Walkley wins deVere monthly award


PSC Golf from The Billabong Golf Bar

Monday, Oct. 27, Silky Oak – Stableford

Pattaya’s best kept secret Silky Oak is a great little course with few players, millionaire golf at its best.  Today we had 5 groups playing the course was in grand condition with the greens being lightly sanded about a week prior, which made them just right.

Apart from the last group we got in before the storm hit but Mal Farquharson and his mates from the Baan Tong Tong resort got absolutely hammered and came in like drowned rats.  The visiting Geralton boys acquitted themselves very well, even playing off their Aussie handicaps.

The Geralton boys enjoy some libation back at the bar.The Geralton boys enjoy some libation back at the bar.

There were three ‘2’s coming from Steve Compton, Geoff Handcock and Neil Herd.

Fourth place overall went to Jason Moylan with a good score of 35 points, third was taken by Owen Walkley with 37, second went to Sel Wegner with 38 and the top spot was occupied by Geralton’s Marl Rossiter with a great 39 points.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, Green Valley – Stableford

We had a great round of golf today with no rain on us at all.  The fairways were a little damp in places but that was the only discomfort we had to put up with all the way round.  Mind you, it did rain on the way back to the bar.

Owen Walkley receives the deVere trophy for October from Brian Chapman.Owen Walkley receives the deVere trophy for October from Brian Chapman.

We had nine groups playing and today was also our deVere trophy competition, kindly sponsored by Brian Chapman of the deVere Group.  This comp is a monthly event and by the number of players it seems to be very popular.  Thanks go to Brian for the prizes – it is much appreciated by all the players.

There were four ‘2’s today coming from J.J. Harney, Gerry Roche, John Aylott and Ken Grimes.

The prizes went down to sixth place and the count backs were plenty.  Neil Harvey took sixth with 35 points, edged out of fifth place on count back by Murray Hart.  The nest three places also featured a count back, this time on 37 points, that saw Gerry Roche as the runner up, Jim Grieve in third and Ken Grimes fourth.  Taking the deVere trophy on the day was Owen Walkley with a fine 38 points.

Friday, Oct. 31, Plutaluang – Scramble

The Navy golf course was the place to be, with 16 teams playing our monthly scramble and all teams having the Courtyard Cavaliers in their sights.

It was off to an early start in lovely sunshine but that wasn’t to last long as a very ugly storm came across the course about 1.30 p.m. and we all dove for cover.  There was some talk of the course being unplayable as the greens and fairways we could see were under water, but after the rain stopped everyone went out to finish apart from one group.

Paul Smith and his winning scramble team.Paul Smith and his winning scramble team.

The winning scores were not as good as usual, I suppose because of the wet conditions, anyway fourth went to the team of Mal Farquharson, Steve Compton, Richard Steadman and Joe Mooneyham with a score of 60.6.  Third place went to Team Irish consisting of Tom Gorey, Christy Knight, Phil Davies and Natt Doyle with 59.8 and second was taken by The Dodgy Boys of Owen Walkley, Brian Maddox, John Baikie and Willem Lasonder with a score of 59.3.  In first place was the quartet of Paul Smith, Freddy Starbeck, Morris Robert’s and Thiery Petrement with a great 58.3.

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