PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar
Monday, Nov. 19, Phoenix – Stableford
After criticizing Phoenix for the brutal rough on the Mountain loop, it has been shaved thankfully and now you can find your ball even if it is hard to get at, a great improvement and thank you to the greens staff. The course was in great condition although a bit wet in patches due to recent rain so we played ‘lift clean and place’, which was needed almost for every shot.
The scoring was surprisingly ordinary with only 6 players beating 30 points out of 24 golfers. There was a countback for third and fourth, with Capt Bob being edged by Steve Dodd for the bronze spot, both with 34 points. Taking second place was Alan Beck with 36 points (his best game for quite a while) and the top spot went to Paul Greenaway with a fine 39 points.
There were no ‘2’s but we witnessed a hole in one from one of Dennis Perrson’s friends from Hong Kong, playing in the group behind the Billabong.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, Green Valley – Stableford
We were lucky to have no rain at Green Valley but the course was damp in some areas and mud on the ball certainly did not help your score.
Today, two old duffers with a combined handicap of 21 challenged two young blades, full of hope, which was discovered to be misplaced. Jeff North and Tony Oakes were put in their place by Wayne Cotterell (H/cap 14) and William Macey (19), losing the front nine and the match with Tony having to find a birdie on the last to avoid a whitewash. It did not help their mood when an inconsistent (his words) Cottee came third with 36 points and William took second with 38. But neither came close to overtaking Bob Scott (20) who, despite three 1-pointers on the back nine, claimed top prize with 41 points.
In the ladies, Miss Sasicha (20) double bogeyed the last hole on each nine but still presented her card for 36 points and third place. The ever-present Miss Eng (17) had an amazing front nine for 23 points but she ran out of steam at the turn and allowed Miss Noodle the opportunity to win the day with 17 on the back nine and the same score of 37 points.
Only two ‘2’s recorded today, going to Peter Davies and Jeff North.
Friday, Nov. 23, Burapha – Stableford
Burapha on a beautiful day for golf and with no carts allowed off the concrete it was winter rules, and they were needed for much of the round. The course was in great condition though, with fast greens and only a little mud here and there. We had 8 groups playing in perfect conditions with just a slight breeze to keep things not too hot.
The scoring was terrific with 38 points giving fourth place to Steve Dodd while Bob Scott, who is on a roll at the moment, took third with 39. Second place went to Thiery Petrement on 40 points and the top was claimed by Brian Scott with a great round of 43 points.
There were three ‘2’s, coming from Helmut Hebstriet, Thiery Petrement and Francis Goyons.