Par enough at Pattavia

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The Pattaya Golf Society (IPGC) at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar

On Monday, 24th February The Pattaya Golf Society left Soi Buakhao to travel the 331 to Pattavia to play a medal round on the newly revamped course which was very well presented but with greens which posed many problems, being very “grainy” with slow uphill putts and turbo-charged downhill efforts.  However it was refreshing to be on basically a “new” course.

The large field was divided into two flights at seventeen and under and in the second flight Brian Shaw and Tony Browne shared third place with net 74.  In second was Leigh Abbey with net 75 whilst the winner was Murray Edwards with a level par 72.

In the top flight the returning Peter Masters shared third with Larry Slattery on net 76 whilst Ian Rowson took second pac with net 74.  The winner was Alan Flynn with a well crafted net 72.

Robbie Taylor took the day’s only birdie ‘2’ on the thirteenth and Dave Lehane returned from a break with the Booby Bevy after a cobwebbed high scoring round.  Jim Ferris took the non-winners’ beer and the day concluded with the knowledge that another PGS golfing week had begun on a good note.

A very Pleasant Valley

A trip to Pleasant Valley was on the agenda for the Pattaya Golf Society on Wednesday, 26th February and the large group found the course in fine order with greens which were still slower than many others in the province.

The field was divided into two flights at sixteen and under and playing solid golf paid huge dividends with a quarter of the field entering scores of level par or better.  In the second flight Leigh Abbey took third place with a very committed 38 point, only to find himself one point off top spot which was occupied by Rod Stevens and Garry Hookey.

In the top flight Mike Earley and Ian Rowson shared third place with 38 points whilst John Chelo repeated a round of a month ago with another 41 points taking second place.  The flight winner with the best points round of the year so far was Vic Woolton whose 43 points gave him an emphatic victory.

Garry Hookey, Dave Lehane and Shelagh Sturgeon shared the ‘2’s pot with birdies on the short seventeenth and Peter Masters took Rabbi’s free consolation beer.

The golf at Pleasant Valley had been good and to Victor the spoils, after a round of sublime quality golf.

Tananusorn takes ‘Glorious’ Greenwood

A treat was in store for the Pattaya Golf Society on Friday, 28th February when the group went to Greenwood to play a stableford competition on the A and C nines, which were in excellent condition and at a fee that must be the best ‘vfm’ in the province currently.

The field was divided into two flights at thirteen and under and quality golfers provided quality scores.  In the second flight Leigh Abbey drew his trip to an end with a competent 36 points to share second place with an equally proficient John Chelo.  The flight winner was Phil “PJ” Mitchell with 37 points.

In the top flight David Thomas recorded his best round since his return with 34 points for third place, a few behind Mike Earley’s 37 points.  This capped a fine week for Mike but all eyes were on Wichai Tananusorn as he recorded 39 points and still believed he left a few shots on the course.

Chris Smith shared the ‘2’s pot with Garry Hookey and Larry Slattery and John O’Sullivan suffered another Booby Bevy for his meagre total.  Rabbi’s consolation beer went to Yvonne Early and at the presentation all agreed that Greenwood, as it was this day, was as good as any course the group has played in many a month.