Impressive stuff from Nellis

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IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar

The Pattaya Golf Society visited Pleasant Valley on Monday, 10th October for a stableford competition and the stoic PGS golfers travelled through heavy rain to get there but amazingly the day stayed dry allowing the golfers to enjoy the event playing off the blue tees.  The course was well prepared but soft fairways gave very little run, making the course play long.

Len Jones, playing steady golf, managed to overcome three successive “wipes” in the middle of the back nine to finish with thirty points in third place whilst Gary Bolger took second easily with a solid 34 point return.  The winner on a course demanding accuracy was Don Nellis and a score of thirty-six points impressed everyone on the day.

Robbie Taylor, playing to establish a handicap, recorded the only birdie ‘2’ of the day but being “in it” allowed him to “win it”!

A maiden Booby Bevy went to Brian Kelly as he missed the turn off the highway and ended up touring the hinterland of Chonburi, arriving late at the course and foregoing the opening hole playing “catch-up”.

Don doubles up

With storms still lashing the region the Pattaya Golf Society visited Khao Kheow on Wednesday, 12th October to play a stableford competition on the C and B nines which were in a dreadful condition, heavily damaged by heavy rain, soggy and with many bare areas of dead grass.  The management has a gargantuan task ahead if the course is to be up to racing speed by the start of the high season.

Starting on an empty course the group made good progress from the white tees.  After nine holes the inevitable happened and the heaven’s opened holding the field at bay for fifty minutes.  The concluding nine holes were then completed on saturated fairways and in steady light drizzle.

Masanori Takano managed to collect 32 points for third place, one behind Wichai Tananusorn’s second place score.  It was left to Don Nellis to continue where he had left off two days previously and come in with 34 points for a fine successive win.

Masa recorded the sole birdie ‘2’ of the day on C3 and Mr Len accepted the Booby Bevy for throwing the towel in after thirteen soggy holes in search of a hot shower.  All in all a grim day at Khao Kheow.

Job done…time for a break!

The Pattaya Golf Society visited the Emerald course in Ban Chang on Friday, 14th October to play a stableford competition on a course in quite good condition though a little soft underfoot and with quick greens.  An unusual start saw the group play off the tenth first and excellent progress was made throughout with the groups all finishing their rounds in under four hours.

It was a day when the lesser lights dominated with Paul Bartlett making a rare appearance on the podium with 33 points giving him third place.  One point ahead was Glenn Martin, who played solidly throughout with an excellent short game, and the ubiquitous Don Nellis who topped the lists for the third successive time this week.  It was Don’s final appearance before taking a short break in Malaysia.

There were no birdie ‘2’s and the Booby Bevy was “taylormade” for Tony Thorne.  He had been advised by a friend to tighten the screw on the clubhead of his R9 driver before his round and the head duly sheared off.  He is now looking to do the same to his advisor!