THE GOLF CLUB 22/12

 

The cold takes hold!

Monday 18th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees

1st – Andy Makara (28) 36 points

T-2nd – Peter Thomas (22) 33 points

T-2nd – Adrian Dembinski (26) 33 points

 

This is the coldest we have seen Pattaya in about 3 years and there were few falangs who could honestly cope without another layer or two. We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and Santa was good to you with a new wedge or putter. This weather certainly helped us to get into the spirit of Christmas!

 

We lost a few pals to join in the first round of the Pattaya Matchplay series over at Silky Oaks, and as the dust settled at the end of the day, The Golf Club was in first place! There are 8 local bars participating in this event which is the second in the series. There is still a lot of golf to play as the series winds down in late January, so watch this space.

Pattaya Matchplay winners Gary Emmett, David Ferris, Fred Graham and Fred Birch.

 

Our regular TGC comp finds locals Peter Thomas and Adrian Dembinski in a tie for second and our regular darksider Andy Makara at the top of the heap. Andy has put together some good rounds lately but today all he needed was 36 on the card. If you guys are going to hand it to him that easily, I am sure he will take it!

 

Young dad Adrian Dembinski had the benefit of our near pin for the Caddy Smile project…and made the birdie for a beer. I owe you one mate!

 

Tuesday 19th – Khao Kheow – Stableford – Yellow Tees

1st – Bud O’Meara (18) 38 points

T-2nd – Alan McKendry (11) 36 points

T-2nd – Blake Hanna (16) 36 points

 

As usual, the signup sheet for Khao Kheow was full with 24 players up for the test. It has been so cool that you can play without even breaking into a sweat, honestly!

 

Canadian Blake Hanna had a good day out there with a tie for second and our near pin win as well. Blake must be used to this colder weather! Alan “Mouse” McKendry was at a tie on 36 for joint second but none were as good as Bud O’Meara with 38 points recorded this afternoon on the long tees. The course was in beautiful condition, but most all courses are this time of year.

 

Thursday 20th – Silky Oaks – Stableford – White Tees

T-1st – Ken Grimes (24) 36 points

T-1st – Robbie Taylor (13) 36 points

3rd – Alain Hefner (18) 34 points

 

The cold spell continued and now with the winds picking up, the “feels like” factor sends a shiver down yer spine! The greens were dry and in not the best of condition, which is a recent development. Usually this Silky Oaks track is just about perfect so with all 3 of these courses closing for the first two weeks of January, we should find it better when we return in mid-January.

 

Old mates stick together and today we see our buddies Ken Grimes and Robbie Taylor on a tie for first place. Robbie has had a couple of strokes taken off his handicap after that brilliant 47 he turned in last week. The duo from downundah posted 36’s to top the podium.

 

Alain Hefner is visiting us from France and playing well and consistently on this trip so today is rewarded with third place. Thank you for the Caddy Smile contribution as nobody even hit the green on the last par-3 hole!

 

Friday 21st – Eastern Star – Stableford – White Tees

1st – Alan McKendry (11) 33 points

2nd – Ken Aihara (7) 32 points

3rd – Graham Eldridge (16) 30 points

 

Ah yes, it’s time to play the Vegemite course…you either love it or you hate it! Eastern Star is a fine track designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. but deceptively difficult even for low handicappers.

 

I think Jones did a great job even though it is hard to rack up those Stableford points out here. Condition of the course was excellent, fast greens, lovely fairways and perfect weather put it in the “millionaires’ golf” category.

 

Speaking of low scores, 33 was the winning number on the scoreboard and that went to that rascal Alan McKendry. Our in-house NFL specialist Kenny Aihara turned in a 32 for sole second as well as picking up the near pin with a birdie! Looks like I owe Kenny a drink as well.

 

He just got off the plane from Brisbane, but Graham Eldridge wasted no time in padding his pockets with 30 points for third. Good to have you back mate and I am sure we will see more podium appearances over the next few weeks.

 

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