Truelove comes up trumps at PSC monthly


For the 81 golfers it was a great day at Pleasant Valley on Tuesday, May 19.  The weather was terrific but quite hot and the course was in good shape although the recent overnight rains had dampened things somewhat and the “lift, clean & place” through the greens rule was in place with no carts allowed on the fairways.  On this occasion it was a 2-tee start and we managed to get everyone away pretty much on time.

PSC Golf Chairman Mark West, accompanied by Peter Blackburn, Dick Warberg, Andre Van Dyk & Gerd Reidler, arrived at the course early to prepare for the players arrival, together with the Pleasant Valley staff who were on hand and helpful.

Low-Gross-winner-Steve-Truelove-(left) with-PSC Golf Chairman Mark-West.

With all flights except the Ladies/Seniors playing off the white tees there were some very good scores (and a few fairly ordinary ones) and it was big Aussie Steve Truelove (h/cap 9) who had the best gross of 75 and took out the major prize.

In the ‘A’ Flight, playing medal, Paul Bray (9) came out on top with a fine net 71.  ‘B’ Flight, playing stableford, saw three golfers tied on 41 points and the resultant count back had Ken Price (13) in first place thanks to his 24 point back nine.  ‘C’ Flight was won by Mashi Kaneta (16) with 41 points and Greg Brechin (24) topped the ‘D’ Flight standings with 35 points.

Henry Wong (20) playing off the Silver Tees for the very last time won the Seniors/Ladies Flight with 44 points.

A-Flight-winner-Paul-Bray-(left) with-Mark-West.

The presentation and prize giving was at the ever popular Shenanigans Jomtien where once again Dave from the Sportsman’s Bar and his team produced an excellent BBQ type buffet.

At the presentation Peter Blackburn welcomed all and introduced Golf Chairman Mark West, who was overseeing his last PSC Monthly Tournament.  Mark expressed his appreciation to the day’s players and those who assisted him at the course and to Dave for the buffet, the PSC office staff for the pre-tournament work and his wife Kit, who sold the 50/50 lucky draw tickets.  He also made a point of thanking all who had assisted him throughout his term in office and wished all the best to his successor.  Mark then announced that the next PSC monthly tournament will be held at the Eastern Star Golf Course on Wednesday, 17th June, 2015.

Peter then announced the winners and Mark presented the prizes followed by the Lucky Draw and the 50/50 draw.

Note: For a full list of the results, go to website:

Ken-Price (left) was the winner of B-Flight.

Mashi-Kaneta (left) won the C-Flight with 41 points.

D-Flight winner Greg-Brechin (left) receives his prize.

Henry-Wong scored 44 points to win the Ladies/Seniors-Flight.

A happy 50-50-winner, Bryan-Neal (left) with-Mark-West.