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Golf for all at The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, August 31, Burapha – Stableford

Back on C and D course today where we welcomed back Wally Panichi and Norm Cheetham and had new player Darren Anthony join us.

The course was in great condition though the greens were slower than usual.  New player Darren Anthony won second division with 38pts, from Peter Moon, Ivan Plunkett and Paul Kaiser who finished in that order.

Front runners in the birthday medal - Eddy Beilby and Peter Nixon.Front runners in the birthday medal – Eddy Beilby and Peter Nixon.

Fresh back from the Hua Hin trip, Maurice Copan had a fantastic three over gross score to win division 1 with a great 45 points.  Wally Panichi had an even par round for second place and Kim Danboise and Freddy Starbeck completed the podium in third and fourth.

Maurice Copan had two birdie ‘2’s and Walter Panichi, Darren Anthony and Ivan Plunkett recorded one each.  Well done to all!

Division A (0-14)

1st Maurice Copan (12) 45pts

2nd Walter Panichi (02) 38pts

3rd Kim Danboise (14) 37pts

4th Freddy Starbeck (13) 36pts

Division B (15+)

1st Darren Anthony (26) 38pts

2nd Peter Moon (22) 36pts

3rd Ivan Plunkett (25) 35pts

4th Paul Kaiser (18) 34pts

Tuesday, Sept. 1, Laem Chabang – Stableford

Our group of lower handicappers chose to take on Laem Chabang from the blue tees on Tuesday whilst the higher handicappers had a go from the whites.  Judging by the results, the white tee results came out on top, which might be attributed to the course being a little damp as light drizzle fell for a while, resulting in little fairway roll and the greens played much slower than usual.

Thierry Temime came out on top with a great 37 points while Freddy Starbeck, who has been winning a lot lately and improving all the while, came in with a good 35 points for second place.  There were no ‘2’s recorded today.

1st Thierry Temime (22) 37pts

2nd Freddy Starbeck (10) 35pts

3rd Andre Coetzee (08) 34pts

Wednesday, Sept. 2, Bangpra – Stableford

What a day for seeing all the monkeys and monitor lizards, just watching the wildlife makes this course special in many people’s eyes and even if you are playing badly it’s a joy just to take the surroundings in.

We had 11 players today and the course was in good condition.  There were parts of the fairways which had wind burn on them but with so little rain this is to be expected.  The greens were still medium to fast but not as slick as they can be, which is a shame as this makes Bangpra a tough course depending on pin positions and where your ball ends up on the green.

We had no ‘2’s again today so we went from 1 to 4 in the prizes and taking fourth place with 33 points was Robert Barnes, two behind Eddy Beilby in third and a further point back from John Lawton in second.  The man of the day, playing of a 9-handicap, was Jim Bracket who shot an excellent 40 points to top the leaderboard.

1st Jim Brackett (09) 40pts

2nd John Lawton (22) 36pts

3rd Eddy Beilby (21) 35pts

4th Robert Barnes (11) 33pts

Friday, Sept. 4, Phoenix – Medal

We played round 1 of our Outback birthday medal event at Phoenix on Friday with a pretty packed field and a two-tee start.  With Phoenix being in good condition and having some good specials on, they do have a marked increase in traffic which did result in especially the back nine playing extremely slow for the last groups.  Nonetheless, the course is getting better all the time and it will be great to see how the course shapes up after the changes being implemented at the moment come into operation.

The format of the competition was a two-day medal event with the leading 16 players going through to another medal format on Burapha and the rest playing stableford in the Plate competition.

Scoring at the top of the field was good, although Eddie Beilby did run away with things a bit with his excellent net 68.  In second place was Peter Nixon with a net 72 and then there were 5 players log-jammed on net 73’s.

There were four ‘2’s, coming from Stephen Blazsanyik (Waldo), Robert Barnes, Bob St. Aubin and Jim Brackett.

Check back next week for a report on the concluding round of the competition.

1st Eddy Beilby (19) net 68

2nd Peter Nixon (9) net 72

3rd Bruce McAdam (25) net 73

4th Jean P Maffray (11) net 73

5th John Fitzgerald (20) net 73

6th Mark Allen (17) net 73

7th Thierry Temime (24) net 73

Note:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Andre on 092 167 4951.