Sasicha supreme at Phoenix

Graham Beaumont, Peter Terry, Gary Ritchie and Bob Philp.
Graham Beaumont, Peter Terry, Gary Ritchie and Bob Philp.

PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar

Monday, August 6, Phoenix – Stableford

Phoenix just after the tournament for the Royal Trophy, and if you got off the fairway you were in trouble big time. With 6 groups playing everything went as smooth as butter and we just flowed along. The course, as to be expected, was in great condition with everything just in the right place and the greens were fantastic.

There was a three-way count-back on 31 points for fifth spot with George Way taking it courtesy of his 19 points on the back nine. Fourth place went to Paul Greenaway with 32 points, third was taken by Bill Marsden with 33, second went to Steve Giles with 39 and the top spot went to the Lovely Miss Sasicha with 40 points.

Strangely enough there were no ‘2’s recorded out of 24 players.

Wednesday, August 8, Green Valley – Stableford

Just a few days after the Singha tournament had finished and the course was still in great condition. The greens were slick, the pins and the flags (all were white so no indication of the position of the hole) were in the same position as they were for the pros. The difficult pin positions were, perhaps, the reason that scores were somewhat below par.

The winner of the ladies, Miss Eng, came in on top with 35 points with three 3-pointers on the way home for 19 points, which was that little bit better than Miss Kran on the same score with only 16 on the back-nine. Miss Lynn had 20 points on the front nine which included 7 pars but her game fell apart at the turn for a total of 33 points.

The men also found things difficult with only Selwyn Wegner playing better than his handicap for 38 points, which was 4 points better than Jerry Sweetman in second. Auke Engelkes came third with 33 points, he can blame 4 holes which gave him only 1 point on each, but this was still 1 point ahead of Wayne Cotterell in fourth.

Selwyn recorded the only ‘2’ today with an unlikely birdie on the 13th – ‘it was in all the way’ he said.

Noddy Moyle celebrated his birthday today and generously put up a prize for nearest the pins and these went to Miss Eng, Miss Sa, two to Miss Kran, Bill Marsden, Auke and William Macey who admitted to anyone that cared to listen that he won the prize with the only decent golf shot in his entire round.

Friday, August 10, Burapha – Stableford

A bit of a change at Burapha as we played the A and C loops and no carts off the cart path made it hard going for some of the players, however after we had played the front nine carts were allowed back on the course.

We had 6 groups playing and got away a little early and enjoyed a leisurely 4 hour round of golf. The course was in magnificent condition with super fast greens and lush fairways, making it a very pleasant day out for all.

The scoring was good also with a count-back for fourth place between Sandy Chapo and Graham Beaumont, both on 35 points and with Graham taking that spot. Second and third were also decided on count-back between Capt Bob and Gary Ritchie on 37 points, with Gary taking the silver and Bob the bronze. The eventual winner was Peter Terry with a fine 38 points.

There was only one ‘2’, coming from Graham Beaumont.