Robertson back in form

Friday, 14 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 50 By  Derek Brook

PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s

Tuesday, Dec. 4, Khao Kheow – Stableford

A regular on our booking schedule, the Khao Kheow course is always the first to be put down on the list and usually on the first Tuesday of the month.  On this Tuesday we were a bit light on numbers, but quality made up for quantity and off we went.

We were soon booked in, but one of the pleasant duties had to be undertaken and the Scribe presented the manager of Khao Kheow (Khun Surapol) with a Poppy Golf medal.  The manager is a big help to the Royal British Legion Thailand during the Remembrancetide period and we appreciate his help.

Tuesday’s winners. Tuesday’s winners.

So onto the course, and the test for the day was to be the A & C Nines.  These are probably the hardest test on this course, and although A might be nominally the ‘official’ most difficult, I suspect that the C Nine would be most players pick.  So off we went on the A Nine and it was immediately seen that the decision to play ‘lift, clean and place’ on the fairway was a good one as the ball picked up mud almost on every shot.  This meant little run, but with the weather fine we really enjoyed our walk around.

The fairways were a bit soggy, and the rough was hard to get out of, but the greens were fine and putted true.  As I usually find, the C course proved the more difficult, however checking through the cards the two nines proved remarkably similar, so what do I know!

Back in the restaurant I decided to have my ‘Free Asahi’ as every player is given one free, as usually happens there is normally a player who is off the beer so I enjoyed a a second.  Suffice to say I practiced closing my eyes on the way back, and arrived a little blurry eyed.

So to the presentation, and we had one flight.  The winner with a really good 40 points was Jack Robertson, and good to see him back in form.  In second was Dick Warberg with 36 points and one could also say good to see him in better health.  In third was Rita Zoebeli with 35 points and in fourth was the inevitable as Mashi squeezed in with his 32 points.

Near Pins:  Brian Parish, Rita Zoebeli

Friday, Dec. 7, Treasure Hill – Stableford

Another trip to this course, which continues to improve, was on the agenda for this day out.  With the growing reputation and reasonable green fees, this is now a regular on our list and normally on a Friday.

The Scribe presents a Poppy Golf medal to Khun Surapol.The Scribe presents a Poppy Golf medal to Khun Surapol.

With a good turnout we were off on time and with the course in its normal good condition we were able to get around in good time.  Greens as normal were in good condition and as the courses start to come back to normal, after all the rain of late, we were able enjoy the day,

Back at Bert’s it was soon time for the results.  In the A Flight, 0 to 18, the winner was Bob Watson with 41 points, and Gross 72, ahead of Mike O’Brien in second with 33 points on count back over Noel Pittard.  In the B Flight the winner was Brian Gabe with 33 points on count back over Graham Buckingham in second.  In third was Andy Egolf with 31 points.

Then it was time to put the world to rights.  T.T.F.N.

Near Pins:  Mike O’Brien, Mark West, Noel Pittard (2).

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