PSC Golf from the Ferdinand Golf Society – W.E 20.3.15
Monday, 16th March – Crystal Bay, A & C – Stableford
Marcus Sparkles At Crystal Bay!
Travelling North on Highway 3 is always busy on a Monday morning but we arrived at Crystal Bay in plenty of time for our 10.00am start. After waiting for several groups to tee off ahead of us on C1 our first group got away right on time on a perfect golfing day, quite hot but with a nice breeze to cool things down. The course was in fine shape with the greens firm and true and the golfers ahead of us were setting a good pace therefore no delays and we completed our round in a little over four hours.
All the placegetters were in group one with Marcus Earp taking first place with an excellent 42 points so he can look forward to losing some shots after the weekend’s handicap update. Good pal Marco Beer from Switzerland came second with a fine 40 points and your writer, Peter Blackburn (19 point back nine) came third on a count back from Bent Larsen (18 point back nine) with both of us having 36 points.
1st – Marcus Earp (33) – 42 points
2nd – Marco Beer (17) – 40 points
3rd – Peter Blackburn (16) – 40 points
C7 – Christian Boysen
A9 – Christian Boysen
Friday, 20th March – Phoenix, Mountain & Lake – Stableford
Smith & Dearden Win On A Low Points Scoring Day!
We had yet another excellent field for our Fridays at Phoenix competition with in excess of 10 groups on the Starting Sheet. Our tee time of 10.32 am was a little earlier than normal which caught a few of us napping but there were no great dramas and we got the whole field away without too much trouble. The weather was good but very hot and not much breeze but the course was in good condition with most of the greens quite slick. The pace was quite good and most of the groups took about four and a quarter hours to complete their round.
We had two flights on the day with A Flight being for handicaps 0 to 17 and B Flight for 18 and over with 5 places in each flight.
The winner in A Flight was Paul Smith with 33 points and Peter Ditz finished second 1 point further back. There were 3 golfers on 31 points so a count back was required which resulted in third place going to Freddy Starbeck (21 point back nine) with John Chelo (16 point back nine) fourth and your writer, Peter Blackburn (15 point back nine) finished fifth. B Flight saw John Dearden emerge the winner with 33 points, 1 point ahead of Bernard Green in second spot. Marcus Earp came third with 31 points and another count back saw Dick Braimbridge (15 point back nine) finish fourth with Peter Terry (13 point back nine) fifth – both golfers having 29 points.
A Flight – 0 to 17
1st – Paul Smith (3) – 33 points
2nd – Peter Ditz (10) – 32 points
3rd – Freddy Starbeck (14) – 31 points
4th – John Chelo (17) – 31 points
5th – Peter Blackburn (16) – 31 points
B Flight – 18 & over
1st – John Dearden (20) – 33 points
2nd – Bernard Green (27) – 32 points
3rd – Marcus Earp (33) – 31 points
4th – Dick Braimbridge (34) – 29 points
5th – Peter Terry (18) – 29 points
Mountain No.4 – Peter Terry
Mountain No.8 – Paul Smith
Lake No.2 – Banjo Bannister
Lake No.7 – Neil Skilton
Mountain No.9 – Mogens Melander
Lake No.9 – Tor
The Phantom 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 firstname.lastname@example.org