The Capt gets a cut

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The Billabong Bar Golf Society

Monday, Sept. 2, Eastern Star – Stableford

We had three groups today at Eastern Star, and it was off to an early start, all gone by 9.30 a.m. and it was played at a cracking pace, the first group of three walkers and Waldo in a cart were finished in under 3¾ hours. 

The course is in great condition at the moment, with really only the 13th green they are still having a little bother with but the rest were fast and true.

(Left-right): Owen Walkley, Bob Philp, Jeff North and John Player.(Left-right): Owen Walkley, Bob Philp, Jeff North and John Player.

Mark Allen had a bad day with the blade on a few holes much to the chagrin of his playing partner who was giving him some banter, however he won some money on the first six.  Welcome back to JJ Harney, just back from Ireland, and even playing off the wrong (lower) handicap he still came in third today.

Warren Galbraith won the day with 33 points ahead of Peter Nixon in second on 32 and the aforementioned JJ, also with 32.

There were no ‘2’s recorded so all the money went in prizes.

Friday, Sept. 6, Pattana – Stableford

We played Pattana golf course today for the first time in months, it is great value for the money and is in fantastic condition.  The greens were just terrific and the only thing we had to grumble about was the marshall directing us to start on the tough B1, with many errant first tee shots finding a watery grave.

The rain stayed away until the 17th but it was our own fault as we stopped for a beer and it caught up to us.  It was millionaire’s golf with nobody in front and nobody pushing from behind and we were finished in about 3½ hours.

There were nine of the sixteen players that beat 30 points, which was surprising as you couldn’t get a bad lie if you were on grass, I mean the short stuff.  Once again there were no ‘2’s recorded, so all the dosh went to the winners.

Coming if fourth place was John Player on count back over JJ Harney, both returning with 33 points.  Third place went to Jeff North on 34 and taking second was Owen Walkley on 35, but in first place was the Capt himself with 40 points, and a handicap cut that went with the score!

Note:  If you are looking for a game with some friendly golfers, give Bob a call on 082 204 3411 or call into the bar; we are 200 yards off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.