PSC Golf from The Golf Club
Monday, June 8, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford
1st John Hutt (23) 38pts
2nd Mike Omiya (8) 36pts
T3rd Ken Grimes (19) 35pts
T3rd John Emmerson (12) 35pts
Just like last week it was a tie for third place at 35 as John Emmerson and Kenny Grimes hit a deadlock. Visiting American Mike Omiya made one more putt for his 36 but the winner (once again) was John Hutt. John soldiered on despite the 30 minute rain delay (welcome in some ways) but afterwards we had a lovely and cool overcast afternoon of perfect golf weather. The condition of the course was perfect and we found the greens to be soft and receptive.
Mike Omiya, John Emmerson, John Hutt and Kenny Grimes back at the club.
If you recall, John Hutt won here last week and it was the first time he took victory since he began playing with us some 3 years back. Yes, it’s just like waiting for a London bus, the old number 9 from Mortlake I believe!
Wednesday, June 10, Khao Kheow (yellow tees) – Stableford
1st Ken Aihara (3) 38pts
T2nd Dale Shier (13) 36pts
T2nd Phil Smedley (10) 36pts
So here is the lowdown on the final hole (C9) as both players were all square. Apparently Dale outdrove Kenny by 100 yards; then Kenny’s drive was (unusually) in the left rough. Kenny blasted out to 8 feet and made the birdie putt whilst Dale went on to 3-putt. Sorry Dale, just reporting the facts, the cold hard facts mate. Yes, the game of golf can be a terrible mistress at times with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat at every hole. I can arrange a good therapist for you mate.
Friday, June 12, Mt. Shadow (blue tees) – Stableford
T1st Danny Senko (8) 35pts
T1st Steve Ellison (18) 35pts
3rd Phil Smedley (10) 34pts
I finally got some free time to get out and play one of my favourite courses in Pattaya, the slick and tricky Mountain Shadow. That said, greens were not so fast here today, so you would think that someone would get close to that 40 point mark, with putting being a bit more user friendly. Such was not the case, but we found the fairways and greens to be in ideal condition.
The course however was scruffy around the edges and the clubhouse looked an absolute mess. I can forgive them for that as I noticed a huge pile of ceramic tiles and construction equipment in the golf cart pick up area, so they are obviously beginning some serious renovations.
In my 15 years of playing golf in Pattaya, I have never seen the water level so low here, and can only hope these last big rains in town had some effect out there also.
Our fearless Golf Captain finally came good as 34 points got Phil a third place leaderboard position. The last time I got out to play, at Khao Kheow, I had a mere 22 points, so I was more than happy to share this win with Danny Senko. I find nothing wrong with a big red 35 circled at the top of the scorecard and was pleasantly surprised to be on top for a change.
Thanks again to all who joined us this week, and we hope to see you soon.
Note: The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya .com and for more information mail us: [email protected] and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya… all handicaps welcome!