Monday, August 26, Pattana B & C – Stableford
1st Daryl Vernon (23) 36pts
2nd Robby Watts (7) 33pts
3rd Stuart Brown (8) 33pts
A howling gale force wind made the course almost unplayable today, certainly anyone who didn’t play straight suffered the penalty.
Daryl Vernon continues to play solid golf and took first place by a three-shot margin, a reduction in handicap can’t be too far away. Robby Watts sank a long putt on the last hole to edge out Stuart Brown on countback for second, each with thirty-three points.
Newcomer Taro Yukimori was on three near pins but only kept one, with Stuart Brown taking two.
Wednesday, August 28, Green Valley – Stableford
1st Michael Brett (15) 36pts
2nd Jimmy Carr (15) 36pts
3rd Robby Watts (7) 35pts
Following the recent Singha Championship the Green Valley course was expected to be in great order and so it was. However, the greens had not been cut since and were slower than expected,
Robby Watts had twenty-two on the front nine but inexplicably fell away totally on the back to end in third place with thirty-five points. Jimmy Carr and Michael Brett fought out first place with the latter taking it on countback.
Despite a complete off day by his standards full of hooks and off drives, Les Cobban managed to bag two near pins with the other going to Steve Durey.
Friday, August 30, Khao Kheow A & B – Medal
1st Gerry Cooney (19) net 72
2nd Robby Watts (7) net 74
3rd Stuart Brown (8) net 75
The last game of August was played under grey dull skies in windy conditions on the A & B nines at Khao Kheow. The format for today game was medal and in the testing conditions scoring was so difficult that at least three cards were marked “no return”.
The winner was Gerry Cooney who is continuing to play well with a net seventy-two. One of his superb drives brought back memories of former glories. Robby Watts took second place whilst not playing to his best was still good enough to score a net seventy-four. Stuart Brown brought up the rear with seventy-five. Takeshi Hakozaki, Robby Watts, Chris Dopp, and Geoff Cox all got near pins.
For the second month in a row, we didn’t have to look too far to find golfer of the month with Robby Watts going back to back again by a big margin, will somebody stop him bringing up three in a row?