Kenny’s killer comeback

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Monday, Jan. 26, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

1st Kenny Aihara (6) 40pts

T2nd Mark Wood (7) 37pts

T2nd Peter LeNoury (10) 37pts

T2nd Jack Grindvold (3) 37pts

T3rd Mick Beresford (17) 36pts

T3rd Silvio Bizzotto (10) 36pts

No need to repeat ourselves as to how good this course is: Rayong Green Valley is once again in superb condition and continues to impress all who play here.

Kenny “The Killer” Aihara.Kenny “The Killer” Aihara.

A big field of 36 golfers here today found us with a full plate and no room for error on the first tee.  You have to understand that all courses have to maximize play this time of year as an open slot on the board can mean a loss of 10,000 baht for just one tee time.  This is a business just like any other after all.  We try to fill all our slots but no-shows continue to cause problems.

We appreciate all they do to accommodate us here and usually it all works out just fine.  Today we saw the return of one of our regulars who has been absent from the podium place he usually has no problem in achieving.  More on that later.

Piacere and gratzie to Silvio Bizzotto who joined us for the first time today and shot his handicap to get to that 36 point level, along with local mate Micky Beresford in third place.  Just up the ladder we had a 3-way tie with TGC regulars Mark, Peter and Jack who were all on a very respectable 37 points for second.

The story of the day was Kenny Aihara, who has not seen his name in lights for quite some time.  He seemed to be in some sort of a depression as his game was just not up to his normal high standard and the tourists were claiming all the glory.  Today seemed to be the start of Kenny’s comeback as his victory over the field meant a 3 shot win to take the top spot for the day!

Wednesday, Jan. 28, Greenwood (white tees) – Monthly Medal

1st – Kenny Aihara (6) net 71

T2nd Steve Mulberry (10) net 73

T2nd Dave Mather (10) net 73

T2nd Steve Weller (7) net 73

T2nd John Fahey (18)  net 73

It was a tale of 2 Greenwoods today as the front 9 (A) had greens nice and quick and our back 9 had a slow go to get the ball to the hole.  Still, great value for money and a fun track that was found to be in generally great condition.  Weather in the region continues to be just perfect for golf.

Today was our Monthly Medal so hopes were running high for the coveted Antigua shirt and braggin’ rights to the Medal honour itself.  Loads of contenders to the throne were present, and a 4-way tie for second place just showed how tight this race was.  Mulberry, Mather and Weller were all right up there and a 73 could have won it on many other weeks… but not today.  Kenny Aihara was the winner for his first victory at this format.  Good job Kenny   your new shirt is getting the embroidery done and will be ready to go.

One more thing about Greenwood, they probably have the best showers in Chonburi as both the water pressure and temperature are amazing!

Friday, Jan. 30, Plutaluang E & S (white tees) – Stableford

1st Dave Parker (7) 39pts

2nd Ken Aihara (6) 36pts

3rd Bob Mulholland (10) 32pts

It’s no secret, this course has slow greens.  But that’s not the worst thing that could happen and for the price, Navy is good high season value for sure.  It has never had a reputation for great fairways as we all know, so get over it and enjoy the great layout with its beautiful setting.  This is a good course for a Friday outing and fighting the traffic back was minimal.

Bob Mulholland and Dave Parker.Bob Mulholland and Dave Parker.

Both just back in town, Bob Mulholland and Dave Parker wasted no time in getting back on the podium.  Well played to Dave for a win right out of the gates.  Look who took second!  There’s Kenny once again to complete the week with a 1-1-2 for a fantastic comeback to competitive golf.  The week certainly belonged to Mr. Aihara!

Note:  The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro.  Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya .com and for more information mail us: [email protected] and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya… all handicaps welcome.