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PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, May 27, Burapha – Stableford

At Burapha today there was 23 golfers playing off the Blues on A & B.  The weather was ideal, with a gentle breeze to keep us cool, and many were expectant of a decent score.

For me it was a nice change to play at Burapha as I usually play at Khao Kheow and I was impressed with the condition of the course; my only criticism was that the sand in the bunkers was too soft and the ball would often plug – I guess I should have stayed out of them!

General Jack (2nd left) presents the winning monthly trophy to Sel Wegner (left), with Paul Bourke and Steve Milne looking on.General Jack (2nd left) presents the winning monthly trophy to Sel Wegner (left), with Paul Bourke and Steve Milne looking on.

Sel is at last sorting out his game and it will be no surprise if his handicap starts to come tumbling down.  He’s very useful off a 13 mark and demonstrated it today with the top score of 38pts to win Div A by one from NY Steve, with playing partner Rosco back in third on 35.

Div B players didn’t score so well, maybe the length from the blue tees getting the better of them, but the leader of the pack was Jimmy Little with 34pts who only beat a relative newcomer to the game, Chris Smart, on count back.  That was Chris’s last game before heading off to work for a month but that performance is sure to stay in his mind until he returns.  Well done Chris!

I was absolutely delighted to make the third spot, particularly as I rarely play here.

There were two ‘2’s from Ian Heddle (A6) and Paul Bourke (B8).

Div A (0-16)

1st Sel Wegner (13) 38pts

2nd Steve Poznanski (12) 37pts

3rd Rosco Langoulant (14) 35pts

Div B (17+)

1st Jimmy Little (19) 34pts

2nd Chris Smart (36) 34pts

3rd Suzi Lawton (22) 32pts

Wednesday, May 29, Siam Plantation – Stableford

Back at Siam Plantation after an absence of a couple of weeks due to the BMW qualifying tournament being hosted here.  Only a small field of nine turned out and those who played with Ian Heddle were treated to a wonderful display of golf with Ian making the turn with a gross 32, yes that’s right 4 under par.  He birdied the 10th to go 5 under, before parring the 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th then unfortunately dropped shots at the par-three 15th & par-four 17th to finish with 69.  Great round Ian!

Ian Heddle – gross 69 at Emerald.Ian Heddle – gross 69 at Emerald.

Rosco showed his delight to be back here with a fine 39pts to take second, with Joe taking the final podium place with 31.

Finally, welcome to Mana Yuanjit, Bill Watkins & Peter Daff; for the record we played the A & C nines and there were two ‘2’s from Ian Heddle & Joe Mooneyham.

1st Ian Heddle (2) 41pts

2nd Rosco Langoulant (14) 39pts

3rd Joe Mooneyham (15) 31pts

Wednesday, May 29, The Emerald – Stableford

It is difficult to comprehend the number of times one can try to book this course, say for 10 a.m., and get told that the first available time is 10.24, then your players arrive at around 9.30 and there’s nobody on the course.  However, despite the wait, the 10 guys here had a good day out, particularly for Andy Makara who won the day with 39pts and got the only ‘2’ (7th hole).  John O’Keefe was second with 37 and Ken Hole, who went to Green Valley first by mistake, came in third with 36.

1st Andy Makara (26) 39pts

2nd John O’Keefe (16) 37pts

3rd Ken Hole (16) 36pts

Friday, May 31, Green Valley – Stableford

The last day of the month, so it was monthly medal time with a field of 25 at the regular Friday course, which was once again in fine condition and was bound to attract some good scoring.

The start sheet showed a perfect 24 players giving us six four-balls until an unshaven Dennis Pelly turned up – he hadn’t put his name down but blamed Sugar and Muzza for not doing it for him; pretty typical for Dennis!  So he was sent to the back to make up a five-ball and sincere apologies to the other four players.  Five-balls are not our policy but it was too late to re-jig everybody.

Sel Wegner started this week with a win at Burapha and completed it with a fine win here, a net 66, to lift the monthly trophy, this month sponsored by the Outback.  He (Sel) was one over gross after 10 holes, then a nasty 9 on the par 5 eleventh kind of spoilt the card but he held his nerve to finish strongly.

Jack Butler was second with a net 68, beating low gross winner Paul Bourke on count back, and the other three podium places were filled by Steve Milne, ‘Race2Bkk’ leader Murray Hart and Tim Knight all on 71.

There were only two ‘2’s from Sugar Ray (9th) and Paul Greenaway (12th).

1st Sel Wegner (13) net 66

2nd Jack Butler (12) net 68

3rd Paul Bourke (9) net 68

4th Steve Milne (15) net 71

5th Murray Hart (14) net 71

6th Tim Knight (22) net 71

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