The last day of the 3 day Batam Away was played at Tering Bay which was located very close to the Palm Springs course we played on Day 2. There were now 9 of us as Martin Walsh had left that morning to return to Singapore by ferry to catch a flight to Australia ….. noted however that he left the hotel without paying for the room and had to sheepishly call Ray Funnell from the ferry terminal to sort out this small issue!
Tering Bay Golf Club was a little jaded in comparison to Palm Springs but the course was very good with excellent and rather fast greens. We headed out at around 10:30am and the 3 flights were completed by around 3pm or so. Drinks and some snacks were enjoyed on the terrace before heading off for a seafood restaurant close-by for dinner. The restaurant was not the one as recommended by Jeff Pearce but obviously some relative or friend of the bus driver … however the food was fresh and they had cold beer so we all enjoyed a good dinner right by the sea.
It was Stuart Taylor who won on this last day with an excellent personal best gross of 77 and 45 points with Bernard Romahn in second place with 40 points on count back from Andrew Robinson also on 40 points. Stuart won 2 sleeves of balls and Bernard got one sleeve of balls. Full results from Day 3 are below:
The overall winner of the 3 day Batam Away competition was Richard Moss with a total of 115 points who had led from Day 1 and with a substantial lead after 2 days it was going to be difficult to catch him. Second was Andrew Robinson with 109 points. Richard Moss was presented with an engraved winners tankard kindly donated by Glenn Wombwell. Jeff Pearce was presented with a consolation sleeve of balls for having the lowest total points for the 3 days. The final 3 day results are tabulated below :
Iain Wise does an excellent impersonation of Ray Funnell teeing off on Hole No 1, Tering Bay Golf Course.