Cooney and Kaneta in sparkling form at Emerald


PSC golf from The Bunker

Monday, Feb. 7,- Stableford

A great day (for some) at Emerald even though the greens were so slow that you needed a driver to hit an uphill putt!

Gerry Cooney and Mashi Kaneta were the stars of the day, both returning a fantastic score of 42 stableford points, with Gerry taking the honours on a count-back over the last 6 holes.  Both players will no doubt be looking forward to see their handicaps returning to more realistic levels!

Peter Habgood (right) celebrates his win at Century Chonburi with Reg (left) and Heath (behind). Peter Habgood (right) celebrates his win at Century Chonburi with Reg (left) and Heath (behind).

Jack Robertson also had a good day carding 37 points to win the B Flight.

A Flight

1st Gerry Cooney (11) 42pts

2nd Mashi Kaneta (12) 42pts

3rd Peter Kelly (9) 36pts

B Flight

1st Jack Robertson (23) 37pts

2nd Terry Hamilton (18) 33pts

3rd Les Burns (28) 32pts

Near Pins:  Dave Ashman, Gordon Melia, and Gerry Cooney (2).

Wednesday, Feb. 9, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

Following the game on Monday, most golfers experienced a shock to their systems as we found the greens to be slick and treacherous at Mountain Shadow.  The scores on the day reflected the difficulty, and no golfer came close to bettering their handicap (not an unusual occurrence at Mountain Shadow).

The best example of the severity of the greens was provided by Barry Murnin on the par three 15th, where he knocked his tee shot to within three feet of the pin (to take the near pin prize) and then proceeded to three putt!

Bill Wilkinson made a debut appearance on the leader board, prior to his imminent departure to the U.K., and Jack Robertson (some say he’s the luckiest golfer in Pattaya, but he puts his luck down to clean living) continued his steady form to win the B Flight.

A Flight

1st Bill Wilkinson (9) 32pts

2nd Mashi Kaneta (11) 30pts

3rd Tony Robbins (13) 30pts

B Flight

1st Jack Robertson (23) 32pts

2nd Mike Corner (19) 30pts

3rd Barry Murnin (16) 29pts

Near Pins:  Bill Clark, Paul Edgar, Patrick Kelly and Barry Murnin.

Friday, Feb. 11, Century Chonburi – Stableford

Our scheduled visit to Crystal Bay had to be cancelled when we were informed by the course that no golf buggies would be available (the second time in a month this has happened).  This coupled with the fact that many of the regular golfers were playing in the PSC monthly competition, meant that a smaller field of golfers than usual headed off to our alternative venue at Century Chonburi.

Whenever we play here everyone always comments what a good course this could be if only it was maintained better, but the reality is that it’s well below the standard of other local courses, and is really only suitable as a last minute standby venue.

Peter Habgood had another successful day to take first place ahead of Barry Murnin, with Eddie Martin beating Rab McDonald on a count-back to claim third.  The smaller field meant there was only one flight today,

1st Peter Habgood (16) 36pts

2nd Barry Murnin (16) 35pts

3rd Eddie Martin (16) 32pts

4th Rab McDonald (12) 32pts

Near Pins:  Peter Habgood, Rab McDonald and PJ Redmond.