The Pattaya Golf Society (IPGC) at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar
The Pattaya Golf Society visited a full Khao Kheow on Monday, 11th November, to play a stableford competition in two flights with the cut at seventeen and under. The course was in good condition but the greens were slower than expected but it did not detract from the enjoyment of the day.
In the top flight Richard Bannister continued his form’s upward profile with a third placed 33 points, just one behind the runner-up Dave Lehane. A further point ahead was Ian Rowson whose 35 points took a tight division.
In the second flight James Butcher and John Mason shared third place with 33 points each with John recording the day’s only birdie ‘2’, on the signature Island hole, B8. In second place was the redoubtable Pat Murphy with 34 points but the winner Jim Ferris produced the best points score for the day, 37 points.
The Booby Bevy went to last week’s hero Dave Plaiter for his descent to zero status this week and Rabbi’s consolation beer went to Iain Wilson to compliment his best gross score of eighty shots.
Winning farewell for Bolger
The Society continued the week on Wednesday, 13th November, with a visit to Mountain Shadow to play a stableford competition in two flights from the longer blue tees. The course continues to be in fine condition and on this occasion the greens were very consistent and with a little pace.
The field was divided at eighteen and under and in the second flight John Mason, Phil McClure and Len Jones all shared second place with 29 points, whilst Dave Plaiter posted 30 points for the win.
As usual the top flight showed better scores with Dave Lehane posting 33 points for third whilst Alan Flynn showed the benefits of a day at the range with 35 points and second place. The winner with 36 points was Gary Bolger and he had more reason to celebrate as this round was to be his last this trip before returning to Brisbane for knee surgery.
The ‘2’s pot was shared by Wichai Tananusorn and Luke Abbey and the Booby Bevy went to Mike McGuigan for his low score of the day.
Iain Wilson shoots gross 71 at Emerald
A large group of Pattaya Golf Society members visited Emerald golf club on Friday, 15th November to play a stableford competition in two flights with the cut coming at sixteen and under. The course is slowly coming into shape after a low season of fairway repairs and the greens are still recovering from recent dressing and were therefore in need of a cut. However it did not detract from an excellent competition which saw some very good scores.
In the second flight Ken Grimes managed third place with 32 points, a couple behind Phil McClure who finished runner-up with 35 points. The flight winner was John Chelo, relishing using his new graphite irons and his score of 39 points matched the best points score of the day.
In the top flight Robbie Taylor was third with 36 points, despite scratching the final two holes and his score was two behind Brian Libbey’s very solid 38 points, in second. The round of the day was that recorded by Scot Iain Wilson who managed a gross 71 (39 points off his two handicap) on a course which is never easy. It was helped by a ‘2’ on the fifth hole whilst he shared the bonus pot with David Lowe and Robbie Taylor after their success on the fifteenth.
The Booby Bevy went to Alan Flynn, so almost there, after he blew a first nine foundation of twenty points with a fourteen point return on the back nine.
The week had again seen some fine golf with the PGS.