The Snowbird warms up to Green Valley

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Monday, March 4, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

1st Bob Patterson (8) 40pts

2nd Mike Newbert (14) 39pts

T3rd Ken Aihara (6) 38pts

T3rd Jay Burns (3) 38pts

T3rd Michael Hastie (19) 38pts

T3rd Peter Rogers (23) 38pts

First order of business, don’t forget our annual Songkran trip to Khao Yai leaving here on the 15th and returning to Pattaya on the 20th of April.  This is our yearly escape from the madness of the ever so long water dousing that has become an intolerable facet of the calendar here in Pattaya.  See all the details on our facebook.com page, but the gist of it is 5 nights hotel with breakfast and 4 rounds of golf for just 10,500 baht.

February Monthly Medal winner John Emmerson with Polly.February Monthly Medal winner John Emmerson with Polly.

This week at Green Valley, we all played off the white tees, so a whopping six places were on offer for Pattaya’s finest golfers.  It was another beautiful day for golf as the partly cloudy skies gave the occasional respite from Mr. Sunshine.  We have quite pleasant weather of late, and so it should be for this time of year.

It was an American Snowbird (as we called the wintering Canadians in Florida) who shot the lights out and had a big red 40 circled at the top of his scorecard to claim victory on the day.  The affable Bob Patterson, native of a chilly Green Bay, Wisconsin, joins us in our sleepy little fishing village every year for at least the past dozen.  Bob is the man you want in your 4-ball if you are on the unwell side of life, as he serves as an emergency medical technician.  Well played to the lifesaver Bob, and come back soon buddy.

There were also many familiar names after Mr. Patterson; Mike Newbert had a very creditable 39 that normally guarantees a podium placing here.  A quartet of 38’s saw Ken Aihara, Jay “Cohiba” Burns, Michael “Don’t be” Hastie, and Peter Rogers tied for 3rd.  Another great bunch of guys who joined us for a great day of golf in fun city, so thanks lads for your support!

Friday, March 8, Khao Kheow (white tees) – Stableford

A Flight

1st Keith Emerson (12) 38pts

2nd Yoshi Watanabe (17) 37pts

3rd Peter Hynard (13) 36pts

B Flight

1st Paul Walsh (20) 36pts

2nd Jack Robertson (23) 33pts

3rd Peter Rogers (23) 31pts

Paul Walsh - B Flight winner on Friday..Paul Walsh – B Flight winner on Friday..

A good strong field proved for 2 flights today to take on the challenge of Khao Kheow.  Only 2 of the gang shot better than their handicap, as K.K. once again proved to be a tough test of the game.  This Pete Dye layout is one of the best in Thailand and is always a popular venue for our golf outings.

Keith Emerson was the best of the A Flight with 38 points and Paul Walsh shot his handicap for the victory in the B Flight.  Thanks for joining us for another great week of golf in Pattaya!

Note:  The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro.  We usually play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so come join us for a seriously fun day out.  Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: [email protected] gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya.  All handicaps welcome!