PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s
Tuesday, Sept. 4, Khao Kheow – Stableford
Our first trip of the month is usually to Khao Kheow and so it was in September. We were relatively light on the ground as several of our regulars were away for a few days enjoying the delights of courses far away. Meanwhile, as we drove up from Pattaya it rained all the way and was pouring down by the time we walked out to the first tee, so we decided to go the short way around, off the white tees and as the test for the day was to be A & C Nines we knew we were in for a tough time.
The course held up remarkably well under the downpour and we were allowed to use the buggies. Mind, there was not much run of the ball on the fairways. The greens were still quite fast although they varied a lot in speed. All in all it was a pleasant day as in between the rain it was nice and cool.
Tuesday’s top three.
Back in the Restaurant we had time to catch our breath and as the groups came in quickly it was not long before we were on the road back to Bert’s.
We arrived at Bert’s for the presentation and the winner was declared to be Don Carmody with a fine 40 points. In second place was Brian Parish with 37 points and in third was George King with 36.
Near Pins: George King, Brian Parish
Friday, Sept. 7, Crystal Bay – Stableford
This was just another day on a good golf course at a fine price. So a quick drive down Sukhumwit saw us arrive at Crystal Bay in good time to arrive on the first tee and to see for the first time, for a long time, many golfers. However, we were at the front of the queue and were able to get away on time.
The test for the day was to be the A and C Nines, and with the day cloudy and rain expected it was good to get away on time. Mind, it was expected the going would be slow and so it proved. It was not long before we realised the ground was saturated and when we got to the greens they were spongy and very slow indeed.
The round took a long time however it was finally time for a shower, in cold water, very invigorating, then it was back to Bert’s.
Late back it was soon into the results. The winner with 36 points was Max Scott ahead of David Nicholson in second on 35 points. In third place came Daryl Evans with 34 points and in fourth was Takahashi Hakozaki with 33 on count back over Brian Parish. T.T.F.N.
Near Pins: Dick Warberg, Daryl Evans, Max Scott (2)