PSC golf from the Outback Golf Bar
Monday, Feb. 21, Burapha – Stableford
Monday again, and this Burapha got a bit of a touch up by some of the golfers today, with 41 points and 39 points being the best scores of the day, both in the second division. The course was very wet in some areas, down to the sprinklers we all thought, but then down came the rain. Weird though, so very local, some got absolutely drenched whilst two fairways away, there was little or no rain; then with rain all gone, out came the sun to fry us.
Playing C & D off the whites does make this course a little easier but alas not for the Capt’, he could only manage a miserable 26 points, but his handicap is on the way up. So to the divisions, the top place in Div B went to Barry Ennis with a fine 41 points off of a h’cap of 16 (now 15); second place went Wayne Harman off 17 (now 16) and Ivan Plunkett finally found his way back to the podium, to take third with his 37.
Joe Mooneyham (Div A winner) on Friday celebrates with Suzi Lawton (Div B runner-up) and John Lawton (Div C winner).
Good to see the boys from Gosnells back in town and playing well, hope you enjoy your stay fellas.
The Div A players weren’t quite so hot as Steve Mann’s 36 points was enough to win ahead of John Cunningham (35) and the ever steady, Owen Walkley (34).
There were three ‘2’s today, from John Locke, Gerry O’Dwyer and John Cunningham.
Div A (0-14)
1st Steve Mann (9) 36pts
2nd John Cunningham (7) 35pts
3rd Owen Walkley (12) 34pts
Div B (15+)
1st Barry Ennis (16) 41pts
2nd Wayne Harman (17) 39pts
3rd Ivan Plunkett (21) 37pts
Tuesday, Feb. 22, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford
Not quite so many golfers on the course as in recent weeks which was probably just as well as our number swelled to 28 Outbackers today. Somehow they dodged most of the rain and missed the mini tornado which whipped round the lake and down Siam Country Road, uprooting trees, demolishing signs and overturning the food carts at the 7-11.
Fortunately for the Outback, all we lost was some guttering which was twisted and bent but the bar was flooded for a short while. The power was restored before the boys returned from golf and we were able to show the cricket on satellite albeit that England weren’t doing very well against the underdogs, Holland but the Banglamung cable TV was not so fortunate, being off air for some time.
Neil Lavery, the Project Manager, showed he could actually manage his golf game as well, with an excellent 41 points to easily win Div A by four from John Locke; followed by three all tied on 36 as David Day and Raji shut out the in-form Alan on count-back.
Div B was comfortably taken by Dave Spendley (39pts), who was having his last game for a while as the call of work beckoned, and wily old Geoff Moodie (37pts) found the podium again to take second, with Suzi just one point further back in third.
The day’s organiser, Chad, had a shocker with only 24 points and has now got his eyes fixed on the February ladder’s NAGA trophy, which will be filled with complimentary ale, next Monday.
There was a ‘jackpot 2’ bagged by John Locke.
Div A (0-17)
1st Neil Lavery (12) 41pts
2nd John Locke (16) 37pts
3rd David Day (17) 36pts
4th Amarjit Banwaitt (6) 36pts
Div B (18+)
1st David Spendley (22) 39pts
2nd Geoff Moodie (22) 37pts
3rd Suzi Lawton (18) 36pts
4th Terry Marney (26) 35pts
Wednesday, Feb. 23, Greenwood – Stableford
Twenty-two Outbackers here and yet again it was a confused start with nine groups from Lewiinski’s here as well and the Starter’s sheet not showing them or us, we don’t know which. However, by hook or by crook everybody eventually got away by 10.30 and somehow got back in to the clubhouse having covered the 18 holes in a reasonable time and without getting wet!
The course (A & C) was as usual in great condition with Paul Greenaway demonstrating what he can really do when he puts his mind to it, shooting an excellent 42 points off handicap 11, which is 77 gross.
Not only was he was miles ahead of the second place Mann in Div A, who had 34; he (Paul) also earned himself three very valuable ladder points, with just two rounds to go.
Div B had Paul Quinn beating Bernie on count-back, both with 38 points apiece, and there were no ‘2’s.
Div A (0–12)
1st Paul Greenaway (11) 42pts
2nd Steve Mann (9) 34pts
3rd Ian Heddle (2) 32pts
4th Gerry O’Dwyer (8) 32pts
Div B (13+)
1st Paul Quinn (20) 38pts
2nd Bernie Stafford (13) 38pts
3rd Jeffrey Warner (13) 34pts
4th John Locke (16) 33pts
Friday, Feb. 25, Khao Kheow – Stableford
Thirty-one Outbackers travelled to Khao Kheow to try to tame the B and C courses but failed dismally, with the best score of the day coming from recently returned Lawrie McBride. Whilst Lawrie had a great day his playing partner, Ed, had a shocker, only scoring one point on the front nine (B course).
The course itself was in great shape, especially the greens albeit a bit slow and the rough was exceptionally long as most of it had not been cut due to the recent weather.
Again the Outbackers had to put up with a number of five-ball groups on the first nine and then they slotted in two more on the back nine. The five-balls on the front were made up of 20 juniors who walked so they are being taught bad habits right from day one, why not five four-balls, surely faster.
Today we had three divisions: A division was won by the PSC Golf Chairman, Joe Mooneyham, with 31 points off his 13 h’cap, who was having his first game for some time due to his PSC commitments. Joe won on a count-back from the much travelled Bruce Milner, also on 13, while Gerry O’Dwyer with 30 points took third.
The closely matched B Division was won by Lawrie McBride with 34 points from Wes Rado, Suzi Lawton and John Locke who all had 33.
C Division was won by John Lawton with the amazingly ordinary score of just 29 points on a count-back from Stu Sutton, with a surprised Sid Ottaway taking third with only 27.
Finally, welcome back to the regular Broome visitors, Fidge and Barney, ahead of their annual TIAC tournament, who are also both joining us in Chiang Mai in two weeks time.
There were only two ‘2’s from Bob Duxbury and Bruce Milner.
Div A (0-13)
1st Joe Mooneyham (13) 31pts
2nd Bruce Milner (13) 31pts
3rd Gerry O’Dwyer (8) 30pts
Div B (14-16)
1st Lawrence McBride (16) 34pts
2nd Suzi Lawton (16) 33pts
3rd Wes Radomiljoc (15) 33pts
Div C (17+)
1st John Lawton (19) 29pts
2nd Stuart Sutton (22) 29pts
3rd Sid Ottaway (23) 27pts
Note: The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country. All are welcome to come and join us for a beer and a hit. Just call in and put your name down on the list or give Bob a call on 087 941 2474.