The Pattaya Golf Society (IPGC) at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar
The Pattaya Golf Society took itself off to Emerald on Monday, June 25 to play a stableford competition on the course which was almost devoid of golfers, only ten occupying the whole course when the PGS teed off! The course was in good condition with greens running at a comfortable pace. Thus, on a day made for good golf.
Paul Taylor managed 35 points for third place and Mr. Len recorded a rare sub-par round with a fine 37 points for second. The winner was Seil Revels, again playing some clinical golf, especially on the back nine where he recorded gross 33, and his forty points will assure him of a further cut in handicap at the weekend when he returns “stateside”.
The Booby Bevy went to Rod Black for losing eight balls, mostly fresh out of the box, despite the valid claims of Joe Niisato who drove his cart into a bunker, but the Society does not condone or encourage bad driving.
The winner of the Free Beer Draw was Dave Edwards and this went some way to replace the sparkle that had disappeared only a few hours earlier with a failed penalty shootout somewhere in Eastern Europe! Thus the day ended with everyone enjoying the golf at Emerald, yet again.
Ramsay returns in form
On Wednesday, 27th June the Pattaya Golf Society visited Eastern Star to play a stableford competition on the course which is improving all the time; Fairways are good and the greens are building up to a nice speed.
A smaller field than expected saw Dave Edwards continue his good form with 32 points giving him third on this, his first visit to the course. In second place was local member Mikael Andersson with 33 points and the winner was Ronnie Ramsay, making another return after a spell of hard graft.
There were no birdie ‘2’s and the Booby Bevy went to Peter Masters for a round which saw his first nine form holding up well but the development of a snap hook saw his scores plummet on the back nine giving him a 14-6 split.
Rabbi’s free beer draw was won by Mr Len and it provided the best end to the day’s golf at Eastern Star
Edwards in the driving seat
June ended for the Pattaya Golf Society with a visit to Crystal Bay on Friday, 29th and the group was delighted to find the course still in very good condition. The format was strokeplay, it being the group’s monthly medal event and the resort style course will always reward golfers who are on top of their game.
So it was then that Ken Grimes, Alan Duckett and “Mr Simon” all posted scores of net 69 to share the runners-up berth. The winner was Dave Edwards, currently in very good form, and his net 67 could have been better if he had not subjected himself to a penalty for his ball striking his golf bag.
There were three birdie ‘2’s and those sharing the pot were Alan Duckett, Seil Revels and “Mr Simon”.
The Booby Bevy went to Masashi Iizumi on his return to Pattaya with his low score reflecting his total lack of golf since his last visit. But he and the rest of the PGS will be up for the new month as more exciting golf days lie ahead.