Saijad wins March medal

Ahmed Saijad.
Ahmed Saijad.

PSC Golf from The Golf Club

Monday, March 26, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

1st Peter LeNoury 40pts

2nd Nick Fazakerley 36pts

T-3rd George Young 35pts

T-3rd Pierre Gymer 35pts

We were back to the perfection that is Green Valley for our regular Monday venue in the hills of Chonburi.

Tied at third were Pierre Gymer and George Young at 35.  George has been quite ill of late with lung issues so we wish him the best on his return to the U.K. for treatment.

Another Englishman, Nick Fazakerley, claimed sole second at 36 and I must thank Peter LeNoury for making my job that much easier as I simply cut and paste the same winner for the last 3 weeks. Congrats on the “threepete”, Pete! Oh yeah, and the near pin as well!

Tuesday, March 27, Pattavia (white tees) – Stableford

1st Ken Grimes 39pts

2nd Steve Ellison 38pts

3rd Graham Eldridge 37pts

The trip out to the collective courses of the next three outings has shortened considerably. Pattavia Century, Greenwood and Treasure Hill are all within a mile of each other, as the crow flies.

It was a fantastic day for golf today, and one made all the more special for Kenny Aihara, who aced the long 7th hole for his fourth career hole-in-one.  This 190-yard terror is a tough shot, and most are just happy to be on the green in one. Well done Ken, and thanks for the bell ringing!

The course was in the best nick we have ever seen and the greens were cut to a fair pace… fast but fair.

Graham Eldridge at 37 was third place, Ellison shockingly birdied the last for second at 38 with more drugs in him than the entire Russian Curling team, and Kenny Grimes in the first group out won with a fine 39.

Zed Beloglavec had at least one good shot with his near pin win for the Caddy Smile project.

Thursday, March 29, Greenwood A & C (white tees) – Monthly Medal

1st Ahmed Saijad net 69

2nd Kenny Aihara net 71

3rd Lee Short net 71

4th Nick Fazakerley net 71

5th Leo Ruusaken net 71

An ace for Kenny Aihara.
An ace for Kenny Aihara.

A full signup sheet had the A and C courses at Greenwood assigned so we were off on schedule at our 09:30 tee time for the March Monthly Medal.

There was a spot of rain at the 11th hole so a 30 minute break actually brought welcome relief and also cooled things down. It’s not so hot for us locals, but the visitors were struggling a bit.

It was interesting scoring as we had four blokes turn in cards of 71 so the dreaded countback was in play.  Kenny was looking for his eighth victory but just missed out.  Zed Beloglavec got his second near pin of the week too.

This time out it was our mate visiting us again from Pakistan, and Ahmed Saijad won his first Medal! Nice shooting Ahmed and good to see you back.

Friday, March 30, Treasure Hill (yellow tees) – Stableford

1st Nick Fazakerley 41pts

2nd Doc Beard 37pts

3rd Mark Wood 36pts

4th Peter Thomas 35pts

The course you love to hate was in play today.  Treasure Hill is one of the harder tracks we have in Pattaya, and the yellows at 6,400 are a real test. You have to hit the ball straight here or you will find trouble both right and left.

Again, we had a beautifully presented golf course and a full signup sheet for the comp today. Kenny had mentioned the greens here were absolutely perfect!

Peter Thomas took fourth place, Mark Wood had 36 for third, with Doc Beard a shot better for second. Nick Fazakerley had them by four and at 41 points stole the show. Nick was a slow starter and made the turn with just 18 on the front. The back was a different story and the good doctor made up for it and more with a strong 23 to finish at 41.