Arthur Bailey 1929 – 2012 RIP


The Pattaya golfing community has lost one its character’s when on 17th February Arthur Bailey passed away in Blandford England aged 82.  He was a past Captain of the local Ashley Wood Golf Club where is still remembered.

Following the passing of his beloved wife, Arthur sold his business and came to live and play golf in Pattaya for the next 20 years.  He played from a number of venues latterly with The Kronborg, The Outback and the Diana Seniors with considerable success.

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At the age of 79 at Pattaya Country Club he had his 10th! Hole in one!   I was there and as you would expect it was ‘drinks all round’.

In the last few years he played with a number of groups at Pattaya Country Club where he was a member, and was popular with players, caddies and clubhouse staff.

Owing to ill health he decided to return to England at the end of last year to seek treatment for his back which had been troubling him for a number of years.

A quote from Jimmy Little:  “Arthur was a gentleman of the first order”.

And so say all of us!