Sugar Ray in sublime form

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Monday, August 15, Burapha – Stableford

Another fairly busy outing at Burapha saw two divisions compete on this windy day.  With the C & D courses closed, it was a bit slower than usual but not too many complaints.

L-R: Wally Brown, Sugar Ray Handford, Eddy Beilby and Jeffrey ‘Barney’ Clarkson.
L-R: Wally Brown, Sugar Ray Handford, Eddy Beilby and Jeffrey ‘Barney’ Clarkson.

Competing in two divisions, Bob Mattes got 4th place with 35 points in the B division, Jimmy Little made it onto the podium for the 3rd time in as many weeks with his awesome 37 points, (Barney) Jeffrey Clarkson is playing better and better and returned an excellent 39 points, but the star performer in the division was Peter Moon, finishing with an excellent 40 points.

In the A division, John Fitzgerald had 36 points for 4th, with Geoff Harrison getting the better of John on count back to make it to 3rd place.  In 2nd place, Dennis the menace Pelly had a great finish with 37 points, but the big winner, by a huge margin and a huge score again, was Sugar Ray Handford with 43 points.  The handicap system is now catching up with Sugar and his projected handicap for next week has been slashed to 15.8, fair dues for a very successful period of excellent golf.

Out of 28 players today, Geoff Braithwaite had the only ‘2’.

Wednesday, August 17, The Emerald – Stableford

Reports from Emerald were a bit mixed – the guys who like the course said it was in OK condition, but a couple of guys who played it for the first time thought the course was in pretty bad nick, with the greens being patchy, uneven and slow.

That didn’t distract from a couple of good scores coming in: Eddy Beilby scored good enough to earn him 4th place with 31 points while birthday boy Jeffrey Clarkson got 35 points to take 3rd.  In 2nd place was Wally Brown with 36 and the man whose handicap is tumbling down, Sugar Ray Handford, came in with a great 37 points for top spot again.

Courtesy of Brendan Cope and his missus Aunchalee Cope’s awesome baking skills, Jeffrey celebrated living another year with a lovely cake to share with the other winners.

Friday, August 19, Green Valley – Medal

From next month, we will launch our new Monthly Medal series that will really be something special, but more about this in September.

Taking 5th place today after scoring a 74 and losing on count back was Wally Brown.  Beating him and also with 74 net was Sugar Ray Handford, completing a week where he came 1st twice and 4th once.  Good news (for us) is that he will be playing off a shiny 15.8 handicap from next week, Sugar’s lowest in a number of years.

Another gentleman that is starting to settle into retirement mode in Thailand is Gary Lawson, who has been posting some good scores recently.  Gary took third this day while in 2nd place was Jack Butler who sneaked in again with an awesome 69.  Our winner this week was Stefan Hoge, beating Jack on count back with an awesome 33 net on the back nine.