PSC 154th Monthly Golf Tournament
Tuesday 13th September at Plutaluang, North & West
In an attempt to inject some variety into our Monthly Tournaments it was decided that we have a 2 Person Scramble (stroke) with a shotgun start at 8.00am and despite the earlier than normal start it was very well attended with 96 starters (48 teams) on the day. With the weather reports being fairly negative there were the inevitable pessimists and two pairs cancelled on the day before as they did not want to chance getting wet but credit to all the other “true” golfers who turned up anyway and they were rewarded with a rain free day (apart from the 55 minute delay due to a heavy shower which made our start time 8.55am). We had an excellent rate of 1,100 baht for Green Fee, Caddy & cart and the golf course was in very good condition despite the recent rains and all players enjoyed playing on the day and it was a credit to all the golfers who turned up and played despite the chance of bad weather..
Golf Chairman Ron Gale together with Peter Blackburn, Dick Warberg, Gerd Riedler and Marcus Earp arrived at the course early to prepare for the players arrival, together with the Plutaluang staff who were on hand and extremely helpful. As previously mentioned the format was a 2 person scramble playing stroke in groups of 4 players with each of the 2 playing partners required to have a minimum 7 tee shots each. The Team Handicap was calculated at 20% of the combined players Course Handicaps.
First Place was Bob Philp & Lloyd Shuttleworth with a gross 69 less 4.6 and net 64.4.
Second place was Paphawee Impeng & Lakda Onsee with a gross 75 less 10.4 and net 64.6.
Third place was Henry Wong & Anders Pedersen with a gross 72 less 6.6 and net 65.4.
Fourth place was Tom Marshall & Jonathan Davis with a gross 70 less 3.4 and net 66.6 (net 34.3 on the last nine that they played)beating on count back
Orn Kansaengsri & Chop Daprakhon with a gross 73 less 6.4 and net 66.6 who finished in fifth place.
Sixth place went to Yuza Reginiussen & Duangden Butpanya with a gross 75 less 7.4 and net 67.6 (net 32.3 on the last nine that they played) beating on count back Brian Parish & Dick Warberg with a gross 75 less 7.4 and net 67.6 (net 35.3 on the last nine that they played).
The presentation and prize giving was at Plutaluang shortly after the last scorecard had been submitted and the prizewinners had been ascertained and just about all of the players on the day stayed back for this which was appreciated.
Time for the Presentation and Peter Blackburn welcomed all and introduced Golf Chairman Ron Gale who expressed his appreciation to today’s players and those who assisted him at the course and to the PSC office staff for the pre-tournament work..
Peter then announced the winners and Ron & Dick presented the prizes followed by the Lucky Draw for which the prizes included PSC umbrellas, golf balls and several Golf Shirts kindly donated by Plutaluang Golf Course.