Watson makes triumphant return


PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s

Tuesday, June 17, Green Valley – Stableford

A smaller than usual group met for breakfast at Bert’s on Tuesday in preparation for the competition at Green Valley.  The weather forecast called for rain, and thick clouds overhead made many wonder if we were wasting a morning drive.  As four groups gathered on the tee anxious eyes looked up, but lo and behold not only was there no rain, but much of the sky cleared, and umbrellas came out not to keep dry but to keep cool.

The conditions at Green Valley were good, and surprisingly there was no backup on the first tee as has been the case lately.  With the issue of weather put aside we could concentrate on playing golf, and play golf many people did!  Clubhouse chatter after the round indicated many good scores were had, but who would win?

Daryl Evans, Bob Watson and Tom Cotton.Daryl Evans, Bob Watson and Tom Cotton.

Back at Bert’s everyone eagerly gathered for the results – everyone except one hapless group who had neither experience or a GPS, and took the little known route of driving from Green Valley to Pattaya via Rayong.  Finally arriving back at Bert’s, they found the other golfers on their second game of chess, just finishing War and Peace, or surrounded by empty bottles.  Oh well, it happens sometimes.

When the results were announced two facts became obvious – you had to shoot your handicap to be even considered for a mention, and Bob Watson is back in town!  Not only is Bob back but he is better than ever.  They say Tiger Woods not only wants to win but destroy and demoralize his opponents, and Bob sure did that with a fantastic 43 points off a handicap of 7.  All we can say is hats off and congrats to Bob!

Tom Cotton’s (22) 38 points was good for second place (still 5 shots back), Daryl Evans (22) nabbed third with 37 points, then we had four players tied with 36 points and when all was done Barry Elphick (23) won the count back. Where are all these good golfers coming from?

Near pins went to Mashi Kaneta, John Anderson, Bob Watson, Ted Morris.