Murray Kerr wins in 2001 Canadian
Canadian Kerr fires 7 under par
Canadian Murray Kerr fired 7 under par, scoring 43
Stableford points to win this year’s Canadian Jackalope Open. Murray’s
achievement made him the first Canadian to win the tournament in its short
three year history, much to the delight of the Canadian organizers.
After “mandatory” Caesars upon arrival, about 120
golfers teed off for the shotgun start at Phoenix Country Club for this
year’s edition of the annual charity event. Well over 210,000 baht was
raised for the Garunayawet Center for disabled ladies, and many thanks go
to the organizers and sponsors listed below. The money will go a long way
towards helping this worthy charitable cause.
The emphasis put on “having fun” out on the golf
course makes this one of the most looked forward to events on the golfing
calendar, and although the hot weather took its toll, tournament
“marshals” Richard Livingston, Wayne Ogonoski and Ray Lepard did a
great job making sure everyone on the course had enough amber liquid to
quench their thirsts.
Kerr - A Canadian wins the Canadian Jackalope Open!
The Dream Team once again made their presence felt;
their cheers for putts sunk, nearest the pin or shots that actually made
the fairway rang out over the course, interspersed with good-natured
ribbings of golfers who happened to be recovering from wayward tee shots
on their fairway. Dream Teamer Kurt Farnham actually won a nearest the pin
prize on Ocean #5.
Not lost in the fun, however, was that there actually
was a golf tournament being played on the day, complete with division
winners and technical prizes.
John Hall nearly beat the course, carding a scratch 74
to win best gross honors.
winner Oradee (right) and “super-seniors” winner Klaus Schackt.
This year the organizers added “seniors” and
“super-seniors” divisions out of respect for those getting on in
years. Wee Harry Riley, who just barely qualified by virtue of his recent
50th birthday, won the seniors division with 41 Stableford points. Klaus
Schackt won the super-seniors division with 40 points after a count back
(cb9 - 22) over Dickie Barbe.
Overall champion Muffy Kerr also won the first division
with his 43 points. Barry Jones won 2nd division with 42 points, Stephen
Ryser won 3rd division with 42 points, Erle Kershaw won the rabbits with
45 points, and the lovely Oradee Kaesavanee won the ladies division with
41 Stableford points.
Runners-up included John Hall in the 1st division with
42 points, Mike Phillips in the seniors division with 39 points, Dickie
Barbe in the super-seniors division with 40 points (cb9 - 21), Larry
Willet in the 2nd division with 41 points (cb9 - 21), and Frank
Polizzottoo in 3rd division with 40 points (bc9 - 22, cb6 - 16, cb3 - 9,
cb2 - 7).
Third place finishers were Stan Fry in 1st division
with 41 points (cb9 - 22 from Harry Riley cb9 - 19), Steve Ross in 2nd
division with 41 points (cb9 - 19) and Gordon McKnight in 3rd division
with 40 points (cb9 - 22, cb6 - 16, cb3 - 9, cb2 - 6 from Dickie Barbe).
Nearest the pin prizes were: Ocean #5: 1st division
Rick Sharp, 2nd division Jimmy Little (who aced the same hole two days
earlier), and 3rd division Dream Teamer Kurt Farnham. Ocean #7: 1st
division Anders Karlsson, 2nd division Serge Straeten, and 3rd division
Len Jones. Mountain #4: 1st division Bernard Bailey, 2nd division Markku
Kallio, and 3rd division Len Jones. Mountain #8: 1st division Rod Air, 2nd
division Peter Renggli, and 3rd division Paul Azzopardi.
Long drives: 1st division Derek Reaper, 2nd division
Mark Dabanovich, 3rd division Sander Ruth and ladies Oradee Kaesavanee.
The lucky winner for the lowest Stableford score was
Joe Sebastian with his commendable 8 points.
Perhaps the most coveted “technical” prize, a keg
of beer donated by The Haven, was won by Gary Baxter who landed his tee
shot nearest the keg on Ocean #1.
Mike Franklin did his usual good job emceeing the
event, Mark Gorda did a good job organizing the event and taking on the
difficult task of calling out the lucky draw winners, Richard Livingston,
Wayne Ogonoski and Stephen Beard did their usual great job behind the
scenes, and Lamyai put on a great spread of food for all the golfers back
at The Haven.
And finally, “The organizers of the Jackalope Open
would like to thank all the golfers, sponsors and prize donators for their
generous contributions and participation. Without their support this
tournament would not be possible.” (Our apologies to anyone who’s name
is not mentioned below.)
