Paul Greenaway wins inaugural KCL Tournament


PSC golf from the Billabong Golf Bar

Friday, Sept. 12, Silky Oak – Stableford

Another successful day out at Silky Oak for our first annual KCL (Kerwin Company Ltd.) Tournament. With nine groups playing we were all away by 9.15.

Having been warned the greens had been sanded just a few days ago and that they would be a little slow, we were pleasantly surprised as they were in good shape although a little bumpy on some of them.

A big thank you for Mick Williams for the major prizes from the Baan Tong Tong resort, which included dinner for two, two night’s accommodation for two people at the resort including dinner and breakfasts, four 1000 baht vouchers for drinks at the resort, all prizes well worth winning. If you have friends coming from overseas and they don’t want to stay in town, check out this place.

KCL Tournament winner Paul Greenaway.KCL Tournament winner Paul Greenaway.

It was a fun day out and everyone enjoyed themselves. The prizes went down to 15th place, and the card draw sorted out the rest of the players all went home with something.

The near pins were won by Jeff North on hole 5 and seventh, Mal Farquharson got the 14th and William Macey got the 16th, all won a mini radio for their shots.

There were five two’s coming from Alan Cassin, Jeff North who should have got two, Brian Maddox, William Macey and Mal Farquharson.

The NAGA award went to Tony who’s last name will remain a mystery to save any embarrassment.

The day was won by the scribe’s good mate Paul Greenaway with a fantastic one over gross 73 for 44 Stableford points.  It was a true pleasure to watch Paul – thanks for the lesson. Second place went to J.J. Harney with 39 points, his second in succession at the Billabong this week but he won with his last 39. Graham Beaumont got third with 39 also. Fourth went to William Macey with 38, Joe Mooneyham got fifth with 37 points then it went to count backs for the rest of the placings from 36 down to 33, and a sole 31 for fifteenth.

The weather stayed good with a rain cloud that went right around us. So we had a day of overcast pleasant conditions.

Monday, Sept. 8, Emerald – Stableford

With a small field, we left the bar for the Emerald, it being a lovely day for golf. Thank you to my mate George Barrie for looking after the lads in my absence.

KCL Tournament 2nd place J.J. Harney.KCL Tournament 2nd place J.J. Harney.

We welcomed Gary Hartshorne, Alan Cassin and Abe Gurman to the Billabong today and they then proceeded to show all and sundry how to play the game.

The course was in great condition with all the work they have done on it coming to fruition. The course was too good for some by the look of the scores, as only four players managed to get 30 or more points.  It must have been tough out there and I’m kind of glad I couldn’t make it.

There was one good player out there, though, Gary Hartshorne, who won the day with a fine 38 points. It was a five shot lead over his good mate Alan Cassin who took second with 33 points, and coming third but with no pay day was Abe Gurman with 31 points.

There were two twos coming from Mal Farquharson and Brian Maddox.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, Green Valley – Stableford

Playing our usual venue of Green Valley today, and the course was as busy as, but still in great condition even with all the traffic on it. We were joined by some of the teams from Karratha over here to play in Rosco’s Green Jacket and his invitational tournament down in Hua Hin – and a colourful lot they are too. All the best to all who are playing.

KCL Tournament 3rd place William Macey.KCL Tournament 3rd place William Macey.

We had 10 ladies playing today, which is great. If it keeps growing like this we will have to have a separate ladies division. With nine groups playing and no rain to speak of we got away right on time and were all in just on four hours later, but it was hot in places.

There were some good scores today with most of the players scoring in the 30s. It was a three way count back for the minor placings today with Bob Philp getting the forth spot with 37 points, coming in third was Bob Finley, also 37, and taking second spot was Nichawan Khiaophuang (Sa) courtesy of 22 points on the back nine, also 37 points. Taking out the top spot was the man from the Emerald Isle, J.J. Harney, with a great 39 points.

There were three twos coming from George Barrie, Barry Williams and Nichawan Khiaophuang.

Note: The Billabong is situated just off Siam Country road looking down Lake Mabprachan or call Bob on 0822043411 if you are looking for a game.

Alan, George and Gary.Alan, George and Gary.

George, Bob and J.J. Harney.George, Bob and J.J. Harney.