Steinmann wins a close one

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Bill Steinmann (from left) with Patrick Poussier & Dave Neal.
Bill Steinmann (from left) with Patrick Poussier & Dave Neal.

PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, May 6, Bangpra – Stableford

1st Bill Steinmann (11) 35pts

2nd Patrick Poussier (26) 35pts

3rd Dave Neal (29) 34pts

Near Pins: Mashi Kaneta, Gordon Clegg, Mashi Kaneta.

Long Putts: Dave Neal, Tony Cook.

Fifteen golfers took up the challenge today to play at Bangpra. As reported last week, the only difference with this course from the last time here (over a year ago) was the amount of monkeys on this course, unbelievable! I recall the caddies all carried sling shots to chase the monkeys away as they would be looking for food and would steal anything.

Back to golf on this day and the course was in great condition and with the number we had we were to play one flight with 3 podium places and all novelties in play.

We had two golfers returning with the same score only to be separated by the countback system. Bill Steinmann took the day’s honours with a better back-nine after both he and Patrick Poussier came in with 35 points each. Third place went to Dave Neal, ending up only one shot off the pace.

Thursday, May 9, Treasure Hill – Stableford

1st Marco Beer (16) 39pts

2nd Gary Williams (30) 35pts

3rd Alex Field (17) 33pts

Near Pins: Marco Beer, Toshi, Rob Cross, Alex Field.

Long Putts: Gary Williams, Colin Stielow.

Fourteen golfers were here to have a crack at Treasure Hill. Generally speaking, this is a lovely course famous for its “Crocodile Rock” par-5 hole 16. The track was in top shape but like most courses in Pattaya the lack of precipitation is showing. The fairways were still good on this day, the greens were fast but true and all in all it is a great course at a great price.

We attacked the course from the front tees with just the one flight and with three prize places up for grabs.

Marco Beer, a regular visitor to the Swan, finished on 39 points to stand 4 clear of his nearest opponent. Second home was Gary Williams and we then had three golfers fighting for the last position on the podium. Alex Field got the nod via our countback system, leaving Rob Cross (yet again) and Salto Toshi to lament on the day’s game.