Clift stakes his claim for monthly award

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Phoenix Members Golf Society

Tuesday, August 13 was a very overcast day and there had been much rain in the night before but we were astounded to find that carts were allowed on the fairways and not confined just to the paths.  Just another bit of evidence of how the storms seem to skirt the fairways of Phoenix and the superb way in which the course drains. It was true to say that all day there was thunder and lightning in the distance but thankfully none of it threatened us in any way until the last hole when we had a little drizzle.

Today’s scores were fairly good with John Clift claiming first place with 37 points, followed by Joris Goetschalckx and your scribe on 36 points, with Joris having a better back nine than myself to claim second place.  Oh woe, woe and thrice woe – those missed short putts!

Tuesday’s winners with the staff at The Relax Bar.Tuesday’s winners with the staff at The Relax Bar.

John Clift not only won the first prize but was also awarded the KPK Food Services voucher donated by our good friend Keith Keohane.

Near pins went to Bill Hewitt, Mike Gerrard (2) and Joris Goetschalckx.

Bill Hewitt was also the winner of the free massage voucher, with David Luxha claiming the free drink, both prizes donated by our hosts Ung & Dieter of The Relax Bar at Ban Amphur.

Peter Harris, who just missed out on a major prize was the lucky recipient of the consolation lucky draw prize of 50 baht – should pay for his next holiday!

John Clift’s winning score this past week puts him on the top of the Blue Olive table which runs until the end of the month.  This is the player of the month award for the best three scores added together out of a minimum of four scores entered to win.

We also now have our own society shirts, which were donated by Harvey Trewarn and all players are encouraged to purchase one or two during the next few weeks before they sell out.