WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11TH
2 PERSON SCRAMBLE
We take every opportunity to blame global warming for any unusual event on our planet but who would have thought that we would have 24 hours of rain in January in Pattaya as we did during the last 2 days. As a result it might have been a good idea to have wellington boots instead of golf shoes for we were welcomed at the course by heavy rain. This quickly disappeared but made an unwelcome return half way round encouraging us to take shelter for 40 minutes and, when we ventured forth, you soon discovered if your shoes were waterproof and some difficulty finding areas that were not under water. Murray Hart is returning to Australia on Jan 13th and to say a fond farewell to the Billabong he agreed with Capt. Bob to have a 2 person scramble and he would generously donate some prizes. A welcome change to the usual stableford format, which was well supported by the Billabong regulars. With the heavy rain interrupting proceedings, the scores could have been better but Joseph Schuler and Miss Poopay left everyone in their wake with a net score of 61.8 which included 5 birdies on the front nine and a net score of 66 with a 4.3 handicap. 2nd place was Freddie Starbeck and John Nichols with 64.8, in 3rd place were the Ritchie family Greig and Gary with 66.4 just ahead of Tony Oakes and George Barrie with 67.4. The ladies had their own competition with Miss Tan taking no prisoners with 42 points well ahead of Miss Pin occupying 2nd place with 36 points but requiring a count-back to push Miss Nu into 3rd place. Only one 2 which went to Miss Yen.