The Captain makes it a double

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The Billabong Golf Society

Monday, March 18, Treasure Hill – Stableford

It was a slow ride up Route 331 to Treasure Hill today but we got there in the end, with 4 group’s all hoping we would get in before the rain.  The caddies had told us that the rain comes every day at 1.30 p.m. and they were right; the last group got a couple of holes behind and got wet playing the eighteenth!

The course was in great condition but the greens, unlike Treasure Hill, were quite slow.  Normally for a downhill putt here you have to hit the ball with the shadow of the putter but not today, you actually had to hit the ball.

Grieg Ritchie, Arab Russell and Lot Philp (front) with the departing Perth boys in the background.Grieg Ritchie, Arab Russell and Lot Philp (front) with the departing Perth boys in the background.

It was goodbye to the last of the Perth boys as they left Tuesday for Phuket, and then home to Australia.  It was also Arab’s swan song as he is going home to look after his mum.  See you next year mate!

The scores today were both good and bad.  Coming in third was Kim Truscott with 33 points, second on a count back was Dave Collier with 34, and in first was Capt Bob also with 34.

There were two ‘2’s today, one from Steve Compton which stopped about 12 inches short of a hole in one and the other was on the hardest par three on the course, the second hole, where Lot Philp was the girl who got that one – well done!

Wednesday, March 20, Green Valley – Stableford

It was the captain’s day again today at Green Valley, and with four groups playing we teed off early.  Once again it was a really hot day out there but the course was in great condition as usual and we got around in under four hours.

We said goodbye to Ray Thirtle and Steve Seltzer after the day’s play as they are going home to Canada and England.

Coming in fourth today was Bob Finley with 33 points, third was Martin Hayes with 34, and second on a count back was Owen Walkley with 37.  As stated at the start of this report, it was the Captain’s day out with 37 point’s taking the honours on a count back.  Back at the bar the bell was rung so everyone got a drink out of the winnings.

No ‘2’s again today unbelievable really.

Friday, March 22, The Emerald – Stableford

It was down to Emerald today for our Friday game and boy was it hot there!  I think JJ Harney’s shirt went from blue to a darker shade of black after he had walked 3 holes.  Despite the heat, the going was quite fast and we were around in just a little over four hours.

The course is starting to show a little wear and tear as they are waiting for the rain.  Some of the greens were a bit ordinary with very dry and sandy patches on them, but still enjoyable to play.

Only one 2 today and well done Cottee.  Also welcome to Wes Rado and his good mate Ian Jones and as it was Ian’s 60th birthday he got a Billabong golf shirt as a gift.  He was also in the prizes, coming third on a 3-way count back with 39 points.  Bob Philp took second place, also on 39 points, but the winner with an equal score was JJ Harney who edged the 19, 18, 17, back nine split over Ian and Bob.

Back at the bar there was a bell ring or two and some good cheer.

Note:  If you are looking for a game with a friendly bunch of golfers, call Bob on 082 204 3411 or come to the bar – just turn left before going under the arch heading to Siam Old Course and we are 200 yards on the right.