Shier shoots a gem at Emerald

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The Players’ Lounge Golf Society

Sunday, August 6, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Jez Lees (22) 39pts

2nd Dale Shier (13) 38pts

3rd Jim Brackett (5) 38pts

Near Pins: No6 Eddy Beilby, No 16 Jez Less

Conditions for golf could not be better today.  The golf course is still under some maintenance so it was decided to play the same nine holes twice off the white tees.

Jez ‘divot’ Less, fresh form his bull running antics in Spain, took the top spot on the podium and the match honours with a rock solid 39 points, but he needed to par the last hole for four points to snatch victory from both Dale Shier and Big Jim Brackett as they were tied on 39 points apiece.  Jez pitched his second shot to about forty feet from the green on the 18th and used his putter to get down in two to win the match.  Dale took second in the resulting count back.

Tuesday, August 8, Eastern Star – Stableford

1st Eddy Beilby (18) 33pts

2nd Tony Oakes (13) 30pts

3rd Steve Mann (11) 30pts

Our first visit to Eastern Star for some time the course was in excellent condition and the greens were fast and true.  The course played very tough as the scoring would indicate.

Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby stood at the top of the podium with a best on the day 33 points and was three strokes clear of Tony Oakes and Steve Mann, who were separated by a count back with Tony managing to edge Steve by the slimmest of margins.

There were no near pins today as someone left them behind at the TPL and of course two thirds of the field was about three feet or less from the hole on the near pin hole.

Dale Shier.
Dale Shier.

Friday, August 11,

The Emerald – Stableford

1st Dale Shier (14) 40pts

2nd Tony Oakes (15) 36pts

3rd Jim Bell (21) 35pts

4th Sol Wegner (12) 33pts

Four groups travelled to the favourite of many, the Emerald in Bang Chang, which was in fine condition.

The story of the day was Dale Shier and his excellent 40 points, which more than made up for his Sunday loss to Jez ‘the divot’ Lees.  Dale played the course with twenty points on the front-nine and twenty on the back and was four clear of Tony ‘the glove’ Oakes who made it his second pay-widow visit this week.  Jimmy ‘AK-47’ Bell took the third podium spot with 35 points leaving Sol ‘the man from down under’ Wegner to close the flight with 33.

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