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PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, June 6, Burapha – Stableford

Well we copped the same weather as last Friday; rain nearly all the way to the course then almost nothing for the round of golf.  Playing A and B off the blues was to put it mildly very difficult and the greens were indifferent to say the least.  However, the scores were pretty good in most cases.

It was welcome to some Aussie friends again today (Dave and Richard Barwick and the boys) who played with the Outback at Pattaya C.C. on the 8th June last year and enjoyed themselves immensely as they did today, with one or two of them featuring in the prizes.

Friday’s top scorer & Div A winner, Owen Walkley, left, with runner up Ed Wyckoff.Friday’s top scorer & Div A winner, Owen Walkley, left, with runner up Ed Wyckoff.

Rosco also had a couple of mates over from Karratha, Al and Jim; they were in the first group and there was nothing in the way, leaving them with just a nice and easy four hour round.

Paul Bourke had a great round scoring 39 points to win Div A by two from Pete Stonebridge and the Capt’ on 36, with Dave Barwick back in fourth with 35.  His brother, Richard, won Div B with a fine 37 points, three clear of one of their mates, Tony (34), who edged out one of the regular Outbackers, Jerry, also with 34.

For the record there were 25 Outbackers today and a ‘jackpot 2’ from John Cunningham plus of course a few, “Oh hell I missed a 3 footer” and so on but we only pay if they go in.

Div A (0 -18)

1st Paul Bourke (11) 39pts

2nd Peter Stonebridge (15) 37pts

3rd Bob Philp (9) 36pts

4th Dave Barwick (18) 35pts

Div B (19+)

1st Richard Barwick (22) 37pts

2nd Tony Ford (27) 34pts

3rd Jeremy Quin (19) 34pts

4th Ivan Plunkett (21) 29pts

Tuesday, June 7, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

After the reported heavy going on Monday, the course had dried out considerably, although carts were not allowed on the fairway, thus signalling the winter rule of ‘pick, clean and place’ for balls on the fairway or closely mown grass.

Dave Barwick, front right, and his mates from Down-under pose for a photo at Burapha.Dave Barwick, front right, and his mates from Down-under pose for a photo at Burapha.

Fourteen players today and with only three indifferent greens, it wasn’t a bad day’s golf, even though the scoring was nothing to write home about.  Every dog has his day and today was David’s with the top score of 36 points, just one point ahead of another David, Earthrowl, who had 35 for second spot.  The minor places were filled by Sid Ottaway and Geoff Moodie, both with 34, Sid getting the nod on count-back.

General Jack, having his first game since the gruelling 5 consecutive days golf in Bintan, Indonesia, couldn’t do much right but he did get the only ‘2’.

1st David Day (15) 36pts

2nd David Earthrowl (20) 35pts

3rd Sid Ottaway (23) 34pts

4th Geoff Moodie (24) 34pts

Bangpra Weds 8th June

Just a small field of 10 but what a day out for Paul Greenaway, 39 points off his new handicap of 12, certainly a great round of golf around this course and winning by a clear margin of 5 points over his good mate Paul Bourke on 34.  Suzi Lawton, our organiser for the day, came third with 33 points and fourth was Brian Maddox on 30.

The greens were the topic of conversation back at the bar, them being so slippery if you were above the hole it was a case of hit it with the shadow of the putter.

There was another ‘jackpot 2’, the third this week in as many days, this one going to the man of the moment, Paul Greenaway.

1st Paul Greenaway (12) 39pts

2nd Paul Bourke (11) 34pts

3rd Suzi Lawton (17) 33pts

Friday, June 10, Khao Kheow – Stableford

The eight groups (31 Outbackers) played the C and A loops in what would have normally been a great day at the office, if the starter hadn’t put a 5-ball walking in front of our groups, especially as they were 30 minutes late for their tee time.  Even though the course was in fantastic condition, it (the 5-ball) thoroughly spoilt the day, particularly for our first group, the 3-ball of Pottsy, Gus and Ricky; sorry guys, you really got the blunt end of the wedge.

Khao Kheow really does a number on most who play it, it is a great golf course but nobody ever gives it a going over, with the exception today of Owen Walkley, who fired an amazing 40 points, five clear of Ed Wyckoff, on a very respectable 35.  Div B went to Bob Lindborg with 34 points, which is also very acceptable round here and Brian Maddox was second on 30.

Congratulations to Ed Wyckoff, who had a “jackpot 2”, making the fourth this week in as many outings; joining John Cunningham’s on Monday at Burapha, Jack Moseley’s on Tuesday at Pattaya C.C. and Paul Greenaway’s at Bangpra on Wednesday.

Div A (0-18)

1st Owen Walkley (11) 40pts

2nd Ed Wycoff (11) 35pts

3rd Amarjit Banwaitt (7) 34pts

4th Bob Philp (9) 30pts

Div B [19+]

1st Bob Lindborg (19) 34pts

2nd Brian Maddox (19) 30pts

3rd Allen Norris (20) 28pts

4th Richard Barwick (22) 27pts

Note:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  All are welcome to come and join us for a beer and a hit.  Just call in and put your name down on the list or give Bob a call on 087 941 2474.