The 112th PSC Members Monthly Golf Tournament
Last week was a busy one for the PSC; following on from the Christmas Party on Wednesday, it was the final monthly golf tournament of the year at Emerald Golf Club on Friday, Dec. 16, with 110 taking part. This month the welcoming team comprised of Nigel Cannon, Bob Linborg and Pat Clark, who recently joined the Executive Committee, giving the Golf Chairman the opportunity to play this month.
With a 2-tee start – 14 groups on each – there was some confusion early on but resolved by give and take and PSC members accepting it was going to be a 5-hour round. The course management later apologized! The Emerald layout was in a reasonable condition for this time of year with a number of bare patches on some fairways.
Patrick Kelly (left) is congratulated by PSC Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham.
Coming in following their rounds on a hot and sunny day it was the aforementioned Joe and Pat checking the cards and calculating the final results. The journey back to Pattaya was longer than usual as there was a big firework display on the beach. However many made it to Lewiinski’s where again there was an outstanding buffet to suit all tastes.
Joe Mooneyham (left) receives his B Flight winning prize from PSC President Tony Oakes.
Once all had eaten and had a drink and a rest, it was time for the presentation and Nigel called order and introduced the Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham who expressed his appreciation to all players and his team of helpers, and gave the details of the PSC Club Championship scheduled for January.
Nigel then announced the winners and back in Pattaya for a few months is young Patrick Kelly, the current Club Champion, who came in with a Gross 68 to take the low gross prize.
Leading ‘A’ Flight was Jeff Wylie with a gross 76 net 70.
It was the Golf Chairman who had the top honour in ‘B’ Flight – despite arriving at the course at 0730 Joe Mooneyham had 35 points.
The winners pose for a group photo at Lewiinski’s
From the ‘Emerald Isle’ and playing at the Emerald and winning ‘C’ Flight was Jerry McCarthy with 37 points.
Best Stableford score of the day came in ‘D’ Flight with Merle Humphrey with 42 points.
It was a welcome back to the Kubicki’s with Carole taking the Ladies flight with 33 points.
The next PSC major competition is the Club Championship – over 2 days (Tuesday 10th and Friday 13th January) at Khao Kheow.
1st Patrick Kelly (+2) Gross 68
1st Jeff Wylie (6) Net 70
2nd Brad Sproxton (10) Net 70
3rd John Dean (9) Net 74
1st Joe Mooneyham (14) 35pts
2nd Chantel Patel (12) 33pts
3rd Colin Davis (15) 33pts
1st Jerry McCarthy (18) 37pts
2nd Adam Oyston (17) 34pts
3rd Eddie Beiby (16) 34pts
1st Merle Humphrey (20) 42pts
2nd Paul Smets (20) 38pts
3rd Jiri Skaba (29) 35pts
1st Carole Kubicki (23) 33pts
2nd Donporn Phaohom (24) 32pts
Near Pins: #5 Jeff Wylie, Reg McKey, Fergus O’Brian, Henry Wong, Carole Kubicki; # 7 Kevin McEntee, Colin Davis, Lou Szigligti, Bob Linborg; #13 Jan Anderson, Tony Robbins, Stefan Gorransson, Willem Lasonder, Vera Naughton; # 15 Francis Goyens, Peter Hynard, Brian Gabem, Barry Elphick
Long Drives: (A) Paul Smith, (B) Joe Mooneyham, (C) Gordon Melia, (D) Joel Flor, (Ladies) Noi Emmerson
A trio of ladies enjoy the after-golf party.
Another win in the 50/50 draw.