PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society
Monday, July 27, Pattana A & B – Stableford
Pattana Golf Course was our opening venue for this particular week and as it had been quite a while since we had played there most of us were looking forward to competing at this classy layout. Just a 48 minute drive up 331 and we were at the course and we had a very healthy four groups anticipating the challenge.
The weather was overcast with a few rain clouds overhead but nothing to worry about and we got our first group away on A1 10 minutes earlier than our scheduled 10.00am booking. A & B were the designated nines and we elected to play off the yellow tees which proved to be long enough for most on the day.
Ken Hole and Torben Lindgaard.
The course was as usual in great shape with lush fairways and well maintained bunkers & greens. It was not at all busy so we maintained a solid pace and despite encountering a five-ball in front of us on the second nine we completed a very enjoyable round in four hours & fifteen minutes.
Once again “walking the walk” it was the big hitting Christian Boysen who easily won the day with a terrific 41 points, 4 points ahead of Gerd Riedler in second spot. There were 2 golfers on 33 points so a count back was required which saw Tony Cook (18 point back nine & 12 points on the last 6 holes) finish third from your writer, Peter Blackburn (18 point back nine & 11 points on the last 6 holes) in fourth place. Just for a change we had a full complement of technical prizes with 4 near pins & 2 longest first putts.
1st Christian Boysen (13) 41pts
2nd Gerd Riedler (8) 37pts
3rd Tony Cook (28) 33pts
4th Peter Blackburn (15) 33pts
Near Pins: A3 – Christian Boysen, A8 – Christian Boysen, B3 – Peter Blackburn, B7 – Greg Perfrement
Long Putts: A9 – Tony Cook, B9 – Ken Hole
Wednesday, July 29, Parichat – Stableford
We had heard conflicting reports regarding the new course, Parichat, so we decided to check it out for ourselves. Some had said the course was terrible and others reported that it was terrific, but as usual an opinion of a new course is often dependant on how the “critic” had played.
Christian Boysen (left) with Sar.
There were 16 of us ready to try out this new golfing venue and with a late tee time of 11.00am most of us arrived at 10.00am and that’s when the rain started. We waited for an hour and the rain just got heavier and then the thunder started and it was not looking too good, but just as we were ready to call off the day’s competition things brightened up and just before midday the rain had just about stopped so we all headed off to the first tee.
Naturally the fairways were very wet so preferred lies were allowed along with the usual casual water rule and whilst it was not the best of playing conditions for playing a new course it was in my mind a very pleasant experience. It is a course that makes you think but if you follow the advice of your caddy and look at the diagrams of the holes on the score card it will help you immensely.
It was overcast but the rain had disappeared and the greens although somewhat immature had drained completely and were quite good. The fairways were lush and the bunkers well maintained and all in all most of us enjoyed the experience and will certainly be back next month. This is a new course which will only get better with time and at the moment is very good value for money.
My old mate Ken Hole certainly enjoyed himself and his 40 points were very commendable on a course he had never played before and he won the day, 2 points ahead of his new friend, Christian “Psycho” Boysen. In third place came Dick “Reverend” Braimbridge with 36 points and Ian “San Miguel Light” Pickles was fourth with 35 points.
1st Ken Hole (18) 40pts
2nd Christian Boysen (13) 38pts
3rd Dick Braimbridge (36) 36pts
4th Ian Pickles (16) 35pts
Near Pins: 2nd – Rona Crungay, 6th – Dick Braimbridge, 11th – Ian Pickles, 14th – Christian Boysen
Long Putts: 9th – Ken Hole
Friday, July 31, Phoenix (Mountain & Ocean) – Stableford
Your writer decided to sit this one out, which left four groups of 4 to compete in the last game of the week at Phoenix Gold. They teed off 30 minutes early at 10.10am and with the weather fine & hot it was reported that the course was in good condition with the greens improving.
It was a fairly quick round for all and most finished their rounds in well under four hours. Being a non–alcohol day they could not go back to The Phantom Bar so presentations were conducted at the golf course.
Torben Lindgaard was the winner on the day with a fine 39 points and Nat Rukkid had her best round since playing with us and came second with 36. Ian “San Miguel Light” Pickles finished third with a steady 36-pointer and fourth place went to the inform Christian “Psycho” Boysen who had 35.
1st Torben Lindgaard (31) 39pts
2nd Nat Rukkid (18) 36pts
3rd Ian Pickles (16) 36pts
4th Christian Boysen (13) 35pts
Near Pins: M4 – Christian Boysen, M8 – Wan Makmul, O5 – Nat Rukkid, O7 – Phil Davies
Long Putts: O9 – Torben Lindgaard
Note: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to [email protected]