Murphy’s Law


The Pattaya Golf Society at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar

The Pattaya Golf Society travelled to Crystal Bay on Monday, 23rd September to play a stableford event on the A and B nines which were in very good condition despite being very soft after a few days of heavy rain.  Thankfully the day stayed dry and a stiff breeze moderated the high humidity, making the golfers, all required to walk, more comfortable.

The day saw the return of old friends Pat Murphy and Jesper Hansen and both featured in the results.  Sharing third place were Greg Gawron and local member Takeshi Hakozaki with 35 points and in second was Jesper with a level par 36 point round.  The winner was the gritty old campaigner Pat Murphy with his best round for a while, an excellently constructed 38 points.

There were no birdie ‘2’s and Rabbi’s free beer went to Mr Len via Barry Dunn whilst the latter picked up the Booby Bevy for his split figures of 13 and 19 points.  It had been a good way to start the new golfing week from Soi Buakhao.

Hansen’s form continues

The Pattaya Golf Society chose Burapha as the venue for its monthly medal event on Wednesday, 25th September and found a relatively empty combination of the A and B nines in excellent condition, if a little soft.  The greens were very consistent and running at a medium fast pace.

The day went well with form man Greg Gawron, posting net 77 for a share of second place with Mr Len whose third shot on the par five eighteenth disastrously was subjected to a duck hook and visited the water leaving him to try to rescue the hole.  The winning opportunity had gone and he finished with net 77 also.  That left Jesper Hansen as the leader by one shot on net 76.

The ‘2’s were cancelled for the day as they were replaced by near pins on all the par threes, generously sponsored by Greg Gawron and Mr Len.  As the sole winner was one of the sponsors, the technicals were passed on to the next event at Emerald.

Return of Purdie Power

The Pattaya Golf Society visited Emerald on Friday, 27th September to conclude another week of golf, this time choosing stableford as the format for the day.  The course was in reasonable condition bearing in mind the remedial fairway repairs but this did not inconvenience the golfers and a fine clear day provided the backdrop to a good competition.

In third place with 32 points was Greg Gawron, playing his final round this trip, and second place was secured by Glenn Martin’s 33 points after an impressive front nine.  The winner was Andrew Purdie, freshly returned from a golf treat at Pebble Bay and Oregon, and shaking off jetlag he returned 35 points with a combination of his natural power and occasional accuracy!

Replacing the ‘2’s competition were near pins on the par threes, generously sponsored by Greg Gawron and Mr Len and with three of the par threes at approximately 200 yards long it was left to Mr Len to win the rollover with an accurate effort on the fifteenth.

The Booby Bevy later went to Greg Gawron after his round proved to be his poorest effort this trip.  The PGS week had again ended in fine style.