PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar
We played C and A loops today and whilst there are some grumblings in the camp about the condition of this golf course it must be said for the management that they are spending a huge amount of money on improving it (the course). All the work they are doing will be in the best interests of the golfing public and in the future we will be playing on a much better golf course, so please fellas, cut them a bit of slack. We have an excellent rate here for the high season, so a bit a patience should be well worth it in the long run.
It played awfully hard today for the 21 Outbackers and that wasn’t anything to do with the conditions; a little muggy to start off but it got better as we played with a nice breeze coming up in the latter part of the round.
The scores were not terribly great but the one guy (Dennis Pelly) who got 36 points, lost a shot because the course played three shots harder than par, with Bobby Driggs taking second on 34. Div B didn’t do too well at all, as Kissy won it with only 33, ahead of George Bishop with 32, with the also-rans, 30 and below.
There were no ‘2’s.
Div A (0-14)
1st Dennis Pelly (13/Hi12.2) 36pts
2nd Bobby Driggs (12/Hi11.6) 34pts
3rd Owen Walkley (10/Hi10.3) 31pts
4th Mike Winterburn (6/Hi5.5) 31pts
Div B (15+)
1st Keith Buchanan (16/Hi14.8) 33pts
2nd George Bishop (15/Hi13.9) 32pts
3rd Sean Johnston (16/Hi15.2) 30pts
4th Sakorn Pramoolchart (20/Hi22.5) 30pts
Tuesday, Oct. 4, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford
Following on from Turnip’s excellent turnout of 21 on Monday, there were 20 Outbackers here today on a course which had received a lot of overnight rain; however, it stayed dry throughout the day albeit humid, as there was no wind.
(From left): Andy Butterworth, Dennis Pelly and Steve Kilner, all winners at Green Valley on Friday.
A couple of Monday’s podium finishers, Geoff Moodie and Dave Earthrowl were looking to repeat their success, with Dave scraping surprisingly into second place in Div B today with just 32 points, but Geoff could only manage 27.
John Cogan continued his form with a fine 37 points to win Div A, which will surely bring him down a another shot, with the visiting Fidge Button, having his second game in as many days, taking second on 36. Fidge is warming up for the upcoming Chiang Rai/Mai trip which gets underway Thursday Oct 13 at the Santiburi course.
The regular Tuesday couple of Ke (Kurt Eric) & Mam (Phompinmon) had nothing much to beat this week with poor scoring in Div B, as Ke took the win with just 33 points and Mam taking third on 28.
We said goodbye to Lloyd today as he heads back to Basra for another stint and hello to Terry O’Hanlon who played with the Outback for the first time, as did Matt Knight who was braving one of his first ever, if not the first ever, tournament rounds.
There was one ‘2’ on hole 5 from Terry O’Hanlon.
Div A (0-16)
1st John Cogan (14/Hi14.8) 37pts
2nd Fidge Button (15/Hi15.9) 36pts
3rd Jack Moseley (14/Hi15.5) 34pts
4th Orn Kanasaengsri (15/Hi15.3) 32pts
Div B (17+)
1st Kurt Eric Persson (29/Hi29.2) 33pts
2nd David Earthrowl (18/Hi18.1) 32pts
3rd Phompinmon Seesa (29/Hi27.7) 28pts
4th Laong Gatepratum (27/Hi26.4) 28pts
Wednesday, Oct. 5, Burapha – Stableford
With the amount of rain we had the previous night, driving to Burapha was with some trepidation, thinking was there was going to be a hell of a lot of walking coming up if we were to play.
Clearly not much rain had fallen here as the course was great and carts were surprisingly allowed on the fairways. Some rain did threaten late in the round but never arrived, so it was a good day at the office so to say.
21 Outbackers played in four 4-balls and one 5-ball at the back, all in under four hours. The customary lucky draw for a free green fee in the clubhouse went to Neil Lavery, then back to the ranch for presentation and a few beers.
John Cunningham topped the day with 38 points winning Div A, one ahead of Burapha member, Tony Garnett (37pts) with Capt’ Bob back on 36. Div B went to Muzza (37pts) and Kissy, who has been in the frame a lot just recently, took second on 36.
We will be starting a re-gripping service hopefully when we get back from our trip up north and the new shop will be under-way shortly after and open in time for Christmas.
There were only two ‘2’s from Muzza on hole A3 and from Andy Butterworth on hole A6
Div A (0-14)
1st John Cunningham (10/Hi7.2) 38pts
2nd Tony Garnett (13/Hi9.8) 37pts
3rd Bob Philp (10/Hi7.8) 36pts
4th Ron Dickie (8/Hi5.6) 35pts
Div B (16+)
1st Murray Hart (16/Hi12.8) 37pts
2nd Keith Buchanan (18/Hi14.8) 36pts
3rd Sean Johnston (19/Hi15.2) 35pts
4th Bob Green (17/Hi13.2) 35pts
Friday, October 7, Green Valley – Stableford
Just about dodging the rain, there was still a good field of 22 Outbackers here at Green Valley, despite a couple of late withdrawals. Dennis Pelly shot the low round of the day with 39 points to win Div A by six from the birthday boy, Andy Butterworth, and attract the handicapper’s attention with a 0.6 cut, with Paul Greenaway on the podium after a long absence in third on 32.
Three players tied on 36 points in Div B could only be sorted on count back with Steve Kilner, who returns to the Outback after a fifteen month absence, getting the nod over two in-form Chiang Mai hopefuls, Fidge and Kissy.
Our thanks to Suzi, who was having her first game since returning from the UK, for running the day and we hope she scores a little better next time out.
There was just one ‘2’ from Andy Butterworth on hole 4.
Div A (0–13)
1st Dennis Pelly (11/Hi11.3) 39pts
2nd Andy Butterworth (9/Hi9.6) 33pts
3rd Paul Greenaway (10/Hi11) 32pts
4th Owen Walkley (10/Hi10.4) 32pts
Div B (14+)
1st Steve Kilner (23/Hi22.5) 36pts
2nd Fidge Button (15/Hi15.7) 36pts
3rd Keith Buchanan (14/Hi14.8) 36pts
4th Sugar Ray Handford (17/Hi17.2) 34pts
Note: The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country. All are welcome to come and join us for a beer and a hit. Just call in and put your name down on the list or give Bob a call on 087 941 2474.