Makha Bucha … and all that


IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar

Wednesday, 7th March was Macha Bucha Day and for us it was a trip to Century Chonburi where we encountered horribly slow greens, horribly slow Thai six-balls, six hours rounds and no beer!  Happy holiday!

The winner today was Masanori Takano on 36 points ahead of Robbie Taylor (35 points) and Peter Ditz, Ken Grimes, Bryan Barrell (all with 32 points).

PJ Mitchell collected the ‘2’s pot with a birdie on the 17th

Quality restored

The Pattaya Golf Society visited Green Valley on Friday, 9th March, to play a stableford event on the course for the first time in many months.  The absence had been caused by some strict and quirky conditions laid down by the management during the low season but now was the chance to return.

The course was in excellent condition, probably one of the best courses played this year so far, with well grassed fairways and clean and well paced greens.  The field was divided into two flights at thirteen and under and play got underway before time.

In the second flight Richard Dobson, Pat Murphy and Kevin McBride all shared third place with 33 points, just one behind Ken Page on 34 points.  The flight winner was Mr Len with 38 points.

In the top flight Joe Niisato was a comfortable third with 36 points and Dave Moriarty took runner-up place with 37 points.  The best score of the day was recorded by Richard “Banjo” Bannister, his gross 79 giving him 41 stableford points for an emphatic win after a long time in the doldrums this trip.

The ‘2’s pot was shared by Stuart Thompson,Banjo, Masa Takano, Rick Schramm and Ken Page.

Wichai Tananusorn took a very rare Booby Bevy award as he recorded the largest split of seven points between the two nines.  It had been a joy to return to Green Valley and it is to be hoped that wise heads will prevail when it comes to the low season in a month or two’s time.