Hot Hewitt


Phoenix Members G.O.L.F. Society

Tuesday, August 21, Phoenix – Stableford

The Mountain course has been closed now for a few weeks to prepare it for the oncoming high season when all three courses will be in use until next April.  This meant that we played Ocean and then Lake course on a scorching (possibly the hottest of the year) day.

Most players came in dehydrated and wilting due to the heat.  However the two main winners were players who had braved walking the course, leaving the rest of the field way behind.

Tuesday’s winners pose with the staff at The Relax Bar. Tuesday’s winners pose with the staff at The Relax Bar.

So, once again, Bill Hewitt prevailed as our winner today but with only 34 points, whilst John Bartley came in a close second on 33 points.  The next best were a host of players on 30 points.  Who said Phoenix is a pushover?

This was reiterated when only two of the four near pin prizes were claimed.  It has to said that some of this difficulty was due to the tees being back and most of the greens having back placed flagsticks, making the course its full yardage from the white tees.

The two near pins went to John Bartley and Joe Miller, with the prizes for the other two going into the lucky draw.  Winners of the lucky draw prizes donated by The Relax Bar went to Jim Neilson, Fred May, Arthur Busch & Bob Neylon.

Needless to say the rest of the night was spent on replacing the lost fluids for the day and a merry time was had by all (as far as I can remember).

Note:  We play every Tuesday, Friday & Sunday at Phoenix and always around the 11.30 am time.  At present, Tuesday green fees for guests are 800 baht plus caddy and Friday is 900 baht plus caddy.  When the high season starts (about October/November time) the green fees for guests of the members will be 1.000 Baht plus caddy, on all mid-week days.

If anyone is interested in joining our little group then give me (Mike) a call on 087 091 7565.  Just remember we have a few basic rules for joining of which the main two are an official handicap of no more than 28, and we do not allow lady players in our group.  However they are very welcome to attend the social gathering after if they so desire.

We also run regular sea fishing trips and the next one is on 8th September with a few places still available on the boat.