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PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society

Monday, Oct. 19, Pattana A & B – Stableford

Due to a Thai Public Holiday on the Friday we just had 2 games booked for this week and the first one on Monday was at Pattana where we had an excellent field of twenty golfers signed up to play this classy golf course.

We asked for the A & B nines and were granted that request so our first group teed off 15 minutes ahead of our scheduled 11.15am tee time.  The course was in fine shape although with carts not allowed on many of the fairways the ‘mark, lift, clean & place’ rule was allowed on the fairways & first cut, although there were very few instances of soggy fairways.

Marcus Earp & Phill Davies.

The greens were good as usual and at a speed of 8.5 were quite friendly to all.  The pace of play was quite good and most of our groups finished in around four hours & fifteen minutes.

In A Flight it was big Phill Davies who finished first with 40 points followed by Christian “Pyscho”Boysen in second on 37.  With 2 golfers on 36 points a count back was required which resulted in your write, Peter “Blacky” Blackburn (19 point back nine) finishing third ahead of an unlucky Richard “Banjo” Bannister (17 point back nine).

Wan Makmul.

Marcus Earp easily won the B Flight with a fine 39 points which was 11 points better than Nat Rukkid who came in second.  Another count back was needed with 2 golfers on 27 points and that determined that Larry Gibb (13 point back nine) finished third from his mate John Tallett (12 point back nine) who just missed out.

A Flight

1st Phill Davies (13) 40pts

2nd Christian Boysen (14) 37pts

3rd Peter Blackburn (14) 36pts

B Flight

1st Marcus Earp (34) 39pts

2nd Nat Rukkid (18) 28pts

3rd Larry Gibb (21) 27pts

Near Pins: A3 – Peter Gangur, B3 – Larry Gibb

Long Putts: A9 – Adam Barton, B9 – Adam Barton

Wednesday, Oct. 21, KhaoKheow B & C- Stableford

Khao Kheow was the venue for the day and after just a 40 minute drive we arrived at the course where it was reasonably busy as this quality course usually is and we were told that we would be playing the C & B nines in that order.

In fine weather and quite hot & humid conditions our first of the five groups got away on C1 10 minutes earlier than our 9.42am scheduled time and proceeded at a steady pace, finding the golf course in good shape, although the greens were quite a bit slower than usual which caught many of us out.

The weather stayed fine until we had a 10 minute heavy shower which started on the 17th green but it stopped as quickly as it started and we completed our round in just over four hours & ten minutes.  It had been a tough “slog” for many of us with the course playing quite long off the yellow tees and the scores certainly reflected that.

32 points was the best score of the day, which was achieved by Wan Makmul and in second place was DiptyNarula with 31, 1 point ahead of Dave Edwards in third spot.  With four golfers on 28 points it was count back time and this resulted in Dick “Reverend” Braimbridge (17 point back nine) taking fourth spot from Patrick Poussier (15 point back nine) in fifth place and Richard “Banjo” Bannister (12 point back nine) & John Ianson (12 point back nine) just missing out.

1st Wan Makmul (31) 32pts

2nd DiptyNarula (13) 31pts

3rd Dave Edwards (12) 30pts

4th Dick Braimbridge (36) 28pts

5th Patrick Poussier (26) 28pts

Near Pins: B8 – Dave Lehane, C3 – Dave Edwards

Long Putts: B9 – Christian Boysen, C9 – Peter Blackburn

Note: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays &Fridays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermal [email protected]