Phoenix with 6 groups playing it was a hot day but a good one, playing Lakes and Ocean off the white tee’s we were in for a bit of fun as the greens were so different on each nine, a little slow on the lakes but decidedly quicker on the Ocean which made for a lot of 3 putts. The course was in great condition as usual making it impossible to get a bad lie if you were on the fairway but in the rough it was totally different if you could find it you were doing well and to get it out was a short club or it stayed in there, but in saying that the scoring was very good indeed. There was a 4 way count back for 2nd, 3rd and 4th with Glyn Davies missing the prize’s completely Emmett White took 4th place with 39 points, Dave Smith took 3rd with the same score Graham Beaumont took 2nd also with the same score and Jason Barnett took the top spot with 40 points. There were 3 twos coming from Glen Smith. Steve Dodd and Jason got the other one. There was some bad news on arriving back at the bar getting the news that our good friend Steve Ellison had passed away at Green Valley, the Billabong players would like to extend their heartfelt condolence’s to Steve’s family he was a good mate to all of us and will be sadly missed.