WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH
Areas north of Korat have suffered some severe flooding recently whilst around Pattaya we have only just experienced the start of the rainy season, we hope, with brief periods of rain over the last few days. Not sufficient yet to turn the brown fairways into the lush green fairways that we are used to but enough to stop me watering my garden. A cool day today with light rain which demanded that my umbrella had an airing for the first time in months. In the men’s competition there was a three way countback on 35 points with Tony Oakes (12), returning from a lengthy break from golf beware the injured golfer, being the victor with 17 points on the way home but needing 12 on the last 6 holes to occupy 3rd place. Lloyd Shuttleworth (5) stumbled a little on holes 10 to 13 with only 6 points but still had 36 points and 2nd place. That old warrior, Eddie Beilby (19) had an impressive front nine with 22 points which was sufficient, despite a minor glitch of only 2 points on holes 13 to 15 to finish top of the pile with 39 points. Miss Ta (19) had an inconsistent back nine with four 1 pointers to finish with 37 points and 2nd place losing on a countback to Miss Porn (21) who had a very steady round for the 18 holes. Only two 2s going to Tony and Lloyd.