Maiko signs off with a win


PSC golf from Cafe Kronborg

Monday, Oct. 1, Bangpra – Stableford

It was off to Bangpra for our last visit until next March, 43 minutes en-route and we were off the first tee 13 minutes early under cloudy and steamy conditions which prevailed all day, with just a brief shower and a group of monkeys showing up.

The course was the wettest we have seen it in a number of years, not giving an inch of roll, but the greens were still very speedy.  Despite the conditions the course was heavily booked in front of us which resulted in a 5-hour round for the players.

Welcomes went out today to Le Dung Nguyen from Hanoi and working in Hungary, Mick O’Connor, back from a cooking tour of the UK, Jan Lovgreen and Niels Hansen from Denmark, while goodbyes were said to Doug Maiko and Sunny Khanna.

Doug made bookends by winning his first and last of this trip with 32 points here today.  Sunny Khanna came second on a count back from Niels Hansen in third, both on 30 points, Mashi Kaneta was fourth on 29 and Oddur Olafsson took fifth on count back from Ted Morris, Dave Richardson and Elias Magnusson, all on 27 points.

1st Doug Maiko (16) 32pts

2nd Sunny Khanna (13) 30pts

3rd Niels Hansen (14) 30pts

4th Mashi Kaneta (13) 29pts

5th Oddur Olafsson (12) 27pts

Thursday, October 4, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

It was off for a pleasant day at Pleasant Valley, just 43 minutes travel time and we were off the first tee 40 minutes early under very sunny and steamy conditions.  The course on the day was very wet, like playing on a damp sponge; the front third of the 14th green has been re-sodded but not marked as GUR but other than that the rest of the course was in fine condition.

We had a sloshing round of 4 hours and 5 minutes and back in the clubhouse we welcomed back Mikito Homma from the UK.

The ever steady Mashi Kaneta was the winner today with 40 points, Mike Winfield was second on 38 and Dave Richardson took third with 34 points.

1st Masi Kaneta (13) 40points

2nd Mike Winfield (20) 38pts

3rd Dave Richardson (25) 34pts

Note:  We have Bjarne’s birthday scramble coming up on Monday 5 November at Plutaluang with food and prizes back at the Cafe Kronborg.  The sign-up list goes up on Monday 22 October.  If you are looking for a game of golf while in Pattaya, call Dave at 083 602 2117 or email david2309@