Duncan gets the gong

Mimi Fujimoto, Koichi Takimoto, Joe Duncan and Nori Hatakema at Eastern Star.
Mimi Fujimoto, Koichi Takimoto, Joe Duncan and Nori Hatakema at Eastern Star.

PSC Golf from The Golf Club

Monday, April 30, Green Valley (white tees) – Monthly Medal

1st Joe Duncan net 70

2nd Mimi Fujimoto net 72

3rd Phil Smedley net 73

First off, the shot of the day was by Phil Smedley on the 8th hole as he recorded his second lifetime ace, to the squeals of the caddies.

This was our monthly medal for April and the new Antigua TGC shirt to be won. The course has been cored and sanded and is getting better, but it is a slow healing process. Greens were still bumpy but fairways were all pretty good.

Visiting us from Dundee, it was Scotsman Joe Duncan who found his form today. A solid 70 won the medal trophy for Joe and he deserved it after missing out to pal Terry Dyer up in Khao Yai.

Right behind was Mimi Fujimoto who has shown great consistency these last few weeks. Phil Smedley not only got that hole-in-one but scored well enough for third place today, with Jeff Acheson getting our Caddy Smile near pin.

Wednesday, May 2, Eastern Star (white tees) – Stableford

1st Koichi Takimoto 34pts

T2nd Mimi Fujimoto 32pts

T2nd Nori Hatakema 32pts

T2nd Joe Duncan 32pts

This is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design and he weaves the fairways through the towering palms like a symphony. I had forgotten how picturesque this relatively flat course is, but with the right eye for design, even benign terrain can turn out spectacular. The proof of which are the several signature holes out on these lovely links.

Koichi Takimoto has been playing with us for over a year now and he finally broke the losing streak today and was “in the money.

Friday, May 4, Khao Kheow A & B (white tees) – Stableford

1st Mimi Fujimoto 36pts

T2nd Zed Beloglavec 34pts

T2nd Shinichi Katimoto 34pts

T2nd Mutzie Metzigan 34pts

Phil got his second ace.

There has been quite a bit of rain about lately, but we always seem to dodge the bulk of it.

Mimi Fujimoto is getting a lot of press lately, and it is all good. Today Mimi bagged another win with a steady 36 and took all those ‘Handsome Man’ vouchers down to Soi LK Metro for a night on the town!

Fresh off the plane from Florida, Mr. Metzigan found his mojo today to tie with Shinichi and Zed for second. Gabriel Enright not only got the near pin, but made a costly (for me) birdie putt as well.