Aihara signs off in style

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David O’Brien, Kenny Aihara and Mark Wood.
David O’Brien, Kenny Aihara and Mark Wood.

The Golf Club weekly review

Monday, June 12, Pattana A & C (yellow tees) – Stableford

1st Kenny Aihara (6) 43pts

2nd Greg Limond (9) 40pts

3rd Kris Kritsanajootra (7) 39pts

Off we went to test Pattana today as Green Valley is still having maintenance issues with coring and sanding.  Pattana was a lovely course and in very good nick for our gathering.

Our buddy Kris K. was in town and red hot for third place, finding Greg Limond one better with 40 points for second.  Aidrian Dembinski met us at the course and proceeded to take the near pin loot.

Kenny Aihara shot his best ever round this trip and a one under off the stick gave him 43 points on the card, a great score for our great mate.

Thursday, June 15, Khao Kheow (white tees) – Stableford

1st Kenny Aihara (6) 35pts

2nd David O’Brien (9) 34pts

3rd Mark Wood (9) 33pts

This was our second trip to Khao Kheow this month and everyone agrees that this course has been the most enjoyable and consistent in Pattaya this summer.  We have booked here 3 times this month as the quality and pricing are hard to beat, and the turnout is always full.

There was modest scoring here today, but for his final round in Pattaya for the summer, Kenny Aihara finished on a high and edged out both David O’Brien and Mark Wood for the win here today.  Great shooting Kenny, and see you November 10 after your mother’s birthday!

Friday, June 16,
The Emerald (white tees) – Stableford

1st Richard Griffin (4) 40pts

2nd Robbie Taylor (14) 38pts

T3rd Greg Limond (9) 36pts

T3rd David O’Brien (10) 36pts

Friday’s winners back at the club.
Friday’s winners back at the club.

It’s funny how so many guys playing the same course walk off the 18th with such varied opinions of the condition of the layout.  Obviously, it couldn’t have been that bad with scores as above on the card.  It seems the greens were on the fluffy and slow side, would there have been more complaints if they had been too fast?

In any event, we got round in four hours, the weather was just fine and just another great day of golf in Pattaya.  Apparently, they did not have our booking so the lads were instructed to start off the 10th tee, which actually worked out to the better.

Richard Griffin was the star of the show today as not being content with 40 points and the win, he had to rub it in and take the Caddy Smile near pin as well!  Nice going mate, I guess those bumpy greens were an improvement to your game?