North nearly shoots his age, cards 75 for 44 atop Billabong Pattaya leaderboard


PSC Billabong golf

Wednesday, 4th Nov
Rayong Green Valley

Rayong Green Valley is in superb condition at the moment. It’s as dry as you can get, so no winter rules Wednesday. The day was lovely with a nice breeze and not too hot – just a pleasant walk or drive.

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We had four groups of men and two groups of ladies, and the Billabong players were the only people on the course.

I was shown around the St Andrews course that will probably be open in December and the talk is there will be an A, B and C loop in conjunction with Green Valley, so for one nine you will play 1, 2, 3, 4, then 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 on St Andrews, then the front or back nine at Green Valley. Now that would be a great format and I sincerely hope it happens.

Now back to my ladies; Miss Sasicha took 3rd spot with a fine 34 points. Miss Lynn took 2nd with 38, being narrowly beaten by Miss Porn with 39 points to take the top spot.

In the men’s competition, it was unbelievable – the scores were just out of this world. When you score 40 points and get beaten in a count back for 3rd place you would have to consider yourself very unlucky, but that’s what happened Wednesday to Peter Thomas.

Malcolm Adamson took 3rd spot with 40 points, Steve Giles played out of his skin to shoot 42 points to take second.

Jeff North had his day in the sun to score 44 points off his 11 handicap and was very unlucky not to have shot his age. One birdie would have done it for the old fella, as he ended with 75 instead of 74. Hard luck mate, but still a great round of golf.