Bob wins Freddy’s birthday bash

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PSC golf from Ferdinand Golf Society

Sunday, June 14, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Chaten Patel (13) 36pts

2nd Martin Wilde (?) 35pts

3rd Ed Wyckoff (12) 34pts

Just when you think that Chaten ‘the rajah’ Patel has gone quite on the course, Boom!  There he is on top step of the podium.  So it was as one of the most prolific Pattaya golfers continued his winning ways, this time at the not so easy Green Valley.  Chaten was also the only player to match his handicap as Martin Wilde pushed him all the way, just one shot adrift.

Ed “our man in the White House’ Wyckoff managed to claim the third podium spot with 34 points.

Bob Watson (centre) with Freddy, Paul and Jim.Bob Watson (centre) with Freddy, Paul and Jim.

Monday, June 15, Crystal Bay – Stableford

1st Grant Cardel (12) 43pts

2nd Pierre Bietry (18) 40pts

3rd Barry Oats (? ) 36pts

4th Paul Smith (3) 35pts

Grant Cardel is recognized as a player that can shoot as well as he wants, and that potential was realized again this Monday with a man of the match thumping 43 points.  Grant was three clear of Pierre ‘the magician’ Bietry while Barry Oats claimed the third podium spot with a steady36 points and Paul Smith rounded out the flight on 35.

Friday, June 19, Plutaluang – Stableford

1st Rod Brown (15) 38pts

2nd Tip Briney (26) 34pts

3rd Freddy Starbeck (14) 33pts

It’s always a pleasure to hold a competition at Plutaluang, and today’s play over the North and West courses proved to be no exception, even though the greens were rather slower than would be normally expected.

Rob Brown showed his class to put together a sparkling best of the day 38 points and was also the only player to better his handicap in the difficult conditions.  Rod was four clear of Irishman Tip Briney, leaving Freddy Starbeck to close the flight a shot adrift.

Monday, June 22, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

1st Ian Pickles (15) 34pts

2nd Freddy Starbeck (13) 32pts

3rd Colin Davis (19) 31pts

Not sure if it was the change of seasons and the hot weather or suffering from problems associated with activities the night before, but the turnout was a bit sparse.  For those that did make the effort they were rewarded with a very tough challenge at a pristine Mountain Shadow.

Ian Pickles stood atop of the podium with 34 points as no player managed to better par.  Ian was two clear of Freddy ‘the quite one’ Starbeck and a further stroke clear of Colin ‘the Donkey’ Davis.

No 2’s were recorded so it’s a rollover on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 24, Wangjuntr – Stableford

A Flight

1st Mark Bamber (8) 34pts

2nd Rod Brown (15) 34pts

3rd Freddy Starbeck (13) 34pts

B Flight

1st Phil Davies (17) 37pts

2nd Jorn Finnerup (24) 36pts

3rd Colin Davis (19) 36pts

Certain courses start the nerves tingling way before tee-off time and one of these is Wangjuntr.  Always a favourite with the players, it provides a tough but fair test; you hit a bad shot and you are punished, hit a good one and unless you finish in a divot you get a good result.  On this day the course was in pretty good condition.

B Flight provided the man of the match in Welshman Phil Davies with a splendid 37 points.  Jorn Finnerup chased Phil all the way home with a sound even par round as ‘the Donkey’ made it two pay window visits in as many games.

The man on form, Mark Bamber, took the honours in A Flight as his back-nine outpointed both Rod Brown and Freddy ‘Startreck’, all with 34 points.

Ed Wyckoff was the sole heir to the rollover 2’s pot.

Friday, June 26, Green Valley – Stroke

1st Bob Watson (4) net 67

2nd Phil Davies (17) net 69

3rd Barry Copestake (14) net 69

4th Moggens (36) net 70

5th Maurice Roberts (12) net 72

Despite the gloomy start to the day with a Friday morning storm, it could not dampen the hopes and ambitions of a fine crowd that turned out to participate in Freddy Starbeck’s birthday bash, held at Green Valley with a shotgun start at around 1 o’clock.  There was a great prize on every hole up for grabs and five podium spots to be filled.

Filling the top podium spot and receiving the man of the match honours was Aussie superstar Bob Watson with a sparkling net 67 (gross 71).  Bob was two clear of two of the nicest players on the Pattaya golfing scene, Welshman Phil Davies and Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake, with Phil’s inner nine being more favourably distributed than Barry’s.

Moggens took the fourth podium spot with a net 70 while Maurice Roberts closed the flight in fifth place with a solid even par round.

All the podium place finishers collected there lead crystal etched beer mugs and bags of loot.  The presentation and birthday party was held at the Ferdinand Bar, which went on late into the night while the refreshments flowed freely with every one waiting eagerly for next year’s birthday bash.

Note: The Ferdinand Golf Bar is situated on Soi Bua Khao, 150 meters from Pattaya South (Tai) Road  Anyone wishing to play with us, just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided.