The Viper scores a hat-trick

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Andrew Allen (left) with Mark Stapleton.
Andrew Allen (left) with Mark Stapleton.

PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, Dec. 17, Treasure Hill – Stableford

1st Mark Stapleton (19) 35pts

2nd Colm Lawlor (14) 34pts

3rd Dave Maw (18) 33pts

Near Pins: Glenn Martin (x2), Dave Maw, Bill Steinmann.

Long Putts: Tony Cook, Glenn Martin.

We set out with thirteen golfers at Treasure Hill, not the easiest of courses but it is a good, well maintained venue and the price is also quite reasonable. The course today was in tip-top condition but the scores did not reflect that and there were some mediocre results.

The “Viper” Mark Stapleton returned with a score of 35 points to put him one shot clear of his nearest rival, Colm Lawlor, who was beaten by the narrowest of margins and at one stage had amassed 33 points with 4 holes still to play! A further point in arrears was Dave Maw in third position.

Thursday, Dec. 20, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

A-Flight

1st Mark Stapleton (19) 37pts

2nd Dave Maw (18) 35pts

3rd Bill Steinmann (10) 34pts

B-Flight

1st Andrew Allen (33) 41pts

2nd Patrick Poussier (29) 33pts

3rd Roger Ellis (30) 31pts

Near Pins: Keith Buchanan, Patrick Poussier, Martin Kempton,  Glenn Martin.

Long Putts: Rudy Regenass, Patrick Poussier.

Mountain Shadow was our destination for today and out 20 golfers attacked the course from the white tees. The greens were true but fast and the bunkers were in good order. If you ventured from the fairways however you could find yourself in deep trouble.

With today’s numbers we were able to play two flights and the A Flight saw Mark Stapleton make it 3 wins from 3 with a score of thirty seven points. Second past the post was Dave Maw two shots in arrears and third home was ‘Buffalo’ Bill Steinman, giving away a few shots in the handicap stakes!

B Flight saw Andrew ‘The Turtle’ Allen not at all slow out of the blocks and his score of 41 was the best by far on the day. Second home was Patrick Poussier a full 8 points behind today’s leader and in third place was Roger Ellis with 31.