Hole sponsors: Jerry Lien, The Haven, Classroom / Stan
Fry, The Blue Parrot, Tesco - Canada, Shenanigans, Crathco Ltd., Shawn
Field, Pattaya Sports Club, Tahitian Queen, Canuckville, The Winchester
Club, Jesters MC, Jack Levy, Ray “Papa San” Rogers, Doug Campbell, Bob
Taylor and Russell Finch.
Additional sponsors and prize contributors: Bee Matti,
Phoenix Golf Course, Canuckville, Ray Lepard, Mike Dabanovich, Ray Matti,
Diana Driving Range, Richard Livingston, Danny Omland, Rick Sharp, Derek
Reaper, Ron Amero, Paradise Road, Shenanigans - Pattaya, George Jackson,
Stan Fry, Harry Riley, Stefan Hoge, Herbie Ishinaga, Steve Mascari,
Jacques Jackalope, Team Canada, Lewiinski’s, Tesco - Canada, Mark
Campbell, Thai-Ger Line Golf Shop, Mark Gorda, The Bake House Pies, Jeff
Paladeau, The Blue Parrot, Mats Mueller, Classic Tailor, Mike Franklin,
Green Bottle, Murray Kerr, The Haven, Pattaya Mail, Wayne Ogonoski, The
Sixties Bar and Paul Ovens. Mention also to Stan Fry who, after winning
the 50/50 draw, donated 20,000 baht back to the charity.
Local player wins Malaysian Open
The Malaysian Open Darts Tournament, played August 24,
25, and 26 in Kuala Lumpur was won by Pattaya player Damrongsak, known to
most as Id.
(right) receives his championship plate for winning the Malaysian Open
Assisted by well known Thai darts trainer and player,
Jack of Jack’s Bar in Naklua, a group of players who usually play for
Cafe Kronborg in the Monday Night Pattaya Sports Club League, as well as
other places on other nights, took off from Pattaya for the Singapore and
Manop, Sajjar, Id and Kamthong (aka Klang) all competed
happily but undoubtedly the high point of the trip came with Id playing
the final match and winning convincingly 4-1 in the best of 7 games to
become the Malaysian Open Singles Champion of 2001.
Congratulations to Id and all those who went showing
the depth of talent and the high standard of play developing in Pattaya.
Thai and international field win prizes in
Asian Veterans’s Open
A full contingent of Thai stars and a sprinkling of
international players won titles in different age groups of the “Asian
Open Veterans Tennis Championship 2001” held late last month at the Siam
Wichar Siritham (right), secretary general of the Lawn Tennis Association
of Thailand presented championship trophies to Olarn Issara and Sunthorn
Kraharn for winning the men’s doubles age 45+ category.
Former members of the Thai national tennis team headed
the list, with Olarn Issara and Sunthorn Kraharn winning the men’s
doubles age 45+ category.
International winners included Lucille Rijs from
Malaysia in the women’s singles over 40 age group, who then teamed up
with Thailand’s Norarat Nuansri to win the women’s doubles over 40 age
group, Izumi Saito and Mitsuru Maeda from Japan winning the women’s
doubles over 35 age group, and Nash Ladha from Canada winning the men’s
singles over 50 age group.
Shenanigans re-schedules ladies golf
The second Shenanigans Ladies International Open has been
re-scheduled to Friday 30th November. This as a result of interest in the
tournament coming from Bangkok and elsewhere, and a Friday fixture seemingly
more convenient and providing the opportunity for a weekend visit to the
Likewise, the Ladies Match, Asia vs. The Rest of the
World will take place on Friday, 25th January. Both tournaments are at
Eastern Star Resort, Ban Chang, Rayong.
So as not to limit the number of ladies taking part, a
Stableford competition is planned with players teeing-off in groups of four,
two players from each side, bringing Asia and the Rest of the World together
in each four ball.
Match scoring will be ‘Pairs Aggregate Stableford’,
with the pair in each group having the highest aggregate Stableford points
score winning that group match. The final result being the side winning the
most group matches overall.
Trophies and prizes will be awarded for the best player
performances on each side, together with many technical prizes. Shenanigans,
sponsors of the event, will welcome support from local and national
companies, organizations or individuals that would like to be associated
with this unique tournament, or the earlier Ladies International Open in
Contact can be made by e-mail to Michael Franklin,
tournament director, at: [email protected]
or, fax to: 66 038 731144.
