PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s
Tuesday, Feb. 28, Crystal Bay – Stableford
Once again the end of the month, and once again at this time of the year, the time the ‘guests’ go home, the leading players in the MBMG ‘Golfer of the Month’ were from the Brown Clan and the Kubicki Polish Invaders.
Now I expect it, as in the last two years at this time, the week before they go back these poor Brits have had time to hone their skills and to leave us with one of them as MBMG Golfer of the Month. Sad innit. This month it had to be one of them, so although I considered cancelling the Golfer of the Month, till next week when they had gone, I remembered that these two families were one of my major ‘Bringers of The Brit Cheese’ when they come so of course they are allowed to win. Not to mention the other delicacies they bring, great people.
Max (left) presents the MBMG Golfer of the Month award to Rob Brown.
The test for the day was to be Crystal Bay, just straight down Sukhumwit and it’s on the right. Now you cannot miss that can you, especially as the two players who were going for the first time said they had no problems as they had a GPS. So a quick book in and off to the first tee, where I was unsurprised to see our two first timers were absent, so off the rest of us went on the A & B Nines.
It was, I have to say, very windy and when playing into it you had to be a bit careful, so on we soldiered, with the course in quite good condition and the wind getting stronger. The fairways were not too bad and the greens were pretty fast, all in all a good day out. But I wondered where our other two players were.
Round over, and through the cold shower, we met our other good friends the towels, all as good as they were 10 years ago, if a little thin and frayed. We also found our wayward friends who told us that putting Crystal Bay into the GPS continually took them to Khao Kheow. They teed off about 90 minutes behind the rest. As we say ‘Once a Sailor’. If they had been on a ship they would have run aground. Still they had a great time playing the A & C Nines.
Back at Bert’s it was soon time for the presentation. The winner with a ‘magnificent’ 33 points was Daryl Evans, says a lot for the rest. The points score proved how tough the day was on the course. In second we had a three way count back that would decide also the Golfer of the Month. In second with 32 points was Rob Brown with 32 points ahead of Karen Brown in third and Carole Kubicki in fourth.
The count back finally decided the MBMG Golfer of the Month and Rob Brown stormed in to win in the end quite easily. Have a good trip home to the Browns and the Kubicki’s who bring so much fun with them this time of the year.
Friday, March 2, Treasure Hill – Stableford
This course at present is in fine condition and is a regular on the monthly play list. On this day we had a full house and it was apparent that many were playing for the last time before they got on the plane and returned to the cold.
All the winners from Tuesday plus Richard Kubicki who we didn’t want to feel left out.
So into cars and up the road, and these days it does not take long to get there, then a quick change and onto the first tee.
This being a ‘longish course’ it was a day to play off the Yellow Tees, and as the course was in good condition it was not long before we were round and finished. Back in the changing room it was a quick shower, then into cars for the journey back to Bert’s for the presentation.
In the A Flight, 0 to 18, the winner was Andre Van Dyk with 37 points ahead of Steve Hamstad in second with 34 points on count back over Rob Brown in third. In the B Flight the winner was Joel Flor with 38 points ahead of Barry Elphick in second with 35 points and Brian Gabe in third with 34 points.
Then it was time for a couple of ‘cold uns’ especially for those soon to go home to the cold place. T.T.F.N.
Near Pins: Brian Parrish, Rob Brown, Michael Boat, AVD.