The Pattaya Golf Society (IPGC) at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar
On Monday, 16th December, the Pattaya Golf Society visited Green Valley to play a stableford competition on the popular course which was in excellent condition throughout with well paced greens.
The large field was divided into two flights at sixteen and under but they all narrowly failed to make the Olympic qualifying time of six minutes per group as demanded by the management! Good and sensible progress was maintained and the only holdup was caused by a sharp shower about an hour into the round which left greens temporarily very wet.
In the second flight Larry Ang, Jim Ferris and Masashi Iizumi all shared third place with 32 points whilst John Chelo went one better to make second place his with 33 points. The winner was the flight 2 form man, Dave Plaiter who completed his round with 34 points.
In the top flight Marc Jensen posted a fine 34 points for third whilst Rick Schramm came second with 35 points. Winning the flight for the second successive round was Scot Iain Wilson, this time with 37 points from a remarkable gross of 74 on a rain affected course. It was an excellent effort and was helped by his birdie two on the twelfth hole which gave him a share of the ‘2’s pot with Dave Cadwallader and Mikael Lindberg.
The Booby Bevy went to Helene Lindberg after her low score of the day.
The usual suspects … again
Bangpra was the choice of the Pattaya Golf Society on Wednesday, 18th December when a large field of golfers visited the club to play a stableford competition in two flights cut at sixteen and under. As usual the course was in excellent shape and the greens if anything were slower than normal but downhill putts still rolled a long way.
Results show that the usual suspects were very much to the fore at Bangpra with the second flight seeing Mr Len occupy third place with 30 points, Jim Ferris take second with 31 and “Player of the Year” contender Dave Plaiter win with another solid performance and 34 points.
In the top flight Peter Wilson and Wichai Tananusorn shared runner-up place with 32 points whilst Iain Wilson made it three in a row with another sizzling round of 75 shots, giving him 36 points.
There were no birdie ‘2’s – there rarely are on the legendary greens – and Robbie Taylor enjoyed Rabbi’s non-winner beer whilst Brian Shaw took the Booby Bevy in his stride for his low score of the day.
Bangpra is probably the best experience Pattaya golfers can enjoy and the course rarely disappoints.
The week before Christmas ended for the Pattaya Golf Society with trip to Greenwood to play a stableford competition on the A and C nines which were in excellent condition. Getting away before time – essential at Greenwood on a Friday – the large field made good progress.
The field was divided into two flights at sixteen and under and as always from the white tees the course was to play all of its 6600 yards length. Solid golf followed with the second flight seeing Henry Mah and Bent Saeverud share third place with 33 points whilst Jim Ferris continued his fine form finishing second with 35 points. The flight winner was John Chelo with 36 points, his sole birdie two on A2 helping him on his way with four points early in his round.
In the top flight Peter Wilson again found himself in the frame, this time sharing second place with Mark Cooper on 35 points. The flight winner with the only sub-par round of the day, 37 points, was Sam McLellan and his clinical golf showed the importance of hitting the fairways consistently on the testing course.
At the other end of the scale Mikael Lindberg received the Booby Bevy for his low score which left his wife above him in the lists for the first time this trip. The lady loved it of course! In addition he made it a double as he also picked up Rabbi’s non-winners’ beer draw.
An excellent week’s golf with the PGS had seen a very enjoyable and worthy conclusion.