PSC Golf from Colin’s Bar Golf Society
Sunday, Feb. 21, Silky Oak – Stableford
1st Colin Davis (21) 39pts
2nd John Harrison (15) 38pts
3rd Y. Kobayashi (18) 36pts
With some of our boy’s having a weekend in Singapore we had just 13 players so it was to be one flight with 3 places. We teed off behind a Korean 5-ball but still completed the round in 4 hrs 15 mins, not too bad.
Mike Allidi – winner at Pleasant Valley.
The 1st tee was put back on the yellow tee for the white to recover and from the state of it, it could be there for a long time. Players now have a carry of 200yds over water on their first drive of the day and as you would expect with our group, the water level began to rise! From now on we will play a drop zone on the ladies tee (it spoils the day when you put 2 balls in the water on the 1st hole).
Apart from that, when our group got on the green we all had a single putt, so that spurred us on to enjoy the day. The weather was overcast so the sun was not a problem for a change.
Monday, Feb. 22, Greenwood C & A – Stableford
1st Thorsten Jodehl (14) 44pts
2nd Bob Stokes (13) 35pts
3rd Peter Hynard (14) 32pts
1st P.J. Mitchell (20) 34pts
2nd Colin Davis (21) 34pts
3rd Alistar Gall (21) 33pts
1st Pete Shaw (28) 35pts
2nd Larry Gibb (22) 33pts
3rd Joseph Doyle (24) 33pts
Near Pins: Mike Jeffrys, Tony Cambell, Pat Kelly & Ole Madsen
Long Putts: Thorsten Jodehl & Herbert Muth
Today was Makha Bucha Day, the biggest day in the Buddhist calendar when most of the golf courses charge weekend rates. But Greenwood, the best value golf course in the Pattaya region, saw good sense to keep the same 600 baht green fee.
The course was in perfect condition and the fact that you had trouble finding a parking space close to the club house shows they had made the right decision.
We teed off just before our tee time and our 10 groups moved at a steady pace throughout the round. We welcomed back Patrick Kelly +2 hcp for his first game in 2 months and he showed some of his touches of brilliance along with a few wayward shots as well, but I’m sure he will get rid of the latter with some practice.
The star of the day was Torsten Jodehl who has been having a tough time on the golf course recently, so it was no surprise he did not check his handicap. He played off his old 12 hcp and had the round of his life with a solid 42 points, but on checking the handicap sheets he had risen to 14 which made it 44 points to take A flight by 9 shots. He will back to his old hcp next week!
In second spot came Bob Stokes with 35 points and Peter Hynard took third on a count back over Nick Skilton, both with 32.
PJ Mitchell just pipped the Donkey on the back 3, with both on 34 points, to win the B flight while Alistar Gall was third with 33.
C flight saw Pete Shaw take top spot with 35 points and Larry Gibb edged Joe Doyle for second on count back, both finishing with 33 points.
Friday, Feb. 26, Pleasant Valley – Stableford
A Flight (blue tees)
1st Mike Allidi (2) 37pts
2nd Christen Boysen (9) 32pts
3rd Paul Walia (16) 32pts
B Flight (white tees)
1st Alistar Gall (19) 41pts
2nd Larry Gibb (22) 39pts
3rd Y. Kobayashi (18) 38pts
Near Pins: Paul Walia, Mike Allidi, John Harrison & Per Ashan
Long Putts: Paul Walia & Nick Shaw
Pleasant Valley was the challenge today with 28 players in the competition and the split at 17/18 – A flight played from the blue tees and B flight from the whites. As expected, some of the B flight scores were better than usual with almost half the field playing to their handicap or better. In A flight only one beat his handicap.
We all got round in under 4 hrs and were back in Colin’s Bar in Soi Buakhao for 4.45 pm for the presentation & the free buffet and the free snowball lucky draw, which was won by Neil Smith.
A flight saw the cream come to the top, with Mike Allidi being the only one to break his handicap with 37 points after going out in 4 under gross 32 for the front nine, giving him 23 points. Mike was followed by Christen Boysen 5 shots back and amazed at his second place finish as he edged out Paul Walia on count back. Paul had some consolation with a near pin and longest putt.
B flight saw better scores, with Alistar Gall topping the chart with 41 points after a slow start to his round. Second place went to Larry Gibb who finished the front nine with 22 points but the heat must have got to him as he only mustered 17 on the inward half. Third spot was filled by the rising star from the east, Y. Kobayashi with 38 points, just beating the Donkey on count back.