PSC Golf from The Bunker Bar
Monday, July 16, Plutaluang E & S – Stableford
1st Alan Sullivan (14)38pts
2nd Michael Brett (15) 37pts
3rd Chris Della- Mare (5) 37pts
Near Pins: Alan Sullivan, Geoff Parker, Robbie Watts, Chris Della-Mare.
A group of thirteen golfers made their way to the Thai Navy course in a rare visit. This is a course that is not favored by some for a variety of reasons, however today it was in fine condition, with the exception of the bunkers. Some had big channels due to rain washout and most had deep holes due to the number of dogs on the course – attention to this would greatly improve the course.
Alan Sullivan continues to play well and took first place with a well-compiled thirty-eight points while Michael Brett was second one stroke adrift on thirty-seven, edging out Chris Della-Mare on count-back.
Sometimes strange things happen on the golf course. Today Geoff Parker suffered an identity crisis writing Geoff Cox’s name on his own card, may have been a coded message to Mr. Cox, whilst Les Hall mysteriously lost a ball in the middle of the sixteenth fairway.
Wednesday, July 18, Khao Kheow – Stableford
1st Peter Allen (31) 39pts
2nd Chris Della-Mare (5) 38pts
3rd Alan Sullivan (14) 35pts
Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Jimmy Carr, Robbie Watts (2).
Early morning rain and threatening skies meant that fine weather golfers stayed at home today so our number was reduced to ten as we made our way up highway seven for our monthly round at Bagnpra monkey course.
On arrival, we discovered that our booking had been canceled without notice but the good news was that we could be accommodated if we paid an additional two hundred baht above our regular booking price on production of a PSC card or four hundred baht without a card. This generous non-negotiable offer was rejected out of hand so after a quick phone call we bade farewell to Bangpra and made the short trip to Khao Kheow where we were made to feel very welcome with smiling caddies and courteous office staff. Needless to say, we won’t be returning to Bangpra any time soon.
The course B and C nines were in the expected good condition, and the pace of play was ok. The winner on the day was Peter Allen with thirty-nine points, a sensational twenty-four on the front nine. Second, went to the very consistent Chris Della-Mare one stroke adrift whilst Alan Sullivan rounded out the scoring on thirty-five points.
Friday, July 20, Greenwood – Stableford
1st Les Cobban (9) 35pts
2nd Jimmy Carr (16) 35pts
3rd Geoff Parker (13) 34pts
Near Pins: Robbie Watts (2) and Neil Carter (2).
Bright sunny skies but a stiff breeze were the order of the day for today’s round at Greenwood. The course was in perfect condition and very few players out so one of the fastest ever rounds finished within three and a half hours. The greens were particularly nice having recovered from recent coring and sanding but despite the fine conditions and the quality of the course, scoring was lower than we might expect.
Les Cobban took first place with thirty-five points on count-back from Jimmy Carr. Geoff Parker was back in form again to take third place with thirty-four points but missed a few opportunities to post a much better score.
The mysterious lost ball on the fairway saga continues and today it was Michael Brett’s turn to lose one on the third fairway, who knows where they go?