Elementary for Watson


PSC Golf from Colin’s Bar

Sunday, Dec. 27, Silky Oak – Stableford

First day back after the Christmas parties with heads a little sore but still a reasonable turnout and enough for 4 groups.

With a good breeze across the valley it promised to be a bit of a test today, but for some it was a walk in the park.  Bob Watson was back to his brilliant best just in time for the PSC Club Championship.  His 66 off the stick included 8 birdies, 8 pars and just 2 bogies to give his a remarkable 45 points and 7 clear of Christen Boysen in second place, who beat Mike Jeffrys on count back.

Bob Watson.

Jim Oakley left his glasses in a bar the previous night and not being able to see seemed to help him as he only dropped 2 shots on the first 7 holes and finished with 35 points overall.

In B flight there was another runaway winner, Iain Jones with 39 points who stood six clear of second placed Marcus Earp.  Everyone else seemed to find it a struggle after the recent festivities.

A Flight

1st Bob Watson (3) 45pts

2nd Christen Boysen (10) 38pts

B Flight

1st Iain Jones (26) 39pts

2nd Marcus Earp (29) 33pts

2’s: Bob Watson (2), Jim Oakley, Christen Boysen, Mick Folan.

Wednesday, Dec. 30, Burapha C & D – Medal

Another joint venue with the Phantom Bar saw a good turnout 34 players in 3 flights with three places in each plus near pins and long putts to shoot for.

The weather was fine and the golf course in perfect condition as always, and with the 1,100 baht special green fee, maybe this is the reason so many want to play this course.  Colin’s Bar plays here every two weeks in high and low season.

A good wind was blowing across the valley so the scores were not expected to be anything special today and so it turned out to be.  In A flight we had the only man to beat his handicap, Paul Smith who shot a net 71 for first place followed by the other 3 handicapper, Jack Grindvold, in second with a net 72.  Oliver Orth returned from his sick bed to shoot a net 76 for third place.

In B flight the scores got even worse, with Peter Hynard taking top spot with a net 72, Mick Folan bagging second on net 74 and Tina Orth placing third with a net 75.

C flight told the same old story as Mogen’s Melander secured first with a net 74, Toni Buerki was second on net 76 and Frazer was third with a net 81.

The near pins were shared by Serge Streaten & Oliver Orth and the long putts by Colin Davis & Walter Baechli, who as always donated his prize to the Ban Jing Jai Orphanage fund.

We would like to remind our golfers that from Jan. 12-14 we will be holding a 3-day Rayong Links Championship at Silky Oak, Green Valley and St Andrews.  The presentation & free buffet will be held at Colin’s Bar on Friday, Jan. 15.