The Golf Club 30/01

TGC write up for 30 Jan. – 3 Feb.

Steve Ellison


Andy gets handy!


Monday 30th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees

T-1st – Andy Leach (9) 39 points

T-1st – Jack Grindvold (5) 39 points

3rd – Masao Ishikawa (18) 38 points

T-4th – Peter LeNoury (12) 36 points

T-4th – Dave Ferris (20) 36 points

T-4th – Mark Wood (9) 36 points


First of all, congratulations to Her Majesty for her Sapphire Anniversary and 65 years on the throne, the longest reign in our history.


Just for the information of all, we have a 4-day golf schedule over the high season and play every weekday except Wednesday, so sign up for Monday, Tuesday as well as Thursday and Friday for some great golf in Pattaya. We leave early so expect a departure time of around 08:15 from the club.


Lots of winners of Capt. Phil’s handsome man vouchers today as 6 blokes squeezed onto a very crowded podium. At the end of the day, it was Andy Leach who stood on top with Jack Grindvold to share first place honours.


The course has had some irrigation issues with broken sprinkler heads around the greens causing very wet conditions on the fringe. They have got that sorted out now and all is good and dry so today’s play was very good for all.


Tuesday 31st – Crystal Bay – Stableford – Yellow Tees

1st – Andy Leach (9) 41 points

T-2nd – Blake Hanna (17) 40 points

T-2nd – Kenny Aihara (6) 40 points

T- 4th – Zed Belogavec (19) 38 points

T- 4th – Bryan Carroll (20) 38 points


Why don’t they spend a bit of the money we give them for green fees to clean up this run down clubhouse? OK, I get it that there is a budget for everything and the golf course is the most important, but the lockers and showers have become some of the shabbiest in the area. C’mon guys, time to get your act together here!


Course condition was rated good, but this time of year it should be great. Weather was a bit windy and that helped to keep the heat down.


It was all Andy once again as Mr. Leach capitalized on his handicap to claim top spot. He knows his days are numbered but that is the situation of any handicapping system at times, as there can be a period when your scoring is not equating to your talent. There is no sand in Andy’s bags!


That said, the aforementioned Mr. Leach had an amazing round of golf that day! Two eagles were recorded on the scorecard, one from B8 and one from C9 to add up to a great round of golf for Andy. When things are going well ya gotta go with the flow! To top it off, Andy got the Caddy Smile near pin as well!


Thursday 2nd – Greenwood A & B – Stableford – White Tees

T – 1st – Peter Thomas (19) 39 points

T – 1st – Kenny Aihara (6) 39 points

3rd – Blake Hanna (18) 37 points

T -4th – Andy Leach (10) 36 points

T -4th – Steve Gamble (14) 36 points


We were here just 7 days ago but that did not stop the lads from filling the sign-up sheet and make for a great comp on the day. This is such a lovely track you don’t mind the extra 15 minutes’ drive.


Peter Thomas was last month’s Medal winner and he is on a roll. If it weren’t for our regular Kenny Aihara, Peter may well have waltzed off all alone for the victory!


Ben Denham should have his name up here much more often but his recovery from that shoulder injury is taking longer than expected. Hopefully his near pin today is a step forward to that goal.


Friday 3rd – Navy Plutaluang – Stableford – White Tees


1st – Andy Leach (9) 41 points

T-2nd – Kris Kritsanajoothra (10) 40 points

T-2nd – Louis Ventimiglia (23) 40 points


A very nice track in very mediocre condition is how we usually describe the Royal Thai Navy golf course. It is good value for money and about 35 minutes from downtown Pattaya, Soi LK Metro. There are 4 nine hole tracks here at Navy and  some have big elevation changes in a beautiful hillside setting.


The name up top is no mistake, it is Andy Leach once again and Mr. Leach will be happy to find his tally for the week at 3 wins out of four! For now, Andy is in his winning ways again and his 41 today sends a clear signal of his skills.


Kris K is back in town for the Mulberry Ryder Cup and his 40 today shows he is ready for action. Canadian Jeff Hanack is another Ryder teammate and wins the Caddy Smile near pin.


Thanks for joining us this week and keep it in the fairway!


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