It was the revenge of the high handicappers this Monday as not only were all the podium positions dotted with double digits, but they were in the 20’s! These guys played well today so let’s not take anything away from this great victory. They also got their money’s worth with all those strokes taken!
Mark Wood, Peter LeNoury, Max Scott and Phil Smedley.
Henry ‘O’ took top spot with a great 39. How he manages to play so well has us all baffled. Being a Scotsman, it must be in his blood, because he usually steps up to the first tee after a night of being ‘overserved’ at the bar. Well played Henry, Glasgow would be proud of ya.
Wednesday, August 8, Bangpra (White Tees) – Stableford
1st Max Scott (5) 43pts
2nd Mark Wood (9) 37pts
3rd Peter LeNoury (9) 35pts
4th Phil Smedley (12) 34pts
Bangpra is one of our favourite courses and there are no moans and groans when we put it up on the monthly schedule. The course has been in great shape lately and the monkeys have been behaving as well. Have you seen that 7-foot long monitor lizard that lives in the pond on the 17th par 3, it’s amazing! All comments on the course after the round were very complimentary; it is a lovely day out.
To shoot a 43 off a 5 handicap is not easy. Max Scott had a great day of golf today and his 43 put him top of the leaderboard. Regulars Mark Wood and Peter LeNoury had decent rounds of 37 and 35 for 2nd and 3rd spots with our Ozzie mate Phil Smedley taking 4th on 34 points.
Friday, August 10, Phoenix (White Tees) - Stableford
1st Serge Straeten (19) 37pts
2nd Nigel Bennett (11) 36pts
3rd Max Scott (5) 35pts
4th Kevin Woods (18)34pts
Another one of the best courses in Pattaya that we play on a regular basis is Phoenix. The course was in real good shape so no complaints from the gang that played the Lakes and Mountain 9’s today. The Phoenix track is a Dennis Griffith design, who also designed Soi Dao Highlands which is another fave of ours.
Serge Straeten, our Parisian buddy who likes to hit the high seas when not playing golf, sailed away with victory today with 37 Stableford points. Nigel Bennett was just behind on 36 and Wednesday’s winner from Bangpra, Mr. Mad Max Scott, took third spot today. Kevin Woods (absolutely no relation to Tiger, trust me) ended up a shot behind Max with 34 points.