The lady takes the medal

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J.P Thomas (center) with Fred Alan & Steve.
J.P Thomas (center) with Fred Alan & Steve.

The Golf Club weekly review

Monday, July 31, Silky Oak (white tees) – Monthly Medal

1st J.P. Thomas (36) net 63

2nd Jimmy Dundon (19) net 66

T3rd Alan McKendry (12) net 73

T3rd Fred Birch (14) net 73

It was another Monday of uncertainty but we happily ended up at Silky Oaks for our medal comp for July.

Alan McKendry and Fred Birch had to share a podium space but both were at the 73 net score mark.  Second place was 7 shots better, and won by Jim Dundon firing a fine 66 out there.  We can’t leave out the near pin and Steve Wentford took that prize here today.

It was ladies day here and we had our very first lady winner for our Monthly Medal with Jareeporn Thomas shooting her best ever, a net 63.  J.P. as she is known, just started playing in the last year and is improving her game by the month.

Tuesday, August 1, Mt. Shadow (white tees) – Stableford

1st Jimmy Dundon (19) 41pts

2nd Koichi Takamoto (27) 29pts

3rd Chris Bailey (14) 28pts

Mountain Shadow is always a favourite, except for this time as we only had 1 group out today.  We didn’t even bother with a comp and just had a friendly, relaxed knock about for a change.  The course was in excellent condition, just as we had heard it would be.

Thursday, August 3, Silky Oak (white tees) – Stableford

T1st J.P. Thomas (37) 40pts

T1st Jimmy Dundon (19) 40pts

3rd Steve Coughlan (36) 38pts

A massive four groups were out there today, wreaking havoc on those already overworked greenskeepers.

Although he doesn’t remember it, Andy Leach got the Caddy Smile near pin and his playing partners verified he walked off with only a par.  Stevie Coughlan did well and turned in a 38 for third.

It turned out a rematch from Monday as J.P. and Jimmy went shot for shot to end up tied at the magic 40 point mark. Well played (again) you two.

Friday, August 4, Khao Kheow B & C (white tees) – Stableford

1st Bob Catlow (18) 40pts

2nd Renay Kippen (11) 35pts

3rd David Ferris (16) 34pts

One of the most popular and beautiful courses in Pattaya is Khao Kheow and it was the destination for a perfect round of quality golf.

Dave Ferris made his usual podium appearance but this time only in third place.  Visitor Renay Klippen did him one point better and took second with 35.

After 7 weeks of playing with The Golf Club, our Aussie mate Bob Catlow finally came good with a win and he did it in style with a big round of 40 points!  Bob will be back home by the time you read this but is planning to be back by early November for another session in Pattaya, the home of golf in Thailand!