Waite waltzes home at Burapha


PSC golf from The Billabong Golf Bar

Tuesday, August 19, Siam Waterside – Stableford

Siam Waterside was the venue for today and being a Sports Day it was a very good deal.  Everyone enjoyed themselves on this wonderful golf course, well almost everyone as Sel had a day he would rather forget; if he wasn’t in the deep rough he managed to make the bunker, and losing 10 golf balls in one round must set a record I’m sure.

The Captain got the tee time mixed up but we got away early anyway for a four hour round, not bad for a Sports Day.  A big thank you for our organizer today Rosco taking time out from his duties at the temple and for setting up the next trip there on the 30th September, which will be the last time at Sports Day rates.

Friday’s top three: David Hausman, Greig Ritchie and Phil Waite.Friday’s top three: David Hausman, Greig Ritchie and Phil Waite.

With most of the players playing here for the first time the scores were quite good, well apart from Sel who scored a magnificent 16 point total.  Bob Van Mol took line honours on the day with 35 points ahead of Owen Walkley in second with 32 and third on a count back over Eng was Capt Bob with 31.  There were no ‘2’s.

Wednesday, August 20, Green Valley – Stableford

We had six groups playing at Green Valley and looking forward to beating the rain, but alas it was not to be and were forced to make a stopover for a beer at John and Geoff’s drinks stop for about half an hour then out we went to finish the round.

We had six ladies playing and as usual they put up a good showing; according to William the two girls who played alongside him and John Aylott were magic around the greens. There were a couple of good scores but I think the rain chased a few players away and we had a few NRs.

First place went to Owen Walkley with a fine 38 points, second to Nichawan Khiaophuang with 36, third to Rosco Langoulant on 33 and fourth went to Bill Marsden with 32.

There were three ‘2’s coming from Wayne Cotterell, Nichawan Khiaophuang (Sa) and Owen Walkley.

Friday, August 22, Burapha – Stableford

Today we were at Burapha, which will now become our venue for the first and second Friday of each month.  The course is in great condition and the friendly staff see to your needs with a generous smile.

Playing A and B courses, as the C has just been renovated and the greens are not up to scratch as yet, we were joined by Robert Cook from the Bendigo Golf Club on a reconnaissance for the club’s next golfing holiday.  Although he played with borrowed clubs, Robert did acquit himself very well and even took a couple of shillings off Capt Bob.

The scores were very good and although we did play from the white tees the course was still long enough at 6,200 yards.  Coming in third was Greig Ritchie with 39 points, his best round for a while but being beaten on count back by his good friend David Hausman also on 39.  Taking the top spot was Phil Waite with an amazing 42 points, well done mate!

There were three ‘2’s today coming from Rosco, Phil Waite and Greig Ritchie.

Note:  The Billabong Golf bar is situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.  Call Bob on 082 204 3411 if you are looking for a game.