Bjarne’s Birthday-Bash honours go to the ‘Dark Side’

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PSC golf from Café Kronborg

Monday, Nov. 5, Plutaluang East & South – Scramble

Bjarne Nielsen of the Café Kronborg celebrated his 54th birthday by hosting his annual birthday bash 4-person Ambrose/scramble golf day at the testing Plutaluang golf course.  A full sheet ensured that there were plenty of eager teams challenging to have the best fun that only Ambrose/scramble events can offer to all golfers alike. 

The only pressure that one needs to overcome on a day like this is to get your compulsory three tee shots out of the way and ensure not too many beers or rums are consumed before you do so!

Winning team, Bob, Daryl, Richard and Bill with Bjarne.Winning team, Bob, Daryl, Richard and Bill with Bjarne.

Playing the East and South courses off the white tees proved a bit long for many players and accordingly many birdies were overshadowed by bogeys, resulting in higher than normal net scores.  The greens were a bit slow but the presentation of the course in general was superb.

Having commenced teeing off at 10.30am the weather was both hot and overcast at times.  There were threats of storms looming in the afternoon as thunder was plentiful and a few spots of rain were felt, however the concerns of most golfers was averted as the storms moved away from the course and all teams were able to complete their rounds without rain delays.

Birthday Boy Bjarne.Birthday Boy Bjarne.

Once the golf was over it was back to the Café Kronborg for drinks, presentations by Dave Richardson “The Admiral”, stories galore and of course the salubrious and legendary buffet dinner that the Nielsen family and staff provide.

The Admiral commenced presentations by rewarding the team of Rose Philp, Nalinee Suria, Nual Russell and Willie Mercer with old golf balls that had “flattened dimples”.  These he said skip better over water, in reference to the fact that all four players hit their balls into the water fronting the green on the S9, 18th hole.

The team winners of the outing were “dark side” entrants Bob Philp, Daryl White, Bill Marsden and Richard Steadman with a net score of 62.2.

Second place getters were “light side” residents Niels Hansen, Mike Winfield, Jan Lovegreen and Stu Rifkin with net 64.1, followed by the team of Gorden Clegg, Rudy Huber, Laurina Brinn and Maurice Herberg who had 65.7 net.

Near pins were claimed by Graham Beaumont (E2), Laurina Brinn (E5), Noodle Nual Russell (S4) and Bob Philp (S7).

Special thanks goes to the PSC for providing plenty of lucky draw prizes, ensuring that everybody went home with something and also many thanks also for the prizes supplied by Café Kronborg.

Happy Birthday Bjarne!

Thursday, Nov. 8, Crystal Bay – Stableford

Crystal Bay A&B loops were the game today.  It was up Sukhumvit for 45 minutes and 10 speed bumps into the clubhouse and we were able to get off tee B1 25 minutes early under sunny skies and with hot conditions prevailing for the whole round.  The course on the day was in very good condition with fast greens.

Niels, Mike, Stuart, Jan and ‘The Admiral’.Niels, Mike, Stuart, Jan and ‘The Admiral’.

Back in the clubhouse after a round of 4 hours and 20 minutes, welcomes went out to Ulf Larson from Sweden, ,Laurina Brinn and Maurice Herberg from Holland and Danes Arne Max Pederson, Lotte Boskov, Henrik Aagaard, Anne Saabye, Preben Saabye, Henny Nielsen and Jens Erik Nielsen.  It was also time to say goodbye to Finn Klarskov who is going back to Denmark.

With a good turnout we had 2 flights with the cut at handicap 20 and the full Monty of near pins and long putts.

Maurice Herberg took the A Flight with a fine 38 points ahead of Henny Nielsen in second on 35 points, Brian Gabe in third with 34 and Arne Max Pederson fourth with 33 points.

Rose and Nual inspect their balls.Rose and Nual inspect their balls.

Kurt sandgaard took the B Flight on a count backs from Mick O’Connor in second and Daryl Evans third, all with 34 points, while Gordon Clegg placed fourth on a count back from Dave Richardson, both on 33 points.

A Flight (0-20)

1st Maurice Herberg (13) 38pts

2nd Henny Nielsen (20) 35pts

3rd Brian Gabe (20) 34pts

4th Arne Max Pederson (16) 33pts

B Flight (21+)

1st Kurt Sandgaard (36) 34pts

2nd Mick O’Connor (24) 34pts

3rd Daryl Evans (21) 34pts

4th Gordon Clegg (28) 33pts

Near Pins:  Ulf Larson (A5), Henny Nielsen (A8), Daryl Evans (B4), Maurice Herberg (B6)

Long Putts:  Jens Erik Nielsen (A9), Brian Gabe (B9).

Note:  If you are looking for a game of golf while in Pattaya, call Dave on 083 602 2117 or [email protected] hotmail.com, but please remember we are now into the high season and most outings fill up way in advance of the day, so sign up early!