Bob & Jimmy the stand outs at Burapha

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Golf for all at The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, Oct. 5, Burapha A & B – Stableford

Div. 1 (0-15)

1st Bob St. Aubin (14) 39pts

2nd Geoff Stimpson (08) 37pts

3rd Ianthira Phisetrit (16) 36pts

Div. 2 (16+)

1st Jimmy Little (21) 39pts

2nd Ronnie De Groot (19) 38pts

3rd Bob Poole (20) 38pts

Jimmy Little.Jimmy Little.

Many of the players on Monday used the event at Burapha as a warm up match for the Outback’s upcoming tour to Chiang Rai later in the week.

There was nothing exceptional to report about the weather or course today, and I guess that is what makes Burapha such a great track.  The greens here are almost always good, the course is very playable, the caddies are mostly great, so what else prevents you from having a great day out!

As is usual with Burapha A and B from the white tees, scoring was relatively high with Bob Poole coming in third place in division 2 behind newcomer Ronnie de Groot.  In first place was Jimmy Little, whose game is seeing signs of improvement.  Keep it up Jimmy!

In Division 1, ‘On’, our regular lovely Thai lady golfer, continues to play consistent golf and scored her regular 36 points today to finish third, one behind Geoff Stimpson, another regular, in second place.  Taking the top spot was Bob St. Aubin who is not a regular on the podium and it was great to see him return to form with his win and a birdie ‘2’ bonus.

Apart from Bob, other players to record ‘2’s on the day were ‘On’, Freddy Starbeck, and Jimmy Bracket who bagged a brace of them.  Congratulations to all.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, Khao Kheow A & C – Stableford

1st Paul Fox (16) 33pts

2nd Deb Wheatley (23) 32pts

3rd Kim Danboise (13) 32pts

After most of our group flew off to Chiang Rai, it is almost inevitable that we would have fewer players out today, and we only had 2 groups trying their golfing skills at Khao Keow.

The condition of the course was OK after the heavy rains, but it wasn’t in the great shape it was last year.  A few bunkers needed some work, and the greens were grainy and slow.  Then again, your writer didn’t have a good round so I hope I can be excused for being slightly negative about the conditions and how I perceived the course this once!

The scoring was a little on the low side but a few managed to grinded out somewhat decent returns with Deb finishing on 32 points to take second place count back over Kim Danboise.  Deb’s partner, Paul Fox, was equally surprised to be in the winner’s circle with his 33 points for first place.  Well done guys!