PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society
Tuesday, April 5, Bangpakong – Phantom Cup
Well, low season is certainly upon us now as we only had 37 starters for this event but nevertheless it was a quality field with many low handicappers participating. The deal of 800 baht green fee was appreciated and thanks to Bangpakong for that and with New’s sister Nim at the wheel of the Phantom mini bus it was just a 60 minute drive.
We arrived in plenty of time for our first tee time of 9.30am and our first group were able to get away pretty much on time following two groups of Thai 5-balls who I must say were quite slow despite all being in carts, but I guess they knew that “Pyscho” Boysen was behind them so they had to maintain a reasonable pace.
Torben Lindgaard & Peter Hynard.
It was a perfect golf day although quite hot and the golf course was in great shape with the greens being beautifully prepared. There were a few hold ups at the par threes but all in all it was a reasonable pace with most groups finishing between four & a quarter and four & a half hours.
In addition to the low gross prize we had 2 flights with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 15 playing Stableford off the white tees and B Flight for golfers with handicaps of 16 and over playing Stableford off the yellow tees and there were three places in each flight. As usual there were technical prizes for the 2 flights on all holes – 9 for A Flight & 9 for B Flight.
This time it was four-handicapper Jason Barnett who took the low gross award with a fine 74 and the A Flight winner was once again the consistent Peter Hynard with 39 points. In second place came Jeff Wylie on 38 points and Gerd Riedler once again got in the frame and was awarded third spot after scoring 37 points.
It was Torben Lindgaard with the best score of the day (42 points) who took out the B Flight, with PSC Golf Handicap Chairman Aidan Murray finishing in second place with a fine 41 points (could be an R next to his handicap this weekend). With 2 golfers on 39 points a count back was required to determine third spot and that went to Mogens Melander (21 point last nine) from Nick “Holywood” Shaw who just missed out.
1st Jason Barnett (4) Gross 74
A Flight (0-15)
1st Peter Hynard (13) 39pts
2nd Jeff Wylie (7) 38pts
3rd Gerd Riedler (7) 37pts
B Flight (16+)
1st Torben Lindgaard (30) 42pts
2nd Aidan Murray (20) 41pts
3rd Mogens Melander (25) 39pts
It had been yet another successful monthly tournament despite the reduced field and some great golf played on a fine golf course. We had a terrific buffet meal back at the Phantom Bar and thanks to Alex of Hotel Dania for that and also thanks to newly married Neil & Pat Smith who provided a roast pig on the evening. Also many thanks to Christian Boysen and Neil Smith of the Phantom Bar for sponsoring the event. We would also wish to thank Ali Baba Restaurant, Colin’s Golf Bar and Hotel Dania for helping us with sponsorship.
The last group ready to tee off at Bangpakong.
Next month’s tournament will be held at Green Valley on Wednesday, May 5th with a special Green Fee rate of 700 baht so get in early for that one.
Friday, April 8, Crystal Bay C & A – Stableford
Well, this was our last game for a couple of weeks as 19 of us from the Phantom Golf Society are heading off for a golf trip to Kanchanaburi so we can avoid the mayhem of Songkran in Pattaya. After a couple of late withdrawals we were left with a field of 16 combining with Colin’s Golf Bar and Crystal Bay was the venue.
It was necessary to switch the groups around due to a couple of late arrivals, being Mogens who had motorbike problems and Steve who actually missed the turning off Sukhumvit and ended up in Chonburi!
Our first group got away a tad before our scheduled 10.00am tee time and although quite dry in parts the course was OK but the weather was quite oppressive so the pace was fairly ordinary.
On a course that he doesn’t care much for (it’s purely a mental thing with him) it was Christian “Pyscho” Boysen who won the day with 37 points and with 2 golfers on 35 points the count back resulted in Tore Eliassen (19 point last nine) finishing second from Mogens Melander (13 point last nine) in third place. Another count back was required as there were 3 players with 33 points and that saw fourth spot being awarded to Barry Oats (18 point last nine) with Mick Coghlan (15 point last nine) & Satita Cheoychao (14 point last nine) just missing out.
1st Christian Boysen (10) 37pts
2nd Tore Eliassen (21) 35pts
3rd Mogens Melander (25) 35pts
4th Barry Oats (22) 33pts
Near Pins: B4 – Tore Eliassen, C4 – Peter Kelly
Long Putts: B9 – Ken Box, C9 – Tore Eliassen
Note: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to [email protected]