PSC Golf from the Billabong Golf Bar
Monday, Nov. 12, Phoenix Golf – Stableford
Phoenix Gold Golf course is one of the best in the Pattaya region, but the rough needs to be addressed as it is bordering on ridiculous. Whilst it is okay to be punished by an errant shot you should not be crucified.
For those that can hit the ball straight, there was only one player that hit better than par today and that was Glyn Elsworth with a fine 38 points. Paul Greenaway matched par with 36 points off his 12 handicap and taking third was Dave Bramley with 35.
There were two 2s, coming from Alan Beck and Glyn Davies.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, Green Valley – Stableford
Green Valley is in superb condition and the only recent criticism, i.e. that the bunkers were inconsistent, has been attended to with fresh sand being applied. So with no complaints forthcoming the scores were quite good.
In the men’s competition there were six players queuing up on 35 points, including Capt. Bob, to be mentioned in dispatches but it was not to be his day for it was Sandy Chapo (16) with 19 points and five pars on the back nine who occupied fourth place. Pete Thomas (19) had a stutter on the way home with only 3 points through 4 holes but he did just enough for 36 points and third place but well adrift of Mikael Anderson (16) on 40 points. Gareth Gill (12) followed up a recent 64 net in the monthly medal with 45 points, despite bogeying the last 4 holes but 1 under par on the front gained him 25 points.
The ladies were quite closely matched with Miss Kran (22) in third place with 34 points, which could have been so much better but for 3 blobs on her round. The familiar name of Miss Eng (16) featured again this week but too many double bogies accounted for her 17 points on the back, which was 1 short of Miss Am (21) in first place, both finishing on the same score of 36 points.
The greens must be good at the moment for there was an abundance of 2s and these went to Miss Eng, Tony Oakes, Auke Engelkes, Pete Thomas, Mikael Anderson and 2 to Gareth Gill.
Friday, Nov. 16, Burapha – Stableford
Playing Burapha with six groups, it was decided to play a rainbow event for something different and have some fun. It was a hot day out with high temperatures but the course was in great condition with greens that were fast but true.
There was a countback for fourth place between Pete Seil and Arch Armstrong, both with 36 points but with Arch getting the nod due to a better back nine. It was countback territory also for second and third between Gerard Lambert and Rick Culley, both on 38 points, with Gerard being relegated to the bronze medal position. Top spot went to Capt Bob who immediately shouted drinks all round.
There were only two 2s today, coming from Steve Hodgeson and Capt Bob.