Rothwell rules the roost

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Monday, Nov. 16, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

1st John Hutt (22) 37pts

2nd Kenny Aihara (3) 36pts

T3rd David Rose (3) 35pts

T3rd Alan Rothwell (7) 35pts

T3rd Peter LeNoury (11) 35pts

T3rd Gary Emmett (17) 35pts

We had a big turnout for Green Valley today as word is getting around that the course is back in great condition once again.  There was a lot of golf this week at TGC and after 4 days out of 5 walking the courses, Capt. Phil’s puppies must be barking.

John Hutt and the lads back at TGC.

A bunch of good scores found a gaggle of golfers at the 35 point mark while Kenny Aihara stood alone on the second position spot with his handicap equaling 36 point scorecard.  Man of the match for today was the highest handicapper on the leaderboard, John Hutt, who showed the best score of the day at 37 points.  Nice shooting sir!

Tuesday, Nov. 17, Khao Kheow (white tees) – Stableford

1st Alan Rothwell (7) 38pts

2nd Michael Whelan (18) 37pts

T3rd Ian Brimble (5) 32pts

T3rdAdrian Wilcox (8) 32pts

A quick trip up highway 7 saw the convoy exit in plenty of time so as not to miss the turning for Khao Kheow.  The way they have left things is a bit of a mess, and poorly marked turns leave us a very dangerous departure to the course.  Let’s hope they are not finished and make some changes before they fire up those new toll booths.

The course was spectacular, that’s about all that needs to be said.  It looks like we will be playing here regularly over the high season if the price stays at a reasonable level, which is supposed to be the case.

You may notice some familiar names up on the podium, and on top with a 38-point round was Alan Rothwell who is making his stamp on most leaderboards these days.  You will also find Ian Brimble back in town for a few weeks and chances are this Texas based Englishman will find the podium many more times.  Not easy to do, shooting off just a 5 handicap!

Thursday, Nov. 19, Kabinburi S.C. (yellow tees) – Stableford

1st Ian Brimble (5) 36pts

2nd Kenny Aihara (3) 35pts

3rd Alan Rothwell (7) 34pts

Another great road trip was ahead of us as the Kabinburi Sports Club was our November destination.  The Tawaravadee is our new hotel up there and this time it took about 2 hours and 20 minutes due to some major resurfacing on the 331 just after the turn to Pattana.  This is actually good news because that stretch of road was getting ridiculously bumpy and a top speed of 60kph was required there.  It looks like a 2-3 month job so we will keep you posted as to the progress.

135-yards of trouble at the sublime par-3 8th hole at Kabinburi Sports Club.

The improvements they have done here at KBSC are all maturing very nicely now.  The bunkers are perfect (I should know) and the rest of the course was immaculate.  The only thing I disagree with is the par-5 with that huge tree and creek in front of the green.  They are letting that beautiful turf grow into rough right in the middle of the fairway.  I just don’t get it.  What would Kato-San say?

First day scores saw Ian Brimble jump into the lead with 36 points on the card.  Kenny and Alan were right behind him and it was to be the low handicappers who ruled the roost here on this trip.

Friday, Nov. 20, Kabinburi S.C. (yellow tees – Stableford

1st Alan Rothwell (7) 38pts

2nd Ian Brimble (5) 32pts

3rd Kenny Aihara (3) 30pts

Second day was musical chairs on the podium as Kenny and Ian dropped a slot and Alan had a great 38 to take the win.  Ian must have been distracted seeing all those wild birds on the course he wanted to shoot… with his new Nikon of course.

Sorry boys, if your handicap was more than 7 you were not in the game this time!  With a win at Khao Kheow and now here at Kabinburi, it was a wonderful week for Mr. Rothwell!

Thanks to Khun Oi who took good care of us at KBSC while Khun Nahm was out of town.  We will be back soon!

Note: The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro.  Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: [email protected] and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya… all handicaps welcome!