Fletcher’s no mug as he wins on count-back

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PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, Jan. 26, Khao Kheow – Stableford

Twenty-six players assembled in Soi Chaiyapoon in readiness for another outing at Khao Kheow, with the A and C nines from the yellow tees being the challenge for the day .  The weather was ok, the course in good condition whilst the greens putted truly.

In the A grade, Colm Mullen handed in a super forty points to take first place whilst Alain Taddei scored a solid thirty five to finish second.  Keitch Kasami, also with thirty five, was relegated to third on a count back whilst Kevin Waycott was as busy as a three-legged sheep dog in mustering thirty three points to make the podium.

Dave Fletcher (left) with Sara, holding Deefa the Dog, and Compass Cap winner Irish Steve.Dave Fletcher (left) with Sara, holding Deefa the Dog, and Compass Cap winner Irish Steve.

In the B grade Alan Sanders compiled thirty five points, which included holing a 150-yard shot on A6 for a birdie three and four points to finish first.  In second place was Jayson Schembri scoring thirty two.   Lyndsay Slender, who was in more strife than a worm with hernia after only scoring twelve points on the first nine, made a great comeback on the flip side with nineteen and a total of thirty one for third.  Fourth spot went to Michel Catillon, also with thirty one but losing out on count back.

A Flight (0–17)

1st Colm Mullen (17) 40pts

2nd Alain Taddei (17) 35pts

3rd Keitch Kasami (6) 35pts

4th Kevin Waycott (10) 33pts

B Flight (18+)

1st Alan Sanders (25) 35pts

2nd Jayson Schembri (19) 32pts

3rd Lyndsay Slender (26) 31pts

4th Michel Catillon (18) 31pts

Near Pins:  Mike Gosden, Keitch Kasami, Michel Catillon

Long Putts:   Colm Mullen, Michel Catillon

Thursday, Jan. 29, Treasure Hill – Stroke/Medal

Stroke events always create much excitement and so it was as 28 starters gathered for our Monthly Mug event at Treasure Hill.  The affectionately named ‘Crocodile Rock’ par-five 16th was, as usual, the subject of much discussion on the bus.  With the large concrete reptile perched atop, smiling at golfers as they wander by, some say it’s the most difficult hole in Pattaya.  Well, today, only John Davis parred it (with a 1 putt) and there were several ‘mooses’ (10 or more).

Off the yellow tees, the course played difficult, but then again, aren’t they all!  In a condensed finish, count backs were required to sort the winners: Dave Fletcher made a comeback to edge out Sal Brizzi while ‘Mr Consistent’ Gary Monley slotted into third spot.  Meanwhile, the coveted Compass Cap and brand new ball were awarded to Irish Steve.

Monthly Mug

1st Dave Fletcher (32) net 73

2nd Sal Brizzi (7) net 73

3rd Gary Monley (28) net 74

4th Patrick Poussier (24) net 75

5th Don Richardson (13) net 76

6th Lindsay Slender (26) net 76

7th Fred Dinely (23) net 77

Near Pins:  Bob Akapita, JJ Harney, Mike Gosden (2)

Long Putts:  Peter Grey, Patrick Poussier

Note:  The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male or female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings.  We welcome all golfers to join us next week at Greenwood on Monday and The Emerald next Thursday.  Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 0861 503086.