Smedley streets the field

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Peter Lofstrand, Greig Robinson and Phil Smedley.
Peter Lofstrand, Greig Robinson and Phil Smedley.

PSC Golf from The Golf Club

Monday, Oct. 22, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

1st Peter Thomas (22) 37pts

2nd Gary Emmett (16) 37pts

3rd J.P. Thomas (21) 28pts

Skies were grey and overcast as we arrived at the clubhouse of Green Valley. Some of our regulars who are members arrived early and started in dry conditions, but by the 7th the rains came down, and heavy.

The 2 vans pulled up and got checked in, deciding to wait it out as per norm. Usually after 30-45 minutes things clear up and off we go, but they waited, and waited and finally Capt. Phil asked for a show of hands whether to abandon play and the votes were unanimous. Thank you Green Valley for giving everyone’s money back without dispute.

For the two soaked groups that stayed out, the Thomas family did quite well as did Gary Emmett, also getting a slippery gripped near pin. Apparently they all wished they had returned back to the clubhouse for a hot toddy.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, Pattaya C.C. (white tees) – Stableford

1st Phil Smedley (18) 37pts

2nd Peter Lofstrand (27) 33pts

T3rd Butch Furneaux (11) 32pts

T3rd Greig Robinson (11) 32pts

This is a very much improved golf course. In fact, if there were golf awards for the most improved track in the last year, this would be it. The front nine is better than the back nine, but it is getting better and there are some very pretty and challenging holes from 10-18. Everyone commented on how good this course was today, lush and green, so well done to Pattaya Country Club!

Capt. Phil was a terrible host and thrashed the field by 4 strokes, what the heck got into him? Peter Lofstrand did well for second before heading back to his native Sweden and we see Butch and Greig at a tie for third. Greig, from Edinburgh, also nicked the near pin.

Friday, Oct. 26, Burapha A & B (white tees) – Stableford

T1st Dusty Miller (15) 37pts

T1st Steve Sweeney (19) 37pts

T3rd Peter Lofstrand (27) 34pts

T3rd Butch Furneaux (11) 34pts

T3rd Phil Smedley (18) 34pts

It’s close, it’s easy and it’s beautiful and that is what makes Burapha such an attractive course. They hold many Asian Tour events here and it is always kept in super condition.

There was nothing rusty about Dusty today, in spite of a rough night before. The blood-alcohol level must have been just right as the putts kept rolling in for our visiting mate. Same goes for Steve Sweeney with an equal 37 points to share the demonstrable win.

A trio of 34’s filled the rest of the podium and we left it to Alan Young to claim the Caddy Smile near pin. Alan swept a 7-wood on the 17th to just 8 feet to beat the field… at least on one hole!