Mann & McBride on the mark at St. Andrews

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PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, April 25, Burapha B & D – Stableford

There was an ASEAN PGA Tour event coming up here on 5th May, so preparations were under way erecting the stands, scoreboards, TV towers etc.  About a dozen Outbackers were due to play in the Pro-Am on Weds 4th May and were hoping for one of the big name Pros to play with, either way and whoever they got drawn with, it promised to be a great day out.

We had the privilege of playing the B & D nines, but not from the tips; Capt’ Bob was lenient this week and nominated the tee of the day as white.  26 Outbackers tried their skills and Brain Maddox came in with the best score of the day, 39 points, to win Div B by two from Jerry Quin (37pts), who at long last has sorted out his tee shots.

Kevin Fitzgerald with playing partners Capt’ Bob and Harry Moseley (right) and caddies at Burapha on Monday, April 25.Kevin Fitzgerald with playing partners Capt’ Bob and Harry Moseley (right) and caddies at Burapha on Monday, April 25.

Paul Young returned to the Outback with a win in Div A, 37 points, just ahead of Sel Wegner and Chris Fletcher both on 36.

There were three ‘2’s from Jack Moseley, Bob Philp & Svenn Lund.

Div A (0-15)

1st Paul Young (12) 37pts

2nd Chris Fletcher (12) 36pts

3rd Sel Wegner (14) 36pts

4th Bob Philp (10) 35pts

Div B (16+)

1st Brian Maddox (21) 39pts

2nd Jeremy Quin (18) 37pts

3rd Greg Hill (26) 37pts

4th Steve Plant (16) 36pts

Tuesday, April 26, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

Twenty-three Outbackers on the starting blocks but not so many completed the circuit as heavy rain interrupted the day’s play, rendering many of the greens unplayable, particularly for the later groups.  It did (the rain) eventually clear away but too late for some.

Brian Maddox.Brian Maddox.

Otherwise the course was OK but quiet, even if the greens were getting a little furry, making them slow.

Dave Earthrowl clearly had no problem with them (the greens) as he notched up the day’s top score of 38 points to take Div A by three from Paul Smets and Svenn Lund, both with 35.  Mam Persson (Ms Seesa) made 33 points work for her to win Div B from Sid Ottaway on the same score and JinJo (Martin O’Neill), with 32.

There were two ‘2’s from Kev Fitzgerald and Svenn Lund.

Div A (0-20)

1st David Earthrowl (20) 38pts

2nd Paul Smets (17) 35pts

3rd Svenn Lund (14) 35pts

Div B (21+)

1st Phompinmon Seesa (30) 33pts

2nd Sid Ottaway (23) 33pts

3rd Martin O’ Neill (27) 32pts

Wednesday, April 27, Greenwood C & A – Stableford

Five groups from the Outback (20 Outbackers) and a similar number from the Golf Club, were just about the only players on this superb golf course.  We started on loop C and the Golf Club started on loop A, all being able to play at a comfortable pace without any hold-ups.  The weather once again deteriorated as the round progressed but other than a short delay for the passing lightning, everybody was able to complete their round.

Brian Maddox followed up his win on Monday at Burapha with another one here, taking Div B with only 34 points, from a new boy to the Outback, Greg Leblanc with 33, playing off an adjusted h’cap of 19.

Sel Wegner topped the premier division with his 37, to follow his third place at Burapha and may see his handicap coming back down to 13 very soon.  The handicapper is slowly catching up with Owen Walkley, now down to 10, but he still managed to get himself into second place, scoring 35.

We say goodbye to General Jack’s son, Harry, whose golf has come on leaps and bounds as he played in his first ever golf tournaments alongside his Dad; “he’s going to improve quickly”, said Jack, “no doubt next year when he returns, he will be giving me shots!”

There were three ‘2’s from Owen Walkley, Michael Morrison and Sugar Ray.

Div A (0-15)

1st Sel Wegner (14) 37pts

2nd Owen Walkley (10) 35pts

3rd Bernie Stafford (12) 33pts

Div B (16+)

1st Brian Maddox (21) 34pts

2nd Greg Leblanc (19) 33pts

3rd Jean Paul Michiels (18) 33pts

Friday, April 29, St. Andrews – Stableford

All three nines at Khao Kheow were closed today as they were hosting a big tournament, so we moved to St. Andrews for a change, with our 32 Outbackers.  The Golf Club were there as well, as were The Caddyshack all enjoying a very attractive rate for the course.

It was a slow round of about five hours but nevertheless many players were able to hold their concentration to run up some excellent scores, not least of all Joe Mooneyham whose 40 points was not enough to win his division, but considering he had two wipes it was a great effort to take second.

Lawrie McBride had the day’s top score of 42 to win Div B, ahead of Joe, and third place was a long way back with three players tied on 34 points.

Steve Mann headed the premier division with 40 points, two in front of Capt’ Bob with 38; whose 19 on the back nine was just enough to give him the edge over Mike Morrison’s 18.

Joe Tynan’s 36 points got the nod over Andrew Makara as he (Joe) scored 20 on the back and 16 on the front, whereas Andy’s was the exact reverse.  Third place went to Brian Maddox (35pts), which completes a very successful week for him with two firsts and a third.

There were five ‘2’s from Bob Philp, Steve Mann, Danny Medd, John Heaney & Joe Mooneyham.

Div A (0-12)

1st Steve Mann (9) 40pts

2nd Bob Philp (10) 38pts

3rd Michael Morrison (11) 38pts

Div B (13-17)

1st Lawrence McBride (15) 42pts

2nd Joe Mooneyham (14) 40pts

3rd Suzi Lawton (17) 34pts

Div C (18+)

1st Joe Tynan (29) 36pts

2nd Andrew Makara (27) 36pts

3rd Brian Maddox (21) 35pts