Engles hits pay dirt at Treasure Hill

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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. 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.

A Flight

1st Phil Sanly 39pts

2nd Scott Dobbin 37pts

3rd Fred Land 37pts

4th Alan Griffiths 36pts

B Flight

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.

A Flight

1st Pier Cere 37pts

2nd Alan Pilkinton 34pts

3rd Harvey Samuels 30pts

4th Fred Land 29pts

B Flight

1st Patrick Engles 39pts

2nd Don Carmody 32pts

3rd Ian Hart 31pts

4th Paul Bartlet 31pts