Strickleton scores on debut appearance


The Phoenix Members G.O.L.F. Society

Tuesday, August 27, Phoenix – Stableford

Once again I cannot tell you enough about the superb condition of Phoenix Golf Club at present – and it’s made even better by the course being very quiet regarding players.

Listening to stories from around the town it appears that tourism amongst the golfing fraternity must be well down.  It seems that most groups are experiencing low numbers this year however we are holding our head above water with nice numbers enjoying the somewhat cooler weather as well this year.  We are not interested in playing the numbers game – quality of player/person is far more important to our group/society.

Tuesday’s winners pose with Ann from Ann’s Salon and the staff of The Relax Bar. Tuesday’s winners pose with Ann from Ann’s Salon and the staff of The Relax Bar.

Today we welcomed newcomer Gary Strickleton for the first time, and as usually happens newcomers do not respect the tricky greens of Phoenix making ignorance, bliss.  Gary returned the best score of 35 points today to be the winner, with Bill Hewitt claiming second place with 32 points.

We also welcomed a new sponsor this week in the form of Ann’s Salon, with the prize donated by Richard Baldwin (and his good lady) and because our group rule states that a player must have played 5 times before claiming any sponsor’s prize, the voucher for Ann’s Salon went to Bill Hewitt.  As you can see from the photo I don’t think Bill will spend too much time in the hairdresser’s chair!  No doubt he will take his good lady to receive the spoils of the voucher.

The lucky draw prizes (as usual donated by our hosts The Relax Bar) went to Richard Baldwin (free massage), John “I never win the lucky draw” Bartley (free drink), and Bob Neylon (free drink).

Anyone interested in joining us for golf should call me (Mike) on 087 091 7565.