Shaw the standout at Pleasant Valley


PSC Golf from Colin’s Bar

Sunday, Nov. 15, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Peter Petersson (7) 37pts

2nd Colin Davis (17) 37pts

3rd Christen Boysen (10) 36pts

2s: Peter Petersson, Jonny Lindborg

Only 3 groups today and the weather and course looked good so two of the big hitters chose to play off the yellow tees while the rest of us mortals played off the whites.

Nick Shaw.

For a change the Donkey was out in the first group and despite too blobs on the back nine he finished strong to post 37 points, good enough for second place on the podium.

Christen Boysen blew hot and cold as usual to finish with 36 points and third place and the clubs were only slightly bent afterwards.

In the final group Peter Petersson found this new course to his liking and a steady 18pts on the front and 19 on the back saw his as joint top scorer on the day but taking the won on count back over the Donkey.

Monday, Nov. 16, Plutaluang – Stableford

It was a big turnout today of 32 players in a joint venue with the Phantom Bar to get the special low green fee at Navy.  North and West was the day’s challenge and the course conditions were wet with more rain forecast.  We played off the yellow tees and the ‘lift clean and cheat’ ruling was employed.  Even so, with the rain soaking everyone on the front nine it made it hard for anyone to get a good score.

Mike Allidi showed his class by being the only golfer able to play to his handicap and took the win in A Flight with 36 points.  John Heffernan and Christen Boysen came in four points adrift, with John claiming the runner-up spot in count back.

Gerry Mernagh recorded a fine round of 35 points to take the honours in B Flight.

There were no birdie ‘2’s on the day.

The presentation was held at Colin’s Bar with the free food enjoyed by all.

Friday, Nov. 20, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

1st Nick Shaw (16) 40pts

2nd Bob Stokes (10) 35pts

3rd Peter Hynard (16) 33pts

Our first time at Pleasant Valley for a long time, and after a quick look at the card (white tees 5832yds, blue tees 6353yds) we chose to play off the blue tees.  Once we got out on the course however we found most of the blues were on the blacks, meaning the true length of the course was closer to 6800yds and it was soft so it played every inch of it.

A lot of the higher handicappers struggled badly but some found it to their liking.  Apart being a bit wet in places the course was in the best condition I have seen it.  We will be back again but on the white tees next time.

Nick ‘Elvis’ Shaw led the way in with a brilliant 40 points and with only one wayward shot.  He was followed by Bob Stokes on 35 and Peter Hynard with 33, but the 2 stars of the day were Tina Orth and Mick Coghlan who shared the rollover ‘2’s pot between them.