Golf from the Outback Golf Bar
Monday, Oct. 3, Burapha – Stableford
Sugar Ray Handford is in the winner’s circle a lot nowadays and with 37 points today and a fabulous 22 points on the back nine he took fifth place. Peter Nixon is getting better and better but 39 points could only get him to fourth place due to a not so good back nine. Ivan Plunkett loves the A&B here courses except if you make him play from the blue tees, and since we were of the whites he notched 39 points to give him third spot on count back. Jim Brackett had the best back nine of the three 39-pointers and finished second.
Bob Lindborg, who has been struggling for a while and whose handicap has been creeping up, came good today with a fabulous 43 points to finish in first place. Well done Bob!
Only one 2 today and that was by Jim Brackett who scooped the pot.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, Khao Kheow – Stableford
The number of players signed up jumped overnight and we took 5 groups to Khao Kheow on Wednesday. Luckily it is still low season so no issues in adding two groups more than booked.
Feedback suggested that the course played really well, with the greens and fairways in beautiful condition. Thanks to Bob Newell, our new manager at the Outback, for getting the boys organised at the course today.
Frosty came in fifth place with a solid 37 points, beaten on count back by Thierry Petrement with a better back nine of 19 points. Bob Newell, who suffered from a stiff back due to slipping on a wet banana skin (or some excuse) played very well to finish with 38 points and took third. In second spot was Dave Atkinson who played exceptionally well albeit on his dodgy handicap to finish with 40 points. But the show of the day came from Carl Luke who had a magnificent 41 points to capture the honours.
There were three ‘2’s, coming from Francis Goons, Thierry Petrement, and Carl Luke.
Due to the popularity of Khao Keow, we will continue to play Khao Keow every first Wednesday of the month throughout the upcoming high season.
Friday, Oct. 7, Green Valley – Medal
We had a great turnout for the first round of our new monthly medal and thanks go to our sponsors, Steven Scholey from Gecko Properties, Gordon Hall from Euro PVC and Greg Hirst from Broadgate Securities.
The big novelty of this competition is that the winner is presented with a beautiful framed picture of him/her with playing partners on the first tee to make it a bit more memorable than just another trophy sitting on the shelf. Since this medal round was actually September’s tournament, our October medal will be played on 21st this month.
The course did not play easy, the tee boxes where giving the intended yardage and with the greens still not in perfect shape after coring and the fairways very wet and soggy, winning the day and gaining automatic entry to next year’s medal championship was a real task. In the end, Sugar Ray Handford once again brought out the goods on the back nine to win the tournament ahead of several other players also on net 71, namely Andrew Makara, Stefan Hoge and Paul Smith.
Paul Smith played a fabulous gross 73 with no one else coming even close to him to secure the low gross prize for the day. The near pin on hole 5 was won by Nev Jolley. Five ‘2’s recorded today, by Fran็is Goyons, Bob Lindborg, Sugar Ray Handford, Dave Stockman and Nev Jolley.