The Golf Club 06-10/03

Tommy Balch, Super Silver Senior!

Monday 6th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees

1st – Tom Balch (32 – S) 40 points

2nd – Darren Stanton (17) 39 points

T – 3rd – Ray Powell (19) 38 points

T – 3rd – Fred Birch (16) 38 points

 

Mr. Tom Balch

 

Green Valley just gets better and better as they gear up for the Singha Open on the 23rd. I have given up reporting on the closure situation there as the on-again off-again answers befuddle us all. Thanks to Klaus for putting together a 4-man Scramble on the 28th that we will be participating in, so see you there.

 

Numbers are still good and today we greeted 32 blokes who were willing to put Green Valley to the test. If you didn’t have at least 38 points on the card, you had no place on the podium. Ray Powell and his mate Fred Birch got to that number and shared the prize for 3rd place. Our resident Aussie Darren Stanton did them one better and his 39 worked out well for second place. Never mind, Dazza also took the Caddy Smile near pin!

 

Number one on the charts went to our dear friend Teacher Tommy Balch on those shiny silver tees, and rocketed to an impressive 40 point winner here today. A couple of years back, Tom took the Monthly Medal this time of year and today he proves he’s still got the mojo!

 

Tuesday 7th – Khao Kheow A&C – Stableford – Yellow Tees

1st – John Ryan (15) 45 points

T – 2nd – Kenny Aihara (6) 41 points

T – 2nd – James McCallan (8) 41 points

T – 2nd – Brett Chan (18) 41 points

 

It is hard to find fault with Khao Kheow no matter how many times we trek out here. It also makes no difference which of the two nines you play of the 27 holes here, all three courses have their own challenge.

With sensible pricing over the high season Khao Kheow has smart management that keeps us loyal to their cause and we will continue to play here through the summer months.

 

There were some of the best scores in a long time here today and it started with a trio at 41 points! Kenny, James and Brett all ended up tied for second place. With a magnificent 45 on the card, John Ryan had a record breaking round a full four strokes ahead of the rest.

 

Our Caddy Smile near pin went to James McCallan who made the most of his 41 point round.

 

Thursday 2nd – Phoenix Gold – Stableford – White Tees

1st – Darren Stanton (16) 44 points

2nd – Bud O’Meara (17) 39 points

3rd – James McCallan (8) 38 points

It has been several months since we made the 25 minute drive out to Phoenix which makes a nice change from some of the one hour journeys we take. The course was in great shape and the weather was just a few degrees north of perfect.

 

James McCallan turned in another good round of 38 with Bud O’Meara taking second place at one shot better. Nobody could touch Darren Stanton who bettered his Monday number of 39 with his best round in ages to clinch the win with a 44! Russell Lightfoot claimed the near pin but left with just a par.

 

Friday 10th – Silky Oaks – Stableford – White Tees

 

1st – Sugar Robertson (7) 45 points

2nd – Mark Wood (11) 42 points

3rd – Bryan Carroll (20) 40 points

T-4th – Fred Birch (16) 39 points

T-4th – Jimmy Brackett (9) 39 points

 

Without a doubt, this week we had more blokes shoot better than their handicap than ever. Competition was fierce today and it took a 39 just to tie for fourth place. Locals Jimmy Brackett and Freddy Birch had great rounds but 39 just wasn’t quite enough. Our pal Bryan Carroll had his best in a while at the 40 point mark, and regular Mark Wood shot a brilliant 42 out there, but still not enough.

 

Sugar Robertson with his admirers!

 

With a crazy 7 birdies (2 on the front and 5 on the back!), Sugar Robertson made the turn smiling. His respectable 19 on the front started the ball rolling and he followed up with an amazing 26 on the back nine for a whopping 45 on the card. We all know Sugar, and he plays a great game, but today he shot lights out with a lot of help from the flat stick for a fine win. Two under off the stick is hard to beat.

 

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