PSC golf from The Bunker Bar
Monday, Jan 3, Plutuluang – Stableford
Yet another public holiday and we elected to play at Plutaluang, although several regular members decided to take a day off fearing a long slow day on what can be an extremely busy course on holidays. In the event the day was excellent, we teed off on time, no 6-balls were sighted, and the round was completed in less than four and a half hours.
Playing the West and North nines presents a difficult task for most golfers, but not today for Roy Dayton who came back to the clubhouse with an incredible score of 45 points to romp away with the honours. Runner up was Tom Jones with his best ever score in Thailand on 38 points.
Near pin winners were Bob Pearce, Daryl White, Tony Berry and Roy Dayton.
1st Roy Dayton (24) 45pts
2nd Tom Jones (23) 38pts
3rd Koji Yamada (16) 34pts
4th Mike Corner (20) 34pts
Wednesday, Jan. 5, Phoenix – Stableford
We returned to Phoenix after a break of three months and found the Lakes & Ocean course to be reasonably quiet and in excellent condition. Someone usually manages to get a great score on this course, which is perhaps more forgiving than many of the other local ones we play on a regular basis.
Today’s star was Koji Yamada, coming in with an “unbelievable” score of 43 points. Koji has been playing erratic golf for several weeks, so it must be a great feeling when everything comes back together, just a week before he returns to Japan. Geoff Cox also returned to form scoring 40 points to take second place in the A Flight ahead of the ever consistent Tony Berry.
Near Pins went to Colin Greig, Paul Edgar, Mashi Kaneta, and Patrick Kelly.
1st Koji Yamada (16) 43pts
2nd Geoff Cox (14) 40pts
3rd Tony Berry (11) 38pts
1st Tom Breslin (21) 34pts
2nd Nile Sheehan (23) 33pts
3rd Colin Stokes (28) 33pts
Friday, Jan 7,Greenwood – Stableford
A large group of golfers arrived at Greenwood to find some confusion on the tee, and we were requested to allow 4 groups to tee off on our allotted tee time (no answer was forthcoming from the starter when we requested to know what tee time these groups had booked!). However, after the delayed start the round progressed smoothly, and the course was in its usual good condition, setting the scene for some good scoring.
Dave Ashman produced the best round of the day, carding 42 points and narrowly beating Gordon Melia in the A Flight. Richard Baldotto beat Bernie Stevens by the same one point margin to win the B Flight.
Near pin winners today were Geoff Hart, Gordon Melia, Paul Edgar and Patrick Kelly.
1st Dave Ashman (15) 42pts
2nd Gordon Melia (15) 41pts
3rd Patrick Kelly (2) 38pts
1st Richard Baldotto (26) 37pts
2nd Bernie Stevens (19) 36pts
3rd Jack Robertson (25) 35pts