Joe & Nuan find the winning formula

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PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, May 13, Burapha – Pairs Better-Ball

From Jack’s birthday 2-man scramble last Monday, to Bob Lindborg’s birthday better ball pairs this week at Burapha.  An excellent turnout of 40 players (20 teams) for this popular format but the condition of the C & D nine’s greens was very disappointing, however it was a good day out and the complaints about them (the greens) were minimal.

There were some fantastic scores returned with more than half the teams scoring 40 points or more, with the winners for day, Joe Mooneyham playing with Nuan, a Burapha caddie, taking the top spot with 46pts.  Nuan, playing off a handicap of 14, was one of two Burapha caddies playing, the other one being Rak, who played with the Birthday Boy himself, Bob Lindborg.

Bob Lindborg presents the winning pairs trophy to Joe Mooneyham, with the runners up Mark Riggall (left) and Scotty Qua (right).Bob Lindborg presents the winning pairs trophy to Joe Mooneyham, with the runners up Mark Riggall (left) and Scotty Qua (right).

Scotty Qua and Mark Riggall came in second on 45pts, with Colin Jones and Ken Davidson beating John O’Keefe & Mark Kembrey on count back, both with 44.

After the presentation back at the Outback, Bob sponsored the food for all the participants as well as sponsoring four near pins, which were won by Greg Hill, Clem Nottle, John O’Keefe & Steve Milne.

There were six ‘2’s from Mark Riggall, Steve Milne, Ivan Plunkett, John O’Keefe and Clem Nottle had two.

1st Joe Mooneyham & Nuan 46pts

2nd Scotty Qua & Mark Riggall 45pts

3rd Colin Jones &Ken Davidson 44pts

4th John O’Keefe &Mark Kembrey 44pts

5th Tim Knight & John Player 43pts

6th Frank Nottle &Clem Nottle 43pts

Tuesday, May 14, Laem Chabang – Stableford

We have one more week here at Laem Chabang before normal service is resumed, with Khao Kheow returning to its Tuesday slot and Siam Plantation returning to its Wednesday slot.

Ken Davidson.Ken Davidson.

Today, there were 11 players, to play the C & B loops from the white tees. Nobody managed to beat their handicap and the best score of the day was 35pts, scored by Ken Davidson, who was having his last round with us before returning home, before coming back later in the year.

We also said goodbye to the boys from Cooroy Golf Club, Queensland, who have been with us for the last week or so, led by Russ Rylance.  Kissy Buchanan, took second place with 33pts beating the day’s organiser, Tim Knight on count back.

There were two ‘2’s from Ken Davidson and Russ Rylance, both on B8.

1st Ken Davidson (24) 35pts

2nd Keith Buchanan (15) 33pts

3rd Tim Knight (21) 33pts

Wednesday, May 15, Khao Kheow – Stableford

11 players up at Khao Kheow today to play the A & C loops, as the B loop remains closed for course improvements.

Suzi organised the day on behalf of the Outback but found herself demoted to third place as the two shot rule here at Khao Kheow kicked in; she lost two shots off her handicap as the red tees are rated considerably easier than the yellows (68.0 compared with 70.4).  Nevertheless, she did enough to secure third place on a favourite course, scoring 34pts off 17 and she got the only ‘2’.

Second place was occupied by John O’Keefe securing a good score round here of 36, with the win going to Barry Copestake with a fine 39pts.

1st Barry Copestake (15) 39pts

2nd John O’Keefe (16) 36pts

3rd Suzi Lawton (17) 34pts

Friday, May 17, Green Valley – Stableford

Less players than usual here at Green Valley this week with only 20 Outbackers playing in two divisions; most probably as a result of the absence of tour groups just at the moment and the monthly event at Pleasant Valley being hosted by the PSC.

Greg Hill, Sel Wegner and John Player.Greg Hill, Sel Wegner and John Player.

Jack Butler displayed a welcome return to form with the day’s top score of 41pts to win Div A from Greg Hill (38), Sel Wegner (36) & John Player (35) and Jimmy Little likewise, with his 37pts being enough to take Div B.  Jimmy came out of the traps firing on all cylinders to amass 22pts on the front nine before losing his way a ‘little’ on the back nine.

Tim Knight, who organised the day on behalf of the Outback, was second with 34, beating Rob Earle (33) and Suzi on 32.

There were no ‘2’s.

Div A (0-18)

1st Jack Butler (13) 41pts

2nd Greg Hill (18) 38pts

3rd Sel Wegner (12) 36pts

4th John Player (17) 35pts

Div B (19+)

1st Jimmy Little (20) 37pts

2nd Tim Knight (21) 34pts

3rd Rob Earle (23) 33pts

4th Suzi Lawton (19) 32pts

Saturday, May 19, St. Andrews – Stableford

A Saturday bonus this week as the 8 players were shifted across to St. Andrews.  Murray Hart made the most of the small field to comfortably take the win with 32pts, picking up 600 ‘Race2Bkk’ points along the way. Bob St. Aubin was second with 29, beating Lee Grace (welcome back mate) on count back.

Welcome also to Eric, whose full name we didn’t get and was having his first knock with the Outback.  Eric came along with Greg Hirst and good to see you out there playing at last Greg, as we know you’re working hard in the week.

There were no ‘2’s

1st Murray Hart (13) 32pts

2nd Bob St. Aubin (13) 29pts

3rd Lee Grace (13) 29pts

Note:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956.