The Golf Club 14/03
Oh brother, where art thou?
Monday 14th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Peter Thomas (17) 40 points
2nd – Gary Emmett (17) 37 points
T-3rd – Peter LeNoury (13) 35 points
T-3rd – Kevin Hamilton (17) 35 points
If you were a 17 handicapper, there was a good chance you just might end up on the podium for today’s comp! That’s the quirky thing about golf, sometimes things happen all at the same time with the same numbers. Go figure.
Course condition was beautiful out there today, albeit unseasonably hot. The humidity was also creeping up but hopefully not an indicator of things to come for this summer. Scoring today was pretty good, and also it is good to see Mr. LeNoury get some of his game back. Peter shared the small step with Kevin Hamilton as a 35 on the card bought them third place. Last week Kevin had a blistering 39, so it is obvious he enjoys this course!
Gary Emmett is back once again visiting us from downundah. He got his land legs pretty quick and a 38 on his card was good for second place. Winner winner chicken dinner was the call Phil made to Peter Thomas for another superb round in the forties. It was an even 40 pointer for Peter today and he continues his streak of good golf. Well played mate!
Tuesday 15th – Parichat Links – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Gary Smedley (19) 34 points
2nd – Gary Emmett (17) 33 points
3rd – Kenny Aihara (5) 29 points
There are some golf courses around Pattaya that usually court controversy, and Parichat Links is certainly on that list. Most blokes like it as the price is right, it’s close to town and generally in good nick. They have some strange holes on the menu here and the par-6 with a postage stamp green surely must be right up there. It’s on our playlist and we look forward to seeing how this project grows and develops over the next few years.
You could hear the sound of Kenny’s jaw hitting the floor as a mere 29 points brought Mr. Aihara up to the podium for third spot honours. It was a big surprise, but this is a tough little course. He was second yesterday, and bridesmaid’s spot goes once again to Mr. Gary Emmett.
If you can’t get on the podium yourself, fly your brother over! Yes, there are 2 Smedley’s in town now and it is Gary keeping the name alive. No relation to the soup dynasty, but oh don’they wish they were. Gary Smedley wins at Paricht today, which is no easy task. Nice shooting little brother!
Thursday 17th – Mountain Shadow – Stableford – Blue Tees
1st – Martin Zimmerman (15) 31 points
T-2nd –Kenny Aihara (5) 29 points
T-2nd –Phil Smedley (13) 29 points
T-2nd –John Emmerson (14) 29 points
Just when you thought it was safe, out come the blue tees. It didn’t seem all that long as dry fairways were giving us all a good 30 yards more roll, but the scores were some of the lowest of the year.
We had a good 5 groups of Pattaya’s finest out with us today. The course was in great shape and the weather was hot but manageable in a buggy. The greens were fairly fast and featured a lot of movement from the grain. I hope I was the only guy to 4-putt out here today!
I guess I have to take back what I said about Phil not placing lately. Here he is, right up there with Kenny and John as a shocking 29 points got these 3 guys tied for third place. If you thought the sound of Kenny’s jaw dropping was loud, then Martin’s was a firecracker. Martin popped in hours after the presentation only to find Phil delivering a happy card to him at 10:00! Befuddled ain’t the word, and thank you Martin for that donation to our Caddy Smile programme!
I will end this report with a complaint to Mountain Shadow about the locker room. We need to have the aircon on or at the very least some fans to cool things down after you shower. I mean really, would it kill the electricity budget to have the air on for a couple of hours as the guys come in after the round? You couldn’t even get dried off it was that sweltering!
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