Schramm ends the month on a high

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IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar

The Pattaya Golf Society visited Bangpakong Riverside on Monday, 28th February and found the welcome warm as usual and the course in excellent shape with greens consistent but a little “crusty”.  The course is now played “backwards” beginning on what was previously the tenth hole and is considerably more difficult as a result.  However the quality of the golfer decides the scoring rate and again on this occasion the better golfers were to the fore.

In the single flight Japanese golfers Joe Niisato and Takeshi Hakozaki shared third place with 36 points each whilst Dave Moriarty went one better to record the second best score of 37 points.  Once again it was left to Rick Schramm to stamp his influence on the field and he ended such a fine month for him with a two-under 38 points for the win.  It was the third sub-par round of the month for the confident and clinical Canadian and propelled him to the summit of the Society’s “Player of the Month” stakes after a string of excellent performances.  His gross of 78 was as good as any he has turned in recently.

The ‘2’s pot was shared by Larry Slattery, Takeshi Hakozaki and a newly returned Steve Jones.  The day was superbly marshalled by John Mason and the presentation ended with a birthday celebration back at Rabbi’s in Soi Buakhao for Khun Peung, the good lady of the house.

It had been another fine golfing day from the Elephant Bar.

Maple leaves predominate at Greenwood once more

The Pattaya Golf Society travelled to Greenwood on Friday, 4th March, a very stormy day indeed, but found the A and C courses dry and conditions perfect with overcast skies making golfers comfortably cool.  The field was divided into two flights at sixteen and under and not for the first time at Greenwood the Canadian entrants were to feature strongly in the frame.

In the second flight Dave Wilkinson incredibly finished third on 30 points whilst John Lindsay, playing for the first time with the group, finished second with 32 points.  The organiser for the day Jack Robertson had soldiered his round well for the winning score of 35 points.

In the top flight Jean Morel joined Rick Schramm in third with 33 points, whilst Ronnie Ramsay made an impressive return from work to post 36 points for second.  The winner, with the best gross of the day, 75, was Brian Beaupre and his 38 points continued an excellent spell for the Canadian currently.

There were no ‘2’s and the Booby Bevy went to out-of-form Jimmy Cloy for his low score of the day.

Full marks to Jack for his stewarding in the absence of Mr. Len as he waits for some minor surgery.