Grimoldby gets the gold

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The Pattaya Amateur Golf Series (March)

We went to Crystal Bay for this month’s Pattaya Amateur Golf Series which seemed to be a popular venue.  The course was in great condition, weather it was fantastic but very, very hot and some players were even hotter.

We gained a couple of extra sponsors for this tournament which meant more prizes for the players.  They were Punch & Judy Pub and Roman Golf Shop on 3rd Road.  A total of 32 prizes were giving out to winning golfers and for those who didn’t win, a lucky draw back at Shenanigans awaited them.  One notable winner here was Mark Ward who was over the moon at winning a one hour VIP massage from My Girl Massage.

Martin Grimoldby (right) was the low gross and A Flight winner at Crystal Bay.Martin Grimoldby (right) was the low gross and A Flight winner at Crystal Bay.

On the golf course Martin Grimoldby stole the day with a birdie 3 on the last to post a great round of 73 Gross and took both Low Gross and A Flight honours.  The colorful Pierre Bietry took B Flight with the most points of the day, a massive 41, and C Flight saw a past Order of Merit winner return to the winning circle in the form of Jan Johansson, with 35 points.

Low Gross

1st Martin Grimoldby (5) Gross73

A Flight (0-13)

1st Martin Grimoldby (5) 40pts

2nd Bob Watson (4) 39pts

3rd Alan Griffiths (11) 38pts

B Flight (14-19)

1st Pierre Bietry (15) 41pts

2nd Andre Fortis (18) 39pts

3rd Eric Reginiussen (16) 38pts

C Flight (20-29)

1st Jan Johansson (20) 35pts

2nd Nick Creasey (28) 34pts

3rd Roger Ellis (24) 32pts

Near Pins:  Andy Robinson, Paul Brooks, Steve Truelove, Terry Hutchinson, Craig Hitchens, Bob Watson (2), Nick the Pizza, Yasu, Martin Grimoldby, Gunnar Lund (2), Jack Grindvold, Bob Rasmussen, Postis, Max Scott

Long Putt:  Jim Federspiel, Frank Riley

Longest Drive:  David Done, Max Scott, Jack Grindvold, Steve Truelove

Note:  The next event is at Emerald Golf Course on the 24th April.  To sign up please contact Shane on 085 945 9689

C Flight winner Jan Johansson (left) receives his prize golf bag.C Flight winner Jan Johansson (left) receives his prize golf bag.

Pierre Bietry (left) won the B Flight with 41pts.Pierre Bietry (left) won the B Flight with 41pts.