IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar
Wednesday, 11th July saw the Pattaya Golf Society travel to the Royal Lakeside golf club to play a stableford competition on the revamped course, which now poses a much more significant challenge to golfers with raised and crowned greens, the addition of extra bunkers and the intrusion of much more water. The condition of the course was excellent and the weather could not have been better for the field.
With little hope of many sub par rounds, as on previous visits, Dave Edwards, Mark West and Alan Walker set the standard with 35 points each for a share of the win. Mark and Robbie Taylor recorded birdie ‘2’s on the third and twelfth holes respectively.
Rabbi’s free beer draw was won by Paul McNally and the Booby Bevy went to Don Nellis for his poor score of the day.
Royal Lakeside remains a quality venue at a reasonable price and even the drive there becomes less arduous with time. The PGS will return in September.
Wichai Back at Work
On Friday, 13th July the Pattaya Golf Society travelled to Greenwood to play a stableford competition on the A and B nines which were in good condition, even though the fairways and greens were due a cut, the recent heavy rains having delayed that vital maintenance.
The group were led by Khun Wichai in the absence of Mr Len who was conducting essential visa business and the extra responsibility did not affect his game as he posted 38 points to share the win with Masashi Iizumi, who also came good for the first time this trip. In third place with 37 points was Fred Land.
Wichai completed a fine day with the only birdie ‘2’, on B2, and the Booby Bevy was awarded to Lynn Snashall, playing his first round after taking a combination of five unfortunate shots to pass the red tees on B4.
Rabbi’s free beer draw was drawn in favour of Masa Takano.
It is good to see Greenwood coming back again after some recent deterioration of the greens and it shall remain a quality venue in future PGS schedules.