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PSC Golf from The Billabong Golf Bar

Wednesday, Dec 24, Green Valley – Stableford

Green Valley for our weekly visit, with just a nice breeze to play in instead of the howling gale we experienced at Emerald on Monday.  The course was in great condition as usual with fast greens and good lies on the fairways.

We had eight groups playing and were off to an early start and finished in under four hours, which is great for this time of the year.  We welcomed Jack Horner to the fold today and he told me after the game he was heading for the driving range to hone his skills as his score wasn’t as good as he wanted, hang in there Jack your game will come back.

Saeng, Gerry and Thip - scramble winners at Navy.Saeng, Gerry and Thip – scramble winners at Navy.

The prizes today went down to fourth place, with Greig Ritchie taking that spot with 36 points.  Third place went to Bob Finley with 38 points, being beaten on a count back by Karen Craigie also 38, but the clear winner by a margin of 5 points was Lloyd Shuttleworth with a fine 43 points, 73 off the bat.  A great round of golf mate congratulations!

There were three ‘2’s, coming from John Locke, Jim Smith and Lloyd Shuttleworth.

Friday, Dec. 26, Plutaluang – Scramble

Playing our monthly scramble for December at Plutaluang Golf course it was in great condition, with greens that were a little soft but great to putt on.

Lloyd Shuttleworth & Greig Ritchie.Lloyd Shuttleworth & Greig Ritchie.

With ten groups playing we were off to an early start and the course was packed, but we still got round in just over four hours.  It’s always a little funny when the caddies have a drink with you around the golf course and today was no exception, with Kiwi Bill’s caddy crying with laughter at some of his antics.

This tournament is becoming an icon with teams from all over the place and it is good to see so many happy faces.  Even though it was quite hot on the course, a few cold beers did the trick of cooling us down somewhat.

You had to be in the 50’s (scoring wise) if you wanted to be in the prizes today and coming in third place was the team of Bill Marsden, Paul Greenaway, Phil Elliott and Bob Philp with a score of 59.2.  Taking second was the team of Arch Armstrong, Willie Mercer, Peter Rook and Alistair with a score of 58.1, but in top spot was the quartet of Ed Wycoff, Saeng Ryves, Thip and Gerry Roche with a great score of 55.6.

Note:  The Billabong is situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.  Give Bob a call on 082 204 3411 if you are looking for a game.