The Golf Club 29/12



TGC write up for 25th – 29th Dec.

Steve Ellison


A Handscombe man wins the Medal!

Not a bad way to spend Christmas Day!


Monday 25th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees

1st – Fred Graham (18) 39 points

T-2nd – Andy Makara (28) 37 points

T-2nd – J.P. Thomas (22) 37 points

T-2nd – Phil Smedley (13) 37 points


Merry Christmas! What better way to celebrate it than a day at Green Valley as a present to yourself? They are closing the course next week for the Asian Tour Q-School so the greens were fast and furious, and everything else perfect. We still have gorgeous, cool weather due to a cyclone in the Philippines, so all in all a stunning day for golf.


The town is chock-a-block with traffic but once you get on highway 7 things move along quite nicely. Road works up the 36 are finally complete so it is an easy 30 minute drive now.


We had three on 37 points that ended up tied for second, with her ladyship J.P. Thomas joining last weeks’ winner Andy Makara and Capt. Phil today. There was no near pin winner today except for the Caddy Smile programme, so thank you all for your donation to the ladies that look after us.


All on his own, Freddy Graham triumphed today with a strong 39 points. Are you thinking about joining that Q-School Fred?


An update from Gabriel Enright sees The Golf Club still in the lead for the Pattaya Matchplay event by nine points. Let’s not get complacent lads because Travelers Rest, The Links and Jack Tar Bar are breathing right down our necks! Thanks go to our mates at and Inspire for the support.


Tuesday 26th – Pattavia Century – Stableford – White/Yellow Tees

1st – Nick Handscombe (14) W-35 points

2nd – Robbie Taylor (14) Y-34 points

3rd – Ken Grimes (25) Y-33 points

4th – Jim Dundon (13) W-28 points


Wish you were here… another perfect day in paradise sees 16 of Pattaya’s finest hit the links of Pattavia Century. We played off two tees today, hence the notations W and Y on the scoring. There is not much that is easy on this track and as long as you prepare yourself for several three putt greens you may just maintain your sanity. This course is a great challenge but we still love it out here.


Nick Handscombe did the best at 35 and Robbie Taylor hit the magic stroke to win the near pin.


Thursday 28th – Greenwood A & C – Stableford – Yellow Tees

1st – Kenny Aihara (7) 38 points

2nd – Ian Palmer (3) 34 points

3rd – Terry Dyer (16) 32 points

Kenny enjoying his “Sandbagger” breakfast!


Capt. Phil would be pulling his hair out, if he had any, as the last 700 metres of driving down Soi Buakhao can take up to fifteen minutes these days. We are at the peak of the season now and there are very few empty hotels for the first time in ages, and the roads remain crazy even after that Christmas rush.


Glorious Greenwood was on the agenda for the outing today and with the new 331 bypass off the highway 7, it is down to 50 minutes going out. As mentioned above, the return takes a wee bit longer. The course was not giving much roll on the fairways due to a bit of overnight rain, but otherwise excellent.


Kenny Aihara is back on top again and a convincing 4-stroke win is a great result today. Ian Palmer gets only three strokes out here but manages a second place slot, and Terry Dyer picks up the rear as well as our Caddy Smile near pin.



Friday 29th – Khao Kheow – Monthly Medal – White Tees

1st – Nick Handscombe (14) 65 net

2nd – J.P. Thomas (22) 70 net

3rd – Mark Wood (8) 72 net

A great result for Nick Handscombe.


The yellow tees measured an ideal 6,360 yards for the December Monthly Medal. We had 7 groups out for this contest and Khao Kheow was the perfect host for the event, our last medal of 2017. Greens were rolling beautifully and the A & B links were nothing short of spectacular, just like the weather.


Our buddy Mark Wood grabbed third with a solid 72 net on the day. Peter is still smiling as his little investment brings home the bacon with a 72 to get J.P. second place off a new low 22 handicap, so well done indeed!


It was all Nicky today as a whopping five stroke advantage nets the Medal for December. Nick also won on Tuesday earlier this week so is certainly in his purple patch. Handscombe gets to Pattaya two or three times a year and has played with us for yonks, but this is his first Monthly Medal, a very nice way to close out 2017! I will get your Antigua shirt done before you leave mate!


Thank you to all for your support of The Golf Club over the last year and we wish you all the very best for the New Year.

The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and located in the Heart of Pattaya on Soi L.K. Metro. We broadcast all PGA, EPL, UFC, NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our kitchen is open from 07:00-22:30 with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website  and for more information mail us: and see updates at… all handicaps welcome.









No Replies to "The Golf Club 29/12"