PSC Golf from Colin’s Bar
Sunday, May 8, Silky Oak – Stableford
1st Mogens Melander (23) 42pts
2nd Stephan Friis (25) 40pts
3rd Paul West (18) 39pts
2’s: Mogens Melander, Paul West
We had three groups today with Phil Davies, Christen Boysen & Allan Bergisen leading us out. There was just a single player in front of us so a quick round was on the cards.
Christen took the honors on the front with 18 points but then went to sleep on the back to leave Phil with a grin (not a smile) on his face with 34 points.
The next 3-ball was the battle of Copenhagen, with Mogens taking on Stephan Friis while Paul West posed as the mermaid. This was a high scoring match with Paul (24pts), Stephan (23) and Mogens (22) all ripping it up on the front nine. Mogens continued his fine form on the inward half but eased up on the closing holes to preserve his handicap and finished in first place with 42 points. Stephan had the chance to be crowned King of the Vikings but had a blob on the 18th for 40 points.
The final 4-ball of Fred Birch, Darren Boyle, Nigel Harrison & the Donkey were a bit of a let-down, with the Donkey trying out a new set of irons.
Monday, May 9, Greenwood – Stableford
1st Brian Gabe (17) 34pts
2nd Morris Roberts (12) 32pts
3rd Ian Pickles (14) 32pts
1st John Coley (23) 42pts
2nd Pierre Zbinden (22) 37pts
3rd Tip Briney (24) 37pts
Near Pins: Brian Gabe, Gerd Riedler Pierre Zbinden & Larry
Long Putts: Peter Hynard & Brian Holm
With seven groups today we managed to get them all away on time, with 3 setting off on the A course and 4 on the B nine. With no one in front of us the first group flew around in 3 ½ hours.
A flight was won by Brian Gabe with 34 points, with the chairman Morris Roberts taking second on 32, just beating Ian (San Miguel) Pickles on count back.
B flight had 4 golfers beating their handicaps today. Torben Lindgaard, Tip Briney and Pierre Zbinden were all locked together on 37 points, with Torben being the unlucky one to lose out on a podium spot, while John Coley came in as a clear winner with 42 points.
Friday, May 13, Pattavia – Stableford
1st Dave Charlton (16) 42pts
2nd Mitch Matthee (11) 40pts
3rd Gary Hookey (19) 38pts
1st Torben Lindgaard (28) 36pts
2ndTip Briney (24) 35pts
3rd Nigel Harrison (29) 35 pts
Today was probably a bad day, being Friday the 13th, to try out a new route to the outer reaches of the 331 by passing all the traffic lights at Bowin (Amarta City). With trepidation that we set out in 2 vans in convoy and to everyone’s amazement the journey went like clockwork.
Talking of miracles, some of the scoring in A Flight was just that on perhaps the trickiest greens in the Pattaya area. The master was Dave Charlton with a brilliant 42 points, closely followed by Mitch Matthee with 40 and claiming third place was Garry Hookey with 38. Peter Blackburn and the Donkey were left out in the cold with 36 points apiece.
B Flight was a little more modest in terms of scores with Torben Lindgaard coming out on top with 36 points. Tip Briney claimed second spot on the podium with 35 points, just edging Nigel Harrison on count back.
The near pins were claimed by Larry Gibb, Nigel Harrison & Peter Blackburn and the long putts by Gary Hookey and Ray Fowlis.