Mashi cleans up at Khao Kheow

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PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s

Tuesday, Feb. 8, Khao Kheow – Stableford

The trip to Khao Kheow these days is just a bimble up the road for half an hour or so, and on this morning with a 10:30 a.m. start we were able to have a relaxing late departure from Bert’s in order to be on schedule.  Even then we were on the first tee in good time and were still able to get away a bit early.

The test for the day was to be the A & B Nines, and with a superb temperature the only worry was the strong wind that seems to blow all the time of late.  Once onto the course we soon settled down and although strong, the wind seemed to blow itself out then die away.  It was very changeable and thus difficult to play golf in.

Flight winners Mashi Kaneta and Carole Kubicki, center, with Brian Gabe and Jack Robertson. Flight winners Mashi Kaneta and Carole Kubicki, center, with Brian Gabe and Jack Robertson.

The course itself was in super condition with clean cut fairways, tough rough and all in all a real picture.  The only slight negative was that the greens were a little uncut, but with the speed still there we finally thought that if cut shorter they would be really tricky.  Still we soon got around.

It is always a pleasure to sit in the restaurant here as the view is tremendous, and the food is also very good, but soon all good things must come to an end and it was into transport and back to Bert’s.

Back at Bert’s the players tucked into Bert’s ‘Golfers Special’, which was burger and chips, then it was on with the presentation.

In the A Flight, 0 to 17, the winner was Mashi Kaneta with 37 points, and we then had a count-back on 36 points that saw Brian Gabe in second and Dick Warberg in third, with Frank Pilkington just losing out.

In the B Flight it was ‘Ladies Day’ with Carole Kubicki winning with 34 points on count-back over Karen Brown in second.  Jack Robertson was third with 30 points.

The day over we then had a few ‘cold uns’.  T.T.F.N.

Near Pins:  Derek Brook (2), Richard Kubicki, Mashi Kaneta

Long Putt:  Walter Bachli, Mashi Kaneta.