PSC Golf from The Billabong Golf Bar
Monday, March 16, Phoenix – Stableford
We played Phoenix for the first time in a few years and what a pleasure it was to play. Playing the Mountain and Lake nines, we had our friends from Royal Fremantle with us today to make up seven groups and also a few lads from Dongara.
The course was busy, with the TEAC group play there also, but it was in great condition and the subtle changes made here really do make a difference. We will be making Phoenix a regular on the Billabong schedule, probably starting later this month.
(L-R) Capt Bob, Noodle Russell and Wayne Cotterell.
Maybe the course is a little tough for some, as the scores were ordinary apart from three players who managed to beat their handicaps. One fella could only muster 15 points but he will remain nameless to save his dignity.
The prizes went down to 5th place with Lumpy Russell getting that spot with a fine 33 points, being beaten on a count back by Capt Bob in fourth who seems to be in the limelight lately. John Eadie, from the Fremantle Club, took third place with a great 38 points and second went to Noodle Russell with a fantastic 40, just being edged out of top spot by Wayne Cotterell on count back. Wayne was a little lucky as if the slope was taken into account he would have lost a shot and Noodle would have won the day.
There were three ‘2’s coming from Lloyd Shuttleworth, Noodle Russell and Kevin Hamilton.
Wednesday, March 18, Green Valley – Stableford
A somewhat depleted field today playing Green valley with only six groups out and only four ladies, not the usual nine or ten, however we were away earlier and back in the club house for a drink in just on four hours.
The course was in good condition but it would be nice to have it back the way it used to be, i.e. to finish the 18th just beside the club house as most golf courses do. The greens were so fast today and they took their toll on the field.
Wednesday’s top three: Lloyd Shuttleworth, Pin and Thip with Thip’s little girl.
Fifth place went to a count back between Gary Ritchie and Jim Grieve, with the Jim getting the nod for that place with 31 points. In fourth spot was Lloyd Shuttleworth with 32 points and third went to Auke Engelkes with 34. Two of our lady players stole the headlines with Saipin Woollett filling second place and her first time in the winner’s circle with a fine 35 points and taking line honours was Y. Sakulthip (Thip) with a great effort of 37 points on those greens. There were no ‘2’s recorded.
Friday, March 20, Greenwood – Stableford
We had a great day out today at Greenwood on a course that was in grand condition. What started out with three groups quickly turned into four and we were away 30 minutes early. The greens, as usual, were lightening fast here with the odd three-putt coming in real easy.
There were some really good scores today with one player being a stand out. The winner and shooting 78 off the stick off his 12 handicap for 42 points was Andrew Woodall, a great round of golf indeed. In second was Lloyd Shuttleworth on 37 points, who gained that spot with a 19/18 back-nine count back over Wayne Cotterell in third.
There was only one ‘2’, coming from Steve Hodgeman with a chip in on B5.
Note: The Billabong Golf Bar 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.