PSC golf from Fairways Driving Range
Monday, Jan. 17, Plutuluang – Stableford
Today we played the North & West courses at Navy and found them both very challenging; the greens were very hard and difficult to hold and also some greens appeared to be cut but some were very fluffy so they were also difficult to putt on.
Only one division today and only one player, Ken Priddy, managed to break par with an excellent round of 38 points. Alan Griffiths took the ‘2’s pot with the only one of the day.
Friday’s winners: Patrick Engles and Pier Cere.
1st Ken Priddy 38pts
2nd Alan Griffiths 34pts
3rd Ron Hall 31pts
4th Fred Land 31pts
Wednesday, Jan. 19, Khao Kheow – Stableford
Today we arrived at the course with more players (34) than we had booked for so there was a lot of confusion at the start with another group waiting agitatedly behind us. But eventually the starter did a great lob and got half the field of on the B course and the other half of on the C. This worked out perfectly for us, as well as the group behind, as everybody had a clear round with no hold ups. So congrats to the staff at Khao Kheow.
Please note that in the future people that have not got their names down in time or just turn up at the course will not be accommodated.
As everyone knows it is always a tough challenge on this course so we were quiet surprised with the scores returned: 4 players below par, 2 level, and half the large field within 3 or 4 shots of their handicaps.
In the A Flight the round of the day was shot by Phil Sanly with 39 points off 5 his handicap. Fred Land again lost out on count-back, as did poor Alan Sullivan on 36 points with a blob on the last when he must have thought he was in with a chance of winning only to be beaten 20-19 on count-back for 4th place.
Jan van Spellen won the B Flight with a great round of 38 points, and just to keep it in the family his wife Thea came second ahead of Tony Duthie and Bob Crawford.
There were two ‘2’s today won by Alan Pilkinton and Scott Dobbin.
1st Phil Sanly 39pts
2nd Scott Dobbin 37pts
3rd Fred Land 37pts
4th Alan Griffiths 36pts
1st Jan van Spellen 38pts
2nd Thea van Spellen 34pts
3rd Tony Duthie 32pts
4th Bob Crawford 31pts
Friday, Jan 21, Treasure Hill – Stableford
Only two players broke par today out of 25 with the field was split into two divisions.
Pier Cere won the A Flight with 37 points while the rest of the flight were well strung out behind him. In B Flight Patrick Engles had the round of his life with an excellent score of 39 points, again with the rest of the field well strung out behind. Patrick is pleased he is coming down in handicap and puts it all down to the lessons he has had with Scott and the many hours of practice he has put in.
Alan Pilkinton was the only other player to get anyway near there handicaps, so that shows just how hard this course can play. During our round we noticed that they were planting many more big palm trees, especially around the greens which will make the scenery much more spectacular but also the course will become even more difficult.
Near pins went to Pier Cere, On Sodok, Niel Duncan and Paul Bartlet.
1st Pier Cere 37pts
2nd Alan Pilkinton 34pts
3rd Harvey Samuels 30pts
4th Fred Land 29pts
1st Patrick Engles 39pts
2nd Don Carmody 32pts
3rd Ian Hart 31pts
4th Paul Bartlet 31pts