Brennan & Owen triumph at Jack’s Birthday Bash

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PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Friday, May 2, Green Valley – Stableford

With Green Valley only being available two Fridays in five during May, the Outback decided to give Silky Oak a try, in preference to the out of favour St. Andrews.  Generally, it seemed to get the thumbs up.

The monthly medal has been postponed to the 16th back on Green Valley and there is a Pro-tour the following week, when we will most likely return to St Andrews, although many of the regular caddies may not be available.

Birthday scramble winners: Guy Brennan & Mark Owen.Birthday scramble winners: Guy Brennan & Mark Owen.

Playing from the white tees, the course is fairly short, at around 6000 yards and apart from a couple of longer water-carrys, plays a little on the easier side as reflected by the scoring as a third of the field bettered their handicap.  Peter LeNoury and Pete Stonebridge headed Div A, both on 37pts with Mr LeNoury getting the nod on c/b as that man Norm finished on the podium again, to take third with 34.

Andy Makara, fresh from his second place at the tough Khao Kheow, must have found this a doddle as he breezed in with a massive 44pts.  Suzi followed in his footsteps, just two back on 42 with the third place going to Bob Mattes with 38.

Steve Mann (runner up) with Steve Poz.Steve Mann (runner up) with Steve Poz.

Martin Kingswood kindly sponsored the near pins which were won by Sugar Ray (5th), Kerry Beck (7th), Bob Lindborg (14th) and Greg Hill (16th).

There were four ‘2’s from Sugar Ray Handford & Andy Makara (5th) and Jimmy Little & Tim Knight (14th).

Div A (0-18)

1st Peter LeNoury (10) 37pts

2nd Pete Stonebridge (16) 37pts

3rd Norm Cheetham (13) 34pts

Div B (19+)

1st Andy Makara (26) 44pts

2nd Suzi Lawton (25) 42pts

3rd Bob Mattes (22) 38pts

Monday, May 5, Burapha – 2P Scramble

48 Outbackers joined Jack at Burapha for his Birthday Bash and even with a lot of lightning and heavy rain for over half an hour all enjoyed themselves.

Tim Knight & Andrew Fromholtz.Tim Knight & Andrew Fromholtz.

The golf was a two-person scramble/ambrose on A and B from the Blue tees and once again we were not disappointed by the condition of the course and even though it was a public holiday, the pace of play was great as was the green fee rate, so thanks Mike for that.

Coming fifth with net 69.75 were Kim Danboise and Stefan Hoge who also had a birthday today.  In fourth were Peter LeNoury and Eddy Beilby with net 68.75 and taking third with a net 68.5 were the last minute pairing of Andrew Fromholtz and Tim Knight, who only got together when Greg Hirst sent a text at 5:30am saying he was sick so Tim filled in.

A great level par round by Steve Mann and Steve Poznanski put them in second with net 66.5, losing on c/b to Guy Brennan and his mate from Hong Kong, Mark Owen.

Peter LeNoury & Eddy Beilby.Peter LeNoury & Eddy Beilby.

After golf we returned to the Outback where Jack provided a fantastic buffet for the fifty or so people there and Jack had also arranged live music provided by Eric and Harpic and their band, known as the “Band of Smiles”; who will be back!

The music was fantastic and enjoyed by all … especially the dancing bar staff girls who worked hard serving the many customers.  An indication of the night was there were still many there after nine.  Thanks to Jack’s wife Mee and all the staff for all that they did to give everyone a great and friendly time.

Near Pins were won by Bob Finley (A3), Eddy Beilby (A6), Ivan Plunkett (B3) and Guy Brennan B8).

1st Guy Brennan & Mark Owen net 66.5

2nd Steve Mann & Steve Poznanski net 66.5

3rd Andrew Fromholtz & Tim Knight net 68.5

4th Peter LeNoury & Eddy Beilby net 68.75

5th Kim Danboise & Stefan Hoge net 69.75

Wednesday, May 7, Laem Chabang – Stableford

After we had played eleven holes the heavens opened and heavy rain fell for an hour with some serious thunder and lightning but it just goes to show what a great course Laem Chabang is, as we were able to continue ten minutes after the rain stopped.

The eight Outbackers were a League of Nations with three Aussies from different states and one each from England, Scotland, America, France and Switzerland!  England won the day with John O’Keefe having 30pts to win from newcomer Ludovic Henninot from France coming second with 28.  Ludo also had the only ‘2’.

1st John O’Keefe (16) 30pts

2nd Ludovic Henninot (14) 28pts

Friday, May 9, Silky Oak – Stableford

Today at Silky Oak was Paul Greenaway day!  Paul had 44pts, which was two over par and included a double on the last hole – two near pins and a ‘2’.  Congratulations on a fantastic round Paul and thank you for the bell ring back at the bar.

Luckily for the 19 Outbackers, some cloud cover and a light breeze made the hot weather bearable.  Div 2 was won by Bob Mattes with 35pts from Kim Danboise (34) and Bob Lindborg third on c/b with 33.

Paul blew the rest of the top division away with his 44pts to win at a canter from Brad Jordison (37), showing a big improvement since Weds and welcome back to Jack Butler who took third with 35.

There were three ‘2’s from David Day, Paul Greenaway and Stefan Hoge.  Stefan also kindly sponsored the near pins which were much appreciated by all, thank you Stefan; the winners of which were David Day, Brad Jordison and two by Paul.

Div A (0-17)

1st Paul Greenaway (10) 44pts

2nd Brad Jordison (07) 37pts

3rd Jack Butler (15) 35pts

Div B (18+)

1st Bob Mattes (22) 35pts

2nd Kim Danboise (19) 34pts

3rd Bob Lindborg (21) 33pts

Note:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956.