Billabong 19/10

At 8 in the morning the weather had promised a perfect day for golf and that is how it stayed. A sure sign of the times was the empty car park and when you consider that they have three courses available you know  you will not be seeing other inhabitants on the course. . The greens are slowly recovering from the recent coring and excessive sanding but the area around the first tee will be spectacular when it is finally developed. The staff at Green Valley  were all dressed in black as were the 8 Billabong ladies who also distributed black bows to all those playing today to reflect the passing  of His Majesty the King on October 13th.  Miss An  had a good front 9 with 20 points but this form was not maintained on the back 9 coming 3rd. with 34 points beating Miss Pin on the same score. The consistent Miss Som had a similar situation with 21 on the front 9 stumbling a little on the way home coming 2nd with 35 points. Miss Sa said before the day started that she was not happy with her golf but any doubts were set aside winning the day with 39 points. Andrew Woodall’s handicap has changed from 15 to 7 and back to 9 all in 4 weeks and today, despite 2 blobs (wipes if you are from Australia) came 3rd relegating Geoff King to 4th on 36 points. Kevin – do I really take a huge divot with my driver- Hamilton started with only 3 points in the first 4 holes, recovered to reach 38 points but failed to overtake Tony Oakes who had 22 points on the front 9 to finish the day in 1st. place with 40 points. The recovering greens have denied efforts by everyone to have a 2 with the exception of Julie Battersby being the only one of the day.

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