PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s
Tuesday, Nov. 16, Greenwood – Stableford
“It’s only a game after all!” Some people have no idea, how can you say that and play golf in Pattaya? Certainly the players meeting in Tropical Bert’s early in the morning might have mixed feelings, but they turn out in all weathers and stay cheerful.
On this day it was off to Greenwood and the trip up there is quite good these days, so into cars and away we went, soon to arrive at Greenwood. Quickly changed it was on to the first tee where we were told we were to play C & B in that order
Tuesday winners Brian Parrish and Jack Robertson pose with one of Bert’s staff.
Greenwood was in good condition; the fairways as good as normal but the rough was tough, and the greens not yet recovered from being filled full of little holes and covered in sand. I am told there is a reason for this, must be a good one I suppose to upset so many golfers. Talking of upset, it was windy as usual, nothing new these days.
Still, soon round, we stopped in the restaurant which on the day was downstairs. The food is good here and cheap, it was enjoyed by all. Seems they have a new cook.
Back at Bert’s it was the Golfers Special of the day, bangers and mash. Good grub at Bert’s, especially if you like good old British food. Thai food here is pretty good also.
So onto the winners and we only had one player beat his handicap. In The A Flight, 0 to 17, the winner was Brian Parrish with 39 points, by far the best of the day. In second was Mashi Kaneta with 34 points and in third was Dick Warberg with 31 points.
In the B Flight the winner was Jack Robertson with 35 points ahead of John Roberts with 33 points in second, and Mick O’Meara in third with 30 points.
Near Pins went to Mashi Kaneta, Daryl Evans, Don Carmody and the scribe. The Long Putts were won by Joel Flor and Brian Gabe.
So presentations over, it was time for a few cold beers and an early night! T.T.F.N.