Welshmen on song at Phoenix

Steve Dodd, Nok and Glyn Davies.
Steve Dodd, Nok and Glyn Davies.

PSC Golf from the Billabong Bar

Monday, Feb. 4, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

Monday saw our usual trip to Phoenix Gold where there was some confusion at the start as some caddies were at the temple for the Chinese New year, but finally our 6 groups teed off only ten minutes later than scheduled. The course as usual was in great condition, although some greens were a little slower than of late.

As the rest of the world celebrated the start of the Year of the Pig, the Billabong celebrated the day of the dragon, a Welsh dragon that is, as Steve Dodd, straight from the valleys, had a magnificent day in the sun to score of 44 points (including one 2). Second place went to another Welshman, Glyn Davies, with a good score of 39 points and one 2, and the minor podium spots were filled by Peter Davies in third with 37 points and Thiery Petrement fourth on 36.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, Green Valley – Stableford

Today the ladies once again excelled, with Miss Sasicha (H/cap 21) managing to come only third with 38 points, mainly down to some pick me up or other she managed to acquire 22 of those on the last nine holes. Seven pars in her round contributed to 39 points for Miss Porn (21) but she lost out on a countback for top spot to Miss Phin (10) who had 21 points on the way home.

In the men’s flight there were four golfers on 34 points but Mark Brosnan (16) came out on top in the countback to get fourth place. Peter Rooke (10) could only blame his third place on 6 holes with one point on each for a total of 35 points, two behind Jeff North (11) who lost his impetus at the turn with a spell of only 2 points in three holes and second place. Jeff finished just 1 point behind the eventual winner, Mikael Anderson (14) on 38 points.

There were only three 2s, going to Selwyn Wegner, Mark Brosnan and Miss Sasicha.

Friday, Feb. 8, Burapha – Stableford

Burapha was packed with golfers today and we went out to play the A and B loops, which were in fantastic condition. There were some visitors from France and Germany playing with us, one lady from Germany was 82 years old and her son 62 and both had a great day out.

There was a countback between five golfers on 35 points with Thiery Petrement taking fourth place with 19 points on the back nine, third went to Steve Dodd with 20 on the inward half, but Auke Engkles, with 22 points on the homeward stretch took second spot. There was a runaway winner by a whopping 10 points in the form of Brian Orr who had his own day in the sun, scoring a fantastic 45 points.

There six 2s, coming from Steve Earey, Noddy Moyle, Dougie Crowe, Stephan and Brian Orr had 2.