Ferdinand 09/03

PSC Golf from the Ferdinand Golf Society – W.E 13.3.15

Peter Blackburn

Monday, 9th March – Greenwood, A & C – Stableford

Parker & Hughes Take The Honours!

This was the third of our Monthly Tournaments and once again we had a terrific number of golfers participating in the event which had many lucrative rewards including prizes on every hole for A & B flights including a fabulous prize for a hole in one on the par three C8 hole, five prizes in each flight and the chance to qualify for a place in the Ferdinand Championship Tournament to be played at the end of this year. Checking in went extremely smoothly with our first tee time at 10.40 am from 2 tees, A & C and our first groups were able to get away a few minutes ahead of schedule. The weather was terrific but fairly hot and the golf course in terrific shape and with very few delays during the round there were practically no reports of slow play. Many thanks go to the Greenwood Management & Staff for their help & cooperation during the event.

Many thanks go to our hole sponsors which are Ferdinand Bar, Phantom Bar, RR123 Remodel & Construction, Solens Autolakerer, Anna Coffee & Drink, DTA Transport, Beergarden Restaurant, Alby & Micky Pizza, Lewinski’s, Pizza Italiano, Hotel Dania, Beefeater Steakhouse & Zanzi Bar. Also thanks to Christian Boysen from Phantom Bar who assisted me with all the organizing and running of this event and Steve, Jimmy and the Phantom Bar girls for their help on the evening.

Presentations were at the Phantom Bar that evening with the delicious buffet supper provided by Hotel Dania and the food was ready at 7.30 pm which was right on schedule. Once again the place was packed and excellent live music entertained us all.

After the meal it was time for presentations and yours truly thanked everyone for playing and attending the evening before proceeding to announce the awards, starting with the many “novelty” prizes. The rule of the day was that winners had to be present on the evening to receive their awards and the awards that weren’t collected will carry forward to the next Monthly Monday Tournament on April 6th, 2015 at the Phoenix Golf Course. As it was all of the “novelty” prize winners were in attendance so there were no carry overs for that reason. The Flight winners were then announced followed by the announcement of the five qualifiers for the Ferdinand Championship at the end of next year.

Results:
A Flight 0 to 18

1st – Geoff Parker (14) – 44 points
2nd – Brian Gabe (17) – 40 points
3rd – Bill Steinman (14) – 39 points
4th – Kevin Hamilton (15) – 38 points
5th –Ian Pickles (15) – 37 points (count back with 22 points on the back nine)

B Flight 15 & over
1st – John Hughes (19) – 40 points
2nd – Donald McMillan (22) – 39 points (count back with 23 points on the back nine)
3rd – Terry Mangan (20) – 39 points (count back with 20 points on the back nine)
4th – Hans Moerk (20) – 35 points (count back with 20 points on the back nine)
5th – Dick Braimbridge (35) – 35 points (count back with 15 points on the back nine)

Top Five Qualifiers were:

Geoff Parker
John Hughes
Bill Steinman
Donald McMillan
Terry Mangan

The Qualifiers to date are:

Peter Hyland, Alain Taddei, Brian Gabe, John Ianson, Tony Chetland, Patrick Poussier, Jim Elphick,Paul Hack, Pat Regan, Sal Brizzi, Geoff Parker, John Hughes, Bill Steinman, Donald McMillan & Terry Mangan.

Thursday, 12th March – Silky Oak – Stableford

Nick Shaw Too Good!

Silky Oak was the choice for a pleasant change and although the Green Valley complex was packed with a very big tournament being played there it was nice and quiet on the Silky Oak course and we got our first four ball away ahead of our 11.30 am scheduled time. The weather was great with a nice breeze to cool things down and the course was in good shape although some did find the greens a bit hard to handle. With the large distances between many greens to tees it made for a rather slow round and ours was completed in a little over four and a half hours. I must say I enjoyed the day as the course is different and local knowledge is certainly a big advantage although this was only my second time.

Nick Shaw took the honours with a fine 38 points, two points ahead of Jacob Olsen in second place and your writer scraped into third spot with an honest 36 points.

Results:
1st – Nick Shaw (19) – 40 points
2nd – Jacob Olsen (8) – 38 points
3rd – Peter Blackburn (15) – 36 points

NTP.
5th – Christian Boysen

LFP
18th – Nick Shaw

The Ferdinand Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at Phoenix, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com

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