksen (13) 33pts
Near Pins: Glenn Henriksen, Alex Field, Lee O’Neil.
Long Putts: Keith Buchanan, Mark Stapleton.
Thirteen golfers came to play at Mountain Shadow on Monday. There is still a lack of rain in the area but the curators did their job as the course seemed to be in good condition with plush fairways, greens that ran true and clean bunkers. But if you ventured from the fairways you could find yourself in deep trouble.
The management has decided to close down the front nine holes here to upgrade them, so if you are to play this course over the coming months you will be playing the back nine holes twice.
We had no hold ups as the course was near empty and we attacked the course from the blue tees, with just the one flight and all six novelties in play.
Rod Weekes, yet again as a late inclusion, came up with the game to win on the day. His 34 points put him one shot in front of second and third places which had to be separated by countback. Winning that was Keith Buchanan ahead of Glenn Henriksen in third spot.
Thursday, April 11, Khao Kheow – Stableford
1st Patrick Poussier (27) 43pts
2nd Rod Weekes (19) 41pts
3rd Steve Younger (12) 36pts
4th Mark Stapleton (18) 34pts
5th Paz (18) 34pts
Near Pins: Keith Buchanan (x2), Bill Steinmann.
Long Putts: Travis Richards.
With one late pull out we travelled to Khao Kheow with seventeen golfers. There was not one complaint regarding the condition of the course and all were saying that it was in real good nick. Fairways were mowed and tidy, greens ran true but a little quick and the bunkers were clean and raked as well.
We were playing only the one flight and attacked the A & B course from the yellow tees.
Patrick Poussier stole the show with his 43 points and certainly made the most of his day. Following two shots behind was Rod Weekes, playing in his last game before heading back to Australia. Third past the post was the ever-green Steve Younger, while Mark Stapleton and Paz needed to be separated by the countback system. It was Stapo that got the nod to take fourth place.