The Billabong Bar Golf Society
Monday, July 17, Phoenix – Stableford
It was a day of mixed fortunes today at the Phoenix Gold Golf course. Playing Mountain and Ocean from the white tees, the wind was blowing quite hard and made conditions a little more difficult for all of us. Just 3 groups played and it rained slightly on the back nine for just a couple of minutes but not enough for us to get. The course was in great condition but the rough was brutal.
Kiwi Bill only had a grand total of 9 points on the front nine but 22 on the inward half gave him first place on count back over Capt Bob and Lloyd Shuttleworth in second and third respectively.
There were two ‘2’s, coming from the Sasicha and Kiwi Bill.
Wednesday, July 19, Green Valley – Stableford
We played Green Valley today with 3 groups of ladies and 5 for the lads. It rained on us for the first 6 holes then stopped and turned out a bit steamy for the rest of the round.
We all know that Green Valley is undergoing renovations and the course is not up to its usual standards of perfection, but this work must be done and criticism won’t help. The Billabong plays ‘lift clean and place’ through the green and will continue to do so until the course is back to its best. There was nothing wrong with the greens today, they were fast and true and good to putt on. Strangely enough, there were no ‘2’s from either the ladies or the lads.
In the ladies’ division there was a count back with two players on 32 points – Miss Eng losing out on third place to Miss Nu. In second place was Miss Nat with 33 points but Miss Da streeted the field with a whopping 39 on her card.
In the men’s division Kevin (the) Wild took fifth place with 35 points while Sel Wegner had to settle for fourth after losing out on count back to Jeff North, both on 36 points. Peter LeNoury took the silver on 38 points and Gary Emmett was top of the heap with a fine 40 points.
Friday, July 21, Burapha – Stableford
We were at Burapha on Friday, playing C and D as there was a large tournament on the A and B loops with a shotgun start. So it was a little busy on our side but we all got around with no rain and in great conditions. The Captain made a mistake as we should have been playing winter rules due to carts not being allowed on the fairways, but alas it didn’t happen.
We had 5 groups playing and with no holdups it was a good day out. The course was in grand condition and both the greens and fairways were a delight to play on.
The scoring wasn’t too bad with Sandy Chapo taking third place with 36 points, second went to Pat Regan with 39, but just one point ahead was Bob Philp with 40 points to take first place. On the back nine his card contained seven 3-pointers, a 2 and a 1.
There were three ‘2’s, coming from Pat Regan, John Cogan and George Way.