West wins at a canter

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Colin’s Bar Golf Society

Sunday, April 16, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Paul West (16) 39pts

2nd Greg Kath (23) 35pts

3rd Colin Davis (20) 34pts

 

Near Pin: Chris Martin

 

We had a surprising number of players today, with so many out of town for the week, and teed off with two 4-balls on a very quiet Green Valley course.

Unlike most of his playing partners, Paul West was steady as a rock as he racked up 39 points to take victory by four over Greg Kath in second while the Donkey trailed in a further point back in third.

Some of the others wished they had stayed in Pattaya and played water fights.

 

Monday, April 17, Pattavia – Stableford

1st Colin Davis (20) 43 pts

2nd Mick Coghlan (24) 40 pts

3rd Barry Oats (28) 39pts

 

Near Pin: Mick Coghlan

Long Putt: Chris Martin

 

Ten players today were trying to escape the Songkran madness for a few hours and Pattavia, which offered an all-in price of 1350 baht including golf buggy, provided a welcome escape.  The weather was cloudy and windy but it helped to keep the temperature down.

After struggling on Sunday, the Donkey came roaring back today with 43 points on this fine layout to take first place.  He was followed up the podium steps by Mick Coghlan who just edged ahead of his playing partner Barry Oats by one point.

Despite a cracking 22 point return on the back-nine, Chris Martin missed out on the podium places but had the consolation of taking the longest putt prize.

 

Friday, April 21, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

1st Mike Alidi (5) 38pts

2nd Colin Davis (19) 34pts

 

We had nine golfers today with 6 in the competition and Pleasant Valley was very quiet so we all got around in approx. 3½ hrs.  The course was in good condition and was only spoiled by a few leaking sprinklers.  We played from the blue tees with the exception of holes No 8 & 12 where we played off the whites.

Mike Alidi, playing from his 5-hcp, made mincemeat of the front-nine to record 24 points (3 under gross!) but he then struggled a bit on the inward half with 2 blobs for 14pts.  The Donkey, even after a poor start, kept his run going with 16pts on the front and 18 on the back to take second spot.  There was a near pin on No 5 & longest putt on No 18 but neither were claimed.