Steve’s 74 just good enough


PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society

Monday, June 15, Plutaluang N & W – Stableford

There was a huge downpour in the early hours of the morning but by the time we arrived at The Phantom Bar to await our departure at was all clear.  Christian had flown to Denmark for a couple of weeks the night before so we had big Thomas Nyborg as our bus driver and he navigated his way to Plutaluang without any dramas.


We had 3 groups on the starting sheet and requested the North & West nines, which was granted and we headed off to the North 1 Tee.  The fairways were quite wet after heavy overnight rain so preferred lies on the fairway was the rule and our first group got away 10 minutes early at 9.50am.  Once again the golf course was in great shape with excellent greens and it was certainly terrific value for money and surprisingly the course was extremely quiet.  With no other groups immediately in front of us we maintained a very good pace and finished our round in three hours & fifty minutes.

Steve Truelove.

It was a close finish as Big Steve Truelove had a gross 74 for 42 points and took out first place, just 1 point ahead of Big Thomas Nyborg in second spot.  Departee Dave Neal came third with 35 points and your writer, Peter Blackburn scraped into fourth spot with a very modest 31 points.

1st Steve Truelove (8) 42pts

2nd Thomas Nyborg (17) 41pts

3rd Dave Neal (25) 35pts

4th Peter Blackburn (14) 31pts

Near Pins: N3 – Ian Pickles

Long Putts: W9 – Steve Truelove

Friday, June 19, Phoenix (Mountain & Ocean) – Stableford

Numbers are down currently for golf in Pattaya but with the help of Lewiinskis, who supplied a few golfers, we had 4 groups ready to play at Phoenix and for a change the weather was looking good.

Our first group teed off on Mountain nine about five minutes before our scheduled 10.24am tee time and the weather stayed fine throughout the round, with the golf course in good shape and the greens still improving.  With very few other golfers on the course the pace was quite good and most groups finished in a little over four hours.

For the first time this trip Marco Beer found himself on the podium and was one of 2 golfers with 38 points, with the resultant count back determining him the winner with his 21 point back-nine while Thomas Nyborg (18 point back nine) finished in second place. Neil Skilton, who is finally playing some consistent golf, came third with 35 points and the colourful Walter Baechli finished in fourth spot with 33.

1st Marco Beer (16) 38pts

2nd Thomas Nyborg (17) 38pts

3rd Neil Skilton (7) 35pts

4th Walter Baechli (15) 33pts

Long Putts: O9 – Walter Baechli

Just a reminder that the Phantom Golf Cup No.2 will be held at Treasure Hill on Wednesday, July 1st with the first tee time at 10.00am.  Sign up at The Phantom Bar or Lewiinskis.

Note: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays and Phoenix every Friday,  meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermal [email protected]

Marco Beer.