Both the Shenanigans Ladies International Open and Asia
vs. the Rest of the World tournaments are ‘Open,’ so all lady golfers
with recognized handicaps will be most welcome.
Kim Fletcher, landlord of Shenanigans Pattaya, promises
Shenanigans’ warm hospitality and a day to remember for the ladies. The
players will be looked after royally both on and off the course. Original
ideas for tournaments are rare, but the Ladies Match concept, Asia vs. the
Rest of the World is really breaking new ground and, if well supported, will
no doubt become a regular seasonal event to compliment the Shenanigans
Ladies International Open.
For more information about Shenanigans, The Irish Pub,
and Shenanigans Very Friendly Golf Society fixtures for the year, log-on to
their web site at www.shenanigans-pattaya.com
Shenanigans Ladies International Open Friday, November
Asia vs. The Rest Of The World Friday, January 25th 2002.
Galle hits 40 at Bangpra
PSC Golf from the Cafe Kronborg
Monday, September 3 - Green Valley (Stableford)
On Monday the Kronborg golfers headed to Green Valley
where the course was in excellent condition. With the tee boxes pushed
back it was a tough test of golf and good scores were hard to come by. The
usual stories of missed putts and bad breaks were the order of the day as
no one was able to shoot under their handicap. Organizer Dave Richardson
continued his recent hot streak by taking first place with 34 points. John
Cahill took second place from Rick Evans on count back with 31 points. The
ever-steady Ebrahim was fourth with 30.
Thursday, September 9 - Bangpra (Stableford)
On Thursday the Kronborg golfers headed for Bangpra
where some low scoring made for a good day. Top of the list was Pete Galle
with a points total of 40, which by all reports could have been even
better. Rick Evans also had a good day with 39 points playing of a
handicap of 6. Third place was John Swanson on 36 points winning on count
back from Dave Cartright. Ebrahim and Anders Karlsson also with 36 points
just missed out.
Pleasure Dome captures Tuesday Darts
The Pleasure Dome captured yet another darts
championship by topping runners-up Jack’s Bar in the Tuesday night darts
league. Awards were presented to the winners at the Tuesday darts party
hosted by Tippy’s Pizza on 28th August.
of the Tuesday Darts League
The Pleasure Dome picked up the championship trophy for
winning 25 of 26 matches. The Dome also won the Beer Leg shield, having
won a thirsty 26 legs.
Jack’s Bar took the runners-up trophy with 24 wins
and 22 beer legs.
High out went to Khun Id, having checked a tidy 145.
Trophies were presented by Alan Ross of Pattaya Sports Supply.
The Tuesday party saw a lucky draw competition of 22
pairs competing in a “three and out”. The winning pair was led by, no
surprise, Alex of the Pleasure Dome. Many thanks to Tippy’s Pizza for
the great food and fun.
Diana Group launch a ‘Seniors and Ladies
Open’ monthly golf tournament
The Diana Group is staging a monthly open golf
tournament exclusively for senior and lady golfers. It will take place on
a Thursday at the end of each month, commencing on Thursday 27th September
at Sriracha International Golf Club.
All seniors (50 - 59 years), and super seniors (60 and
over) will be welcome, together with lady golfers of any age.
The entry fee will be the standard B.150 and transport,
for those that require it, will leave from the Diana Inn at 10 a.m. for an
11 a.m. tee-off. The charge for the bus will be just B.100 return.
Stableford scoring will generally be the format and all
recognized handicaps will be accepted. Sriracha International Golf Club
will be the Diana Group ‘Home Course’ for this event.
Sign-up sheets will be at the Green Bottle (see the new
notice board on the wall behind the pool table), and at the Diana Group
Presentation of trophies and prizes will take place in
the Green Bottle at 6 p.m., with an extended Happy Hour.
For more details contact John Cole at the Diana Inn,
PGA Pro Richard Livingston at the Diana Driving Range, or Mike Franklin,
e-mail to [email protected], or see the web page at
Seniors & ladies - a big welcome awaits you at the
Diana Group inaugural Seniors and Ladies open on Thursday 27th September.
Third Phuket Quiksilver Contest: Ready To
by Peter Cummins
The Third Annual Quiksilver Phuket Surfing Contest is set
to take to the waves off Phuket’s Kata Beach this weekend, starting today,
14 September and extending through Sunday, 16 with a prize-giving and
Quiksilver party at Phuket’s POP Cottage resort.
