Shuttleworth signs off in style

Phip, Sasicha, May and Paer.

PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar

 Monday, March 11, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

Phoenix Gold today with just 4 groups playing and a testing day was had by most. The course was in great condition with rough that really punishes you once you get into it.

The scoring wasn’t that flash today with a countback on 33 points seeing Derek Teeling take fourth spot on the podium. Sandy Chapo was third with 34 points, second went to Paul Greenaway on 35 and Adam Dwyer was the deserved winner today with 37 points.

There were three 2s coming from Sandy, Lloyd Shuttleworth and Steve Dodd.

 Wednesday, March 13, Green Valley – Stableford

There is one thing you can guarantee with Thai ladies, they will never miss an opportunity to celebrate something –or anything come to think about it –they are very good at it and that is what was happening when we returned to the Billabong for it was Miss Paer’s birthday today and we were assailed with a wall of excitement from the party in the ladies room. Unfortunately her happy day was not reflected in her golf today but she was not alone for the overall scores were not overly impressive. Perhaps it was the strong breeze or furry greens.

Miss Porn (H/cap 20) occupied fourth place with 32 points, pipped at the post by Miss Thip (15) having one point more for third. Miss Sasicha (21) had a mixed bag on the back-nine, not being able to match the 20 points she had on the front, and missed out on top spot by a whisker on 34 points, the same score as Miss May (11) but the latter had a better inward half to claim victory.

Three players in the men’s competition left the rest of the field well behind today, all three on 37 points and 3 points clear of fourth placed Jeff North (10). Selwyn Wegner (14) had a great front-nine of 22 points but his ball decided not to co-operate after the turn and his 15 points was one short of Barry Copeskate (13) who had 16 on the back-nine for second place. Fittingly, Lloyd Shuttleworth (4), who leaves for an extended trip, recorded a gross 75 which included 11 pars and 2 birdies for first place.

There were only three 2s, coming from Sandy Chapo and two by Lloyd.

 Friday, March 15, Burapha – Stableford

With a somewhat smaller field than normal we travelled to Burapha to play the A and B loops. The course was in magnificent condition as usual and we just seemed to flow along for a 4-hour round.

The white markers were way forward today and you would think that being on the front it would make the course easier not the case in this instance as there was a countback on 34 points between Rick Culley and Steve Dodd, with Steve taking second spot and Rick third. The winning score was a relatively meagre 37 points, which came from Sel Wegner.

There was only one 2, coming from a great shot by Graham Beaumont.