Galloping Gibson on a roll


Phoenix Members Golf Society

After much rain the fairways of Phoenix were for once off limits for carts on Tuesday, Sept. 24 and winter style rules of ‘lift clean and place’ were in operation as well.

Since his return from the ‘Emerald Isle’, Steve Gibson has found superb form by scoring 39 points or more in three of his last four outings.  Despite implementing a manual handicap cut for this Tuesday he still managed to notch up another 40 points to win the day and the Trattoria Italaiana monthly voucher.  With Friday being the last game of the month, Steve was also well placed to win the Blue Olive monthly award should he return one more decent score.

Tuesday’s winners pose with the staff at The Relax Bar.Tuesday’s winners pose with the staff at The Relax Bar.

In second place today was another returnee, Richard Baldwin, with 35 points and in third place yet another returnee, Eamon Murtagh, managed 34 points.  Fourth place was claimed by Patrick Browne with only 31 points.

All of the above top three stated that they had not been playing whilst back in their respective home countries, so we can only assume a good lay off helps to forget how to play bad shots!

Near pin winners were Gerry Huhges (2) and Bill Hewitt (2).

After an horrendous game (one of the worst I have ever seen him play) Stuart Gordon was the recipient of the lucky draw free massage, with (“I never win the lucky draw”) John Bartley receiving the free drink prize – both kindly donated by our hosts The Relax Bar at Ban Amphur.  And I suppose it had to be inevitable that Joris Goetschalckx would win the consolation 50 baht.

After the presentation we sat around the table to discuss the future and what it may hold for both members and guests under the new owners of Phoenix (more on this as and when we have confirmed policies from the new owners).  It is fair to say that apart from a couple of minor changes nothing has been written in stone as yet.

From there a nice group of us went to Trattoria Italiana where our sponsor for the day and good friend Giorgio Baccioli took good care of all and we ended the day well contented.  Tough drive home though!