Joachim makes winning return

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PSC golf from The Fairways Golf Society

Monday, May 16, Green Valley – Stableford

On one of the hottest days of the year so far we arrived here to find the course in its usual excellent condition, although the greens were a bit tricky with some being exceedingly fast and others deceivingly slow.

The competition was fierce with only one person breaking par, and it appeared that almost anyone in the field could have won it on the final hole.  Richard Hurley birdied the last from a fairway bunker while his playing partner John Coetzee sent his drive out of bounds to wreck his chances of victory.  Harvey Samuelsalso knocked himself out of contention with a triple bogey and Tony Duthie missed a four-foot putt for par to ruin his chances of winning on a count-back.

Monday’s top three: Richard Hurley, Tony Duthie and John Coetzee. Monday’s top three: Richard Hurley, Tony Duthie and John Coetzee.

Near pin winners were John Coetzee and Ken Meek.

1st Richard Hurley (10) 37pts

2nd Tony Duthie (19) 36pts

3rd John Coetzee (19) 35pts

Wednesday, May 18, Pattana – Stableford

There was more than a little doubt as to whether we would be able to play today as it had been raining for three hours before we set off and continued to do so for the entire journey here.  Anyway the course was declared playable so we teed off in a slight drizzle which dried up after just two holes and we finished the round without interruption.

Billy (talkative) Vickers returned to form to take the honours today with an excellent round of 39 points, and that man Richard Hurley played under par yet again off his new 10 handicap.

Near pins went to Ken Meek and Richard Hurley.

1st Billy Vickers (13) 39pts

2nd Richard Hurley (10) 37pts

3rd Johannes Murkin (16) 34pts

Friday, May 20,Greenwood – Stableford

After leaving Thailand on a winning note last month for a short break in his homeland, Joachim Destreicher returned to carry on where he left off with a great round of 38 points to take pole position today.  He also had a near pin as did his buddy Gary Saunders.

1st Joachim Destreicher (21) 38pts

2nd Gary Saunders (13) 35pts

3rd Tony Duthie (19) 32pts

Note:  The Fairways Driving range is situated at the top of Pattaya Klang on Sukhumvit Road and has golf outings every Sun/Mon/Wed & Fri.  Anyone wishing to play with us can call into the club house and put their names down on the lists provided or call Scott on 084 389 2379.  Transport provided if required.