Manfred’s the medal man


PSC golf from Ferdinand Golf Society

Monday, July 6, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Manfred Hanke (30) net 69

2nd Ed Wyckoff (12) net 71

3rd Brian Tully (19) net 72

4th John Ianson (25) net 72

It was a fine day for Manfred Hanke as he etched his name on the Ferdinand wall of shame and collected the etched lead crystal whiskey goblet after shooting a monthly medal winning gross 99 (net 69).

Manfred Hanke (left) with Freddy Starbeck. Manfred Hanke (left) with Freddy Starbeck.

Manfred’s effort held off Ed ‘our man in the White House’ Wyckoff’s net 71 and relegated Ed to the silver spot on the podium.  A group of three players fought it out for the two remaining podium spots, all with even par rounds, and when the divots had settled it was Brian Tully who emerged with the bronze and John Ianson who filled fourth place.  Peter ‘fluent in Thai’ Hynard was left at sea level and potless.

Brian Tully (2), Tip Briney and Morton Esseth shared the 2’s pot.

Wednesday, July 8, Bangpra – Stableford

1st Freddy Starbeck (12) 35pts

2nd Peter Hynard (16) 34pts

3rd Colin Davis (20) 32pts

Bangpra was the host to the Ferdinand gang and it played long and tough on a hot and humid day.  This would prove to be a right battle with no player breaking par.

The man of the match was Freddy ‘the quite one’ Starbeck who top scored on the day with 35 points.  The golfing gods were looking down on Freddy as his tee shot to the seventeenth par three found the rough well before the green, but his second shot then hit the pin about half way up and dropped in like a stone for a birdie.

Peter Hynard took the silver a shot in arrears, and the gods were at work again with the Donkey as his third place 32 points was achieved using only fourteen of the eighteen holes.

Friday, July 10, Eastern Star – Stableford

1st Maurice Roberts (11) 33pts

2nd Barry Oats (23) 32pts

3rd Manfred Hanke (30) 31pts

A glance at the winning scores for is enough to tell about the relative difficulty of the three courses played this week and that thirty three points on Monday would have left you in about fourteenth place, yet it was enough for first place at Eastern Star.

The astonished winner was the PSC golf chairman Maurice Roberts, playing off a handicap of eleven.  It’s always nice to see gentlemen like Barry Oats and Manfred Hanke in the frame; Barry picked up the silver with 98 shots for thirty-two points, adding further evidence to the difficulty of Eastern Star on the day.  Finally in third place two shots behind the winner was Manfred Hanke who needed the aid of a count back verdict over the unlucky Yves Moultier.

Maurice split the ‘2’s pot with Greg while the longest putt went to Freddy Starbeck.

Note: The Ferdinand Golf Bar is situated on Soi Buakhao 150 meters from Pattaya Tai (South) road.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided