Phantom Golf Society 03/02
Jack Grindvold The Low Gross Winner & Patrick Poussier Gets An Ace!
There was another fabulous response for the 8th Phantom Golf Cup as we had 54 players signed up and the weather was looking good so we were looking forward to a great day with once again an earlier than usual first tee time of 9.00am. As usual we had a low gross prize up for grabs and there was keen interest again shown by the low handicappers with the first group that got away just a few minutes behind schedule consisting of Jack (3), Bob Watson (3), Gerd (8) and PSC Golf Chairman & President Maurice (11). Group two was also reeking of golf ability with Russell (2), Jason (3), Jeff (8) and Bob Edwards (10) The rest of the groups followed and things went extremely smoothly with most showing up on time (not mentioning Dave Edwards & Co. who had to be relegated to last group but at least, along with everyone else they showed up and got away just about 10 minutes behind schedule which I feel was a very good effort for 14 groups off the one tee.. The weather was perfect and the golf course was in terrific shape with the greens being of a high standard which enabled some fairly good scores in all flights. The Greenwood staff were very helpful so a big thanks to them and I must say this Golf Course is about the best value around, especially at this time of year.
In addition to the low gross prize we had 3 flights with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 12 playing stroke off the white tees, B Flight for golfers with handicaps of 13 to 22 playing stableford off the white tees and C Flight for golfers with handicaps of 23 and upwards playing stableford off the yellow tees and there were four places in each flight. As usual there were Technical Prizes for the 3 flights on all holes – 6 for A Flight, 6 for B Flight & 6 for C Flight.
There was a clear winner in the Low Gross category with “Jumping” Jack Grindvold’s gross 75 getting the chocolates and a count back was needed to decide the winner of A Flight with 2 golfers on net 69. This resulted in Ed Wyckoff getting the win with a net 35 back nine and Jeff Wylie came second with a net 36 back nine. In third place was Bob Edwards with net 73 followed by Landis brooks who finished fourth with a net 74. B Flight was well won by Thomas Nyborg with a fine 42 points and with two players on 39 points the count back resulted in Peter Hynard (21 point back nine) finishing second with Phil Mitchell (18 point back nine) in third spot. Larry Gibb finished in fourth place with 38 points. Glen Williams was the winner of C Flight with 40 points and another countback was required with 2 golfers on 36 points and that resulted in second place going to Marcus Earp (23 point back nine) with Odd Holm Hansen (16 point back nine) finishing third & Tony Cook was fourth with 35 points.
Special mention to Patrick Poussier who got his and Phantom Golf’s first Hole-in-one and he celebrated by ringing the bell back at the bar – Well done Patrick!
Low Gross Winner – Jack Grindvold (3) – 75 gross
Hole-in one – Patrick Poussier on A2
A Flight – 0 to 12
1st – Ed Wyckoff (12) – net 69
2nd – Jeff Wylie (8) – net 69
3rd – Bob Edwards (10) – net 73
4th – Landis Brooks (8) – net 74
B Flight – 13 to 22
1st – Thomas Nyborg (14) – 42 points
2nd – Peter Hynard (15) – 39 points
3rd – Phil Mitchell (20) – 39 points
4th – Larry Gibb (22) – 38 points
C Flight – 23 and over
1st – Glen Williams (24) – 40 points
2nd – Marcus Earp (30) – 36 points
3rd – Odd Holm Hansen (24) – 36 points
4th – Tony Cook (31) – 35 points
It had been yet another successful Monthly Tournament with an excellent field and some great golf played on a fine golf course. We had a terrific buffet meal back at the Phantom Bar and thanks to Fleming and Jesper for that and also many thanks to Christian Boysen and Neil Smith of the Phantom Bar for sponsoring the event. We would also wish to thank Ali Baba Restaurant, Colin’s Golf Bar and Hotel Dania for helping us with sponsorship. Next month’s Tournament will be held at Royal Lakeside on Wednesday, March 2nd and on that day we will also be celebrating the birthday (wants me to keep the number quiet) of Phil Davies and Phil will be a massive sponsor on that day so put that in your diary.