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Hole in one Pete with J.P., Butch and David Rose.
Hole in one Pete with J.P., Butch and David Rose.

The Golf Club review

Monday, Nov. 6, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

1st Jareeporn Thomas (28) 42pts

2nd David Rose (3) 41pts

3rd Andy Makara (30) 40pts

4th Butch Furneaux (12) 39pts

5th Phil Smedley (12) 38pts

See those numbers above?  Only one point separated the individual top 5 places, now what are the odds of that?  It was a close comp out there as 28 golfers took on the task of Green Valley which is now in perfect shape again.

J.P. Thomas was in winning form again, even as Phil cuts her handicap she has gone from a 38 to a 28 in under a year and keeps getting better.  PGA Pro David (nicest guy in town) Rose burned it up with a birdie streak to clench a round 5 strokes better than his 3-handicap.

The Caddy Smile near pin went to our long time buddy Ron Robertson (R2 to his fans) and just might be the second nicest guy in town.

We had a newcomer today who just may have set a record.  Peter Dickson was talked into coming to our sleepy little fishing village by old mate Ron Pilnick and was playing his first ever round in Thailand.  Pete stepped up to the 5th tee box and eyed down the 168 yards to the pin, hit a great shot and got a hole in one!

Thursday, Nov. 9, Silky Oak (white tees) – Stableford

1st Gary Emmett (14) 46pts

2nd Jareeporn Thomas (24) 42pts

3rd Mitch Black (11) 41pts

Is Silky Oak getting easier or something?  I mean, what’s the deal with these scores? 41 points gets you third place?  Well, we are happy for Mitch Black as he rarely gets a podium finish, and this was a good one.  On any other week it could have easily been a winner so sorry about that Mitch.

Phil has cut J.P. to a 24, but she still keeps winning.  It seems the lady has the skills on board that 37 kilo frame.  In my 17 years here, I have noticed Thai ladies are very good at all kinds of sports, whether it is bowling, darts, of course shooting pool, or even lawn bowls, they do seem to catch on quickly and J.P. is no exception.

Bob Mulholland, Kenny Aihara and Gary Bright.
Bob Mulholland, Kenny Aihara and Gary Bright.

Now let’s have a chat about Mr. Emmett.  It was obviously a dream day where everything went perfectly and the Golf Gods were on his side.  It does feel amazing for us hacks to have an amazing afternoon on the fairways every 4 or 5 years.  It gives us hope and something to boast about with our mates and that is a rare feat in the cruelest game of all.

Gary must have been walking on air, but he showed up for the presentation fairly calm and collected after such a precious round.

Friday, Nov. 10, Pattavia (white tees) – Stableford

1st Kenny Aihara (6) 36pts

2nd Gary Bright (11) 34pts

3rd David Rose (3) 33pts

He’s back!  It seems that Kenny Aihara has found some of that old mojo once again and put it to good use today at Pattavia.  This course is one of our favourites and high on the playlist for the monthly schedule.  Shooting to your handicap here is a job well done!

Gary Bright shone through for second place and a lot of 3’s were in David Rose’s future being a 3-handicap, shooting 33 and coming in 3rd!  I wonder if Ken is just warming up for the next medal!

Great to see Mr. Bob Mulholland back with us for a few weeks and the amicable Scotsman took the Caddy Smile near pin today.