PSC Golf from the Ferdinand Golf Bar
Monday, July 13, St. Andrews – Stableford
Monday started 3 days straight golf, for only the fittest and maddest. We welcomed back John Pirrel after a stint at home and he started where he left off on his last visit with a solid 41 points for first place.
Seven shots back came the real battle with Colin “The Donkey” Davis kicking the ass of Freddy “The quiet one” Starbeck. Colin shot ahead on the front nine with a solid 21 points to Freddy’s 13 and then the years caught up on the old man and a spell of 4 holes for 1 point led to a miserable 14 on the back. With Freddy gaining confidence, the closing holes got quite exiting and on the par-3, 17th hole, Freddy smashed his tee shot to about 6ft from the pin and a slap from Colin got his halfway to the green. It seemed over for Colin but the thought of losing money led him on to nail his second shot to 4ft from the pin and sink the putt. Freddy missed his birdie putt but unfortunately there was no camera present to capture Freddy’s face. Colin finished the last hole 1 up and his new transport manager had to pay for the cart again.
1st John Pirrel (13) 41pts
2nd Colin Davis (20) 34pts
3rd Freddy Starbeck (12) 33pts
Wednesday, July 15, Burapha – Stableford
The second day of our three day golfing marathon saw the players take part in the P.S.C. monthly tournament at Phoenix. A separate report can be found on page 39 of Pattaya Mail but Colin Davis was still flying and posted 42 points to take the win in C Flight.
On Wednesday we played a rainbow stableford at Burapha – 6 red, 6 white and 6 blue tees being used. The course was, as usual, in very good condition and we finished in 3 hours and 15 minutes. Colin Davis continued his lucky streak to win it all again with a sparkling 41 points (including 2 blobs).
Second place went to Ian (San Miguel) Pickles with 38 points and we then had a logjam on 37 points that saw Yves Moutier edge out homeward bound Manfred Hanke and Bruce Walters bring up the rear.
Colin Davis and Manfred Hanke shared the ‘2’s pot.
1st Colin Davis (20) 41pts
2nd Ian Pickles (17) 38pts
3rd Yves Moutier (12) 37pts
Friday, July 17, Phoenix – Stableford
The day started on a bad note for Colin, he had to take a car down to the bar for someone to rent and he put his clothes bag on the back seat. Arriving at the bar he showed the customer the car, did the paperwork and off the customer went for a 4 day hire. Colin went back home, got the minibus and set off to the golf course, and yes you guessed it no bag.
So for Colin it was to be a day with no change of clothes, no golf shoes, hat or lucky ball (same one all week), and to cap it all Freddy was back from Hua-Hin with his new car (his new girlfriend). So it was no surprise Colin blobbed the first two holes and took one point on the 3rd, it was going to be one of those days.
Freddy was, as usual, storming and having a great battle with Phil (the Welsh tenner) and it turned out he lost a lot more than that. Both had 21 points on the front nine but as you all know, golf is a game of two halves and both wobbled a bit at the start of the back nine but it was Phil who wobbled most instead of warbling – his driver having a magnetic attraction to every tree on the course.
Ian Pickles, back and off the wagon, shot a creditable 35 points for second, with Phil finishing third on 32.
1st Freddy Starbeck (12) 39pts
2nd Ian Pickles (17) 35pts
3rd Phil Davies (15) 32pts
Note: The Ferdinand Golf Bar is situated on Soi Buakhao 150 mtrs from Pattaya Tai (south) road. Anyone wishing to play with us, just pop in and put your name on the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764. Transport is provided.