Grinvold storms to victory

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April 2015 PAGS Monthly Tournament

Wednesday, April 29, Khao Kheow C & A

Another day dawned and just under 80 golfers descended on the Pete Dye designed Khao Kheow for the April PAGS tournament.  The C & A nines was the allotted combination for the day’s field of keen, but apprehensive players.  Weather conditions were oppressive, with little breeze to alleviate the heat and making it a tiring day, especially for the walkers.  The heat brought the inevitable storm but although there was plenty of electrical activity, there was little actual rain.

Jack Grinvold (h/cap 4) was the undoubted star of the day, winning the Low Gross with a fine 72, the A Flight net with the best score of the day, along with the maximum 2 technical prizes, after writing his name on as many as 6 approaches.  Other notables on the day, with at least 2 technical prizes, were Mika Viljakainen & Pierre Cere, along with Bob Watson.

Jack Grinvold (centre) collects his Low Gross prize.

The ladies winner was Wancharee (31) with a solid 38 points while the minor placing was hotly contested, with Suwanna Smiley (17) just getting the nod over Supattra 21/20 on count back after both signed for 35 points.

Jim Federspiel (22) was the winner of the C flight with 33 points, edging Graham Shand (18) into second on count back 17/16, while Peter Hutcho (18) picked up third spot, also on a count back, 19/17 over Tore Eliasson after both scored 31 points in total.

Jim Federspiel (centre) won a new golf bag for being the top man in C Flight.

B flight was another tightly contested, but orderly affair with Leo Ruuskanen (15) on 39 points ahead of Tom Thompson (14) with 38, while Jimmy Grooves (14) got the bronze on 37.

As mentioned previously, it was Jack Grinvold (4) leading the way in A flight with his day’s best of 40 points, while Mike Allidi (2) and Bob Watson (3) battled it out for the lower podium spots; Mike getting the silver with a well compiled 37 points while Bob had to be content with third for his 36.

Mike Allidi (centre) was second in A Flight.

Dave and his team were once again doing a sterling job in the tucker department, with plenty of non-golfers coming along to enjoy the social atmosphere of the evening presentation.  As always, there is only 1 person to blame if you go home hungry from Shenanigans Jomtien after a PAGS presentation.

The next PAGS monthly tournament will be held at Treasure Hill on 27th May.  Contact Shane on 085 945 9689 to ensure your preferred tee time.