Lawton leads the way at soggy Khao Kheow

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PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, Sept. 29, Burapha – Stableford

The A course was played in hot stifling conditions but at the start of B we knew the weather was taking a turn for the worse as a cool breeze developed and the sky began to darken.  Sure enough, with a few holes to go the heavens opened and flooded the course.  Some elected not to continue but thirteen chose to finish after waiting for the course to drain.

In Div B the winner was Bob Lindborg with 34pts from Marek Wernicke and Ed Turner both with 32 and Div A was once again won by Brad Jordison with 35pts from Ralph Kaeding (32) and Carl Luke (29).

From left: Bob Mattes, Bob St. Aubin, Usman Janjua and Dennis Pelly.From left: Bob Mattes, Bob St. Aubin, Usman Janjua and Dennis Pelly.

Welcome back to Ed Turner and Carl Luke, and a warm welcome to Ralph, Marek and Heiko.

There were six ‘2’s from Pete Stonebridge, John Cunningham, Jim Brackett, Ralf Kaeding, Ed Turner and Dennis Pelly, who used a driver from the tee and on the green!

Div A (0-15)

1st Brad Jordison (05) 35pts

2nd Ralph Kaeding (15) 32pts

3rd Carl Luke (15) 29pts

Div B (16+)

1st Bob Lindborg (23) 34 pts

2nd Ed Turner (20) 33 pts

3rd Marek Wernicke (22) 32 pts

Tuesday, Sept. 30, Khao Kheow – Stableford

We were greeted at Khao Kheow this week by a course that probably should not have been open but it was, so we took the decision to declare all the bunkers GUR and the use of a tee-peg thru the green was permissible.  In doing so the competition was deemed a non-qualifier for handicap purposes.

From left: Heiko & Marek with Jack, Tim, Suzi & Ralph (seated right).From left: Heiko & Marek with Jack, Tim, Suzi & Ralph (seated right).

Suzi won the day with 42 hard earned points from Bob St. Aubin (37) who chased her all the way until a couple of mistakes on the back nine took the wind out of his sails.  Sugar was third with his 35; it was golf but not as we know it but the day was enjoyed by all.

1st Suzi Lawton (25) 42pts

2nd Bob St. Aubin (13) 37pts

3rd Sugar Ray Handford (18) 35pts

Wednesday, Oct. 1, Laem Chabang – Stableford

After Tuesday’s terrible rain, we were somewhat apprehensive as to quite what Laem Chabang would have in store for us, a course which always seems to attract the storms.  Well, although there were plenty (of storms) about we actually got away with it to enjoy a good day’s golf, playing A & B for an overdue change; someone there is listening to us about starting on C all the time.

LC member Sakorn beat the field with the day’s top score of 39pts to win not only Div A but also the first 2015 Race2Bkk points, from Kim Danboise, who beat Tony McDonough, both on 38.

Div B went to Brendan Cope (37) who has suddenly found his form just ahead of the Chiang Rai & Chiang Mai tournament.  John Mills was second with 38pts, which followed his 45pts Tuesday at Waterside and Ed Turner was third on 34.

We said goodbye to the Aussie group, John, Howard, Chris, Paul and Jim and also to Ralph, Marek and Heiko.

There were seven ‘2’s – two from Sakorn A2 & A7 and one each from Ed Turner (B5) and all the rest came on B8 – Kim Danboise, Tony Garnett, Carl Luke, Tony McDonough and Marek Wernicke.

Div A (0-17)

1st Sakorn Pramoolchart (17) 39pts

2nd Kim Danboise (14) 38pts

3rd Tony McDonough (14) 38pts

Div B (18+)

1st Brendan Cope (28) 37pts

2nd John Mills (18) 36pts

3rd Ed Turner (20) 34pts

Friday, Oct. 3, St. Andrews – Stableford

Two or three of months ago, getting players to move across to St. Andrews whenever Green Valley had a tournament was nigh on impossible, they may even have preferred Silky Oak, but at long last after extensive work this course has been restored to the condition expected from a first class course.

32 players tried their hand at this good test of golf and fortunately enough, everybody got round before this week’s series of storms arrived yet again.  Not so lucky at Siam Plantation or at the bar where we also experienced our fourth afternoon power cut of more than one hour this week.

Bob St. Aubin notched up a surprise win in Div A with 39pts, also the day’s top score, beating Denny Pelly (37) and another familiar name on the podium, Bob Finley (35).

Keith Allen recorded another win with just 33pts, taking Div B from Usman Janjua, who beat John Stafford on c/b both on 32.

Greg Hill won Div C with 35pts ahead of Bob Mattes (32) and David Davies (29).  Suzi declined to return a score, no doubt saving her form for Chiang Mai.

The only ‘2’ came from Usman Janjua and our thanks to first Bob St Aubin and after Usman, both of whom rang the bell for the golfers.  Thanks guys.

Div A (0-13)

1st Bob St. Aubin (13) 39pts

2nd Dennis Pelly (10) 37pts

3rd Bob Finley (13) 35pts

Div B (14-17)

1st Keith Allen (17) 33pts

2nd Usman Janjua (14) 32pts

3rd John Stafford (16) 32pts

Div C (18+)

1st Greg Hill (18) 35pts

2nd Bob Mattes (23) 32pts

3rd David Davies (24) 29pts

Note:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956.