PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar
Monday, March 28, Burapha – Stableford
We played the A and B loops off the blue tees today with a smaller than usual team of just 14 and as carts were not allowed on the fairway, it was ‘lift clean and place’ – even though it wasn’t really needed as the course wasn’t that wet.
Everybody knows by now that I am a big fan of this course but it just gets better; it was in great condition and played quite benign as you will see by the scores. Maybe the Pro-Am coming up on the 4th May might have something to do with that also.
It was remarked by one of the players that I must be getting old; I hit my Sunday best on the 8th and 9th and couldn’t make it to the green. I think that statement applies to a lot of us.
Friday’s winners: Dave Buchanan and Eddie Beilby.
There was nobody else on the course that we saw anyway, so I would assume that the rates for golf will soon be on the way down.
The winner today was Murray Hart, playing off 14, with a fantastic 42 points, followed home by ‘moi’ with 40 and Jimmy Brackett with 39. In addition there were three more players who all shot better than handicap; Owen Walkley (38pts) and Peter Stonebridge & John Bahng who both had 37’s.
There were four ‘2’s from Bob Philp, Jim Brackett, Peter Larsson & John Bahng.
1st Murray Hart (14) 42pts
2nd Bob Philp (10) 40pts
3rd James Brackett (7) 39pts
4th Owen Walkley (11) 38pts
Tuesday, March 29, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford
Another unbelievably cold day for the 16 Outbackers – and with some fairly ordinary scoring.
The 37 points from the improving Jinjo O’Neill was enough for him to win Div B, from Nigel Cannon on 35 in second, whilst Barry Chadbourn won Div A with his 36 points from the visiting Jean Morel.
Terry Marney’s mistake in a bunker by playing the wrong ball incurred a two shot penalty, which ultimately cost him third place.
There were no ‘2’s.
Div A (0–20)
1st Barry Chadbourn (19) 36pts
2nd John Morel (17) 35pts
3rd Lloyd Shuttleworth (5) 34pts
Div B (21+)
1st Martin O’ Neill (28) 37pts
2nd Nigel Cannon (23) 35pts
3rd Kurt Eric Persson (29) 32pts
Wednesday, March 30, Treasure Hills – Stableford
Set the task of playing from the long white tees, the 16 Outbackers struggled in the strong blustery wind and the scoring remained somewhat low. The course was in excellent condition although it is once again sad to report that the booking system was a disaster, with our groups having to wait until 45 minutes after our designated slot of 10 a.m. and the starter declining to offer us the 10th tee as a possibility.
Steve Mann enjoyed the longer than usual course (6726yds) and did well to score 33 points, ahead of our organiser for the day, Lloyd Shuttleworth who scrambled to 31. The minor placings involved a four way count-back with Keith and Tony pipping Steve and Suzi, all with 30 points.
There were three ‘2’s from Steve Plant, Murray Hart and Kissy Buchanan.
1st Steve Mann (9) 33pts
2nd Lloyd Shuttleworth (5) 31pts
3rd Keith Buchanan (15) 30pts
4th Tony McDonough (14) 30pts
Friday, April 1, Khao Kheow – Stableford
Twenty-two Outbackers played the B and C loops off them yellows and once again the winner was the course apart from four people who managed to better or play to their handicap. One young man had 44 stableford points and that certainly is a record for this bar, then we had a 1 handicapper who scored 39 (gross 70)], absolutely fabulous by any standards.
The course was in great condition as usual and the rest of the scores were somewhat ordinary, although generally better than of late at Khao Kheow.
Steve Mann (36pts) had another good day out to follow his win at Treasure Hill on Wednesday and Suzi (35pts) did well, taking third in Div B, playing off 16 (2 less than her official h’cap).
Then there was also a “Roo Cup” challenge from the Kiwi boys (Lloyd & the Capt’) which was won on the last hole through the generosity of one the holder’s (Paul Greenaway & Steve Milne)], after four putting. A sad way to lose but never the less I’m sure the boys will be back to try to get it back for England.
There were two ‘2’s from Steve Milne and Eddy Beilby.
Div A (0-12)
1st Dave Buchanan (1) 39pts
2nd Steve Mann (9) 36pts
3rd Lloyd Shuttleworth (5) 32pts
Div B (13+)
1st Eddy Beilby (17) 44pts
2nd Michael Jeffreys (16) 37pts
3rd Suzi Lawton (16) 35pts
Note: The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country. All are welcome to come and join us for a beer and a hit. Just call in and put your name down on the list or give Bob a call on 087 941 2474.