IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar
Glorious Greenwood was the venue for the Pattaya Golf Society on Wednesday, 6th July, the A and B nines welcoming the group for a stableford competition with a well prepared track and fast greens. Once again the course was empty and there is no better golf “buzz” than playing there at this time of year.
Golfers on top of their game will produce good scores and this day was no exception. Stuart Thompson acquitted himself well with 32 well crafted points for third whilst Peter Masters again enjoyed a fine round with 36 points giving him second with the day’s only birdie ‘2’, on A6, giving him a healthy bonus.
Canadian golfer Gordon Everingham has been in the golfing doldrums for a long while now and everything was set to change as he roared out of the blocks with 24 points on the front nine, amazingly including a “blob” on number three! One under par on the back nine saw him equal the year’s best round with the group, 43 stableford points for an emphatic victory.
Rabbi’s rehabilitation with new clubs saw some improvement to his game but the Booby Bevy still found its way into his hands as his score saw him propping up the leaderboard, but he had done some sterling work throughout by managing the group at Greenwood in the absence of the gaffer. And of course his hosting back in Soi Buakhao was at its usual best.
Maiden win for Larsson
An excellent promotional deal, one of Green Valley’s saner moves, drew the Pattaya Golf Society to Silky Oak on Friday, 8th July for a stableford competition on the course which was relatively empty, as was the whole complex. The course was in excellent condition and the greens were consistent if slow, and for some of the group they were playing the course for the first time.
As usual the course drew some good scores out of the golfers with Haru Kato making a good fist of things with 37 points for third place. One point ahead in second was his compatriot Masa Takano with 38 points and they both had the honour of sharing the day’s best gross of 78. The winner was Norwegian golfer Johnny Larsson, playing only his third round with the group, and his 39 points was a fine return on the sometimes quirky track.
Haru recorded the only birdie ‘2’ of the day, on the sixteenth, and the Booby Bevy went to Mr Len for the most schizophrenic card of his life, under par after the first four holes on each nine and nothing else in the closing holes. All this bursting the bubble of his two previous 42 points returns at the course. Funny ol’ game, golf!