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The Outback Bar Golf Society

Wednesday, Feb. 15, Khao Kheow – Stableford

With 20 golfers playing in the competition today (our tour group of 12 from Wales opting to play in their own competition), it was surprising again that only one player scored better than handicap.

Stephen Watkins was very surprised when he heard that he won 5th prize with a very average 28 points and the better count back.  With 30 points, Kim Danboise’s score was good enough for 4th place, beaten by Andy Andrew Makara with a better back nine.  Sugar Ray Handford did very well to sneak in with 35 points into 2nd place, and our Irish visitor Vinnie Connellan beat handicap to finish on 37 points and 1st place overall.

Outback monthly medalists at Green Valley.
Outback monthly medalists at Green Valley.

 

Friday, Feb. 17, Green Valley – Monthly Medal

Popularity of our monthly medal is ever increasing due to the lucrative first prize of a Hua Hin golf tour for the finals winner in Sept 2017, the great food and snacks, the winning picture presentation and other extras made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Broadgate, Gecko properties and EuroPVC.

This month our contestants went all out and 14th place this month would have been good enough for the win at January’s event.  You definitely needed a fantastic round to be in the top 5.

The Low Gross winner was Jim Brackett, with a very good score of 77 off the stick.  In shared 6th place came David Atkinson, Jean-Philippe Maffray and Mark Walter who all scored fabulous net 69s, while one shot better in joint 3rd place were Steve Mann, David Davies and Michael Wittmaack.  In sole 2nd place and just not quite good enough to win with a net 67 was Peter Nixon who has been turning in some stellar performances recently.

Man of the day was Paul Hack, a fabulous Aussie lad (is there such a thing?) shooting the lights out with his net 66 off his dodgy handicap of 16.  Paul does a superb job in taking care of The Players Lounge down the road from us, where he joins other TPL winner Mick Beresford who won a couple of months ago.  Let’s see in the coming months if the TPL can produce more good ringers to make it to our final in September.

There were five ‘2’s today, coming from Peter Nixon, Steve Plant, Thomas Luescher, Tony Oakes and Pat Regan.

Our next monthly medal will be a bit of a change.  Green Valley is closed on 24 March and we will be playing St. Andrews (same price as Green Valley). This should pose a new dimension to the monthly medal challenge!