PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar
Monday, May 14, Phoenix Gold – Stableford
Phoenix on a day of threatening storms, with thunder in the back ground and rumblings everywhere, but it didn’t eventuate apart from being very hot. We played the Mountain and Ocean and the Mountain side is almost impossible if you miss the fairways, playing from the rough if you find the ball is a feat in itself. The scribe had 2 points after 7 holes which is a sad indictment on his capabilities as a golfer.
The other golfers fared somewhat better but not by much. The course was in superb condition with greens that were holding but a little slow to putt on. George Barrie was beaten into third place on a count-back by Thiery Petrement, both on 32 points, and there was a surprised look on Paul Greenaway’s face when he was called as the winner with 33 points.
There were two ‘2’s, coming from Paul Greenaway and Rob Kershaw with Rob’s two getting him 5 points.
Wednesday, May 16, Green Valley – Stableford
It is not unusual during, the last month or so, to have heavy, black clouds to obscure the sun and your round to be accompanied by thunder, lightning and heavy rain – in reality it is almost the norm at the moment. But we were lucky today for we could see the disruption in the distance and there it remained. No one in front or behind us today so a completely clear round with no delays.
With three blobbed holes on the way home and 16 points, Miss Eng claimed 3rd place with 38 points, two behind the joint leaders Miss Porn and Miss Sa. Miss Porn had 2 double bogies and 1 blob on the last nine holes for 17 points but, with 22 points on the back nine, Miss Sa occupied 1st place with 40 points.
Jerry Sweetman had a great outward trip with 23 points but he could not maintain this momentum, perhaps it was the humidity, finishing 3rd with 38 points. Michael Anderson, despite 2 birdies on the back nine could only muster 18 points for a 40 point total, 2 behind the winner, Stephen Hoge, who accumulated 42 points helped by 11 pars on his round.
Only two ‘2’s today and they came from the ladies, Miss Am and Miss Jam.
One amusing event took place on the 18th when one of our number, but mentioning no names (Barry), tried to extricate himself from the bunker but he hit the lip and the ball disappeared. Realization only dawned on him when the ball hit him on the head.
Friday, May 18, Burapha – Stableford
Burapha on a very warm day with promising rain all around us, I don’t think we would have got the round in even if we started earlier than the 9.15 tee time, and did it rain. We had to shelter for about 20 minutes then proceed for two more holes then down it came again but as most of us were drowned by then most played on while some teams gave up and took to the showers.
There were no carts on the grass so winter rules applied. The course was in great condition even after all the rain; the greens were soft and very receptive.
We celebrated Bob Lindborg’s birthday today, with Bob sponsoring 4 near pin vouchers and them being won by Gerard Lambert on A3, Rick Culley took A6, Lloyd Shuttleworth took B3 and Miss Poopay took B8.
There were five ‘2’s, going to Gerard Lambert, Peter Seil, Miss Sasicha and Lloyd Shuttleworth with a pair. Third place went to Peter Seil with a fine 37 points, second to Thiery Petrement with 38 and the top spot went to Lloyd Shuttleworth, playing off a 4-handicap, who shot 70 off the stick for 42 points, not bad seeing he hadn’t seen a club in 7 weeks.