The Golf Club 17-21/07
The Deadly Smedley back on track!
Monday 17th – Silky Oaks – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Masao Ishikawa (18) 40 points
2nd – J.P. Thomas (36) 37 points
3rd – Phil Smedley (12) 34 points
Capt. Phil with J.P. Thomas, Bob Catlow and Masao Ishikawa.
More trials and tribulations at Rayong Green Valley forced us to make a shift over to Silky Oaks at the last minute. We were informed the course was closed, yet some of our group checked in and played there. Oh well, nobody died and Peter LeNoury still had a great round at Green Valley with a 42 on the card, but we were playing Silky Oaks for Pete’s sake!
Back to the revised comp at Silky Oaks, Capt. Phil is finally turning in some decent scores and is third on the podium with 34 points. J.P. Thomas continues her good golf for second place at the 37 point mark.
Forever young Masao Ishikawa had no trouble with those whippersnappers (he always walks the course) and the 74 year old wins the day with an amazing 40 point round. You may see Ishi at the range as he is a regular there and has a committed warm up and practice regimen he adheres to. Seems to be working! Credit also goes to Bob Catlow taking the Caddy Smile near pin.
Friday 21st – Parichat Links – Stableford – Yellow Tees
1st – Phil Smedley (12) 37 points
2nd – Louis Ventimiglia (20) 36 points
3rd – Bob Catlow (18) 31 points
We had a cancellation this week so just 2 rounds in and getting ready for next week’s tough schedule. It was just a short 24 minute drive to Parichat this morning for Capt. Phil and his band of merry men. This is one of the youngest courses in the Pattaya area and sits just 2 clicks past the Pattaya C.C. on the 331. Condition of the course was very good (as usual) and the skies above were overcast but dry.
The location makes this a Friday favourite and our regulars are getting used to the idiosyncrasies of this layout. They are doing a 1,200 baht promo that includes buggy so that was the deal maker here. There was a decent turnout of 16 blokes today and the quick trip out got our first group off the first tee at 09:30. The kind weather saw some decent scoring, but nothing off the charts.
Butch Furneaux was the hero last week but today, just the near pin. Bob Catlow had a surprise with only a 31 to get him third place. Fresh off the boat from China, our buddy Lou Ventimiglia is back in town and shoots his handicap for second place. Butch is heading back to Oz by the time you read this, so thanks to him and brother Greg for joining up with us this past month.
I guess he is getting ready for brother Gary arriving next week, but Capt. Phil is finding his form once again. A single point ahead of Mr. Ventimiglia, Phil was the only one to better his handicap in a small field here today.
We had a special Sunday event and took a vanload of golfers up to the new Siam Waterside golf training grounds for a 2 hour session. The facilities were outstanding, even at this soft opening but it was great to hit off real grass and shower there afterwards. Thanks to partner John McHugh for organizing this inaugural event and please see our facebook page for the next visit. We will be doing this every weekend and have space for 10 golfers so you are welcome to come out with us and transport is just 200 baht.
Thanks for your support and keep it in the fairway!
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