Ryder Cup fever hits TGC

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PSC golf from The Golf Club

It was a weekend of late nights as we watched the European team stage one of the greatest comebacks in history to win the 2012 Ryder Cup over the American team.  Congratulations to the entire side, as Europe seemed to do the impossible and rack up win upon win to colour the scoreboard a brilliant blue.  Thanks to all who joined us for a fascinating and breathtaking tournament.

Monday, Oct. 24, Green Valley (White tees) – Stableford

1st Mike Newbert (14) 38pts

T2nd Mick Beresford (16) 36pts

T2nd John Pierrel (11) 36pts

Rain, rain go away was the lament for many of our golfers this morning, and many did not bother to turn up.  As with the previous week, once we got out to the course, everything was fine.  Never let the weather dictate your game or use it as an excuse for laziness.  The gang had a great day of golf with no rain and relatively dry conditions.

The Ryder Cup crew at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday night. The Ryder Cup crew at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday night.

Mike Newbert (the Montauk Mauler) took it all in stride as he destroyed the field and turned up in the clubhouse with 38 points on the card.  Micky B. had the same result as the week before and took 2nd with 36 points once again.  Our travelling golfer John Pierrel rounded out the top 3 with a tie with Mick on 36 and all was good at Green Valley.  The course remains as one of the best in town and is in tip top shape.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, Old Course (White/Blue tees) – Stableford

1st Paul McNally (2) 37pts

2nd Simon Philbrook (7) 37pts

3rd Ernie McInerney (11) 36pts

Membership has its privileges.  It was a complete podium sweep for 3 of the members of Siam Old this week as the visitors were left in the proverbial cold.  It must have been the members bounce on a few holes as the lads took no prisoners on this final outing for the season to the best course in Pattaya on the last Sports Day of 2012.

Paul (Spike) McNally said it was all in the cleats for his gripping round.  I would imagine that when one plays off a 2 handicap, the game is far more enjoyable anyway!  Congrats Paul, you are the Champ!  Or at least one of them.

Our pal Simon Philbrook from the MBMG Group was also basking in the sunshine as he shared the limelight with Paul in a tie at 37 Stableford points.  Ernie Mac finally shot to his potential and finished a shot back on 36.  It must be those restful nights up on Pratumnak Hill doing him a world of good.

Friday, Oct. 28, Crystal Bay (White tees) – Monthly Medal

1st Suresh Mehta (16) net 67

2nd Phil Smedley (13) net 68

My how time flies, and yet another Monthly Medal was on the cards, this time at the lovely Crystal Bay.  There are 3 nine-hole tracks here and all are very, very good.  It was in great shape and once again, there was no rain.

As we left Pattaya with a few souls who knew about weather conditions, the skies cleared and a fine day of nice cool golf was in store for us.  Yes, it was a non-stop drizzle at The Golf Club but the course is about 35 miles down the road so anything can happen.  As I keep harping on, we rarely get rained out here in Pattaya.

Suresh Mehta is currently visiting from India and is a mate of our pal Chaten Patel.  On a whim, he thought he might get out for a round while here, and loh and behold he walks away with his first Monthly Medal shirt for his efforts!

El Capitano, Senor Phil Smedley was just a shot behind and missed out by a hair with his great score of a net 68 for second place.  Thanks guys, another great month of golf in Pattaya goes into the record books.

Note:  The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro.  We usually play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so come join us for a seriously fun day out.  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.