Herrington takes the medal


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Monday, Oct. 26, Siam Waterside (white tees) – Stableford

T1st Dale Shier (11) 37pts

T1st Pierre Bietry (19) 37pts

3rd Terry Pettitt (12) 36pts

T4th Steve Hagan (20) 35pts

T4th Mick Beresford (6) 35pts

For a course we haven’t played that much, I think we should be proud to have done so well here.  This is such a great golf course and (with the vouchers) such an amazing price that we had to sneak in one more round here.

Tom Herrington.

We had a good turnout of 20 golfers for the last Siam event of the low season and the weather was a bit cloudy, which gave us the perfect setting for this fine day out.

The course was nothing short of spectacular.  Waterside is now celebrating her first anniversary and has come a long way over the last 12 months.  The trees are maturing nicely and every month the larger trees are having their stakes removed (bad news for me!).

Another crowded leaderboard saw fourth place shared by Micky Beresford and Steve Hagen with respectable 35 point cards.  Steady Terry Pettitt (T5 is his new moniker) saw a 36 point card turned in for third spot and one shot better were Pierre Bietry and Pappa Dale Shier who shared first place.

Monday, Oct. 26, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

1st Jack Grindvold (3) 37pts

2nd Dave Ferris (21) 35pts

T3rd Peter LeNoury (9) 34pts

T3rd Andy Makara (27) 34pts

Same day, different course, as our regular Monday reservation at Green Valley saw Mr. Dave Ferris take the reins (and the clipboard) for Capt. Phil.  Dave did a great job of getting 3 groups of golfers out and making sure the cats were all herded (as Brad says) into the right places at the right times.

TGC regulars Peter LeNoury (the hardest working golfer in Pattaya) and Andy Makara both put 34 points on the card sharing third spot.  Deservedly, Dave Ferris clenched the number two position to give himself an early Christmas Card.  The long hittin’ Jack Grindvold, who plays off just a 3 handicap, had a great day and 37 on his card gave him the win, and a very hard-earned one at that!

Tuesday, Oct. 27, Phoenix (white tees) – Monthly Medal

1st Tom Herrington (16) net 66

2nd Phil Smedley (11) net 69

3rd Sonny Goldsbury (16) net 72

Just a hop, skip and jump up Sukhumvit for the 25 minute ride to Phoenix today.  Course conditions were good but the greens were slow.  Now that the weather has turned to drier times expect to see this course in top condition very soon.

Sonny was having a good round of golf out here today, and little did he know that his team would be hoisting the Rugby World Cup in a few days.  I guess his haka on the first tee did not distract Phil or Tom as a nifty 69 got the Captain up to second place on the podium.  Story of the day however was Mr. Herrington as a beautiful round of net 66 was one of those golden days on the golf course where nothing could go wrong.  Nice going Tom!

Thursday, Oct. 29, Burapha (white tees) – Stableford

1st Yasuo Higuchi (19) 41pts

2nd Dave Ferris (21) 37pts

3rd Yasuo Sakai (10) 35pts

People are always talking about how close Siam is or Phoenix or Pattaya CC, but if you clock it as I did, Burapha is right up there with the closest (time of travel that is) golf courses in Pattaya.  It took us just 26 minutes door-to-door and the trip down the No. 7 was 12 minutes on the motorway from Sukhumvit.

This course is always in good nick and no one seems to mind which track they play as all of the four 9’s are great layouts.  I think somebody in Japan is giving us good reviews on a golf blog as we welcome more good Japanese golfers every week, so watch out Kenny!

Dave Ferris was sandwiched between a Yasuo from Yokohama and another Yasuo from Tokyo as he claimed second place on the podium.  Sakai-San took third with 35 and Higuchi-San had the best round of the day with 41 stableford points.

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