Thakkar takes the plaudits at Navy

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Phoenix Members Golf Society

Tuesday, Nov. 5, we played at Plutaluang (Navy) Golf Course and we were competing for the voucher donated by Ann’s Salon, where the winner can go and have whatever he wants in the way of beauty treatment.  I can say without any fear of contradiction that most of our members need it! So a good prize to win.

Sadly, due to badly burning my hand, I could not play today but I was there to sort the teams out and send the boys off the first tee.  I was filling up with tears as I watched the last group amble into the distance.  Well most of them anyway.  Some never really got too far with the first shot.

Tuesday winners pose with staff members at The Relax Bar.Tuesday winners pose with staff members at The Relax Bar.

All I can tell you about the golf on the day is that the weather was set very fair indeed and unlike our beloved Phoenix the stint meter readings for the greens were a maximum of 6.7.  Ugh!

Back at the Relax Bar later I waited for our lads (lads, that’s a joke to start with) to come back, many with tales of woe, woe and thrice woe!  And very soon all were back including Mukesh Thakkar (he had told me earlier that he would not be able to get back because his wife wanted him home early).  However, it soon transpired why the crafty little bugger came back.  He was the winner with 37 points which is a good score round the West & North course here at Plutaluang.  In our little society if you don’t come to the presentation you don’t get anything!

In second place was Jim Neilson with 32 points (now that’s more like it) and joint third were Richard Baldwin and Goort Gelten, both with 31 points but with Richard having the slightly better back nine.

Near pin winners were Jim Neilson (2), Richard Baldwin and Peter Harris, Richard being the only player to hit the short par 3 lighthouse island green.

Our lucky draw winners today were John Bartley and Joris Goetschalckx, with the free drink going to Steve Gibson and the free massage to Bart Starink.  Both of these last two lucky draw prizes are donated by our hosts The Relax Bar.

Away from golf for a moment, on Sunday, November 17 there will be a boat going out on the ocean for a day’s fishing.  I have one spot left if anyone would like to join us.  Call me (Mike) on 087 091 7565 for more details.