Macdonald makes it a double

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PSC golf from The Café Kronborg

Monday, Oct. 14, Treasure Hill – Stableford

A Flight (0-20)

1st Brian Macdonald (11) 36pts

2nd Elias Magnusson (20) 34pts

3rd Niels Hansen (15) 33pts

4th Jean Morel (18) 31pts

B Flight (21+)

1st Torbjorn Oen (26) 30pts

2nd Mike Winfield (22) 28pts

3rd Gordon Clegg (27) 28pts

4th Gordon Everingham (21) 27pts

Treasure Hill was the challenge on Monday and after leaving waterlogged Pattaya 50 minutes earlier, we found the course to be fairly dry and we teed off on time in hot but partly cloudy conditions.

(Left-right): Brian Macdonald, Dave Richardson and Walter Baechli.(Left-right): Brian Macdonald, Dave Richardson and Walter Baechli.

The course is still undergoing renovation work that looks like it won’t be finished for a couple more months but in saying that, the scores weren’t any worse than normal here.

It was a reasonably fast round of 3 hours and 40 minutes (3-balls) and back in the clubhouse welcomes went out to Kurt Sandgaard, Torbjorn Oen, Richard Palmer and Mick O’Connor.

We had two flights today with the cut at handicap 20 and Brian Macdonald won the A Flight with 36 points ahead of Elias Magnusson in second, Niels Hansen third and Jean Morel taking the final podium spot.

Torbjorn Oen topped The B Flight with 30 points, while Mike Winfield took second on a count back from Gordon Clegg in third and Gordon Everingham placed fourth.

Thursday, Oct. 17, Burapha A & B – Stabelford

A Flight (0-19)

1st Brian Macdonald (11) 34pts

2nd Mikito Homma (17) 33pts

3rd Guilan Liu (13) 23pts

B Flight (20+)

1st Walter Baechli (20) 39pts

2nd Gordon Clegg (27) 33pts

3rd Graham Buckingham (21) 30pts

After a swift check-in we set off from A1 25 minutes early in cloudy conditions with distant rolls of thunder to the east.  Eventually the clouds broke and we got a 30 minute heavy drenching almost 7 holes down the road.  The course on the day was in fine condition but wet and after the 7th it was waterlogged.

Back in the clubhouse welcomes went out to Brian Gabe and Doug Maiko and a goodbye to Gordon Clegg.

Two flights today Brian Macdonald won the premier flight again, this time with 34 points to finish ahead of Mikito Homma and Guilan Liu respectively.

The ever-colorful Walter Baechli headed the B Flight with an amazing 39 points while Gordon Clegg took second with 33 points and Graham Buckingham placed third on a count back over Elias Magnusson.

Note:  Just a reminder, we have Bjarne’s Birthday Scramble at Pluataluang G.C. on Thursday, November 7 and the entry fee is 300 baht.  Sign up from Oct. 24 onwards at the Café Kronborg on Soi Diana Inn.