Meek performs Lazaruz-like comeback at Green Valley


PSC golf from the Fairway Golf Society

Monday, May 9, Green Valley – Stableford

The human body never ceases to amaze.  Today one of our golfers Ken Meek turned up late and bleary eyed stating that he had only just got out of bed after having only two hours sleep.  Full of apologies he proceeded to the first tee where he promptly drove his ball onto the third fairway and took another four shots to get back onto the first.  Needless to say that he scratched the hole, but then went on to amass a grand total of 40 points on the next seventeen.  What a recovery!

(Steady Eddie) Tony Duthie took second place with a round of 36 points whilst the competition for third was fierce with a three-way count-back seeing Richard Hurley and Ning Neal losing out to Ning’s husband Brian.

Near pins went to Ning Neal, Richard Hurley, Ken Meek and Tony Duthie.

1st Ken Meek (24) 40pts

2nd Tony Duthie (19) 36pts

3rd Brian Neal (15) 34pts

Wednesday, May 11, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

We had not played this course for a very long time and were pleasantly surprised to find it in such good condition.  The only problem we had was trying to find our ball if we missed the fairway as it really nestled down in the light rough.  We found it very reasonably priced and the hospitality was most courteous.  There is also a vast improvement in the changing room facilities.

Ken Meek had the best score of the week with 40 points at Green Valley. Ken Meek had the best score of the week with 40 points at Green Valley.

Only one player broke par today (that man again) Richard Hurley with 38 points to win the competition while the near pins went to Ray Allison and Mike Waltschek.

1st Richard Hurley (11) 38pts

2nd Ray Trembath (9) 36pts

3rd Mike Waltschek (8) 35pts

Friday, May 13, Crystal Bay – Stableford

Although it was Friday 13th, it did not seem to affect Scott Dobbin who took the honours with an excellent round of 37 points, closely followed by Richard Hurley.  But today’s results were overshadowed by a side bet which was struck earlier in the week by (Steady Eddie) Tony Duthie & Kaffir Dave over maybe one too many beers.

The bet was to be who would have the best score between them on Friday and Kaffir’s luck seemed to have completely deserted him as he just lipped out with at least six putts from close distance.  The bet should have been who could play the worst as Tony came in with a miserly 24 points only to find that Kaffir was even worse with a meager 22.  Back at the club house it was drinks all round by a very embarrassed Tony on the strength of such a hollow victory.

Near pins went to Tony Duthie and John Coetzee.

1st Scott Dobbin (0) 37pts

2nd Richard Hurley (11) 35pts

3rd Ken Meek (24) 31pts

Note:  The Fairways Driving Range is situated at the top of Pattaya Klang on Sukhumvit Road and has golf outings every Sun/Mon/Wed & Fri.  Anyone wishing to play with our society can call in to the club house and put their names down on the lists provided or call Scott on 084 389 2379. Transport provided if required.