Russell wins at Emerald with impressive back nine

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Backyard Golf Society

Arriving at Emerald Golf Course, for our weekly game of golf with the Backyard Golf Society, the weather looked pretty awful so everyone was a bit concerned about getting the full round in.  Ten players this week with nine in all competitions and we welcomed Darren for his first game with the society and also Kit, who is on a fly-in visit from the UK.

All ten players finished the front nine but Andy Oz staggered off after the ninth hole with either a knee problem or prolonged abuse of alcohol.  No one was really sure!  With nine players left the back nine holes were completed without further incident and with the rain holding off it was back to the club house for prize giving.

Russell with the staff from the Blue Sky Bar. Russell with the staff from the Blue Sky Bar.

Four players tied with 33 points in the stableford competition; Dan M, JJ, John Mac and Russell, with Russell ending up as the winner with a back nine score of 22.  John Mac took nearest the pin prize and the skin results were as follows: Dab M (8), Kit (7), Terry C (2), and Russell (1).

With Andy Oz going straight back to see a doctor it was then left down to the rest to make sure he was not missed in Ban Chang!