Robertson rules at the Mountain

Friday, 21 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 51 By  Words by Nigel Cannon/ Photos by William Macey

PSC 121st Monthly Golf Tournament

Friday, December 14 - Mountain Shadow

When Golf Chairman, Joe Mooneyham, and Social Chairman, Nigel Cannon arrived at the course at 0730 there were just a few staff and caddies.  This was because Mountain Shadow did not allow any others to play until after the PSC tournament – thank you Mountain Shadow!

A full complement of 120 signed up well before the day and with some last minute adjustments there were 116 competitors.  As usual Joe and Nigel were on the reception desk to welcome and register the players prior to the commencement of their rounds from either the 1st or 10th tee, in particular retired Lieutenant General Manit Boonprong, playing for the first time with PSC.

Peter Blackburn – A Flight winner.Peter Blackburn – A Flight winner.

The weather was fine and hot and the course was in excellent condition with super-fast greens and most rounds were completed in 4½ hours.

Kevin McEntee, who plays off a handicap of 8, won the low gross on count back with a fine 75!

In ‘A’ flight, playing medal from the blue tees, it was Peter Blackburn (11) in top spot with 67 net.

It was 40+ for the winners of the other men’s flights playing Stableford from white tees with Colin Grieg (12) taking ‘B’ flight with 43 points and Derek Brook (16) ‘C’ flight with 41 points.  The best of the day however was in ‘D’ flight with Jack Robertson (29) coming in first with 45 points!

It is encouraging to see the numbers of ladies increasing and there were 15 ladies playing today with regular player Ning Neal (10) setting the pace with 33 points.  Usa Phadhom (25) and Hrafnhildur (Hilda) Oskarisdottir (18) were in 2nd and 3rd places respectively on count back with 32 points.

As the players relaxed with a drink and a chat, Joe and Nigel were busy working out the results in the different flights.

It was to Dicey Riley’s for the presentation where a superb buffet was ready and excellent service from the staff.

Derek Brook - ‘C’ flight winner.Derek Brook - ‘C’ flight winner.

Nigel called order – welcomed all and introduced Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham.  Joe expressed his appreciation to all taking part today and to Nigel and William for their help.

He then announced that certain conditions would apply for the annual Club Championship to be held at Kheo Kheow on Tuesday 8th and Friday 11th January.

Details will be in the clubhouse and on the web-site.  In addition there would be a ‘Senior Champion’ aged 70+ playing from the recently introduced ‘silver tees’.

Nigel then announced the winners and Joe presented the prizes.  Following the presentation, Brad Sproxton took the mike and expressed appreciation to Joe, Nigel and William for efficient running of the tournaments throughout the year – this was endorsed with applause from those present.

The lucky draw followed with many going home with a ‘little extra’.  The 50/50 draw was won – for the second time by Dave Richardson.

Nigel closed the evening with compliments of the Season on behalf of the Executive Committee.

All the winners pose for a group photo.All the winners pose for a group photo.

Jack Robertson (left) & Colin Grieg (right) - ‘B’ & ‘D’ flight winners.Jack Robertson (left) & Colin Grieg (right) - ‘B’ & ‘D’ flight winners.

Ladies winner Ning Neal with a friend.Ladies winner Ning Neal with a friend.

Low Gross champion Kevin McEntee (right) with PSC Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham.Low Gross champion Kevin McEntee (right) with PSC Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham.

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