PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society
Monday, Oct. 5, Bangpra – Stableford
After some heavy rain the evening before I had a few calls enquiring if the game was still on and after a phone call to the course at around 7.00 a.m. it was confirmed that the course was playable. So, with a full bus we headed north out of Pattaya and arrived at Bangpra Golf Course 43 minutes later where we found it to be quite busy.
With a later tee time of 10.42am it gave us plenty of time to have a practice putt and other preparation and with overcast skies and fairly humid conditions our first of three groups teed of 10 minutes ahead of our scheduled time.
Bent Larsen & Mike Allidi.
The course was naturally quite wet but very playable as ‘mark, lift, clean & place’ through the greens was allowed on the day. The greens did not seem to be affected however and were their usual slick self so three putts were plentiful for many golfers.
The going was slow at first with some other society in front of us but it seemed to quicken up as the round went on and we completed our enjoyable, rain free round in four hours & twenty five minutes.
With 2 golfers scoring 35 points a count back was necessary which saw Mike Allidi (18 point back nine) finish in first place from your writer Peter “Blacky” Blackburn (17 point back nine) in second spot and big Steve Truelove in third with 32.
1st Mike Allidi (3) 35pts
2nd Peter Blackburn (14) 35pts
3rd Steve Truelove (6) 32pts
Near Pins: #8 – John Pierrel, #12 – John Pierrel
Long Putts: #18 – Stave Truelove
Wednesday, Oct. 7, Greenwood A & C – Stableford
With many people away on golf trips and a very busy week of golf promotional days, we were quite happy to get 34 players to participate in Phantom Golf Cup No.5.
Once again with an eye on the skies we made our way to Greenwood in 2 mini vans and although overcast it was looking good for a rain free day. Our first scheduled tee time was 9.30 a.m. and our first group hit off a couple of minutes before that on a humid morning with very little wind.
The golf course was wet in parts so it was preferred lies on the fairways & first cut and there were many instances of deeply plugged balls, but at least we were playing golf! The greens were in very good shape however although a touch slow but all in all everyone got around with no major problems and the average time for the round was a little over four hours.
Dipty Narongsak was the winner of A Flight with 38 points and with six golfers on 36 points it meant a count back for the remaining four places. Mike Allidi (19 point back nine, 13 points on the last 6 holes & 7 points on the last 3 holes) finished in second place from Dave Edwards (19 point back nine, 13 points on the last 6 holes & 5 points on the last 3 holes) in third. Campbell Smith (18 point back nine & 13 points on the last 6 holes) came fourth and Jack Grindvold (18 point back nine & 12 points on the last 6 holes) took fifth place ahead of Colin Davis (17 point back nine & 14 points on the last 6 holes) and Bob Watson (17 point back nine & 11 points on the last 6 holes).
With by far the best score of the day it was Bent Larsen who easily won the B Flight with a magnificent 44 points and John Tallett took second on 37, with Barry Elphick in third having 34 points. Another count back was needed to decide fourth & fifth place with 2 golfers on 33 and it was Larry Gibb (17 point back nine) who grabbed fourth spot from Tony Cook (15 point back nine) in fifth place.
It had been another fine Monthly Tournament with a great buffet meal back at the Phantom Bar and thanks to Alex from the Dania Hotel for that and also many thanks to Christian Boysen of the Phantom Bar for sponsoring the event. Next month’s Tournament will be at Mountain Shadow on Wednesday, November 4.
A Flight (0-19)
1st Dipty Narongsak (13) 38pts
2nd Mike Allidi (3) 36pts
3rd Dave Edwards (11) 36pts
4th Campbell Smith (12) 36pts
5th Jack Grinvold (3) 36pts
B Flight (20-36)
1st Bent Larsen (36) 44pts
2nd John Tallett (25) 37pts
3rd Barry Elphick (23) 34pts
4th Larry Gibb (20) 33pts
5th Tony Cook (26) 33pts
Note: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to [email protected].