Little leads the way at Burapha

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PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, Feb. 10, Burapha – Stableford

Burapha still remains a little out of favour as 21 Outbackers played the A and B loops, this time from the white tees.  As usual the course was in top condition and the weather is starting to warm up.

Jimmy Little continued his current purple patch to record a great 41pts, the best score of the day to win Div B comfortably from Chris Smart (33) and Tim Knight (32).

Jimmy Little, after a good day at Burapha.Jimmy Little, after a good day at Burapha.

Geoff Stimpson, who clearly likes this course, was again the winner of the top division with 37pts, beating Peter Nixon on c/ b and John Cunningham was third with 31.

Jimmy Little had the only ‘2’ of the day (B8) to scoop the pool.

Div A (0-19)

1st Geoff Stimpson (8) 37pts

2nd Peter Nixon (13) 37pts

3rd John Cunningham (7) 36pts

Div B (20+)

1st Jimmy Little (20) 41pts

2nd Chris Smart (28) 33pts

3rd Tim Knight (23) 32pts

Wednesday, Feb 12, The Emerald – Stableford

Welcome back to the Irish group, Vinny and friends, which boosted the numbers here at the Emerald to 25.  The course was reported to be fairly good condition which produced some very solid scoring in the low to mid thirties but nothing outrageous, as it (the Emerald) remains relatively difficult to score on.

The best score of the day, 37pts, won the two divisions; Peter Ennis taking Div A and Andy Makara, Div B.  Peter Eriksen and Mick Leighton shared the other podium places in A, both on 36pts and John Stafford and Geoff Doody did likewise in B, also each with 36.

There were two ‘2’s from Stephen Mann (5th) and Peter Erikson (15th).

Div A (0-18)

1st Peter Ennis (13) 37pts

2nd Peter Erikson (6) 36pts

3rd Mick Leighton (16) 36pts

Div B (19+)

1st Andy Makara (28) 37pts

2nd John Stafford (19) 36pts

3rd Geoff Doody (25) 36pts

Friday, Feb. 14, Green Valley – Stableford

With one late scratching and one no show we had 34 Outbackers playing at the popular Green Valley course; a very good field, considering it was a National Holiday – The Buddhist Sangha Day, which is known here as Makha Bucha and is observed in Thailand on the Full Moon of the third lunar month, whereas in most other parts of Asia it is observed about a month later.

(From left): Tom Parker, Martin Kingswood and Kerry Beck.(From left): Tom Parker, Martin Kingswood and Kerry Beck.

With lots of run on the course and a cool day there was bound to be some good scoring as eight of the players played to handicap or better.  The day’s best score was 40pts from Martin (I’m back!!) Kingswood who, after a series of injuries in recent weeks, returned to win the top division from Pete Stonebridge (39), Kerry Beck (38) and the ever present, Bob Finley with 37.

Geoff Doody followed up his third place at Emerald on Wednesday to win Div B with 38pts from a two-way tie between Tom Parker and Andy Makara (who unusually walked the whole course) both with 37, which couldn’t be split on c/b with identical back nines right down to the last hole that looked like this:- back 9 (22pts), last 6 (16pts), last 3 (8pts) and last hole (2pts).

Fourth and fifth were playing partners, John Stafford and David Davies, both on 35pts.

There was only one ‘2’ from Dave Stockman on the 4th.

Div A (0-16)

1st Martin Kingswood (14) 40pts

2nd Pete Stonebridge (15) 39pts

3rd Kerry Beck (12) 38pts

4th Bob Finley (15) 37pts

5th Jim Brackett (9) 36pts

Div B (17+)

1st Geoff Doody (25) 38pts

2nd Tom Parker (19) 37pts

3rd Andy Makara (28) 37pts

4th John Stafford (19) 35pts

5th David Davies (24) 35pts

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