Rab has double reason to smile at Treasure Hill

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PSC golf from The Bunker Bar

Monday, Feb. 21, Green Valley – Stableford

A group of 29 golfers set off from the Bunker to play the ever popular Green Valley course.  There had been early morning rain at the course, which had freshened up the fairways and made the greens significantly softer than we’ve been used to of late.

William Macey, taking a break from his PSC charity duties, was the star of the day scoring 40 Stableford points, and showing little charity to his fellow golfers.  The winner in the A flight was Mashi Kaneta with an almost equally impressive score of 39 points.

Hole in one hero Rab McDonald (front left), with Wednesday winner Geoff Parker (right) and Mashi Kaneta, Monday’s A Flight winner (standing rear). Hole in one hero Rab McDonald (front left), with Wednesday winner Geoff Parker (right) and Mashi Kaneta, Monday’s A Flight winner (standing rear).

A Flight

1st Mashi Kaneta (12) 39pts

2nd Dave Ashman (14) 37pts

3rd Steve Coppell (12) 34pts

B Flight

1st William Macey (17) 40pts

2nd Neil Griffin (28) 38pts

3rd Geoff Parker (18) 34pts

Near Pins:  Granville Swanson, Peter Bevis, Ian K, and Cyril Wallwork.

Wednesday, Feb. 23, Greenwood – Medal

A smaller field of golfers than usual turned out for the only medal tournament that we’re playing this month.  There was a threat of rain as we prepared to tee off, but it soon cleared away and the conditions were cool and almost perfect as the round progressed.

Geoff Parker produced his best round for quite some time, carding a net score of 69 to win by 5 clear shots ahead of Peter Habgood.  Les Burns beat Reg Smart on a count-back to take third place.  Several weeks of poor scores has seen Geoff Parker’s handicap rise to a very dodgy 18, but maybe now he’s heading back down.

1st Geoff Parker (18) net 69

2nd Peter Habgood (17) net 74

3rd Les Burns (28) net 77

4th Reg Smart (23) net 77

Near Pins:  Mike Corner, Peter Kelly, and Granville Swanson.

Friday, Feb. 25, Treasure Hill – Stableford

Confusion reigned once again at Treasure Hill when we arrived there to discover that no golf carts were available, and our tee time had been put back 45 minutes.  Everything is great about this course at the moment except the management, which consistently seems unable to organize anything resembling a reasonable show.

Eventually we got underway and although everyone was expecting a slow round, things moved smoothly after completing the par 3 second hole.

Rab McDonald in particular had a fantastic day, with a hole in one at the 177-yard 13th hole, and returning with an unbelievable score of 43 Stableford points, on a course where a score 10 points less than that is normally good enough to be in the prizes.

Winner in the B Flight was William Macey, and rumour has it that he may soon be returning to a more realistic handicap, after apparently curing his long standing chipping “yips.”

A Flight

1st Rab McDonald (13) 43pts

2nd Mark Stanley (11) 38pts

3rd Cyril Wallwork (12) 33pts

B Flight

1st William Macey (17) 35pts

2nd PJ Redmond (19) 34pts

3rd Arthur Rowley (28) 33pts

Near Pins:  Rab McDonald (hole in one), Eddie Martin, Geoff Martin and PJ Redmond.