Ferdinand Golf Society 29/12

Monday, 29th December – Pattaya Country Club – Stableford

Opening Day is a Huge Success

It was the biggest “gig” in town on this particular Monday which was the first Tournament for the Ferdinand Golf Society playing out of the Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow. We had a fantastic field of 84 golfers participating in the event which had many lucrative rewards including prizes on every hole for A & B flights including a fabulous prize for a hole in one on the par three 7th hole, five prizes in each flight and the chance to qualify for a place in the Ferdinand Championship Tournament to be played at the end of next year. On the first Monday of each month with the second qualifying Tournament to be played on Monday, February 2nd, 2015 there will be a similar event which will also include sponsorship on each hole and five placegetters in each of the 2 flights plus the chance to qualify for a place in the Ferdinand Championship at the end of 2015. In addition to this we will be playing all the other Mondays and all Thursdays each Month with the first game at Plutaluang, North & West on Monday, January 5th 2015.

Many thanks go to our hole sponsors which are Ferdinand Bar, Phantom Bar, RR123 Remodel & Construction, Solens Autolakerer, Anna Coffee & Drink, DTA Transport, Beergarden Restaurant, Alby & Micky Pizza, Lewinski’s, Pizza Italiano, Hotel Dania, Beefeater Steakhouse Zanzi Bar & Bill Hewitt. Also thanks to Freddy Starbeck from Ferdinand Bar and Christian Boysen from Phantom Bar who assisted me with all the organizing and running of this event.

Registration went smoothly with the first golfers showing up at Pattaya Country Club around 8.30 am in readiness for our first tee time of 9.30 am off the first & tenth tees. Thanks to Pattaya Country Club in providing the carts to enable us to place all the Sponsor’s banners on each tee prior to playing and also thanks to Mark West & his guys for positioning the pin & fairway markers. The players got away about ten minutes behind schedule but in perfect weather conditions the players proceeded at a steady pace and with some excellent scores and some not so good everyone seemed to have a very enjoyable day.

Presentations were at the Phantom Bar that evening with the delicious buffet supper provided by Colin Davis from Lewinski’s and the food was ready at around 7.15 pm which was right on schedule. The “joint was jumping” with the place packed and excellent live music entertained us all and of course everyone who played was provided with a Ferdinand Golf Society/Phantom Bar golf shirt with a choice of 3 colors and many sizes.

After the meal it was time for presentations and yours truly thanked everyone for playing and attending the evening before proceeding to announce the awards, starting with the many “novelty” prizes. The rule of the day was that winners had to be present on the evening to receive their awards and the awards that weren’t collected were carried forward to the next Monthly Monday Tournament on February 2nd, 2015. The Flight winners were then announced followed by the announcement of the five qualifiers for the Ferdinand Championship at the end of next year.

A Flight 0 to 18
1st – Peter Hynard (14) – 41 points (count back with a 23 point back nine)
2nd – Alain Taddei (17) – 41 points (count back with a 20 point back nine)
3rd – Colin Greig (10) – 38 points
4th – Dave Stockman (7) – 37 points (count back with an18 point back nine & 13 points on the last 6 holes)
5th –Thierry Petrement (11) – (37 points (count back with an18 point back nine & 12 points on the last 6 holes)

Christian Boysen with Peter Hynard

B Flight
1st – Brian Gabe (19) – 40 points
2nd – John Ianson (28) – 39 points
3rd – Tony Chetland (20) – 38 points (count back with a19 point back nine)
4th – Rita Zoebelli (24) – 38 points (count back with an18 point back nine)
5th – Jim Elphick (24) – 37 points (count back with a 22 point back nine)
Tom McDowell (21) – 37 points (count back with a 21 point back nine)
Tom Cotton (26) – 37 points (count back with a 21 point back nine)

Last place – David Fox

Top Five Qualifiers were:

Peter Hynard
Alain Taddei
Brian Gabe
John Ianson
Tony Chetland

The Ferdinand Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com

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