The Golf Club 8/12
Emmett fires one up!
Monday 4th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Gary Emmett (15) 43 points
T-2nd – Fred Birch (19) 38 points
T-2nd – Peter Thomas (23) 38 points
4th – Andrew Brannigan (20) 37 points
First off, we are really looking forward to the Pattaya Matchplay competition starting next week and hope we make a better showing than last time. Good luck to all!
Green Valley has been our Monday venue for the last ten years but for those who haven’t heard, all three golf courses here will be closed over the first two weeks of January for an Asian Q-School event. I assume that is why they have sanded the back nine greens.
Andrew Brannigan is winding down his trip to Pattaya and off back home this week so it was good to see him take another spot on the podium with 37 points.
Our buddy Mark Wood had the excellent near pin envelope from Capt. Phil and stalwarts Peter Thomas and Fred Birch cloned a 38 for a second place tie. The man of the match was 5 shots ahead. Gary Emmett fired a blistering 43 out there and those strong rounds are getting to be more regular for Gary. Nice shootin’ there mate!
Tuesday 5th – Plutaluang Navy N & W – Stableford – Yellow Tees
T-1st – Alan McKendry (11) 38 points
T-1st – Alain Hefner (16) 38 points
T-1st – Andrew Brannigan (18) 38 points
If your name starts with the letter A and you had 38 points, then stick around. A quirky podium board today sees three of the lads tied at the 38 point mark. Alan, Alain and Andrew were the top trio out there at the Navy course today.
As usual, there were 6- ball groups out there from other uniformed locals, so grin and bear it was the only option today. We have not played here in ages but comments were generally good, condition was not great but acceptable for the fees asked. It is a lovely setting in the hills of Sattahip and the lighthouse par-3 is always a photo op for the tourists. “Mouse” McKendry came off slightly better than the other boys as he managed to claim the Caddy Smile near pin as well, so a tidy round indeed for Khun Alan.
Thursday 7th – Emerald – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Kenny Aihara (7) 44 points
2nd – Bud O’Meara (17) 41 points
3rd – Robbie Taylor (15) 38 points
We are definitely in high season mode this week as traffic has been a nightmare down Soi Buakhao, but the weather has been amazing. We had cloudless skies at Emerald today and the back nine did get a bit on the hot side. Night time is cool (for the locals anyway) but even the visitors could not complain.
The Emerald was in overall good condition today and the scoring was way better than average. 38 points would only get Robbie Taylor a third place box. Bud O’Meara hit it right for the near pin for our Caddy Smile project and also is rewarded with second place with 41 points.
Kenny had a rough time of it last week, I won’t even mention that “S-word” we all fear. He has certainly rebounded back and the 44 he shot here today is one of his best. All cylinders were firing for Kenny and he takes the top prize after last week’s frustration, so it pays to be patient, laugh it off and hang in there!
Stephen Dunn, Fred Birch, and Alain Hefner back at the bar.
Friday 8th – Khao Kheow A & C – Stableford – Yellow Tees
1st – Fred Birch (19) 36 points
T-2nd – Kenny Aihara (7) 34 points
T-2nd – Alain Hefner (16) 34 points
The lads were out in force today as we easily filled our 6 tee times for the comp on the A & C tracks. Pristine was how you would describe the course today and even the greens were faster than normal. Khao Kheow is on our heavy rotation list and will continue to be as both management and maintenance are excellent here.
Alain Hefner is visiting us from France and continues his good form. His 34 is good for second place on the podium in a tie with Kenny Aihara.
It was all Fred Birch and 36 was good enough for the win and adding more winnings to the “House Fund” for himself and Yui. Freddy also padded his pocket with the near pin prize and birdie to boot! That’s the glass of wine we bought him for the birdie! Our neighbour Steve Dunn is back after a long rest and joins us from his bar Café Racer here on LK Metro.
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