Odnoral takes long walk to victory


PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, June 9, Burapha – Stableford

The four groups of Outbackers had the course to themselves and as usual were away half an hour early and finished in under four hours.  After about three weeks of A & B, we were back on the C and D nines which were in great condition, apart from some inconsistency with the bunkers.

Kim Danboise continued his great form to win with 39pts from Bob Finley with 38.  Pete Stonebridge came third on count back from Tim Knight, both with 36 pts.

Bob Lindborg had the only ‘2’ of the day.

1st Kim Danboise (18) 39pts

2nd Bob Finley (13) 38pts

3rd Pete Stonebridge (18) 36pts

4th Tim Knight (27) 36pts

Wednesday, June 11, Thai Country Club – Stableford

We had a much easier journey up to the course compared with our previous visit to Thai Country Club.  There was no traffic, very little road-works and no-one got lost; resulting a very comfortable one hour and fifteen minute ride.

(From left): Tony Aslett, Greg Hill, David Davies, Paul Greenaway and John Stafford.(From left): Tony Aslett, Greg Hill, David Davies, Paul Greenaway and John Stafford.

We were warmly greeted by the staff, although we were shifted to the second class changing rooms, which were slightly disappointing but completely functional.  We were ready to go at around 10.30, so with some time to wait for our scheduled two-tee start at 11.15, the 15 players relaxed until our time was due.  However, the course was not unduly busy and after about 10 minutes we were called to start, all four groups off the first.

This time we tried the blue tees, as many had said they found the white tees a little short but that extra 500 odd yards and a good wind blowing turned the course into a totally different kettle of fish!  The index 3 par 4 on the back nine measured some 410 yards but after smacking one’s country best drive (not mine) down the fairway, there was still another 230 yards to go!

The best score of the day of 35pts was recorded by Nick Odnoral, which included about an 800 metre jog round a lake and back as he managed to carve his tee shot off to the right on the 197yd par 3 6th, his ball coming to rest the other side of a massive lake.  Carts weren’t allowed on the fairway, so the only way to get there was on foot.  It proved well worth it, as we watched in amazement, thinking he’d been caught short as he was making off to the drinks stop, but he jogged past that, found his ball – chipped over the water – jogged all the way back and then got up and down, to post a 4 for 2; the difference between winning and losing.  Well done Nick!

Kim Danboise featured again, following his win on Monday; this time settling for second place with 34, saying afterwards that he really loved the course, especially the greens which Kim says are tifeagle grass.  Tim Knight took third with 31pts, with Suzi one shot back and Steve Mann completing the podium heading a three-way count back on 29.

There were no ‘2’s.

As we started ahead of time, everybody took the time to enjoy the delights of the clubhouse, where we were able to complete the presentation and get back to the Outback before dark.

1st Nick Odnoral (15) 35pts

2nd Kim Danboise (18) 34pts

3rd Tim Knight (27) 31pts

4th Suzi Lawton (23) 30pts

5th Stephen Mann (10) 29pts

Friday, June 13m Green Valley – Stableford

On an overcast and much cooler day of late, a good field of 29 Outbackers played at the popular Green Valley course.

The scoring was generally excellent with only 5 players in the field failing to reach 30pts, which must be a bit of a record.  The top score of the day was recorded by Peter Nixon in Div A with 39pts, beating Paul Greenaway by one and Sel Wegner back in third on 36.

Greg Hill bounced back from his poor back nine at Thai Country Club on Wednesday, with 38pts to win Div B from Bob Lindborg and John Stafford.

A relatively small Div C was won by David Davies with 35 from a stranger to the podium, Tony Aslett, who beat Tim Knight on count back.

There were four ‘2’s from Bob Lindborg (8th), John Stafford & Dennis Pelly (12th) and Paul Greenaway (16th).

Div A (0–15)

1st Peter Nixon (11) 39pts

2nd Paul Greenaway (07) 38pts

3rd Sel Wegner (15) 36pts

Div B (16-20)

1st Greg Hill (20) 38pts

2nd Bob Lindborg (20) 37pts

3rd John Stafford (18) 36pts

Div C (21+)

1st David Davies (25) 35pts

2nd Tony Aslett (24) 34pts

3rd Tim Knight (27) 34pts

Note:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956.