Irish eyes smile at Green Valley


The Pattaya Golf Society (IPGC) at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar

The Pattaya Golf Society visited Green Valley on Monday 1st July to play a stableford event on the popular course which, again, was in fine order.

With low season definitely kicked in the field was small but the quality was there to make a good challenge and only two points separated the first three golfers with Robbie Taylor taking third place with 31 points, a disappointing back nine robbing him of the chance for a level par round, or better.  In second was Ken Grimes with 32 points but the winner was Irishman Chris Walsh with an excellent 33 points.

There were no birdie ‘2’s and the Booby Bevy went to Robbie Taylor for blowing his chances on the back nine, with the largest split figures of the day.  Amazingly it was also Robbie’s first ever BB and long overdue as well!  It had been a fine start to the new month with the PGS.

Member’s Day at Crystal Bay

On Friday, 5th July, the Pattaya Golf Society visited a well prepared Crystal Bay to play a stableford event on the A and C nines which were in excellent condition.  Fairways were lush and the greens had enough pace to please all golfers.

With an average score of 33 points amazingly no-one went “over the top” on the customer friendly course and Craig Thomas and Dave Plaiter shared second place with 34 points each, the latter running the show on his final round this trip, in the absence of Mr Len.  The winner was local member Takeshi Hakozaki and his 38 points were carefully constructed, his birdie three on the long uphill C5 being the highlight of his round.

Paul Edgar nailed the only birdie ‘2’ of the day, on C4 to mark his return after a few months back in UK.  Bryan Barrell took the Booby Bevy award for his 12-19 split.

Crystal Bay is the type of course which helps a golfer to get back in the swing of things and for the PGS this day it was a joy to play.