Tough going at Eastern Star

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The Pattaya Golf Society (IPGC) at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar

The Pattaya Golf Society visited Eastern Star on Monday, 11th March to play a stableford competition.  The course was in reasonable condition except for the greens which were inconsistent and two in particular, the thirteenth and eighteenth, were under repair to such an extent that they could be unplayable with the ball settling in the “wrong” area.

Rumours regarding the course condition had cut the field to moderate size and the single flight struggled in the breezy conditions to make progress.  In third place was Dave Moriarty with 33 points and he was headed by Larry Slattery and Andrew Purdie, both with 35 points.  Amazingly Andrew managed a birdie ‘2’ on the thirteenth and his feat was matched by Mikael Andersson on the sixth.

Nothing else of merit happened on the day and Rabbi’s free beer went to Barry Horman on the eve of his departure whilst Dave Plaiter picked up the Booby Bevy for his “hero-to-zero” performance the previous week in which he started with a front nine total of nine and followed it with eighteen on the home leg.

Dobson’s long wait over

The Pattaya Golf Society enjoyed a visit to Emerald on Wednesday, 13th March when they played a stableford competition on the almost empty course.  The course was in good condition and golfers were refreshed by a cooling breeze all day.

The single flight saw no birdie ‘2’s and Larry Slattery managed to keep things going yet again with 36 splendid points which secured third place.  The win was shared by Masashi Iizumi and Richard Dobson on 38 points and for Richard it was his first win with PGS for many a long day.  His golf had been clinical and dependable all round.

In the losers’ pool Mr Len was the benefactor of a generous Rabbi and the cool beer did enough to persuade him that there are some good things in a losing golf round!  The Booby Bevy went to Larry Ang, so recently savagely cut, for his 7 – 19 points split.

Generally with Emerald in this condition all can say they had a good day’s golf in Ban Chang.