The Golf Club 07-11/08
Dynamic Dundon delivers!
Monday 7th – St. Andrews – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Jimmy Dundon (20) 41 points
2nd – Alan McKendry (13) 40 points
T-3rd – Peter Thomas (20) 37 points
T-3rd – Fred Birch (17) 37 points
T-3rd – J.P. Thomas (34) 37 points
I recently saw a golf cart that was parked in a disabled parking space and couldn’t help but wonder what his handicap was. Now, let’s get on to the results of another perfect week of golf in Pattaya.
Let this be a lesson to us all. When you encourage your Thai girlfriend/wife to take up the game just remember that the game will now cost you twice as much and she is far more fit and 20 years younger than you. I will get back to that later.
Jimmy Dundon is our lead story this week and after being with us for nearly 6 weeks now, he has delivered some fine scorecards. The leaderboard starts off with a trio at the 37 mark with Freddy Birch squeezing in with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas all good at third place. Our Aussie mate Alan McKendry will also be wheels up soon and his 40 points is yet another stellar round in his cap for sole second.
Jim has had several rounds of 40 or better now that he has his
land-legs back. It is usually about then, when the game all comes together, that he has to take off back to work to fund the next trip out and give the rest of us a chance. Today he had a strong 41 for the win and to finish his great run this trip. Thanks Jim, and see you in November.
The far more fit lass in question would be the (far) better half of a certain Peter Thomas. Pete has his work cut out for him and he was lucky to tie J.P. today at 37 points. We wish him luck for the future, as his wife looks to become the new breadwinner in the Thomas household, according to Ladbrokes anyway.
Bruce Miller cidering with Gary Smedley back at TGC
Tuesday 8th – Phoenix Gold – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Gary Smedley (15) 38 points
T-2nd – Phil Smedley (11) 30 points
T-2nd – Bruce Miller (7) 30 points
It was a quick hop up the road to see what adventures the Mountain and Ocean courses had in store for our comp today. Everyone raved about the condition of the course, with some lads saying they had never seen it so good. If that is the case, then most everyone sucked out there today with just one decent score turned in.
It was the Brothers Smedley out there for a double deadly Smedley one-two on the rest of the field. Bruce Miller hung in there for the tie with Captain Phil, but Brucie got the better hand with our Caddy Smile near pin notched on his holster. Brother Gary is visiting from Oz this week and creamed the field of 14 with a blowout 38 to destroy the lads by 8 points. Not bad for a humble hairdresser!
Thursday 10th – Pattavia Century – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Gary Smedley (16) 40 points
2nd – Jimmy Dundon (19) 39 points
3rd – Phil Smedley (13) 33 points
This game gets to be a lot of fun when you play with someone of a near ability to yourself as the challenge usually brings out the best of both players.
This last week we have seen a great rivalry, and scoring must be at the 40 point mark to have any chance at all. Today at Pattavia was no exception but this time Gary Smedley had his turn and just nicked Jimmy Dundon by a single point, a single putt.
Richard Goodwyn took the near pin hole while Capt. Phil just got there at the 33 point mark.
Course rating by returning golfers was excellent and we will keep Pattavia Century on our playlist, with hopes of the new highway finishing soon!
Gary Smedley, Fred Birch, Jareeporn Thomas and Ganbaatar Baasanjav back home.
Friday 11th – Greenwood B & C – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Jareeporn Thomas (34) 42 points
2nd – Gary Smedley (17) 40 points
3rd – Fred Birch (17) 39 points
It looks like the usual suspects this week as we obviously have failed to embrace diversity… on the podium that is! Fair play to the winners, there is a lot to be said for consistency. Oh, hang on a minute, I think we actually had a first for Pattaya, our first bloke from Mongolia (Inner of course). Does it get more diverse than that? OK, Ganbaatar lives in Kuwait and is a pilot for Kuwait Airways and always has a smile on his face so will fit in here just right!
There was much talk about the greens here and just how perfect they were and how lush the course was. If you are a visitor to Pattaya these days, your timing is spot on as it is unseasonably cool, there is little rain during the day and courses are empty. I believe the term “Millionaire’s Golf” comes to mind. Those greens were liked by Gary Emmett, who took the Caddy Smile near pin today.
Greenwood, like yesterday’s Pattavia, is a local favourite and the quartet of golf course in this area (with Pattana and Treasure Hill) does give us some fantastic choices.
High scoring was required for a podium placing and Fred Birch is up there again with a 39. A lot of lads will be glad to see the back of Gary Smedley as he contributes to the G.N.P. of Australia with 40 for second. The aforementioned breadwinner of the Thomas household finds the missus bringing it back with an impressive 42 again to get her on top of the heap. J.P. does it again so watch this space for future developments!
Thanks for your support, and keep it in the fairway!
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