High scores abound at Khao Kheow


PSC Golf from The Ferdinand Golf Society

Monday, Feb. 2, Khao Kheow B & C – Stableford

This was the second of our Monthly Tournaments and once again we had a terrific number of golfers participating in the event which had many lucrative rewards, including prizes on every hole for A & B flights and a fabulous prize for a hole in one on the par three C8 hole.  There was also the chance to qualify for a place in the Ferdinand Championship to be played at the end of this year. 

Our first group was able to get away a few minutes ahead of schedule on a golf course in terrific shape.  We had no hold-ups on the way around and our thanks go to the Khao Kheow management & staff for their help & cooperation.

Paul Hack.Paul Hack.

Many thanks go to our hole sponsors: Ferdinand Bar, Phantom Bar, RR123 Remodel & Construction, Solens Autolakerer, Anna Coffee & Drink, DTA Transport, Beergarden Restaurant, Alby & Micky Pizza, Lewinski’s, Pizza Italiano, Hotel Dania, Beefeater Steakhouse & Zanzi Bar.  Also thanks to Freddy Starbeck and Christian Boysen who assisted with all the organizing and running of this event.

Presentations were at the Phantom Bar that evening with the delicious buffet supper provided by Colin Davis from Lewinski’s.  Once again the place was packed and excellent live music entertained us all.

The rule of the day was that winners had to be present on the evening to receive their awards and any left uncollected would carry forward to the next Monthly Tournament on March 9 at Greenwood.  The flight winners were then announced followed by the announcement of the five qualifiers for the Ferdinand Championship at the end of next year, those five being Patrick Poussier, Jim Elphick, Paul Hack, Pat Regan and Sal Brizzi.

A Flight (0-14)

1st Paul Hack (13) 40pts

2nd Pat Regan (14) 40pts

3rd Sal Brizzi (7) 39pts

4th Colin Greig (9) 38pts

5th Thierry Petrement (13) 38pts

B Flight (15+)

1st Patrick Poussier (24) 43pts

2nd Jim Elphick (24) 41pts

3rd Peter McCann (17) 38pts

4th Ian Pickles (15) 36pts

5th Niall McManus (17) 36pts

Monday, Feb. 9, Greenwood C & A – Stableford

We had a later tee time at 10.47 am today and although it was reasonably busy our first group got away right on time in perfect conditions for golf.  The course was in fine shape with the greens firm and true and with few delays a very enjoyable round was completed in four hours & twenty minutes.

Patrick Poussier.Patrick Poussier.

Your writer managed to find a bit of form and won the day with 40 points – 7 shots ahead of veteran Ken Hole in second place.  There were 2 golfers on 30 points so a count back was required and that resulted in third spot being awarded to Graham Parsonage (15 point back nine) from Andrew Woodall (12 point back nine) who just missed out on a podium spot.

1st Peter Blackburn (14) 40pts

2nd Ken Hole (18) 33pts

3rd Grahan Parsonage (9) 30pts

Thursday, Feb. 12, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

We were able to tee off right on our scheduled 10.00 am tee time at Mountain Shadow and with no other groups immediately in front of us we maintained a steady pace.  The weather once again was great and the golf course was in good shape with the slick greens catching some out, myself in particular.  Things slowed down somewhat during the second nine but we still completed our very enjoyable round in four hours & twenty five minutes.

After just 12 points on the front nine John Swanson was “looking down the barrel”, but an amazing 25-point back nine enabled him to take out first place ahead of Ken Hole in second spot with 34 and your writer in third place on 32.

1st John Swanson (27) 37pts

2nd Ken Hole (18) 34pts

3rd Peter Blackburn (14) 32pts

Note: The Ferdinand Golf Society generallys play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn @gmail.com.