Hart turns up the heat at Emerald

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PSC Golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, April 27, Burapha – Stableford

Just three groups played the tougher C and D course on an exceptionally hot day.  This eighteen is not in as good condition as A and B but it was pleasant to play it for change.

Andre Coetzee had his driver working perfectly to win with 37pts from Tim Knight (36) and John O’Keefe (35).  Welcome back to Ed Turner, who immediately picked up his ‘2’s campaign where he left it last trip with one on D2, and there were two more from John Cunningham (D2 & C8).

1st Andre Coetzee (07) 37pts

2nd Tim Knight (26) 36pts

3rd John O’Keefe (16) 35pts

Tuesday, April 28, Laem Chabang – Stableford

For once the weather didn’t burn us to smithereens and we enjoyed a cloudy and pleasant day at Laem Chabang, apart that is from starting off on the C course!  Rated index 3, 5, 7, 1 it has to be the hardest four starting holes in the area, especially for 8 out of the field of 15 players taking on the course from the blues.

Murray Hart.Murray Hart.

With our handicap system being applied as it should, the Outback Golf Bar is the only Golf Organiser in town that affords players the opportunity to play from selected tees in the same competition, as the EGA software adjusts handicaps according to the course tee ratings and slope, so everyone has a fair shot at it no matter whether a player wants to play of blue or white tees.

The results again proved that the system works, as our winner, Geoff Braithwaite (37) was off the white tees and second and third places from the blue tees; those being Andy Butterworth and Mike Missler with 36pts and 35pts respectively.

There were two ‘2’s from Geoff Braithwaite and Iain Jones (both on B8).

1st Geoff Braithwaite (08) 37pts

2nd Andy Butterworth (11) 36pts

3rd Mike Missler (07) 35pts

Wednesday, April 29, Bangpra – Stableford

The greens at Bangpra had been recently renovated but still ran true, however I am sure when we visit here again in two weeks they will be back to their best.

Eddy Beilby, who really likes this course, proved it at last after a series of poor scores here, running out the winner today with 36 points, from recently returned Gordon Clegg on 35 in second.

Peter LeNoury had the only ‘2’.

1st Eddy Beilby (18) 36pts

2nd Gordon Clegg (36) 35pts

Friday, May 1, The Emerald – Stableford

Yet again Green Valley were staging another competition, this time the Singha Open so instead of playing at St Andrews or Silky Oaks we opted to play at Emerald for a change; swayed slightly by the fact that some of our regular caddies may not have been available.

We had 24 players at the start of the day and ended up with two people sick and two players at Eastern Star, easy mistake to make so all in all we had 20, which was good for a holiday.

Muzza (Murray Hart), who has not played much since his knee op and his busy work schedule, showed that he has not forgotten how to win with an excellent 41 points to take Div A easily by five and record the day’s top score.  Greg Hill, on a visit from Hua Hin, won Div B with 36, beating Suzi on a count back.

It seems to be the season for the courses to core the greens but for one three-ball this didn’t matter as between them they had four ‘2’s; Peter LeNoury had two (5th & 13th), Eddy Beilby (13th) and Mick Beresford (15th).  Bob Lindborg made the fifth ‘2’, also on the 15th – so well done to all of you.

Div A (0-17)

1st Murray Hart (14) 41pts

2nd Tommy Jensen (16) 36pts

3rd Peter LeNoury (10) 34pts

Div B (18+)

1st Greg Hill (18) 36pts

2nd Suzi Lawton (28) 36pts

3rd Barney Clarkson (30) 34pts

Note:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956.