PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar
Monday, Sept. 23, Burapha – Stableford
It was a quiet day on the A and B nines, not only for Burapha with very few players but also for the Outback. Nevertheless it was fast and furious for the 19 who played, with some great scoring from Keith Allen and David Davies on 42 and 41 points respectively. Pete Stonebridge (37) took third from Barry McIntosh (36) in fourth.
The man in fifth was Rune Gundersen, who is new to the game and playing off 36 still, but he scored a six-pointer, which I have never heard of before, when he holed his second shot on the par 4 second, for a ‘2’.
Friday’s winner Dennis Pelly on top of the Outback’s new half size copy of the Swilcan Bridge, with Sugar Ray (3rd), and both seated – Stefan Hoge (4th) and Sel Wegner (5th).
The other two ‘2’ came more traditionally from Geoff Stimpson (6th) and John Fitzgerald on the 12th.
1st Keith Allen (18) 42pts
2nd David Davies (26) 41pts
3rd Pete Stonebridge (15) 37pts
4th Barry McIntosh (20) 36pts
5th Rune Gundersen (36) 34pts
Wednesday, Sept. 25, Siam Plantation – Stableford
Only two groups for Siam Plantation today where the staff and caddies always offer great smiles and make you feel welcome. The course was again in its fantastic condition, but with a very strong breeze the course had the win and all players struggled to play to handicap.
Best score of the day went to Tony Pike who had 36 points off his 9 handicap, from Stephen Mann and Stephen Blazsanyik (Waldo for short) who both had 33 points.
There were two ‘2’s from Waldo and Tony Pike.
Finally and regrettably this was the Outback’s last regular visit to Siam Plantation as we have been unable to secure a reasonable deal for the high season but we expect to be back next May.
1st Tony Pike (9) 36pts
2nd Stephen Mann (12) 33pts
3rd Stephen Blazsanyik (16) 33pts
Wednesday, Sept. 25, Bangpra – Stableford
Ninbe Outbackers returned to play Bangpra after a break of a few months; the conditions were perfect with a slight to moderate breeze and a few clouds hanging around.
Just for a change and with three 3-balls, we decided to play a bit of a fun game – best two scores out of three to count. This format worked well and all were happy to play it.
We played ‘lift, clean and place’ on the fairways as the carts were only allowed in the rough; one may have thought that the greens might have slowed down due to the recent rains – but if you were above the hole you were sure gonna three putt.
The most unlikely trio of Muzza (Murray Hart), Tosser (John Lawton) and Sugar Ray won with 75pts, two ahead of Suzi, John Fitzgerald and Rune.
Finally, as usual the wildlife was spectacular there as we saw troops of monkeys, monitor lizards, chip monks and big birds, it was fascinating to watch. Not so sure about the golf though! Although we will be back before the start of the high season.
Sugar Ray got the only ‘2’.
Friday, Sept. 27, Green Valley – Stableford
With no one in front of us, the 29 players in the Outback sponsored monthly medal got away early in perfect weather and all finished in well under four hours. The greens had been renovated and sanded but still ran well. “I have never seen the course in better condition” was the general comment from most players.
Welcome back to Andy Todd, who only just made his tee time, having only arrived the night before with his mate, Paul King, and a warm welcome to Brendan Cope who was having his first hit with us.
Dennis Pelly had the day’s low gross with 78 off the stick and with it won the medal as well as the monthly trophy with a great net 68; beating Steve Mann and Sugar Ray Handford who both had net 69’s. Well done Dennis on winning the double but it’s a pity you managed to drop the trophy just after you received it.
The scoring generally was amazingly close with 13 players scoring 74 net or better, including Stefan Hoge in fourth (net 70), Sel Wegner in fifth (also with a net 70), Paul Bourke in sixth (net 72) and Joe Mooneyham in seventh (net 73).
No Race2Bkk points this week as this year’s competition is now closed and the final to be played at Lotus Valley on Wednesday, 2nd October.
2014’s Race2Bkk competition will start at the beginning of November with the final provisionally in August, just before the Hua Hin trip.
There were only two ‘2’s today, from Sel Wegner (12th) and Jimmy Little (16th).
1st Dennis Pelly (10) net 68
2nd Stephen Mann (12) net 69
3rd Sugar Ray Handford (16) net 69
4th Stefan Hoge (16) net 70
5th Sel Wegner (12) net 70
6th Paul Bourke (9) net 72
7th Joe Mooneyham (14) net 73
Note: The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country. Call Jack on 081 578 1956.