Scoring off the charts at Silky Oak

Capt Bob (right) with Lynn, Phin, Poopay and Eng.
Capt Bob (right) with Lynn, Phin, Poopay and Eng.

The Billabong Bar Golf Society

Monday, June 5, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

Phoenix Gold golf course was the venue for the day and we had one group of ladies and 4 groups of men.  The course was very busy with players on virtually every tee but it wasn’t a slow round, we just moved along at a steady pace.

Playing Mountain and Lakes as the scribes favourite nine Ocean was closed for some maintenance, the course we did play was in great condition and if you could putt well you could score.

There was a three-way count back for third between Capt. Bob, Rick Culley and Glyn Davies, with Glyn getting the nod with a better back nine all on 34 points.  Second place went to Howard Marson with 36 points and Marty Allred, playing with us for the first time and off a 4-handicap, took first place with a fine 37 points.

There were two ‘2’s, coming from Marty and the other went to the Nipper.

Wednesday, June 7, Silky Oak – Stableford

We were playing Silky Oak instead of Green Valley today as the greens were being cored and sanded and the condition of Silky Oak must have been fantastic as you see by the scores.  The greens were in great nick and you just couldn’t get a bad lie on the fairways at all.

Third place in the ladies division went to Miss Lynn with 44 points – that’s right third place!  There was a count back for top spot on 46 points, with Miss Phin taking the decision over Miss Eng.  There were six ‘2’s, coming from Miss Phin, Miss Pin, Miss Lynn, Miss Eng (2) and Miss Poopay, who shot on eagle two on the 10th.

The scores were really great in the men’s division also, though not quite up to the ladies.  Peter from Bangkok came in fourth place, shooting his handicap with 36 points.  Third went to Howard Marson with 37 points and man of the moment Bill Marsden took second with 83 gross for 42 points – and he blobbed the last 2 holes!  Glyn Davies continued his good form with 44 points to take the top spot.

Bill Marsden, Dr Veera and Glyn Davies.
Bill Marsden, Dr Veera and Glyn Davies.

There were seven ‘2’s in all, coming from Bill Marsden, Jeff North, Sel Wegner, Glyn Davies, George Barrie and Wayne Cotterell (2).

Friday, June 9, Burapha – Stableford

Burapha A and B it is normally a tough challenge and the greens at the moment are holding like crazy – if you manage to hit the green that is.  The course is in great condition with fairways that are just brilliant to hit off.  We had 4 groups playing today and got off to an early start in perfect conditions for golf.  It tried to rain on us at the 11th tee but only for a few minutes and it disappeared.

The scoring was pretty good but only 4 players managed to beat par.   There was a 4-way count back for all the places today with all on 37 points.  Rick Culley took top spot with 21 points on the back nine while Bill Marsden was just one back with 20.  Arch Armstrong took third with his 13 on the back 6 to beat Thiery Temine into fourth.

There was only one ‘2’, coming from Arch Armstrong.