Walkley sets the field alight at Emerald


PSC golf from the Billabong Golf Bar

Monday, June 2, The Emerald – Stableford

With just three groups playing today we took on an Emerald course in good shape but with still some GUR patches on some of the fairways.  The greens were in great condition and if you could get the line right, as Owen did, you could score a very good amount of points. 

There were some good scores in but it was Owen Walkley’s day as he won with a magnificent 46 points.  Brian came in a distant second with 37 points and a count back for third between Greg Hill and Phil Waite, both on 34, saw Phil edge it with a better back six.

JP Maffray with Mick Thomas Kevin Wild and Mick’s wife Dawn.JP Maffray with Mick Thomas Kevin Wild and Mick’s wife Dawn.

Sel Wegner got the only ‘2’ of the day.

Wednesday, June 4, Green Valley – Stableford

It was drizzling with rain as we arrived at Green Valley today and everybody thought we were going to get very wet, however the clouds disappeared into the wild grey yonder and it turned out to be a great day for golf.

The course was in good shape but the greens had just been cross-cut and it made for a hard day out for some, with putts sometimes showing a mind of their own.

There was a count back on 36 points for fourth place and J.P Maffray got the nod over John Anderson by having the better back nine.  Third place went to Bob Philp with 37 points and second to Kevin Wild on 38.  Taking line honours today was Mick Thomas, his first collect here at the Billabong ever, well done mate and once again thanks to you and Kev for the bell rings.

There was only one two coming from Eng Cotterell.

Friday, June 6, Crystal Bay – Stableford

Crystal Bay today with just a small group and we finished the front nine in about 1 hour 40 minutes but then came to a sudden stop when we got to the tenth, but a beer or two made the wait worthwhile.  The course was in good shape except the pace of the greens was a bit confusing.

Playing with Kevin Wild is always a pleasure but today after 5 holes he had 15 points and our good mate George was not happy as he could see 100 baht going down the Swannee, but in fairness to George he paid up with no grumbles at all.

Unfortunately for Kevin his skills didn’t last for the 18 holes but he did do enough to win the day with a great 40 points and get his handicap cut by one shot.  Owen Walkley with 35 points came second and it was a tie for third today between Bob Philp and Phil Waite, both with 32 points.

Note:  The Billabong is situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.  Give Bob a call on 082 204 3411 if you are looking for a game.