PSC Golf from The Billabong Golf Bar
Monday, Feb. 23, The Emerald – Stableford
The Emerald was our venue for today, it was in good condition as usual with fast greens and good fairways and apart from the odd lie that was a bit hard pan it was great to play. We only had three groups playing and were away a little early and were in under four hours – it just flowed along.
We welcomed Wayne Martyn, a.k.a. Happy Feet, Monica Plane and Wayne Hanson from Karratha for a game with us today and they enjoyed themselves but their scores weren’t real flash, but that was echoed by everyone. There was only one ‘2’, coming from the Capt himself which I might add was extremely lucky, if the ball hadn’t hit a stone on the green and hopped up in the hole it would have been a chip to get back to the green.
Robbie Taylor (left) receives the deVere trophy from Brian Chapman.
The scores, as previously stated, were ordinary to say the least with a count back on 31 determining second and third, with John Locke taking third spot and Dave Collier getting second. Coming in first place with 32 points was Alan Bartlett who promptly rang the bell, thanks for the drink mate!
Wednesday, Feb. 25, Green Valley – Stableford
It was a big day at the office with 10 groups and our thanks go to the Green Valley staff and management for allowing the extra couple of groups. In the end it was a quick round of golf at just under four hours.
It was our monthly deVere trophy, the last one of the current series with March hosting the champion of champions tournament for the 12 winners of the previous months.
The course was in great condition with only the odd skinny lie but the scores were a bit ordinary apart from two players who actually managed to beat their handicap. There was a count back for the minor places on 35 points with the last spot on the podium being taken by Wayne Cotterell, fifth place going to Mal Farquharson and fourth to William Macey. One point better in third place was Peter LeNoury while second went to Graham Woollett with 38. The eventual winner of the day’s event and the deVere trophy was Robbie Taylor with a grand 40 points.
Friday, Feb. 27, Plutaluang – Team Scramble
What a day out at the Navy golf course for our monthly scramble; the course was in great condition and the team we were all chasing was the boys from the Players Lounge.
With 14 teams of four set to compete we got away to an early start thanks to the very lovely starter and we were all on the course by 9.45 for a four and a half hour round. There were no hold-ups and the day flowed nicely along.
The scoring was very good with only 6 shots separating first and last. As stated previously, the Players Lounge lads were the team everyone was gunning for as they had won the previous two occasions. Today they were well chased down by John Player, Sel Wegner, Tony McDonough and Wayne Cotterell, but they missed out winning by a mere 0.1 of a shot. 58.2 won the day for the Players Lounge quartet of Bob Newell, Paul Hack, Paul Bourke and Jim Bell while in third was the team of Stuart Rivkin, Gerry Dobbs, Alan Buison and Alan Sanders with 59.3.