Stimpson strikes at Burapha


PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar

Monday, April 29, Burapha – Stableford

Twenty-eight Outbackers were at their regular Burapha course to play the B & D nines from the whites.  Capt’ Steve, although still unable to play through injury, got the field away and by the unexpected benefit of a two-tee start, everybody was gone by 9.55am.

No report as to the condition of the course this week but one would suspect it was as good as always, judging by the fine 40pts scored by Geoff Stimpson to win Div A and also to register the best score of the day.  One of the Aussie visitors from the Melbourne area, Dean Whittaker, was second just one point back with 39 and a regular Burapha player, Bob Lindborg, took third after beating Paul Rodgers on count back, both on 36.

The visiting 7-player group from Melbourne, led by Gordon Etheridge (3rd left), pose for a photo.The visiting 7-player group from Melbourne, led by Gordon Etheridge (3rd left), pose for a photo.

Div B strangely didn’t fare so well with 34 being the top score, attained by both Dave Coller and Pete Stonebridge, with Dave getting the nod on count back.  Andy King was third with 32 and Jimmy Little headed a three-way count back all on 30, to take the last spot.

There were four ‘2’s from Greg Hill & Steve Poznanski on B3, John Cunningham on B8 and Jimmy Little on D8.

Div A (0-16)

1st Geoff Stimpson (8) 40pts

2nd Dean Whitaker (15) 39pts

3rd Bob Lindborg (17) 36pts

4th Paul Rodgers (15) 36pts

Div B (17+)

1st David Coller (22) 34pts

2nd Pete Stonebridge (18) 34pts

3rd Andy King (28) 32pts

4th Jimmy Little (19) 30pts

Tuesday, April 30, Khao Kheow – Stableford

Fifteen Outbackers played today, playing A & C nines at Khao Kheow.  Regrettably, it was a bit of a slow start and we had only managed to get about nine holes completed before the heavens opened up.  Some of us managed to get to a watering hole for a 10 minute break while the rain eased off and once we were back on the course it started raining again.

(From left): Sel Wegner, Sydney Coetzer, Jinjo O’Neill, and Joe Mooneyham.(From left): Sel Wegner, Sydney Coetzer, Jinjo O’Neill, and Joe Mooneyham.

7 golfers decided enough was enough and headed back to the locker rooms to get a shower and have a couple of cold ones while they waited for the rest of the golfers to finish their game.  As is normal with the Outback’s rain policy, if at least half the field finish, it is declared a tournament.

Due to the rain we didn’t have any fantastic scores except Andy Makara with a great score of 39 points.  Well done Andy.

There were no ‘2’s.

1st Andy Makara (28) 39pts

2nd Suzi Lawton (19) 29pts

3rd Yvonne Baker (28) 27pts

4th Sugar Ray Handford (17) 23pts

Friday, May 3, Green Valley – Stableford

An excellent turnout (for the time of year) of 33 Outbackers at Green Valley today, produced some very solid scoring, particularly in Div A with nine of the eleven players scoring 30pts or more.  The best came from Peter LeNoury, who always seems to do well here at GV, amassing 40pts to win Div A by four from Sel Wegner (36) and Joe Mooneyham (35).

Steve Blazsanyik (Waldo) won Div B with 38pts ahead of one of our Karratha visitors, Sydney Coetzer (36) and the returning Barry McIntosh in third on 33.  Div C went to Jinjo O’Neill with 36, from Suzi Lawton (34), who beat Andy Makara on count back.

Finally, our thanks again to Capt’ Steve, who orchestrated the start, as General Jack was supervising the ongoing bar improvements, and also to Suzi for her help in collecting and collating the cards etc.

There were two ‘2’s from Peter LeNoury and Pete Stonebridge

Div A (0-15)

1st Peter LeNoury (9) 40pts

2nd Sel Wegner (13) 36pts

3rd Joe Mooneyham (15) 35pts

Div B (16-18)

1st Stephen Blazsanyik (17) 38pts

2nd Sydney Coetzer (18) 36pts

3rd Barry McIntosh (16) 33pts

Div C (19+)

1st Martin O’Neill (28) 36pts

2nd Suzi Lawton (19) 34pts

3rd Andy Makara (28) 34pts

Note:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956.