Phoenix Members Golf Society
Yes folks, as usual when someone is on a roll it just seems to get better and better. However, enjoy it whilst you can because this game will soon get up and kick you in the teeth.
Over the last two weeks Kristinn Helgason has improved his score every game to what we now think will be the pinnacle. Today, Tuesday May 28 it was a net 68 (gross 86). There’s an omen there – the two numbers are matching back to front. What’s the bet that next week will be the opposite (a net 86 I mean?)
Tuesday’s winners pose with the staff at The Relax Bar.
The news on the street was that Kristinn repeated the same score the next day at Burapha (gross 86), so he will certainly be cut by this time next week. However all we can say is well played Kris. To add icing on the cake he also won the Trattoria Italiana voucher as well as the usual first prize.
Second this week and eight shots behind was Gerry Hughes with a net 76. Sharing third place with net 77s were Mukesh Thakkar & Joe Miller.
Near pins went to Adriano Reale, Mike Gerrard and Mukesh Thakkar while the fourth one was not won and so this prize went to lucky draw winner Bill Hewitt. Other lucky draw prizes, donated by our hosts The Relax Bar at Ban Am Phur, went to Kristinn Helgason (again with the free massage), Joris Goetshalckx (free drink) & Steve Gibson (50 baht).
Now most of the landscaping work has come to a halt at Phoenix, with the new trees and turf laid and settling in well, the course is looking in great shape. A lot of work has gone on re-turfing areas where carts have been driven over curbs and cutting corners. As we know, most of this damage is done by caddies who drive carts, but I would urge all cart drivers to try and respect the new (and existing) turfed areas and not drive outside the cart paths. However, of course we know carts are allowed on fairways but there are designated routes to do this also.
The last Tuesday of the month is always our stroke play competition and it is sometimes easy to forget you are in a stroke play event. I, myself, did this and after taking 6 shots at a par 4 I picked up my ball based on the fact that I could not score a stableford point. Too late – disqualified!
Next week we play for the Ann’s Salon voucher under stableford rules. We are also getting one or two more interested in going sea fishing, so if anyone is interested in either the golf or fishing call me (Mike) on 087 091 7565.