Baechli blitz at Crystal Bay


PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s

Tuesday, March 5, Crystal Bay – Stableford

This is another course we play at regularly, mainly because it is a great deal, but also because it is a fine course.  On the day we had a big turnout but still we were soon on our way and with it being along the Sukhumwit Road we were soon there.

The test for the day was to be the A & B Nines, for me the best 18 holes, and as it happened, despite the course being busy, we were soon underway.  We play here often enough these days and today it was pretty much as we expected; the fairways were fine but well used and the greens were fast but were a bit worn.

Walter BaechliWalter Baechli

All in all a fine day out, enjoyed by all our players, but soon over it was time for shower and maybe a bite to eat, then hit the road back to Bert’s.  Then it was soon time for the results.

In the A Flight, 0 to 18, the winner was Walter Baechli with a fine 42 points.  In second was Richard Kubicki with 37 points, with Doug Maiko in third with 35 points.  We then had a count back on 34 points that saw John Hackett in fourth and Takeshi just missing out.

In the B Flight the winner was Andre Van Dyk with 36 points ahead of a count back on 33 points that saw Max Bracegirdle in second and Jack Robertson in third.  In fourth was Dick Warberg with 32 points.

Near Pins:  Brian Gabe, Walter Baechli, Jack Robertson

Long Putts:  Doug Maiko, Andre Van Dyk

Friday, March 8, Greenwood – Stableford

So off we went to Greenwood for the second time in just over a week, due to our preferred course all of a sudden putting the rate up.  So why not go to Greenwood as this is a place we all like to play, once we get there.

Landis BrooksLandis Brooks

The course is in good condition at present, I suspect due to far fewer playing here than many other venues, and we were able to get around in good time.  Then it was time for a shower before we started on the long haul back to Tropical Bert’s.

Back there it was soon time for the results.  The winner with 37 points was Landis Brooks ahead of Andre Van Dyk in second with 36 points.  We then had a count back on 34 points that saw Dick Warberg in third and in fourth was Mark West.  T.T.F.N.

Near Pins:  Mike Gaussa, Landis Brooks, Dick Warberg (2)