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The Billabong Golf Bar Society

Wednesday, Oct. 9, Green Valley – Stableford

What a pleasant change to go to golf with sun in the sky and blue skies, although we did get a short shower after about three or four holes it didn’t last long and from then on it was just a great day for golf. 

The course was a bit soggy in places and with no carts on the fairways it was a bit of a walk for the carters, however we all got round in just a little over four hours which is good.

(Left-right): Helmut Hebstreit, Owen Walkley and Brian Maddox.(Left-right): Helmut Hebstreit, Owen Walkley and Brian Maddox.

The team from the Players Lounge consisting of Bob Newell, Pat Regan, Jim Bell and Roger Ison had a day out, with only Roger not in the prizes.  It was a count back for first place both on 42 points which is a great round of golf considering the condition of the course, even though we played ‘pick and place’ through the green it was still tough going for some.

There were five ‘2’s today including an eagle on hole five from Willim Lasonder; the other four were from Jim Bell, Bob Newell, Jack Butler and John Aylott.

Bob Newell came in at 5th place today with 37 points and on a normal day that should have got further up the ladder.  In fourth spot with 38 points was Jack Butler, third came Jim Bell with 41, second on a count back was Pat Regan with 42 points and first was Owen Walkley also with 42.

Back at the bar the team from the Players Lounge promptly rang the bell and thanks from all who were here chaps.

Friday, Oct. 11, Plutaluang – Stableford

Plutaluang was the venue today and we played East and South.  It was carts on most fairways but not all as the course was a little wet in places.  The greens were a little slow but everything else was good.

With seven groups playing it was off to a good start down to the tee and go.  Even with ‘pick and place’ the scores were good and bad.  The scribe had a couple of mates over from the Sunshine Coast, namely Merv Chakley and Col Redley for a week and they contributed to the benevolent society of the Billabong Bar with a little donation, only because Col missed a putt on the last.  Bad luck mate, see you next time!

Back to the scores and there was a five-way count back for third place and you guessed it Bob Newell missed out.  He says he has never won a count back ever!  Coming in fifth was Brain Maddox with 36 points, fourth went to Owen Walkley on the same score and third went to Barry Copestake also on 36.  In second place was Helmut Hebstreit with 38 points, just losing on count back to our winner today, Tom Hand.

It was the Ritchie brothers’ day out when it came to the ‘2’s as Gary had two and Greig got the other to share the spoils.

Note:  Don’t miss the scramble on the 25th Oct at the same venue.  The Billabong Golf Bar is situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.  Call Bob on 082 204 3411 if you are looking for a game.