12 Aug

Briney bags a brace

first_img2nd Paul West (17) 37ptsB Flight1st Colin Davis (18) 36pts2nd Steve Coghlan (36) 36ptsNear Pins: Gabe Dakwa, Mike Seeley, J.T.B. & Colin Davis.Due to the ongoing renovation work at Green Valley we had placing on the fairways today away from the burnt areas.  The rest of the course was fine except for hole 11 where they had dug up all the fairway in front of the green and filled it full of sand ready to lay turf.  Why then didn’t they place the pin at the back of the green instead of just past the sanded area?We had 15 players so 2 flights with two places in each and four near pins.A Flight was won by Gary Emmett with a good 38 points and the highlight of his round was an eagle 2 on hole-14.  Gary finished one shot ahead of Paul West while Peter Petersen from Iceland was two further back with 35 points off his 4-Hcp.B Flight saw the return of the Donkey who just managed to beat Steve Coghlan on count backMonday, July 10, Crystal Bay B & C – Stableford1st Tip Briney (25) 42pts2nd Kevin Mc Entee (6) 38pts3rd Peter Petersen (4) 35ptsNear Pins: Steve Baker, Manfred HankeA group of 9 players for Crystal Bay and after the previous night’s rain the weather looked set for a couple of days of fine weather.Tip Briney, playing off 21.7 R with the slope rating giving him 25 hcp, shot a mind boggling 42 points to win the day by a mile.  Kevin Mc Entee had a solid 38 points including 21 on the inward nine to take second while Peter Petersen completed the podium in third with 35.Wednesday, July 12, Burapha A & B – StablefordA Flight1st Kevin McEntee (6) 37pts2nd Peter Petersen (4) 31ptsB Flight1st Tip Briney (24) 38pts2nd Rod Brown (21) 37ptsNear Pins: Kevin McEntee, Martin SolbergAfter a couple of days and nights of heavy rains we expected more today but the weather men got it wrong again.  13 brave souls made it to the course under grey skies, but as soon as we got changed so did the weather.The course was very wet but perfectly playable for the long hitters, which left out the scribe.  A Flight was once again under the control of Kevin McEntee and his 37 points gave him top spot.  Second place went to Peter Petersen with 31 points and 18 on the back nine that edged out Peter Hynard on count back.B Flight saw a repeat of Monday with the man in form Tip Briney recording the best score of the day, 38 pts, one ahead of Rod Brown in second.Friday, July 14,Silky Oak – StablefordA Flight1st Vic Hester (14) 38pts2nd Fred Birch (14) 37ptsB Flight1st Rod Brown (20) 40pts2nd Steve Baker (20) 40ptsA good size field of 14 players today for Silky Oak and the course was in good condition despite the recent rains.We had some good scores and some not so good but nearly half the field played to their hcp or better.  A Flight was a victory for Vic Hester on 38 points, with Fred Birch just one point back with 37 while Peter Petersen & Paul West were both tied on 36 points.In B Flight it was two 20 handicappers battling it out both, with 40 points, but Rod Brown stole the show with 23 on the back to temporarily wipe the smile off Steve Baker’s face.The near pins were claimed by Dave Ferris, Paul West & Peter Petersen. Colin’s Bar Golf SocietySunday, July 9, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Gary Emmett (15) 38ptslast_img

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