Player pulls out the stops at Emerald

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PSC Golf from The Billabong Golf Bar

Monday, Nov. 10, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

We played Pattaya Country Club on Monday and weren’t expecting fairways and greens like Siam Old Course.  We didn’t get them either but to be fair it wasn’t all bad; the greens on the back were rather slow and very sandy but we all played the same course. 

With 6 groups playing it got a little slow on the back-nine due to a group holding us up.  As it was Pottsy’s field he did the presentation with two divisions, 0-16 and 17 plus.  There was a tie for first place in the top flight with both Cottee and Woolly having 37 points.  In the second division the winner was John Player with 36 points.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, Green Valley – Stableford

It does make for a hard day at the office when you get to bed at 6 a.m. and still have to be on the golf course for a 9.30 start, but that’s what four intrepid Aussie boys did today.  They didn’t look too flash but they did get in 18 holes and one of them actually got a ‘2’.

Owen Walkley, Thip (with daughter) and Craig Wheeler.Owen Walkley, Thip (with daughter) and Craig Wheeler.

The course was in great condition and now that the rain has gone it has dried out and the greens and fairways played just fantastic.  With 8 groups playing we were all on the course by about 10 o’clock for a very hot round of golf, extremely muggy but no rain.

There were some good scores with a couple of count backs to separate the minor places and a clear winner in Thip with a fine 39 points.  Second place went to Craig Wheeler with 38 points, beating Owen Walkley on a count back, and in fourth was Wayne Cotterell with 36, once again on a count back over Tom Byrne.

There were five ‘2’s coming from Bob Philp, Murray Hart, Owen Walkley, Mark Prytz and Mike Quill.

Friday, Nov. 14, The Emerald – Stableford

The Emerald was in great condition with fast and true greens and a little run on the fairways.  There was no rain and the temperature was just great for a day of golf.

With five groups playing we got away to an early start, thank goodness as there were people everywhere all waiting to play.  We welcomed back Don Walding and his good mate Dean Hart, over from Perth for an extended holiday.

John Player & Steve Compton.John Player & Steve Compton.

The scores were average apart from John Player (we think he played from the red tees) as he won the day by a massive 7 points, scoring 41 points with 23 on the front nine.  His playing partners Sel and Cottee only got 23 points for the entire game!  Second place went to John Locke with 34 points, third to Craig Wheeler with 33 and fourth was taken by Owen Walkley with 32.

There were no ‘2’s so everything went to the place getters.

Note:  The Billabong is situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.  Give Bob a call on 082 204 3411 if you are looking for a game.