The Donkey comes through on the rails

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Sunday, April 3, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Colin Davis (19) 39pts

2nd Ian Pickles (15) 39pts

3rd Christen Boysen (10) 37pts

We had just three 3-balls out in our group today at Silky Oak.  With no one else in sight, first out of the traps were Ian ‘San Miguel’ Pickles and Christen Boysen being shepherded by the Donkey.  ‘San Miguel’ and the Donkey got off to a poor start but after 2 holes they got their range; Ian making back to back birdies on 3 & 4  and the Donkey holding on to his tail.  Meanwhile Christen, after a couple of blobs, started a run from the 7th hole of 8 pars and a birdie.

‘San Miguel’ had another 2 birdies on the back but also a couple of blobs to finish with 39 points in total.  Christen was finishing strongly but a couple of bogies on 16 & 17 left him with 37, which left the Donkey with his racing colors on and 19 points on the back nine to finish with 39 and take the win over ‘San Miguel’ on count back.

The next group of Tor Harstrup, Tom Nettleman and Brian Wilkinson saw Tom top scoring with 35 points while Brian finished with 33 and Tor 30.

The final group of Nigel Harrison, Mogens Melander and Torben Lindgaard had Torben getting the better of his playing partners with 35 points, one ahead of Mogens while Nigel brought up the rear with 30.

Wednesday, April 6, Plutaluang N&W – Stableford

1st Brian Dunbar (5) 33pts

2nd Peter Blackburn (17) 29pts

The day after the Phantom Cup and a holiday to boot made it a small group today but we welcomed back Brian Dunbar the big hitting lefty from Canada.

The first group out was Brian, Ian Pickles, Peter Blackburn and the Donkey.  A good steady start soon turned into a nightmare, apart from Brian who did not seem to be suffering from any jet lag and top scored on the front nine with 18 points.  Peter, who had his own nightmare on the front with 13 recovered somewhat on the inward half with 16 points to squeeze out Ian on count back for second place.

In group 2 it was Brian Wilkinson top scoring with 28 points on his card all signed for but the next day he told us the score was wrong.  However, as the card was signed for by the player and marker and handed in – tough!   The rest of the scores were not worth the waste of ink writing down.

Ian Pickles won the lucky draw back at the bar.