The Golf Club 26-30/07

We had a very, very sad week here at The Golf Club as we laid to rest one of our best friends, Murray (Muffy) Kerr who died very unexpectedly from a motorcycle accident. Muffy was a morning regular here with his beautiful family who joined us for breakfast at the club, as well as being a playing partner at Siam Country Club. He was so very proud of his sons Jason and Ty and never failed to keep us up to date of their successes.

 

It was John McHugh and Brad Sproxton who got Muffy back on the ice last Tuesday, for the first time in over 20 years. There was no coaxing needed, and Muffy turned 16 again, practicing with the lads from the Pattaya Pirates hockey team, carving turns just like back in High School. Muffy left the rink with a huge smile I will never forget. Hockey, Harleys and Golf (and a bit of a wager) were his passion and 250 mourners at his funeral is a testament to a man who never had a bad word to say about anyone. R.I.P. brother, never forgotten.

Our friend Muffy Kerr.

Monday 26th – Green Valley – Monthly Medal – White Tees

1st – Fred Birch (15) net 68 (cb)

2nd – Fred Graham (16) net 68

3rd – Alan McKendry (13) net 70

Ah yes, the long awaited contest for the medal comp is finally here. We had a strong field of 24 for the event today to keep Capt. Phil on his toes. The course is making a slow comeback; the greens are fine, the areas under repair are well marked but there are still issues with the sod on the fairways which we will have to deal with for the next few months.

It was a fierce competition today between two old mates. Sorry about the “old” I guess it should have read “longtime” mates out at Green Valley and at the end of the day it came down to a countback. Victory finally came to TGC regular Freddy Birch who just edged out his pal Fred Graham for the win. Don’t feel sorry for Mr. Graham as he has two stars on his shirt already. This was a first medal for Birch and we all knew it was coming sooner or later. Nice one Fred! Now give the money to Yui!

Alan McKendry was a stellar third place on 70 which was one handy stroke better than the trio of Mark Wood, Mike Omiya and Robbie Taylor, all signing off with a net 71. McKendry also capped it off with the near pin to complete a great day out!

Mike Omiya with winner Peter Hynard.

Tuesday 27th – Khao Kheow – Stableford – Yellow Tees

1st – Pete Hynard (17) 39 points

T-2nd – Mike Omiya (8) 32 points

T-2nd – Lindsay White (8) 32 points

The course was stunning, and post-round chatter declared this is in the best condition we have seen Khao Kheow this year. Don’t get me wrong, K.K. has been in great shape all year, and we play here 2 or 3 times a month due to demand. Now is the time to get out to Khao Kheow and enjoy the course in its’ prime.

Mike Omiya is back from Hawaii and glad he joined us today. Mike ended up with a tie with Lindsay White, both on 32 points.

The quintessential English gentleman, Peter Hynard was top of the class at this outing and Pete stunned the rest of the field with a 7 stroke win, ending with 39 points on his card. Go on my son!

Friday 30th – Khao Kheow – Stableford – Yellow Tees

1st – Alan McKendry (12) 41 points

2nd – Marco Watkins (21) 40 points

T-3rd – Bob Catlow (15) 38 points

T-3rd – Jeff Acheson (10) 38 points

There was a change of schedule this week as we had to cancel the Wangjuntra trip to be able to attend Muffy’s funeral on Thursday. The vote was to go back to Khao Kheow as it was so good on Tuesday. It was a subdued event and time for reflection about how lucky we are here.

Catlow and Atcheson must have been quite happy with a 38 out here, who wouldn’t be? Marco is playing well these days and must surely be in the front of the queue for a handicap adjustment, right? He ranked third on Monday but today top of the heap for Alan McKendry with a terrific 41 points on the card. At least Capt. Phil got the Caddy Smile near pin!

Thanks for your support guys, and keep it in the fairway!

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