Dundon gets parting victory

Down the first fairway at Pattavia.
Down the first fairway at Pattavia.

PSC Golf from The Golf Club

Monday, August 6, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

1st Jim Dundon 37pts

2nd Bob Catlow 33pts

3rd Alan Frandsen 32pts

We played a brand new Green Valley today as the course was set up in tournament condition after the Singha event that ended on Sunday. Pins were in brutal positions, greens were superfast and the set-up proved to be a real challenge, even for the members.

This is probably the best condition we have seen the course all year. The weather was cool and overcast and from the reports, it was hotter in London than in Pattaya! We have had the occasional light shower, but this summer will go down as one of the mildest ever.

Allan Frandsen has been playing with us for the past few weeks on his holiday from Copenhagen. His 32 points got him third on the podium for today’s competition, and the near pin as well.

The Catman, Bobby Catlow is a steady player and keeps it in the fairway. Bob took sole second with a 33 on the card for a fine round of golf.

Jimmy Dundon is wrapping up his trip to Pattaya. This was his last week on tour before heading back to work, sailing the world and his timing was perfect. Jim was the only golfer today to shoot to his handicap on this difficult track and 37 gave him the win. Phil and Dave gave Jim a big thanks for his winning donations to our Caddy Smile project.

Wednesday, August 8, Burapha A & C (white tees) – Stableford

1st Ken Grimes 43pts

2nd Robbie Taylor 37pts

3rd David Ferris 33pts

The Sports Day special brought us 4 groups to one of the best golf courses in the area. Burapha has been around for a long time and is always a reliable, go-to course that has consistent, excellent conditions. Today we had no rain but a bit of wet from a downpour the previous night. Greens were smooth and quick.

Dave Ferris and Robbie Taylor were certainly on the podium but nowhere near our winner. With a blistering 43 point round, our old mate Kenny Grimes pulled one from out of nowhere for a huge win and his best score in ages.

Friday, August 10, Pattavia Century (white tees) – Stableford

1st Ray Walter 31pts

2nd Glenn Byrnes 30pts

3rd Trevor Egan 26pts

It was a tough day at the office at a course running over 6,500 yards and greens slick as glass. Nobody even came close to shooting their handicap and a 26 would get you on the podium!

Some of the lads were participating at the Pattaya Matchplay which we also hosted today, so a smaller field of just 3 groups went out. The course was in decent shape but the tee boxes were cored, so no problem there. Greens were back to their treacherous best.

The day started out perfect with overcast skies. On the back nine it cleared up and was on the hot side but bearable.

Trevor marched in with just 26, but better than most. Glynn at least made that 30 mark, with the help of that fabulous handlebar moustache, and lucky Ray was the big winner with just 31.