Monthly Medal for Michael


PSC golf from The Golf Club

Monday, June 24, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

1st Jack Grindvold (1) 39pts

2nd Bobby Driggs (12) 38pts

3rd Don Bland (4) 37pts

Wow!  That’s all I can say about a guy that shoots a 70 off the stick here.  We can’t call him wacko anymore, but Jacko is playing off a handicap of 1 now so if I am doing the math right, that’s 2 under par.

Golf Captain Phil Smedley with Monthly Medal winner Michael Hastie and the ‘Honolulu Kid’, Terry Wagner.Golf Captain Phil Smedley with Monthly Medal winner Michael Hastie and the ‘Honolulu Kid’, Terry Wagner.

Jeez that’s great golf mate!  Mr. Grindvold now keeps busy with his import business that supplies the Swedish ex-pats with their favourite foods and bevvies.  Well played Jack, you certainly deserved this win.

Bobby Driggs, fresh off the boat from Okinawa, also had a great round with a 38 and Don Bland looks to be ready for the Cambodian Amateur title to defend once again with a 37-pointer on the card.  Don will be leading our delegation for the annual early August migration to Siem Reap, so if you fancy the ultimate road trip then give us a call to join in.

Wednesday, June 26, Siam Old Course (white tees) – Stableford

T1st Jimmy Brackett (8) 41pts

T1st Phil Smedley (12) 41pts

3rd Tim Lazecki (21) 40pts

Bobby Driggs back at The Club.Bobby Driggs back at The Club.

OK, so Siam Old Course is not the cheapest venue in town, but one thing is for sure…it is the best.  The course is being fertilized, but it’s really not an issue with the quality of this layout.

The gathered masses consisted of both members and non-members and it was interesting to note that the first 2 places were occupied by non-members.  So much for local knowledge!

We were treated to the Sports Day rate of 2,550 to play this challenging Schmidt-Curley layout and it was well worth the money for such a quality golf course.  Once in a while you have to live a little.

Our Arizona buddy Jim Brackett had a whopping 41 points to share the honours with TGC Golf Captain Phil Smedley and show those boys how to tame the ‘Old girl’.  Both shot 5 strokes better than their handicaps so they must be eligible to garner some of those handsome man vouchers at the presentation back at The Club.

Tim Lazecki was the sole Siam member to reach that lofty podium (Brad got stuck on the rig!) and turned in a beautiful round of golf with 40 points for a 21 handicapper.

Friday, June 28, Pleasant Valley (white tees) – Monthly Medal

1st Michael Hastie (22) net 65

2nd Terry Wagner (19) net 70

3rd Phil Smedley (10) net 71

Monthly Medal time once again, and for a change we selected Pleasant Valley to test our stroke play skills.  Also, after blowing the weekly budget at Siam on Wednesday, we wanted a baht friendly green fee for our declining bank balance!  Actually, the exchange rate these days is pretty good, and I think we have seen the worst rates bottom out a month or so ago.  Let’s hope so anyway.

The lads reported the course in decent nick, so it was game on for the Medal.  Our fearless Golf Captain Phil is looking good once again, and turning in a net 71 off his 10 handicap gave him third place on the day.  Next stop single digit mate?

Terry Wagner, off 19, took second place on his own with a net 70, but blowing away the field since his absence of 6 weeks and a new 22 handicap, Michael Hastie stole the day and got a new shirt in the process with an amazing 65 net.  Good on ya mate!

Michael is going to wait until the new shirts come in next week for his 2-star Monthly Medal prize.  We will have a few new colours so pop in and check it out.

Thanks once again for joining us and for your support of The Golf Club. Keep it in the fairway!

Note:  Just a reminder; our Kabinburi Road Trip is scheduled for the 8th and 9th of July, so drop by or email to sign up. 2,900 baht for 2 green fees, (amazing) hotel and breakfast!  It’s a great course too!

The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro. We try to schedule summer “Sports Days”, so come join us for a seriously fun day out.  Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya .com and for more information mail us: [email protected] .com and see updates at… all handicaps welcome!