On top scores at Green Valley

From left, Capt. Bob, Ayden Knight and George Barrie.
From left, Capt. Bob, Ayden Knight and George Barrie.

PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar

Monday, April 2, Phoenix – Stableford

With only 4 groups playing today in near perfect conditions for golf, it was a tough day at the office, to coin a phrase, with a couple of N/Rs and only 5 out of the 16 golfers scoring 30 points or better.  You couldn’t blame to course either as it was in great condition, impossible to get a bad lie anywhere.

We were joined by a young lad from England, 10 years old and playing off a 16 handicap after taking up golf only 2 years ago.  Ayden Knight a name to look out for in future years.

There were no ‘2’s today so the prizes went down to fourth place which was taken by our young visitor Ayden with a fine 31 points.  Third spot went to Capt Bob with 32 points and second to George Barrie, him being beaten on a count-back by Jack Beaumont, both on 33 points.

Wednesday, April 4, Green Valley – Stableford

Your first clue that everything is returning to normal is when you turn into the car park and there are many spaces available for you.  The tourists had returned home and this was the case at Green Valley, for the course was empty providing us with a casual 4 hour round.

Eighteen ladies played again today and Miss Jamwho should have finished better but for 2 blobs on the back nine, her 36 points being 1 behind Miss Nu in third place.  Miss Noodle found some inspiration on the 10th tee, coming home with 22 points but she was well behind Miss On who had a tremendous round with 42 points to occupy the top step on the podium.

Jeff North had an eagle on the 1st for 5 points but he was unable to dislodge Gary Ritchie from third place, losing out to Stephan Hoge both on 37 points.  Vincent Smythe edged in front of the field, doing his score no harm with 5 pars on the trip home, and 38 points.

Nu, On and Noodle.
Nu, On and Noodle.

The ‘2’s today went to three ladies, Sa, Phaeng and May.  We are used to the ladies shouting in support of something special that has happened on the course but the same thing happened when we returned to the Billabong for a few cold beers. It was not a hole in one but a snake that decided to gate crash the party.

Friday, April 6, Burapha – Stableford

Burapha today and was it hot, we played the A and B loops which were in great condition with greens that were exceptional.

Just a small field today of 4 groups and we had a very fast round.  The scoring was good with Arch Armstrong taking the victory with 38 points while a count-back was needed for the minor placings between Pat Regan, Thiery Petrement and Graham Beaumont, all on 37 points, with Pat taking the silver and Thiery the bronze.

There were six ‘2’s, coming from Bob Pearce, Pat Regan, Bill Peach, Arch Armstrong, Steve Dodd and Thiery Petrement.