In a pre-contest briefing last week, Andre M. Plump, a
major force behind the development of surfing in Thailand - particularly
Phuket - informed the Pattaya Mail that the principal organizer for
the 2001 event, Quiksilver Thailand (Patamasakul Company) has now agreed to
be the sole event sponsor. “Quiksilver’s support has ensured that the
contest will be held,” said Andre, noting that this timely contribution
has been most welcome.
A big contingent of some 70 contestants have entered,
including surfers from Australia, France, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Malaysia,
Singapore, the UK and the USA who will be competing against a very good
Quiksilver team from Thailand. Last year’s champions, Akai Utaka and
Mazaki Onozalu, will be back to defend their hard-won titles, again happy to
exchange the frigid, inhospitable waters of Japan for Phuket’s warm,
user-friendly Andaman Sea - even if only for a brief respite.
The Phuket Surf Company Ltd. will join Quiksilver
Thailand, providing the event organization and management. International
surfer and surfboard designer, Australia’s Kym Thompson will again be the
contest manager, supported by Hawaiian Ed Angulo who, said Andre, “Will
lend his professionalism to the organizing team as a contest judge”. Andre
feels that Ed Angulo’s influence “will be very positive for local Thai
surfers and the development of surfing in the Kingdom”.
Besides Quiksilver and the Phuket Surf Company, a number
of other entities in both the public and private sectors are supporting the
event: Aloha Surf Sports, Surf Hardware Int. (Gorila Grip, FCS Fins),
Oakley, Reef, POP Cottage Resort, Cobra Int. Co. Ltd., the Kata/Karon
Municipality Office and the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
The event, billed as an amateur surfing contest, will
start with the first heats scheduled for 8 a.m. on Friday, continuing every
day at 8 a.m. and will comprise a Short Board (up to 8 ft.: maximum entries
48) and a Long Board Division (over 8 ft., maximum 32 competitors).
As in the previous two years, a highlight of the weekend
will be the Paddle Contest (max. 36 competitors) which provides splendid
spectator viewing and a lot of excitement on the beachfront. The
commentaries emanating from the regatta office have been most entertaining
and will, no doubt, continue the genre this year!
Quiksilver, now one of the world’s biggest
international surfing corporations world-wide, had humble beginnings from a
small house in Torquay, on Australia’s surf-pounded south east coast. With
the support of Quiksilver International and Quiksilver Thailand, the Phuket
community and the respective authorities, Andre expects that “the Island
of Phuket, and Thailand at large, will reap immense benefit from the 2001
Quiksilver Phuket Surfing Contest.”
For information, please contact Andre M. Plump e-mail:
Larry comes good at Soi Dao
Lewiinski’s / Orchid Golf from the I.P.G.C.
Larry Nicholas once again showed his mettle and easily
took the spoils at Soi Dao last week. He was always a frontrunner and
pulled away in the final furlong to win by five points from Rick Sharp,
who was two points in front of third placed Bob Lindborg, who made a late
burst and won the final day to grab third overall.
On Sunday the 2nd George Jackson and Rick Sharp duly
won their semi-finals and go through to meet each other in the ever
popular match play knockout tournament final that has been played over the
last four Sundays.
Sunday 2nd Sept. - Green Valley
1st: Steve Mascari, 41 pts.
2nd: Ray Ryan, 40 pts.
3rd: Steve Ross, 38 pts.
Near pins: #2 Svein Vistung and #16 Stan Fry
Monday 3rd Sept. - Ban Chang (better ball)
1st: Svein Vistung and Rick Sharp net 65
2nd: Steve Mascari and Stan Fry net 65
It’s all starting again
The new Lawn Bowling Leagues started again last night
(Thursday). Due to the four new teams that have joined, the first division
is to be played every Thursday and the second division is to be played
every Friday. New teams are always welcome as soon there is to be a third
division. If you are interested please call or telephone 038 - 720 741.
The Bowling Green League Cup is now down to the
semifinals as this week saw The Heritage beat The Yingyangs 17 - 16, The
Carlsberg Kids beat The Growlers 27 - 3 and The Cap in Hand team beating
The Windmills 19 - 18, all end to end breath taking stuff.
Please if you want to join the bowling league come and
see the clubhouse and put your name down. The cost of bowling in the
league is 250 baht for non-members and 125 baht for members. This includes
approximately 2 hours of bowls with all equipment and an excellent all you
can eat buffet. Starting soon is an all Ladies bowling league. Interested?
