Cotterells takes the honours at Baan Tong Tong scramble

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PSC Golf from The Billabong Golf Bar

Monday, August 17, Silky Oak – 2P Scramble

We played the new Silky Oak on Monday in the annual Baan Tong Tong Resort tournament and what a different course it was, with no shared fairways anymore and one par-three that you would need to play a couple of times to get club selection right for your shot.  But all in all it was a good test of golf and we will be back. 

We played a two person scramble with 36 players out and the prizes went right down to the last group.  After a few drinks and the presentation back at the Billabong, a charity auction was held for some of the lots that weren’t sold under the hammer during our recent Down Syndrome golf day and further 20,000 baht was raised for this worth cause.  I might add the a putter kindly donated from the Thai PGA was sold twice to the same buyer, once for 7,000 baht then again after he donated it back for 6,000 baht.  You are a star Don and thank you from all the children.

Nu, Bob, Som and William are in the money.Nu, Bob, Som and William are in the money.

Back to the golf and coming in sixth place was Team Van Mol, consisting of Bob and Phaeng Van Mol, with a net score of 64.  Fifth place went to Paul Greenaway and Alistair Gall, also with 64, while John Player and Phil Waite claimed fourth with 63.75.  Murray Hart and Dennis Pelly took third on 63.5 while Mal Davis and Craig Davies occupied second spot with a 62.25.  But the line honours today went to the Cotterell family with a grand score of 61.5.

There were 5 near pins with prizes of 1000 baht vouchers for food and drink at the Resort and the winners were Bob Philp on the 3rd, Don Walding on the 6th, Alan Bartlett on the 8th, Eng Cotterell on the 14th and Auke on the 16th.

A special thanks must go to Mick Williams and his staff at the Baan Tong Tong resort for making this day a great day out for all, also a huge thank you to our new chef at the Billabong for the delicious food.  We are all looking forward to the next tournament.

Wednesday, August 19, Green Valley – Stableford

We have all used the expression about millionaire’s golf and that certainly applied today: clear blue skies with just a few, fluffy white clouds and a steady breeze the whole round, hardly anyone on the course and a round of golf in about 3 hours 40 minutes.

It is a pity that for some of us the white plastic inserts in the holes got in the way.  If the management at Green Valley were to look at the recommendations by the PGA, establishing the fact that these inserts should be at least 20mm below the surface, and for them then to comply with those guidelines, everyone would be much happier.

Various away golf trips and the time of year had the effect of reducing the numbers to 20 today and the brilliant conditions showed in the overall scores.

Pin Woollett was delighted to have come in with 40 points but unfortunately for her Bob Van Mol, a regular but occasional visitor from Vietnam and a good friend of the Billabong, took the top spot with the same score winning on count back.  Bob Finley placed third with an even par 36 points.

There were just two ‘2’s recorded today, by Miss Nu and William.