Absent minds – absent clubs

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PSC Golf from Colin’s Bar Golf Society

Sunday, Feb. 14, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Mick Coghlan (22) 39pts

2nd Jeff Acheson (10) 35pts

3rd Jacob Olsen (9) 35pts

‘2’s: Soren Hansen & Shigeo Hatakeyama

It was to be a day off for the scribe today just a little practice to sort out his game, but how things can change.

When we got the course, one of the golfers (no names) had forgotten to put his clubs in the van, so I told him to take my practice clubs and I would go back and get his clubs and bring them out to him on the course.

William Peach.

After a flying return to the bar, I got back to Silky Oak and went looking for him but after 5 holes he was nowhere to be seen.  So then it was over to Green Valley and he was not there either, so back to the club house and there he was and by the time he got started he was about 6 holes back.  Fortunately, as a 2-ball he was able to make up some of the time and finished not far behind the last group.

On the golf side we only had 12 players so it was one flight with 3 places and a 2’s comp

Wednesday, Feb. 17, Burapha A & B – Stableford

A Flight (0-17)

1st Phil Davies (15) 37pts

2nd Walter Baechli (17) 36pts

3rd Christen Boysen (10) 35pts

B Flight (18+)

1st William Peach (23) 40pts

2nd Pierre Bietry (18) 37pts

3rd Mogens Melander (26) 36pts

Would you believe it, as we got to Burapha another golfer (same nationality as Monday) had left his clubs in the Phantom Bar, but this time he had to get a taxi to bring them out to him at the cost of 1,000 baht.  Maybe they will learn to check the van before we leave in future!

After Tuesday’s storm at Burapha the golf course was in excellent condition, apart from the bunkers which had all been washed away.  We played ‘lift clean and cheat’ but it was rarely used.

We welcomed back Andre Fortis, looking as fit as ever as the skiing makes him younger every year, and also Pierre Batarden who scooped a couple of near pins – watch this man.

A flight was won by Phil Davies with 37 points, one ahead of Walter ‘rainbow’ Baechli who, as always, generously donated his prize to the Baan Jing Jai Children’s Home.  Christen Boysen came in third place with 35 points.

B flight produced the best score of the day in the form of William Peach’s 40 points.  Pierre Bietry took the runner-up sport three points behind William and Mogens Melander rolled in third with 36, edging The Donkey on count back.

Near pins were claimed by Thorsten Jodeh, Jim Lanzo and Pierre Batardon with 2, while the long putts went to William Peach & Peter Hynard.