Friday, July 25, Pattana Sports & Golf Club
The 134th monthly was the first under the stewardship of newly elected Golf Chairman Mark West and a great success it was. The choice of Pattana – playing the B and C nines – was popular with the 115 players who enjoyed this delightful course which was presented in great condition, and with fine golfing weather and a smooth check-in all was set for a great day.
Unfortunately the management allowed a number of 5-balls in the middle of our competition which made for some delays, but the management later apologized for this error.
As members arrived they were greeted by Mark, Peter Blackburn, and Nigel Cannon for registration, the three being at the course early to prepare the markers for long drives and near pins. Registration went efficiently with some late withdrawals and additions and it was off to the 1st and 10th tees for the start.
Low Gross winner Bob Watson (left) with PSC Golf Chairman Mark West.
A little over 4 hours later, as the players were returning their cards to Mark, Peter and Nigel, it was clear that the course had played tough for some but not for the low gross winner Bob Watson (H/cap 6) who came in with a great 76 gross.
In ‘A’ Flight, playing medal from the white tees, it was count-back for top spot with both Chris Kerr (5) and Jean Maffray (11) having net 72’s, but with Chris just getting the nod on count back. There was an unusual situation for third place with Dave Stockman (7) and John Pierrel (11) having equal scores on the back 9, 6 and 3 and it went to the 3 hardest holes where Dave had a birdie!
In ‘B’ and ‘C’ Flights, playing Stableford from the yellow tees, 40 points from Tim Bradfield (12) and Merie Humphreys (20) saw them win their respective flights.
Phillip Davies (21) with 36 points took ‘D’ Flight, Noi Emmerson (18) with 39 won the Ladies and Barry Oats (20) the Seniors.
The prize presentation and buffet was at Shenanigans in Jomtien where Dave from The Sportsman provided an excellent buffet which, with efficient drink service from the staff, all served to create a pleasant evening.
At presentation time Nigel called order and introduced Golf Chairman Mark West who in turn introduced his golf committee members – Dick Warberg, Peter Blackburn, Andre Vandyk and Gerd Riedier. He then went on to express his appreciation to the day’s players and those who helped out, i.e. Peter, Nigel, Noi and special thanks to the PSC office staff.
Ladies Flight winner Noi Emmerson.
Mark outlined his activities over the past month and announced that Bangpra would be joining the PSC voucher system this month and he was in negotiation with other courses also. He also announced that Shenanigans will be giving a 15% discount on food and drink to PSC members – on production of their membership card.
Nigel then announced the winners and Mark presented the prizes. This was followed by the lucky draw and the 50/50 draw which included four 1000 baht vouchers kindly donated by Shenanigans. The lucky lady who won the 50/50 was Suwanna Kerjale, who is a caddy at Kheow Kheo and who kindly returned half of her winnings to be donated to charity.
So ended another excellent PSC tournament, the next is on Friday 22nd August at Green Valley with presentation at Lewiinski’s – sign up early!
Seniors Flight winner Barry Oats.
C Flight winner Merle Humphreys.
50-50 winner Suwanna Kerjale receives her prize from Mark West.
Long Drive winner in A Flight – Mark Butler.