The Golf Club 18/07
Monday 18th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Gary Emmett (17) 39 points
2nd – Louis Ventimiglia (25) 36 points
T-3rd – Kevin Hamilton (17) 35 points
T-3rd – Mark Wood (7) 35 points
Summer solstice has passed and we are losing a couple of minutes of daylight every day. We had no alcohol at The Golf Cub for two nights this week as we celebrated Buddhist Lent and clean up our livers for a change. We still managed a good turnout for today as 20 golfers joined the comp.
Green Valley is in great condition these days and some say it has never been so lush. John and Jeff at the St. Andrews Golf Centre always look after us before and after the round so pop in to see them for lessons or equipment or a beer when you are there.
39 was the best we could do out here today and the affable Aussie Gary Emmett rose to the occasion. We also say bon giorno to Louis Ventimiglia who is back with us for a 10 day stint, and Louis makes his mark with a 36 today. Va Bene!
Kev Hamilton knows this course well and 35 points ties him with regular Mark Wood to share third place honours. Don’t forget Bob Catlow who got the Caddy Smile near pin out there today on the testy 16th.
Wednesday 20th – Pattaya C.C. – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Bruce Miller (7) 39 points
2nd – Louis Ventimiglia (25) 36 points
3rd – Phil Smedley (14) 34 points
A departure from our regular schedule saw us with a last minute booking change to Pattaya C.C. for our comp. The course was well received by our 3 groups and reports from the lads noted it was in pretty good condition. As usual, the front nine played better than the back nine. The new clubhouse always has rave reviews and the food and drink are properly priced.
Capt. Phil found his way from fairway to podium today and 34 Stableford points were required for a third place slot. Not only that, he had the audacity to bag our Caddy Smile near pin as well! There’s Louis V. (not Vuitton) again at the second tier as Lou shoots his handicap for 36 points.
Visiting from Oz and TGC house guest Bruce Miller ran away with first today as he finished 3 strokes ahead of the field with 39 points. Brucie is enjoying his stay with us, but we just need to get him out of bed in time for that 60 second commute to the van.
Friday 22nd – Eastern Star – Stableford – Yellow Tees
T – 1st – Steve Wentford (13) 36 points
T – 1st – Wayne Martin (10) 36 points
3rd – Lasse Pettersen (24) 32 points
We got the 2 fully loaded vans out right on time and set our sights south for the comp at Eastern Star. This is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course and an interesting layout. Unfortunately, the greens were still on the sandy side but like they say…same for everyone! Loads of putts went short today so scoring was mediocre at best, and that was playing from the yellow tees!
This can be a tough course if you let it, and those little fingers of water that invade from the sides are a good challenge. There are some stunning golf holes here and the fairways were in perfect nick. Weather on the day was quite nice and we had a good sea breeze to keep things cool.
Last week Steve Wentford had his best ever round in Thailand with a 43 at Khao Kheow, and now shares the win with his 36. Wayne Martin joins Stevie at the top level with Lasse Pettersen getting third place with a 32 point card.
Thank you for supporting us and see you on the first tee!
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