PSC Golf from the Billabong Bar
Wednesday, Sept. 14, Silky Oak – Stableford
The only people that enjoyed the weather on Monday were the green keepers and our friends of the feathered variety when it rained all day long. So opening the curtains on Wednesday morning and the weather forecast which was not encouraging, it was obvious that we were going to have what we know as a typical summer’s day in UK, with dark clouds threatening during the morning, but that threat only became a reality when we had finished and were putting the clubs in the car.
The police had a charity golf day and occupied Green Valley hence our change to Silky Oak, which made a pleasant change. The fairways resemble a deep piled carpet but the greens need some attention. If they were as good as those at Green Valley, the course would be in excellent condition. What a nice course this is and the views at the 14th green are spectacular wherever you look.
The scores will involve some cutting of handicaps, for less than 40 points offered no opportunity to have a glimpse of the podium. Gary Bancroft, a visitor from New Zealand, achieved that objective with 40 points and another visitor, this time from the land of Oz, was the PSC golf Chairman’s brother Brett occupying second spot with 43 points. Paul Sharples only remembers recording more than 40 points on one other occasion but today he played to 8 under his handicap with 44 points.
The ladies also showed good form, with Miss Orn having 38 points and the fast improving Miss Som coming 2nd with 40. But the day belonged to Miss Julie with one of her best ever scores on 42 points. Surprisingly, there were no 2s for the ladies but the men made up for that with five, going to Lloyd Shuttleworth, Wayne Cotterell, Dave Casha, Geoff Christie and Gary Bancroft.
Friday, Sept. 16, Burapah – Stableford
Burapha was our venue today, playing A and B loops and once again the course is in great condition, but the rough was absolutely brutal – not a day to miss the fairways, believe me. With nine groups playing we got away a little early and in perfect weather.
The scoring was right up there with the best you will see anywhere. Fifth place on a count back went to our Kiwi friend Geoff Christie with 39 points while taking fourth and also on 39 was Lloyd Shuttleworth. Third place went to another of our Kiwi friends, Andrew Springford with 40 points and second to the lovely Miss Nantaporn Rukkid with 41. Top spot on the podium was reserved for Andrew Woodall who won by a country mile with a magnificent 47 points, that’s 76 off the stick from a 15 handicap. A great round of golf!
There were three 2s coming from Brett Gale, Gary Bancroft and Michael Lausch.