The Phantom Golf Society 04/05
Talbot & Gibb Triumph In The Phantom Cup!
We had a very good field of 40 golfers signed up for the 11th Phantom Golf Cup which was played at Green Valley with an excellent Green Fee rate of 700 baht negotiated by “The Donkey”. 10.40am was the earliest tee time we could get but it seemed to suit most and we got our first four ball away about 10 minutes ahead of schedule in fine but hot conditions. The golf course was in terrific conditions although some greens appeared to bit a bit on the slow side but despite the recent lack of rain the fairways were mostly very green & lush. Teeing off went very smoothly and the tenth group teed off right on time at 10.35am. The pace of the field was excellent and most groups finished their rounds in around four hours with most golfers looking the worse for wear after the oppressive playing conditions which probably contributed to the fairly poor scores for many.
We had 2 flights with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 18 playing Stableford off the white tees and B Flight for golfers with handicaps of 19 and over playing Stableford also off the white tees and there were three places in each flight. As usual there were Technical Prizes for the 2 flights on all holes – 8 for A Flight & 8 for B Flight with a special prize for combined A & B Flights on the third hole which was nearest the keg on the fairway with the winner taking the prize of the contents of the keg to be consumed at Touch A Go-Go in LK Metro..
The A Flight winner was Brian Talbot with 38 points, and last month’s A Flight winner Peter Hynard came second with 35 points. In third place came Mark “Coops” Cooper with 34 points. B Flight was well won by Larry Gibb who scored 39 points with Darren Boyle coming second with 36 points and Tony “Captain” Cook was third with 35 points. The “nearest the keg” prize was won by big Phil Davies who would you believe does not drink but rest assured that Phil will take a bunch of mates down to Touch A Go-Go within the next few days to “empty the keg”.
A Flight – 0 to 18
1st – Brian Talbot (14) – 38 points
2nd – Peter Hynard (14) – 35 points
3rd – Mark Cooper (13) – 34 points
B Flight – 19 & over
1st – Larry Gibb (21) – 39 points
2nd – Darren Boyle (20) – 36 points
3rd – Tony Cook (28) – 35 points
It had been yet another successful Monthly Tournament with a good low season field and all enjoyed the golf course particularly at the very good price that we were able to obtain. We had a terrific buffet meal back at the Phantom Bar and thanks to Colin Davis of Colin’s Golf Bar for that and also many thanks to Christian Boysen and Neil Smith of the Phantom Bar for sponsoring the event. We would also wish to thank Prince of India Restaurant, Colin’s Golf Bar and Hotel Dania plus my old mate Jason McDonald of Touch A Go-Go for helping us with sponsorship. Next month’s Tournament will be held at Burapha Golf Course on Wednesday, June 1st with a special Green Fee rate of 750 baht so get in early for that one.
The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to email@example.com