PSC Golf from The Growling Swan
Monday, May 14, Pleasant Valley – Stableford
Only 9 golfers decided to take on Pleasant Valley but by all reports the course was in great nick with no sign of the water that had made life uneasy in Pattaya (random flooding). We did play lift, clean & place but an hour into the game and you would not have been aware that rain had been about.
Only the one placing today and that went to Colin Stielow, who is having what one could say is a good run at present. Colin Stielow won with 35 points off his 26 handicap.
Near pins went to Gordon Clegg, Alex Field and Mashi Kaneta while the long putt awards were claimed by Rudy Regenass and Denis Steele.
Thursday, May 17, Burapha – Stableford
1st Rudy Regenass (19) 39pts
2nd Mashi Kaneta (14) 36pts
3rd Shane Young (26) 34pts
4th Gordon Clegg (24) 34pts
Near Pins: Steve Younger (2), Rudy Regenass, Ray Cody.
Long Putts: Keith Buchanan, Glenn Martin.
With a 10.00 am tee time scheduled, we headed out to Burapha Golf Club with 15 eager golfers, a far cry from Monday’s crowd.
Certainly now people are starting to take notice in regards to “high & low seasons”, golf has become a level playing field and the courses that are making the money are the ones that are pro-active and responding to the number of golfers that are available. Some courses are doing this while others are just going along as they did 10 years ago and put prices up to cater for the influx of tourists, whether they are there or not.
Today we were to play one flight with 4 places along with 4 near pins and 2 long putts. We played from the white tees and invoked “lift, clean and place” as carts were not allowed on the course. This writer believes that if a course is to not allow carts on course, golf societies should be notified so the players that have trouble walking can make the decision to play or not play.
Out of the blocks were two golfers, Rudy and Jockey, who at the half way mark had both scored 18 points. As they were in the same 4-ball all looked set for a good old fashion shoot-out! Alas the petrol tank of one golfer went into the red earlier than expected while the other soldiered on and went on to win the day.
Rudy Regenass returned to the scales with a fine score of 39 points, hard to beat on that course in those conditions. Second past the post was Evergreen Mashi, with the Jock, Shane Young, holding out Gordon Clegg from third via our count-back system!