The Golf Club review
Monday, Nov. 27, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford
1st Andy Makara (31) 43pts
T2nd Fred Birch (19) 39pts
T2nd Ken Kane (25) 39pts
4th Ian Brimble (8) 38pts
It was another full comp today as 28 golfers set out to our regular Monday venue of Green Valley.
Forty-three points were on Andy Makara’s scorecard today and nobody could beat that. Fred Birch and Ken Kane tied for second on 39 and our cigar chomping buddy Ian Brimble had a fine 38 to complete the podium.
Thanks go to David Rose for getting the near pin, yet missing the birdie putt, thus saving yours truly a drink token!
Tuesday, Nov. 28, Khao Kheow B & C (yellow tees) – Stableford
1st Bob Mulholland (7) 38pts
T2nd Bob Catlow (20) 37pts
T2nd David Rose (3) 37pts
David Rose has been in the golf industry for many years and thinks Khao Kheow is one of the best courses around, and he should know. Dave had a 37 here today, as did Bob Catlow for a second place tie. Kenny Aihara got off an iron shot without a shank for our Caddy Smile near pin!
Bob Mulholland has got things working his way these days. It is rare for him not to find the fairway, and that usually means about 270 yards down, and in the middle. Bob took the win and enough for a few more glasses of white wine back at the club.
Thursday, Nov. 30, Silky Oak (white tees) – Monthly Medal
1st Bob Mulholland (6) net 67
2nd Robbie Taylor (15) net 67
3rd Larry Gilliam (20) net 68
4th Phil Smedley (12) net 68
Our November Monthly Medal was well attended to set the stage for the battle royale in stroke play for the lads. There was some concern about Silky Oak as the venue, but as the scoring shows it was a challenge some were suited to. Myself not included!
Capt. Phil finally got to the podium with a respectable 68, just losing to Larry Gilliam on countback. Robbie Taylor was in the same boat, with the countback working against him but never mind, getting second was a great result out there today.
I had the good fortune to play with Bob Mulholland today so I got to witness one fine round of golf, the Scottish way. Steady and consistent with no blow out holes, Bob managed his route around Silky Oak beautifully for a well-deserved win.
Bob also nailed the near pin, and this time I am happy to buy the wine for his easy birdie from just 20 inches.
Friday, Dec. 1, King Naga (yellow tees) – Stableford
1st Bob Catlow (20) 42pts
2nd Alan McKendry (11) 40pts
3rd Kenny Aihara (7) 37pts
These days King Naga is a much improved golf course: greens as well as fairways are still a bit patchy but for the money it is worth a try.
Kenny Aihara was back on the podium on 37 points for third, and visiting Alan McKendry with a sweet 40 for sole second. Bob Catlow did himself one better than his Tuesday showing for the big win at level 42!
Tony Mac was all over it for the near pin and thankfully missed his birdie putt.