Knight jump starts the week with an ‘Ace’

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PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, July 15, Burapha C & D – Stableford

We should start with the big story of the day, which is Tim Knight’s “Hole in One” on D2, where he slam-dunked his nine-iron for a massive 5 points, hoisting himself to first place in the process with 39pts and scooping all the ‘2’s money to the disappointment of the five players who all had ‘2’s.  He (Tim) made up for it though, as he rang the bell to celebrate his Ace.

36 Outbackers played the C and D loops in perfect weather on a course with some brutal rough but otherwise in great condition but for a change the scores in all of the divisions were much the same.

Tim Knight celebrates his Hole-in-One with the Outback Staff.Tim Knight celebrates his Hole-in-One with the Outback Staff.

Kiwi Geoff Christie, despite being cut from 6 to 5 as he has been playing so well since his arrival, won Div A by two with 40pts from Jim Brackett with 38.  Peter Nixon (35pts) took third beating Alex Graham, having his first round here for some time, on count back (and welcome back Alex and Peter).

Quite what Steve Poznanski is doing in Div B we shall never know but he made the most of dropping down a division, winning with 38pts from newcomer to the Outback, Paul Cain in second on 36.  The other two podium places in this division went to no strangers to such heights, John O’ Keefe (35) and Steve Mann (32).

As written at the beginning of this story, Div C was won by Tim Knight followed home by Bob Linborg (36), Barry McIntosh (34) and Jim Payne (32).

Div A (0-12)

1st Geoff Christie (5) 40pts

2nd Jim Brackett (8) 38pts

3rd Peter Nixon (12) 35pts

4th Alex Graham (9) 35pts

Div B (13-18)

1st Steve Poznanski (14) 38pts

2nd Paul Cain (15) 36pts

3rd John O’Keefe (14) 35pts

4th Stephen Mann (13) 32pts

Div C (19+)

1st Tim Knight (23) 39pts

2nd Bob Lindborg (20) 36pts

3rd Barry McIntosh (20) 34pts

4th Jim Payne (27) 32pts

Tuesday, July 16, Phoenix Mountain & Lakes – Stableford

Taking some time off at last from all the renovations going on at the Outback, General Jack donned his golfing gear and headed off to Phoenix for a spot of R & R.  Eleven other players made up the field on what turned out to be a very damp start with some persistent rain for the first three holes, which cleared away for most of the round only for light rain to return towards the end.

The course was in great nick and the greens excellent but it must be said that it was somewhat surprising that they allowed carts on the course but good news to learn that you can still share carts there, whatever the weather.

John Lawton played 15 holes of very steady bogey golf, which included a couple of very good putts, picked up two doubles and one par for his 38pt total to win the day, beating the in-form Geoff Christie by three.  Nev was beaten on count back by Geoff on the same 35pts, and there was one ‘2’, also from Geoff on the 16th.

1st John Lawton (21) 38pts

2nd Geoff Christie (5) 35pts

3rd Nev Steward (22) 35pts

Wednesday, July 15, Siam Plantation – Stableford

The turn of the A & C nines at Siam Plantation today with 15 players in attendance.

The scoring was once again exceptionally good with New York Steve leading the way with 40pts off the very generous handicap (for him) of 14.  Kiwi, Geoff Christie has enjoyed his fortnight or so’s golfing holiday playing to a very high standard and today he continued the run with 39pts (gross 74) to find himself in second only to have to dash off to his hotel to pack as he flew back that night.  Andre Coetzee is no stranger to this course and was here on one of his flying visits and apparently struck the ball very well for his 37pts beating Ji Smith on count back.

Steve Mann got the only ‘2’.

1st Steve Poznanski (14) 40pts

2nd Geoff Christie (5) 39pts

3rd Andre Coetzee (7) 37pts

4th Jim Smith (12) 37pts

Wednesday, July 17, Eastern Star – Stableford

A disappointing turnout for golf of only 9 players on the last day of the three NRL State of Origin games between Queensland and New South Wales, with this one being the decider – not that it detracted any excitement from the match which was shown live at the Outback later in the day, particularly for Sugar!

The course was reported to be quite wet but otherwise OK with Paul Greenaway taking most of the honours, winning with 35pts and getting the only ‘2’ (on the 3rd).

1st Paul Greenaway (8) 35pts

2nd Dennis Pelly (12) 34pts

3rd John O’Keefe (14) 34pts

Friday, July 19, St. Andrews – Stableford

With most of our regulars playing in the PSC tournament at Green Valley, we were left with three groups at St Andrews, made up of mostly visitors.  Welcome back to Mike Quill and Neil Herd and welcome also to a couple of Americans playing with the Outback for the first time, Ricky Visconte and Will Darling.

Quilly won the day with 40pts from Kev Watson (37), who turned up at the bar at the very last minute on Friday, looking for a game.

There were two ‘2’s from Mike Quill (5th) and Mark Kembrey (17th).

1st Mike Quill (21) 40pts

2nd Kev Watson (10) 37pts

3rd Ricky Visconte (9) 37pts

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