PSC Golf from The Growling Swan
Monday, June 25, Treasure Hill – Stableford
1st Lorraine Percy (36) 37pts
2nd Martin Kempton (11) 35pts
3rd Gordon Clegg (26) 35pts
4th Keith Buchanan (16) 35pts
Near Pins: Keith Buchanan (2), Lorraine Percy.
Long Putts: Tony Cook, Mashi Kaneta.
A full bus and a few cars made their way to the Treasure Hill for today’s battle and battle is the apt term to be used when taking on this challenging course.
It has been mentioned many times before and deservedly so…. this course offers fantastic value for money with 1,250 baht for green fee, very pleasant caddies and cart. The course was in great shape despite a light sanding of the greens which in no way detracted from putting line or length.
Our regular lady player (Lorraine Percy) had no trouble with her chipping and putting and accordingly took out first place with a commendable 37 points. The minor podium places had to be ascertained by means of a count-back and with 20 points on the back nine, Martin Kempton edged out Gordon Clegg (19) and Keith (Kissy) Buchanan, all with 35 points overall.
Thursday, June 28, Pattavia – Monthly Mug/Stroke
1st Mashi Kaneta (14) net 66
2nd Bill Steinmann (13) net 72
3rd Denis Steele (15) net 73
1st Gordon Clegg (26) net 64
2nd Stuart Rifkin (19) net 69
3rd Shane Young (26) net 70
Near Pins: Sal Brizzi, Gary Barker, Denis Steele, Roger Ellis.
Long Putts: Mark Walter, Allan Ray.
Twenty plus golfers turned out to compete for this month’s monthly mug and enthusiasm was high as reports coming back to us suggested the Pattavia course was in great shape. I can say that the feedback was a 100% correct – a great course in great shape (if you can handle the greens).
We attacked the layout from the white tees in weather that was hot but with a light breeze that kept our playing conditions quite pleasant.
A Flight saw Mashi Kaneta take the prize from Bill Steinmann, who had finished 6 shots behind. Third past the post was back to form Denis Steele, only 1 shot behind Buffalo Bill.
B Flight produced this month’s mug winner in the shape of Gordon Clegg who shot a 64 net to take a well deserved win, having recently broken the record here for most ‘lost count-backs’. Second was Stu Cassa Rifkin finding his new 19 H/C quite fitting and in third came Shane Jock Young.
It would be remiss of me not to mention Buffalo Bill’s par 5 eagle on the third hole. Buffalo you are a champ in more ways than one!