Come along, if you have never bowled before don’t worry, someone here
will show you how.
Doug Powell sets torrid pace
PSC Three Sisters Golf
Doug Powell came charging out of the starting blocks
early on Monday and kept up a torrid pace scoring 43 Stableford points to
take the bragging rights. Right on his heels was Gerald Holt - Gerald, who
was holding up the bottom the other week, shot a brilliant 42 points. Both
players played well with Doug pulling off the winning score.
Holt (C), winner 3-9-01, Doug (L) runner-up, Jerry Lien (R) bought the
Just behind the leaders were Paul Kraft with 40 points
and Don Antonio, R. Deane, Bill Thompson and George Bennison all playing
below their handicaps. Vic Cross, who last week was near the top, was
caught holding the bag at the bottom.
It was heard that a few of the golfers had a hard
session at caddy shack two downing a few beers after everyone else left. I
guess the hotdogs after the golf made them thirsty. Next week chili dogs
will be on the menu so I hope everyone will get home. See you all there.
Jimmee holes in one
IPGC TAGGS Golf from The Haven
Monday 3rd September - Pattaya Country Club (Stableford)
1st: Klaus Schackt, 43 pts
2nd: Ossie Viljanen, 42 pts
3rs: Norman Brooks, 40 pts
On a day and a course that made playing golf a sheer
pleasure, and the dish of the day according to the menu was fried fish
bowel and meat crap, a steal at 650 baht for five people but not for the
squeamish, Klaus Schackt just edged out Ossie Viljanen for the TAGGS
Stableford competition. Ossie’s score would normally have expected to
win, but he nonetheless finished second by a mere one point, with Storming
Norman holding back the rest of the chasing field.
Little achieved his first ever ace at the par three 5th on the Ocean at
Phoenix Country Club - then went on to win the nearest the pin prize on
the same hole two days later in the Canadian Jackalope Open.
Klaus will be going down again this weekend, much to
the delight of Oradee, who is happy that she does not have to pay anything
when his handicap is reduced.
Wee Harry Riley and Klaus shared the twos’ club cash.
Richard Livingston, the TAGGS resident PGA professional, welcomed Markko
Repo and Jarkko Koivunen from Finland, to add to the 10 different
nationalities playing on the day, proving that the International Pattaya
Golf Club (IPGC) playing out of The Haven, really is international.
Wednesday 5th September - Phoenix Golf Club (Monthly
1st Division (0 to 16 handicap)
1st: Ray Matti, 65
2nd: Anders Karlsson, 72
3rd: Derek Reaper, 74
2nd Division (17 to 28 handicap)
1st: Jimmy Little, 70
2nd: B.J. Smith, 73
3rd: Norman Brooks, 74
1st: Dokphikun Somsri, 65
2nd: Oradee Kaesavane, 71
In the inaugural monthly medals played from the black
tees, and which culminate at the end of the season with the winners
competing in the Gold and Silver Medal competitions in all divisions, Ray
and his beautiful escort Bee swept away their respective divisions by
large margins scoring exactly the same net scores. Ray was on the verge of
an all time personal best before an outside agency caused a little nervous
tension, but on this form it will not be long before the milestone will be
reached. Both he and Bee will be going down together over the weekend.
Anders and the freshly returned Grim Reaper, who
attributed his success to the 15 cans of vitamin C consumed during the
round, rounded out the podium in the first division, whilst Oradee grabbed
second in the Ladies.
The second division and the day belonged to Jimmee,
who, on his way to winning the second flight, completed his first hole in
one at the 5th on the Ocean Course. As those playing with him attested,
“It was a perfectly struck five iron that covered the stick all the way
and took two small hops before just rolling into the cup”. Well done
Jimmee and may it be the first of many more to come.
Incidentally, in the Jackalope open played on the same
course on the following Friday, Jimmee could not quite repeat the feat,
although he did win nearest to the pin, on the same hole, in his division.
He did manage to sink the putt for a birdie, unlike a fellow competitor in
the Jackalope (Toto), who after getting nearest the hole, played his next
chip shot from further away. A full report on the Jackalope can be read in
the Pattaya Mail and on their web site at www.pattayamail.com
On his return to The Haven, Jimmee was awarded two
shares in the twos’ pool after a hotly contested vote, and then forsook
his usual trip to the “Office” to blow the horn several times, thus
setting off a trumpet orgy that left the regulars rocking and reeling in
the aisles and around the pool until late in the night celebrating his
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