Wegner shines at damp Burapha

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PSC Golf from The Billabong Bar

Monday, Sept. 19, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

The previous week here it rained so hard that play had to be curtailed after 3 holes, for playing golf was like trying to hit the ball across Lake Mapbrachan.

Gary Ritchie, Sel Wegner and Rick Culley.
Gary Ritchie, Sel Wegner and Rick Culley.

On arrival at the course this week, the buggy driver who took me from the car park to the clubhouse was adamant that there would be no rain today – 100%.  Do you know what, he was quite correct and we had a perfect day for golf!

The fairways being heavily scarified and the greens top dressed in anticipation of the rainy season made sure the scores were not too good.  Birthday boy George ‘the ballerina’ Barry was in charge today but he did not celebrate with a victory and he was surprised that others had not shown more sympathy in respect of his advancing years, losing out on various challenges from those around him.

Wayne Cotterell and his wife Eng carried the day, finishing first and second but Eng came out on top with 35 points.  Brett Gale lost out to Cottee on a count back for third, both recording 33 points.  As usual there were no 2s.

Friday, Sept. 23, Burapha – Stableford

After a nice breakfast at the Billabong we proceeded up highway 7 to Burapha, arriving at a soggy course with still some patchy rain hanging around.  After a coffee we decided to chance our luck and was a good decision as the rain stopped after 3 or 4 holes and it turned out to be a great day out for golf.  Winter rules applied as it was very wet in places on the course, but the greens were just perfect to putt on.

What started out as seven groups moved down to six with a few people pulling out but those who played all got in dry.  There were some good scores also, with Sel Wegner shooting the lights out to score 41 points.  Rick Culley almost caught him with 39 points and Gary Ritchie got the better of Jim Bracket to take third with 37 points.

There were three 2s, coming from Graham Beaumont, Don Wilson and Bob Philp.