Maiko makes his mark at Treasure Hill

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PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s

Tuesday, Feb. 19 ,Mt. Shadow – Stableford

Well here we went, once more to Mountain Shadow and it seems to be getting a habit at the moment.  Probably the reason is that it is a course in good condition that fits in with the finances of many of the golfers.  This is also the sister course of Crystal Bay, so we also play there quite often at present.

So off we went, having realised that the start time was well before normal for us.  Dick got his car off early and was on the first tee in plenty of time, as were most of the golfers.  Mind, we did have one driver who decided to go sight-seeing.

Doug Maiko.Doug Maiko.

Once underway, we realised the course was quite full – seems like the management here have got the balance correct on cost against the other courses.  The fairways are not too bad but can be seen to be heavily used, as can the greens which still run true and are a real test.  I seem to remember that the greens were once almost unplayable.

We got around in a reasonable time, seeing as how the course was full, however it was a nice bimble.  So through the showers; and I have to say I did find a warm one that worked.  The restaurant was also as full as I can remember it.

Back at Bert’s it was soon time for the results.  The winner was Mike Gaussa with 39 points, then way back in the dust we had a count back on 34 points that saw Keith Phillips in second, Alan Sullivan in third, Tony Scamber in fourth and Don Carmody in fifth.

Near Pins:  Don Carmody, Mike Gaussa (2), Barry Oats

Friday, Feb. 22, Treasure Hill – Stableford

We go here more often these days despite the fact it is quite a drive.  On this day we had many golfers, and Bert’s was quite full.  Still it was soon into cars and away we went.

The day was very nice, warmish and with a bit of a breeze, so after a quick book in we were soon on the first tee.  The course was in good condition, and we went around at a good pace.  The front nine is the toughest, I think, and the scores at half way were not brilliant, but into the back nine the golfers got going and the scores were much better.

We were soon around and the showers here are always hot, so a quick stop at the restaurant soon saw us on the way back.  The drive back is always an experience on a Friday, especially on this day as we decided to come back the ‘Bouncy, Bouncy’, way.  The road from the 331 to the Route 7 is relatively new, but so much traffic from Laem Chabang Port goes up it, and thus down, that the road is sinking.  Major efforts are being made to save the road, but if you are prone to car sickness it will catch you out.

Soon back at Bert’s it was soon time for the results.  In the A Flight, 0 to 14, the winner was Doug Maiko with 36 points ahead of Brian Parish in second with 35 points and Bob Watson in third with 34 points.

Now to the most important flight as Mark West won with 33 points ahead of Daryl Evans in second with 32 points.  We then had a count back on 31 points that saw Derek Brook in third on count back over Mashi Kaneta and Don Carmody.  It seems apparent that the ‘Good’ golfers are slowly sinking into oblivion –due to terrible golf!  T.T.F.N.

Near Pins:  Joel Flor, Mashi Kaneta, Doug Maiko

Long Putts:  Doug Maiko, Mashi Kaneta