A magic 40 for Micky

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PSC Golf from The Golf Club

Monday, Dec. 14, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

1st Micky Beresford (16) 40pts

T2nd Peter Thomas (15) 37pts

T2nd Dave Ferris (20) 37pts

T2nd Brian Carr (26) 37pts

Rayong Green Valley was on the agenda again and we arrived right at 8:50 a.m. for our regular 9:27 tee time.  Capt. Phil got the lads off a bit early and we were greeted with perfect weather which was nice and cool for a change.  It seems nights are a bit cooler now as the days of unusually high humidity are behind us.

Micky Beresford.

There was a tight tie for second place as TGC regulars controlled the box this week.  Peter Thomas, Dave Ferris and Brian Carr all did very well to rack up 37 points out there today.  I think most of us would be happy to walk off the 18th with that on our score card!

Today was the magic 40 for Mr. Beresford as he completely dominated a large field of 28 golfers.  Mick walked away a full 3 strokes ahead of the pack for a decisive and well earned victory.  He shot 19 on the front and 21 on the back while playing with a group of single handicappers that provided useful inspiration.  Those 2 birdies didn’t hurt either!

Wednesday, Dec. 16, Pattana C.C. (white tees) – Stableford

1st Steve Sweeney (26) 35pts

2nd Mansik Young (24) 34pts

T3rd Alan Rothwell (5) 33pts

T3rd Fred Birch (5) 33pts

Pattana is such a great golf course it is a shame we don’t get out here more often.  With so many great courses in Pattaya, we are truly spoiled for choice with 24 venues on our menu.  It is hard to schedule the perfect rota but do try Pattana if you are visiting Pattaya, it is well worth it.

A couple of 5-handicappers in the form of Alan Rothwell and Fred Birch graced the stage with 33’s to tie for third.  Hey, a podium spot still means a Christmas card from Capt. Phil!  Visiting Mansik Young had a good day as well to take second spot with 34.

That big grin on Steve Sweeney’s face back in the clubhouse could only mean he had had a great round out there, and sure enough his 35 was the best of the day and Smilin’ Steve Sweeney snatched first place.

Friday, Dec. 18, Bangpakong Riverside (white tees) – Stableford

1st Alan Rothwell (5) 38pts

2nd Bill Fershman (28) 36pts

T3rd Walter Baechli (16) 34pts

T3rd Mansik Young (24) 34pts

On the motorbike ride to The Golf Club this morning, you could really feel the crisp and cool air and low humidity.  This is a welcome change that should have been here a month ago.  The afternoon rains have stopped now and high season and great weather is finally here.

Merry Christmas from Fred, Steve, Alan and the staff of T.G.C.

Yes, it is a bit of a haul to get out here, and yes, it is worth the effort.  After the 1 hour 15 minute drive, we arrived to a beautifully maintained golf course in superb condition.  There were a few wet patches from rains earlier in the week but no big deal.  You could not fault the fairways and greens running at about a 9.5 and true.

Alan Rothwell found his way to the top of the leaderboard again as he continued his run of good, solid golf for 2015.  He does take the time to practice, which we all should do, and the rewards are evident.  As Gary Player once said “The more I practice the luckier I get.” so well played Alan, nice shootin’!

Thanks to all who joined us this week at The Golf Club.

Note: The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro. . Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: [email protected] and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya… all handicaps welcome.