168th PSC Monthly Tournament-Valentines Day Scramble Result
The PSC Season Opener on Valentine’s Day was a 4 persons Scramble held on the South and East nines at Plutaluang on Thursday 14th Feb.
84 players signed up to play but unfortunately due to work commitments and illness, the field was reduced to 76, which was still a very satisfactory turnout.
The course was in fairly good condition, although the fairways were a bit dry and hard in places, with quite a bit of run for a change but that is to be expected at this time of the year. The tees and greens were also very acceptable.
Check In was smooth, with Tim and Nigel taking care of PSC reception and of course the Navy staff; we were all away on schedule without any fuss thanks to not only the course staff but also the excellent co-operation of the players with Paul taking care of the South Course start and Jack on the East Course. A couple of groups turned up at the wrong start but they could hardly be to blame as one or two of the caddies did not seem to know which was South and which was East. Talking of which, standing on the first hole on East looking straight at the sun pointing down the fairway; that’s North said one of the players, not in this hemisphere it isn’t, Jack replied; so I know where you are from!
By all reports and looking at the scores, the East Course was generally tougher than South but the South was still a good test of golf.
The dual venue presentation did not go as smoothly as the test transmissions; the Kull bar being treated to a view of Eddie Beilby’s legs instead of Jack; due to the camera deciding to change from back to front but the principal, with a little more practice, will work towards helping this great Pattaya/Darkside divide.
Our thanks to the Kull Bar for hosting on the Darkside and supplying a few free nibbles and to Peter, owner of the Classroom, for allowing us to use their stage and facilities and to both venues supplying cool refreshments at happy hour prices.
Finally, my apologies for forgetting to invite all you golfers sitting outside at the Classroom but I was very conscious that Barry Upton was looking to set up all his equipment as he was live on stage immediately after and we were running almost 40 minutes late.
Result:- 1st – Martin Cooke, Nicholas Townrow, Craig Maldon & Phil Stringer (Team H’cap 8.62) with a net score of 56.38
2nd – Russell Exley, Maurice Roberts, Pete Seil & Phil Davies (Team H’cap 4.00)) with a net score of 57.00
3rd – Rolf Sjoberg, Lennart Olsson, Gerald Sweetman & Mikael Andersson (Team H’cap 6.28) with a net score of 57.72
4th – Duangden Galer, Chop Daprakhon, Somchit Kanokhong & Rotjana Neal (Team H’cap 5.12) with a net score of 57.88
5th – Keith Allen, Richard Holt, Dave Stockman & Paul Hack (Team Handicap 4.83) with a net score of 58.17
Winners from the left:- Martin Cooke, Phil Stringer, Nick Townrow & Craig Maldon
The next PSC Tournament will be the Charity Classic Open on the 6th March at Khao Kheow, which is a 2 ball better ball event with the first tee at 8.06am; followed by an evening buffet at the wonderful Thai Garden Resort, also featuring their live resident band.
That should hopefully all kick off around 6 – 6.30pm, aiming for the presentation of prizes and raffle at about 8pm. As it is a buffet, the food is ongoing, you don’t have to be there at that time but certainly within an hour.
We are still actively looking for all types for sponsors; hole prizes, raffle prizes and of course major prizes, so if you feel like helping out, we will really appreciate it but probably not as much as the charities we help provide for.
The cost of the day, including the evening is 2150 Baht for a golfer, which includes Green Fee, Caddie, Shirt and registration/entry fee. Carts at the special price of 400 Baht extra and guests for the evening priced at 370 Baht.