Richard & Eng bag the medals

Miss Eng and Brian Chapman.
Miss Eng and Brian Chapman.

The Billabong Bar Golf Society

Monday, Oct. 23, Phoenix Golf

Phoenix on a great day and the course was in grand condition with greens that were great to putt on.  The rough is still very hard to get out of but I suppose you’re not meant to be in there in the first place.

Richard Steadman (left) receives his medal.
Richard Steadman (left) receives his medal.

We had 5 groups playing today and Ramsay Smith scored 34 points to take fourth spot.  In third was a visitor from Hua Hin, Peter Glynn with 35 points who was beaten on a count back by Thiery Petrement with a shade better back-nine.  Top spot went to the lovely Sasicha with 39 points.

There were two ‘2’s, coming from Chaten Patel and Sandy Chapo.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, Green Valley – Monthly Medal

There was hectic activity just below the surface at Green Valley for the fairways, in particular, were covered with worm casts and, perhaps we should have had ‘clean and place’ in play.  That aside, the course is recovering nicely from the recent renovations but it would be a welcome change for the greens staff to have a little more imagination when determining where the pins are to be placed.

Perhaps the worms were the winners today for the scores were not up to the usual standard with only two players, out of the 40 that stood on the 1st tee, playing to their handicap or better.

Bob’s expertise regarding count-backs was needed for the ladies as the first 3 all finished with net 73, but the lady with the hot set of clubs at the moment, Miss Eng, came out on top by relegating Miss Porn to 2nd and Miss On to 3rd.  Miss Som could blame a double bogey on the last for 4th place with a net 74.

Richard Steadman was not overly confident that he had done enough to win so was pleasantly surprised to accept the trophy with a net 71.  John Anderson slipped into 2nd one shot behind with Sandy Chapo edging out Peter Thomas for 3rd place, both with net 73.

We had four ‘2’s today, going to Noodle, Som, Da and Bob Scott.

Friday, Oct. 27, Phoenix Gold – Scramble

The monthly scramble took place at the Phoenix Gold golf course playing the Mountain and Ocean loops, which are the better to play in a scramble competition.  Both nine’s were in fantastic condition but hard to score on today as on every hole the wind was swirling, making your club selection just a little difficult.

There were 15 groups out today including an all ladies group, which by the views of the men would absolutely murder us but it was not to be.  Whilst they did have a good round they didn’t manage to get in the prizes.

The scores were quite good with 61.1 giving 3rd spot to the team of Tom Gorrie, Chris Gee, Fran Olgers and Dave Edwards.  In second was the quartet of Paul Reeves, Dick Baimbridge, Miss Nat and Miss Wan with 58.6, but taking the gold today was the team of Nipper Truscott, John Anderson, Craig Wheeler and Miss Dan with a great score of 56.9.