Jimmy Little’s big win

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PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, Nov. 19, Burapha – Stableford

Not that many Outbackers or any other players at Burapha today, as only the C & D nines were open. The 20 who did play here would have had every reason to have been disappointed with the condition of the course, particularly the C loop, where the greens were only ordinary.

The weather was mostly OK apart from a heavy shower lasting about 10 minutes, which caused a minor disruption to a couple of groups about halfway through the round.

Jimmy Little found himself in elevated company; a group which included two of the three single figure handicappers in the field, namely Steve & Paul and they must have spurred him on to return one of his best rounds in a long time as Jimmy posted the day’s best score (42pts) to comfortably win Div B by a massive 8pts. Second was Pete Stonebridge (34) and third was Steve Milne on 33.

Jimmy Little. Jimmy Little.

Div A, whilst not attaining high scoring, was more consistent with every player bar one scoring 30pts or more and the surprised winner, Bob St. Aubin, thought he had blown it when previous thoughts of the last three holes on the D loop, confounded him again as he wiped both the 16th & 17th before recovering with a par on the long 18th. So Bob made the win with 36pts from Capt’ Steve on 35 and John Cunningham with 34.

There were six ‘2’s: two on the 5th (C5) from Paul Bourke & Stephen Mann, three on the 11th (D2) from Keith Allen, Kev Reid & Bob St. Aubin and one on the 17th (D8) from Jon Kittilsen.

Div A (0-14)

1st Bob St. Aubin (14) 36pts

2nd Stephen Mann (8) 35pts

3rd John Cunningham (7) 34pts

Div B (15+)

1st Jimmy Little (19) 42pts

2nd Pete Stonebridge (15) 34pts

3rd Steve Milne (15) 33pts

Tuesday, Nov. 20, Khao Kheow – Stableford

With PCC dropped from our regular calendar for the time being, Khao Kheow has taken over the regular Tuesday slot but the course still remains relatively unpopular with only 8 Outbackers trying their luck.  Today we started on B and then onto C so everyone had time to warm up before the dreaded first hole on C.  I had the pleasure of playing with the Captain today and we were both pulling up weeds on the fairways, very therapeutic while you are waiting for your second shot but neither of us played well. The course is still undergoing work in many areas but the greens were as good as any at the moment, with the Capt’ reckoning as good if not better than Siam Plantation’s and very quick as well..

Welcome to Donovan from Australia playing with us for the first time today and well done to Bob Lindborg for his win today, even if it was only 32pts; Jimmy Little, cut 2 shots for his big win yesterday at Burapha, found himself in second with just 30 and he also had the only ‘2’ on B8.

1st Bob Lindborg (18) 32pts

2nd Jimmy Little (17) 30pts

3rd Bob Finley (16) 29pts

Wednesday, Nov. 21, Greenwood – Stableford

The excellent high season rate prompted 11 Outbackers up the 331 today to play the B & A nines at Greenwood; the course was in good condition on both loops but sadly the greens on A had been sanded which let the course down slightly.

Friday winners (from left): Martin Kingswood, Sugar Ray and Andy Butterworth. Friday winners (from left): Martin Kingswood, Sugar Ray and Andy Butterworth.

The scoring was not brilliant with Paul Greenaway’s 34pts being enough to secure the win followed home by Eddy Beilby with 33 who beat playing partner, Peter LeNoury on count back.

There were no ‘2’s.

1st Paul Greenaway (7) 34pts

2nd Eddy Beilby (18) 33pts

3rd Peter LeNoury (11) 33pts

Wednesday, Nov. 21, Siam Plantation – Stableford

10 Outbackers came to play the B & C nines at Siam Plantation, which was slightly disappointing bearing in mind the deal that the Outback have on offer.  The course was busier than usual and a little damp in places, which was hardly surprising given the regular storms we have been getting.

Dave Coller, who admitted that this was his kind of course, showed his liking for the venue with a very fine 38pts, matched by two members here, Steve Poznanski & Tom Fitzpatrick, but Dave took the honours on count back.  In fourth was another Plantation member, Rosco on 36.

There were no ‘2’s.

1st David Coller (24) 38pts

2nd Steve Poznanski (14) 38pts

3rd Tom Fitzpatrick (14) 38pts

4th Rosco Langoulant (14) 36pts

Friday, Nov. 23, Green Valley – Stableford

35 players to Green Valley and the starter let us go early so a perfect start for the day.  The day was great for golf, a little overcast with a light breeze and the sun stuck its nose through the clouds a few times just to warm up the day and just to cool us down we had a little sprinkle about halfway round for one hole.

The course was again presented very well, with well manicured fairways, tees and rough, bunkers were all raked and washouts fixed and the greens were flat and true if just a little different pace between the back and front nines.  Hopefully the course will maintain its great condition as next week is the Monthly Medal round.  The scores reflected the quality of the course and a number of players shot better than handicap.

Welcome back to Jeff Acheson & Maurice Copan and also to Paul Sibley, Mick Benton & Ian Humphrey.

Three Divisions plus the ‘2’s and leading the way with the best score of the day was Martin Kingswood with 43 points off his 14 handicap which won division 2 from Bob Finley on 37 points, who beat Joe Mooneyham on a count back for second.

Division 3 saw a return to form for Sugar Ray Handford as the winner with 36 points off his 18 handicap from Sean Murphy with 35 points, with Terry Phur completing the placings with 32.

Division 1 was won by Andy Butterworth with 38 points; Andy had 38 off the stick on the front nine for 25 points and then dragged the anchor on the back, scoring only 13 points.  Dennis Pelly took second place with 37 points and the consistent Paul Greenaway finished third with 35.

There were three ‘2’s to Andy Butterworth and Ed Horrocks on hole 9 and Ian Humphrey on hole 16.

Div A (0-13)

1st Andy Butterworth (13) 38pts

2nd Dennis Pelly (10) 37pts

3rd Paul Greenaway (7) 35pts

Div B (14-16)

1st Martin Kingswood (14) 43pts

2nd Bob Finley (16) 37pts

3rd Joe Mooneyham (15) 37pts

Div C (17+)

1st Sugar Ray Handford (18) 36pts

2nd Sean Murphy (28) 35pts

3rd Terry Phur (20) 32pts

Note:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 087 941 2474.