PSC Golf from The Outback Golf Bar
Monday, Oct. 20, Burapha – Stableford
Twenty-three players here a Burapha today on the A & B nines and for those of us who played Chiang Mai Highlands, and in particular Alpine Resort the previous week, the rough here was like playing from a billiard table!
There had been no recent rain and the course was in fantastic condition with all place-getters playing to their handicap or better. Stephan Blazsanyik (Waldo) won Div B with 37pts on a count back from Tim Knight with Bruce Mcadam in third on 36.
Tony Aslett (centre) celebrates his victory on Friday flanked by Greg Hirst (sponsor left) and the runner up, Peter LeNoury.
The consistent John Cunningham had the day’s best score of 39pts to win Div A from another very steady player who has seen his H’cap reduced to 6, Geoff Stimpson (37) and another 6 marker who has bounced back from his poor form in the North, Brad Jordison in third with 36.
There were three ‘2’s from John Cunningham, Brian Maddox and Ivan Plunkett.
Div A (0-18)
1st John Cunningham (06) 39pts
2nd Geoff Stimpson (06) 37pts
3rd Brad Jordison (06) 36pts
Div B (19+)
1st Stephen Blazsanyik (22) 37pts
2nd Tim Knight (25) 37pts
3rd Bruce McAdam (26) 36pts
Tuesday, Oct. 21, Laem Chabang – Stableford
A small field of ten played the challenging C and B courses as usual starting on the tough C nine in fine but very hot weather. Hardly surprisingly, carts were restricted to the path so we played ‘lift, clean and place’ on the closely mown fairways (winter rules).
Rod Crosswell, although showing signs of a long and tiring tour in Thailand, was the winner with 36pts, beating Brad Jordison, who loves this course, on count back. Kim Danboise was third with 35pts and Robert Moore next with 31.
There were no ‘2’s.
1st Rod Crosswell (16) 37pts
2nd Brad Jordison (06) 36pts
3rd Kim Danboise (15) 35pts
4th Robert Moore (12) 31pts
Wednesday, Oct. 22, Khao Kheow – Stableford
11 Outbackers turned up today to play B & C nines here at Khao Kheow, which was in reasonably good condition although the greens had been cored a week ago so they were a bit lumpy and bumpy on some holes.
John Lawton and Tony Aslett hit almost identical second shots on C1, both going into the water, bouncing along for a few times before jumping out and landing on the fairway. Did it hit a rock, was it a pro-footballing fish who headed it out or was it just the luck of the Irish for them both to do this? But come to think of it, neither of them are Irish.
Welcome back to Mick Indge having his first game for some time and goodbye to both Steve Cain, who has enjoyed a few games with us and Rod Crosswell, who has enjoyed almost as many B52’s with Suzi Lawton as he has rounds of golf with the Outback.
The same Suzi won the day’s honours today with 40pts, way in front of the lads as Brad took second on 36, with Peter Nixon and Rod both returning 33pts for third and fourth.
Once again there were no ‘2’s.
1st Suzi Lawton (26) 40pts
2nd Brad Jordison (06) 36pts
3rd Peter Nixon (12) 33pts
4th Rod Crosswell (15) 33pts
Friday, Oct. 24, Green Valley – Medal
The DeVere Monthly Medal normally held on the first Friday of every month, was delayed through our tour commitments and Greg Hirst (our sponsor) not being available earlier in the month and also being shifted across to St Andrews, which we feel is a bit tough to play stroke on.
An excellent field of 31 people played today and although they let the carts on the fairways we should have had preferred lies, as the ball often ended up with a lump of mud on it and there was no chip and run around the greens.
A couple of technical errors forced Tim and Brad to DQ themselves and Bruce failed to complete the course, other than that, there were no dramas and the scoring showed the course to have played one shot tougher than par. The winner was Tony Aslett with a net 69, a great result from him. Peter LeNoury was a very good second with 70, followed home by three tied on 71; JP Maffray, Greg Hill and Andy Makara, who has been out in the wilderness for a while – good to see you back Andy.
The last two podium places went to Peter Stonebridge and playing partner, John Cunningham, both on 73 and John got the low gross medal with 79.
There were five ‘2’s from Eddy Beilby (5th), Peter LeNoury (12th) and three more on the 16th, from Brad Jordison, J P Maffray and Andy Makara.
1st Tony Aslett (25) net 69
2nd Peter LeNoury (10) net 70
3rd Andy Makara (27) net 71
4th Greg Hill (18) net 71
5th Jean P Maffray (11) net 71
6th Pete Stonebridge (18) net 73
7th John Cunningham (6) net 73
Note: The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country. Call Jack on 081 578 1956.