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PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society

Monday, Sept. 7, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

After a week in Hua Hin it was good to be back with the Phantom crew again and after a long absence Pattaya Country Club was back on our schedule and we had four groups signed up to play.  After a short drive we arrived at the course which was fairly quiet and on a fine and hot morning our first group got away about 20 minutes ahead of our scheduled 10.00am tee time.

Plenty of drinking water was the order of the day (something a bit stronger for Ian Pickles) and all groups progressed reasonably quickly on the course which was in reasonable shape but very dry in many parts.  Most of our groups completed their rounds in around four hours & twenty minutes.

Torben Lindgaard  (left) & Phill Davies. Torben Lindgaard  (left) & Phill Davies.

No-one tore the course apart and Torben Lindgaard’s 38 points was good enough to win the day with a count back required to determine second & third spots as there were 2 golfers on 37 points.  This resulted in Larry Gibb (17 point back nine) grabbing second place from his good mate John Tallett (15 point back nine) in third spot.  With 2 golfers on 36 points another count back was needed to sort out fourth place and that went to John Pierrel (20 point back nine) with Ian Pickles (16 point back nine) just missing out.

1st Torben Lindgaard (30) 38pts

2nd Larry Gibb (21) 37pts

3rd John Tallett (27) 37pts

4th John Pierrel (12) 36pts

Near Pins: 7th Ian Pickles, 12th Stuart Mann

Long Putts: 18th John Tallett

Friday, Sept. 11, Phoenix (Mountain & Ocean) – Stableford

We had another good Friday field for this visit to Phoenix Gold with four groups signed up and there were several newcomers to welcome.  American Tad Han from Korea, Michael Padilla from USA, Alan Taylor from Scotland,  Kim Kjaereoell & Torben Sorensen from Denmark and Martin Kempton from Pattaya were all made to feel at home at Phantom Golf Society.

After the short trip to the course we arrived to find things fairly quiet and were able to send our first group away off Mountain 1 thirty minutes before our scheduled 10.00am tee time.  The weather was fine and hot and the golf course was in great shape with the greens on both nines of a high standard.  With hardly anyone in front of us the pace was very good and we finished our rounds in a little over four hours.

Big Phill Davies was the winner on the day with a fine 38 points and the returning Neil Skilton came second with a solid 36.  There were 2 golfers on 35 points so a count back was required which resulted in Tad Han (18 point back nine & 14 points on the last 6 holes) finishing third from Denis Steele (18 point back nine & 10 points on the last 6 holes) in fourth spot, and Martin Kempton took fifth with 34 points.

1st Phill Davies (13) 38pts

2nd Neil Skilton (5) 36pts

3rd Tad Han (5) 35pts

4th Denis Steele (14) 35pts

5th Martin Kempton (12) 34pts

Near Pins: M8 Neil Skilton, O7 Tad Han.

Long Putts: M9 Tad Han, O9 Martin Kempton.

Note: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 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 [email protected]