Billabong 3/7

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD

GREEN VALLEY

STABLEFORD

 

It was encouraging to see that a number of greens staff have and are working to beautify the course, unfortunately, in areas that even a 36 handicapper having a bad day would never see. There are also areas that have been re-turfed, not where you think, but repairing the walkways between green and tee.  I would suggest their time might be better spent if they were to make every effort to improve the fairways. With 32 golfers taking advantage of the great deal that Capt. Bob has at Laem Chabang only 6 groups turned up to play at Green Valley today. In the men’s’ competition Selwyn Wegner (15) was the star performer having only one double bogey in his round to finish with 42 points and looking forward to a reduction in his handicap. Auke Engelkes (13) played well but with only 8 points on his last 5 holes he could not keep up with Selwyn and had to settle for 2nd place and 39 points. Two double bogies and a blob on the way out stooped Pete Thomas (17) making any sort of a challenge for the top berth but 3rd place and 36 points was respectable.  For the ladies, Miss May (12) is always consistent with her game but today she excelled herself. A birdie on the 1st  an eagle on the 7th and a gross score of 74 for 46 points and a runnerway victory which she richly deserved. Miss Na (11) had 10 pars  for 2nd place winning on a countback from Miss Nu (15) who only dropped 3 shots on the front nine but she did not maintain that form at the turn. Two  2s today going to Auk Engelkes and Miss Na.

William

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