Grimes cleans up


The Pattaya Golf Society at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar

The Pattaya Golf Society left Soi Buakhao in Monday, 5th August to play a stableford competition at Green Valley under cloudy skies but on arriving at the course found the weather, and the course, perfect for golf.  Less crowded than many courses there was no delay in starting and good progress was maintained throughout.

In third place was the redoubtable Aussie Alan Walker and the old soldier posted 31 points after a series of disappointing results.  In second was Masanori Takano and his best gross score of 79 equated to 35 points for an excellent result in this, his final PGS round this trip.  The winner was Ken Grimes and his solid play rewarded him with 37 points.

There were no birdie ‘2’s and the Booby Bevy went to Mr Len after his “hero-to-zero” performance following Friday’s splendid round.  The week had started in fine style at Green Valley.

Top two on their own

On Wednesday, 7th August the Pattaya Golf Society visited Burapha to play a stableford competition on the friendly A and B nines in perfect conditions.  The course was well prepared and the weather stayed comfortably dry.

The small field had no problem with progress and, amazingly for the quality of the field, scores were poor.  Sharing third place were Glenn Martin and Grenville Hill with 29 points, leaving Alan Duckett and Andrew Purdie to rule the roost with 36 points each.

There were no birdie ‘2’s and Masashi Iizumi again received the Booby Bevy for his first round back, which bore all the hallmarks of two months in Tokyo with no golf.  Things can only get better…

Grimes breaks forty
point barrier

The Pattaya Golf Society ended its week with a visit to Emerald in Ban Chang.  The course is currently undergoing major fairway repairs but it is still very playable with discretionary drops to avoid re-turfed areas.

What a week this has been for Ken Grimes!  On Monday there he was winning at Green Valley, his consistency helping him to post 37 points and here he was again at Emerald ending the week with his best ever PGS result, breaking forty for the first time in over one hundred appearances.  In second place was Andrew Purdie with 35 points whilst Wichai Tananusorn rediscovered some of his pre-vacation form with thirty points for third.

There were no birdie ‘2’s again, an indication of the toughness of Emerald’s par threes and the sloping greens.  The week had ended with an excellent trip to Emerald and a round to remember for Ken Grimes.