PSC Golf from The Outback Golf Bar
Monday, Feb. 9, Burapha – Stableford
We had seven groups playing on C & D at Burapha today, which are normally tough loops even from the regular white tees (rated 71.2/122) but the scores were unusually very good.
John O’Keefe, with 37 points, won the second division from the big-hitting but often wild, Brendan Cope, with Dene Richards beating Bob Poole on c/b for third.
General Jack (right) poses with Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez at Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin.
In the top division, Pete Sumner won for the second time recently with 38 points from the recovering Jim Brackett (36) and Irish lad, Peter Ennis third on c/b over Andre Coetzee.
There were three ‘2’s from Martin Grimoldby & Pete Sumner (C8) and Jim Brackett on D8.
Div A (0-17)
1st Pete Sumner (07) 38pts
2nd Jim Brackett (08) 36pts
3rd Peter Ennis (14) 35pts
4th Andre Coetzee (06) 35pts
Div B (18+)
1st John O’Keefe (18) 37pts
2nd Brendan Cope (27) 36pts
3rd Dene Richards (20) 35pts
4th Bob Poole (19) 35pts
Tuesday, Feb. 10, Phoenix – Stableford
Not a bad turnout of 15 players for our second regular Tuesday visit to Phoenix, playing the Lake and Ocean nines (rated 70.4/122) and our thanks to Andre for running the day.
Samorn (PSC Index of 20) lost two shots against the field to play off 18, as the red tees are rated almost 2 whole shots easier than the men’s whites, at 68.5/121. Nevertheless, she still won comfortably by four from Bob St Aubin.
There was only one ‘2’ from Bill Hewitt.
1st Samorn (18) 37pts
2nd Bob St. Aubin (13) 33pts
Wednesday, Feb. 11, Greenwood – Stableford
15 players were at Greenwood playing from the yellow tees on the A & B nines, which have been unofficially re-rated at 69.3/123; necessitated through mathematical errors with the rating as on the cards. If you assume that the rating from the whites for A & B is correct at 71.6/128, then it is not possible for the yellows, at some 500 yards shorter, to be 71.4/123.
One of our regular Scottish visitors, Jim Black, won the day with 39 points, playing off a course handicap of 10, from Eddy Beilby (33pts off 15); Dene Richards, John O’Keefe and Gareth Hearn filled the other podium places.
1st Jim Black (10) 39pts
2nd Eddy Beilby (15) 33pts
3rd Dene Richards (19) 32pts
4th John O’Keefe (16) 31pts
5th Gareth Hearne (24) 31pts
Both Tim Knight and General Jack were privileged enough today to be playing in the ProAm at Black Mountain in Hua Hin. One of their teams, which included Terry O’Connor and Geoff Stimpson, played with Rafa Cabrero-Bello, who apparently was great to play with, as was the Japanese Pro Komei Oda who played with Tim and Jack. A great day out and thanks goes to the tournament sponsors and Black Mountain G.C.
Friday, Feb. 13, Green Valley – Stableford
11 groups here at Green Valley for our regular Friday slot, where the scoring was a little lower than usual. Jim Brackett went up a place after his second on Monday at Burapha, to win Div A with 38 points ahead of Bob Barnes and Peter Nixon.
The Doodys (Kathy and Geoff) joined us today as Siam Old Course prepares for the LPGA at the end of the month and incidentally, the Outback does now have daily passes available if required, bearing in mind that guys over 60 usually get in for free.
Kathy posted the day’s top score of 40 points, having lost generally two shots against the field playing off 17 instead of her PSC index (19) because of the Red Tee rating of 69.7/115 compared with the White Tee’s 70.1/125. She won Div B by two from Mark Allen, with Reijo Heiskanen in third.
Kathy’s husband Geoff won Div D with 38 points from Bruce McAdam and Andy Makara in second and third, whilst Barry McIntosh took the C division with 35, beating Waldo and Stefan Hoge by two as Bram Wyneer missed out in the count back.
There were four ‘2’s from Bob Barnes & Kev Hamilton (5th) and Reijo Heiskanen & Barry McIntosh (16th).
Div A (0-12)
1st Jim Brackett (08) 38pts
2nd Robert Barnes (11) 37pts
3rd Peter Nixon (10) 35pts
Div B (13-18)
1st Kathy Doody (17) 40pts
2nd Mark Allen (16) 38pts
3rd Reijo Heiskanen (18) 37pts
Div C (19-21)
1st Barry McIntosh (21) 35pts
2nd Stephen Blazsanyik (19) 33pts
3rd Stefan Hoge (19) 33pts
Div D (22+)
1st Geoff Doody (23) 38pts
2nd Bruce McAdam (27) 35pts
3rd Andy Makara (22) 34pts
Note: The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country. Call Jack on 081 578 1956.