Steadman on fire at Phoenix

Eng, Lynn, Da and Karen.
Eng, Lynn, Da and Karen.

The Billabong Golf Society

Monday, Dec. 4, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

We played Mountain and Lakes nines and knew we were in for a good day as the tee blocks were well forward, some almost on the ladies tees which made it easier for all.  The course was in great condition although some of the rough was a bit brutal and difficult to find a ball in.

The scoring as you would expect was very good with a count-back required for the three minor places.  Taking 4th place was Thiery Temime, 3rd went to the lovely lady from Christchurch NZ and 2nd to John Anderson, all with 39 points.  In top spot was a delighted Richard Steadman with a 78 off the stick to record 44 stableford points, a great round indeed.

There were two 2s, coming from Sandy Chapo and Eric Gobert.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, Green Valley – Stableford

The verdant fairways were not the only colourful attraction today, for sunglasses were needed when looking at the shirt and shorts of Kevin Wild who was displaying more colours than you will ever find in a rainbow.  He naturally blamed his wife, Miss Som, but his attire obviously inspired him today for he oustripped the field with the best score of the day with 41 points.  Alan Beck occupied the runners up spot with 39 points, 2 ahead of Dougie Crowe aided by having 8 pars and a birdie.  Jeff North, now on single figures, recorded 9 pars in his score of 36 points.

Count-backs were the order of the day with the ladies with three on 39 points, so Capt. Bob had to use his calculator to determine who had the better score.  Miss Lynn relegated Miss Kran to 5th on the last 6 holes but 19 points on the back nine gave Miss Eng 3rd place.  Miss Da might have thought this was not her day with 2 bogies and a blob on the first 3 holes but she recovered well to take 2nd with 40 points.  Well ahead of the field was Miss Karen, who despite 3 bogies in the first 4 holes pulled her socks up – so to speak – with 7 pars and 3 birdies for 45 points and 77 gross.

Six 2s today, came from to Noodle, Sa, Lynn, Yaow, Archie Archibald and Alan Beck.

Friday, Dec. 8, Plutaluang – Stableford

Playing Plutaluang for a change today as Burapha was packed with a huge tournament, so we took the journey down 331.

We played the North and West loops which in the scribe’s opinion are the toughest 2 nines and it proved to be the case today.  We had scores as low as 15 total for one golfer and a lot in the twenties only, but there were some players in the six groups who played proper golf.

There was a three-way count-back for the minor places with Gary Ritchie taking 4th place, Auke Engekles in 3rd and 2nd went to Richard Steadman, all with 35 points.  Taking the top spot was Dougie Crowe with a fine 40 points.

There were two 2s, coming from Jeff North and Steve Dodd.