Russell rolls in to take Hua Hin honours


IPGC golf from The Tara Court & The Links

Last week we decided to go to on a trip to Hua Hin to take advantage of the cheaper green fee rates at this time of year.  Golf in Hua Hin is usually very expensive but at this time of year all the courses are giving good discounts, which makes it reasonable. 

We played Seapines, Banyon and Black Mountain and found all the courses in excellent condition, especially Black Mountain.  There was a debate as to which was the best course and I think Black Mountain came out on top with Banyon a very close second.

Russell Goldsworthy.Russell Goldsworthy.

We were very lucky with the weather as we got very heavy rain both on the way down on Monday evening and on the way home on Thursday evening, but for the three days we played golf there was no rain and it was beautiful.

Russell Goldsworthy saw about our trip on the IPGC website and decided to come from Australia especially for it as he had never played golf in Hua Hin and what a good decision it was.  Playing all three courses for the first time he won both at Seapines and Black Mountain and also won the overall over the three days.

We played Seapines the first day and Russell won with 37pts, followed in by Russell Exley in second with 35 and Mark O’Callaghan third with 34.  The second day we played Banyon where Vincent Gras won with 35pts while in second was Mark O’Callaghan with 34 and third was Russell Goldsworthy with 32.  We left the best till last and played Black Mountain on the third day and Russell Goldsworthy was again the winner with 38pts and Russell Exley was second with 37, beating Frank McGowan in to third on a count back.

For the overall over the three days the winner was Russell Goldsworthy (H/cap 4) with 107 pts, second was Russell Exley (9) on 101pts, and third came Frank McGowan (15) with 98pts.  Russell Goldsworthy and Russell Exley shared all the 2’s between them.

We will be going back to Hua Hin again in August when the green fees will be even cheaper so watch the IPGC website for details as numbers will be limited.

Note:  The Tara Court Golf Group and The Links play every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, leaving O’Gara’s Bar and restaurant in the Tara Court on Pratamnak  Rd and The Links on Soi Bukhaow around 10.00 a.m.  Sign up either in O’Gara’s or The Links or ring Joe on 089 249 1364 or John on 080 021 1034 and they will book you in.