The Golf Club 03-07/04
An Ace for Stevens!
Monday 3rd – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Gary Emmett (16) 38 points
T – 2nd – Bob Mulholland (7) 32 points
T – 2nd – Adrian Dembinski (26) 32 points
At this writing, a few of us brave souls stayed up all night and watched the final round of the Masters Tournament live from Augusta, Georgia. It was high drama on the back nine as usual, but this time Sergio and Rose battled it out and I guess I don’t have to tell you the rest. A great win, and finally Garcia gets his first major after 73 tries. If you thought those greens looked slick, just try our own Pattaya version at Pattavia Century!
Back to the “reality” we call Pattaya and amateur competitions. Our Monday game at Green Valley just got a little cheaper as Khun Nirand and Khun Klaus announced lower green fees of 950 baht for the summer whilst the course renovations take place. If you are a member, it will be just 50 baht!
It was our first lady golfer, J.P. Thomas who took the Caddy Smile near pin today. I hope she gave those winnings to hubby Peter as to match his custom!
There was low scoring today, but still loads of fun. Just 32 points would buy you a second place position which is where Bob and Adrian ended up. He won here last Monday and wins here again today. I’m talking about that Gary Emmett and another chart topping finish, but this time in much better weather. Gary seems to be getting the hang of this track so congrats to some fine shooting Mr. Emmett. OK, so it’s not a green jacket, but a nice win playing with yer mates!
Tuesday 4th – Pattana – Stableford – Yellow Tees
1st – Rod Stevens (22) 42 points
2nd – Ken Aihara (6) 40 points
T – 3rd – Masao Ishikawa (19) 37 points
T – 3rd – Tom Nettleman (19) 37 points
We are back to playing Pattana after a long absence and the introduction of vouchers and sports days opens up our schedule to other venues now. This is one of our better golf courses in Pattaya and the three 9-hole tracks are all a lovely golfing experience.
High scores were needed to climb up on that podium so if you didn’t shoot better than you handicap you were out of the picture. Masao and Tom both fired respectable 37’s out there to share third place. That is great going on this 6,350 yard track.
Kenny Aihara had a great day with 40 big points on the card, his best round in a few weeks. Today was a special one for Canadian Rod Stevens and not just that 42 to win it. Rod had a hole-in-one on A-8 at 163 yards which always comes in handy when you are fighting it out with Kenny! Strangely enough, it was Kenny who had the near pin on the last par-3 as the designated Caddy Smile hole rewarded Ken with that prize as compensation.
Thursday 6th – Silky Oaks – Stableford – White Tees
T – 1st – Tom Nettleman (17) 42 points
T – 1st – Richard Goodwyn (20) 42 points
3rd – George Young (22) 36 points
Today was back to the hills and valleys of Silky Oaks. The course was fine, but there is a temporary tee box on the 15th that had the caddies struggling for distance and left us with a testing carry.
That didn’t seem to stop two of our lads from delivering a pair of fantastic 42 pointers here today. The win was a tie and Tom Nettleman and Richard Goodwyn must have been smiling like Sergio and Justin coming down the 18th.
Our old mate George Young had a great day out and his 36 would leave brother Allan proud.
Richard Goodwyn also took our near pin hole which just proves the old adage, when you’re hot you’re hot!
Friday 7th – Khao Kheow – Yellow Tees – Stableford
T – 1st – Richard Goodwyn (20) 40 points
T – 1st – Jimmy Brackett (8) 40 points
3rd – Tom Nettleman (17) 38 points
4th – Doc Beard (24) 37 points
One of the best days out for a round of golf is at the very popular Khao Kheow. This Pete Dye course is always in great shape and also great value for money. The greens were described as near perfect.
Doc Beard is back on the board again and his 37 gets 4th place today. One better is big Tom Nettleman who has had a great week of golf with us, and three podium appearances. The weather was threatening most of the afternoon and the early groups got away with it, but our last 2 groups had a bit of the wet. Bob Mulholland had no problems claiming his Caddy Smile near pin, but the birdie did not drop.
The winners were both at the 40 point mark and that’s a solid round playing off the yellow tees at 6,400 yards. Richard Goodwyn sure had a good win here today! Richard had to share the victory with local legend Jimmy Brackett who is also comfortable off those back tees. Nice shootin’ guys!
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