Phantom Golf Society 25/03
It’s The Phil & Tony Show!
Combining with Colin’s Golf Bar we had an excellent number of 33 on the Starting Sheet for the trip to the best value for money Golf Course in Pattaya at the minute – Greenwood. The 331 highway is slowly improving and delays are minimal which enabled us to get to the golf course in just under one hour and at 400 baht Green Fee for PSC Members it is certainly worth the extra few minutes drive. Surprisingly the course was not too busy and our first group were able to tee off on B1 five minutes before our scheduled 10.33am tee time. It was hot & humid so water (except Mr Pickles) intake was crucial to maintain concentration and as usual the golf course was in fine shape although a little dry on some fairways and the greens were at times tricky but well maintained. There were no major delays and most of our groups completed their rounds in under four and a quarter hours.
We had two Flights – A Flight for handicaps of 0 to 16 playing off the white tees and B Flight for players with handicaps of 17 & over playing from the yellow tees with four places in each flight. There were also rewards for nearest the pin on the par threes and longest first putts on the B9 and C9 greens.
Once again it was Phil Davies who “got the chocolates” in A Flight with a fine 39 points and with two golfers on 36 points the count back awarded second place to Paul Smith (18 point last nine & 13 points on the last 6 holes) from Peter Kelly (18 point last nine & 11 points on the last 6 holes) in third spot. Another count back was needed to determine fourth place with two on 35 points and this resulted in Paul Walia (19 point last nine) just shading Pat Regan (17 point last nine). In the B Flight it was Tony Cook who was returning from a spell due to injury (beware the injured golfer) and did it in fine style with the best score of the day which gave him first place, four points ahead of the rapidly improving Satita “New St” in second spot and Vaulton Reece was third with 36 points. Count back time again with 2 players on 34 points and that saw Murray Edwards (19 point last nine) grab fourth place from his old mate John Tallett (17 point last nine).
A Flight – 0 to 16
1st – Phil Davies (14) – 39 points
2nd – Paul Smith (1) – 36 points
3rd – Peter Kelly (11) – 36 points
4th – Paul Walia (16) – 35 points
B Flight – 17 & over
1st – Tony Cook (32) – 41 points
2nd – Satita Cheoychao (37) – 37 points
3rd – Vaulton Reece (17) – 36 points
4th – Murray Edwards (21) – 34 points
B2 – Alan White
B5 Svend Hommel
C3 – Nigel Harrison
C6 – Svend Hommel
B9 – Rune Aksdal
C9 – Alistair Gall
Friday 25th March, 2016 – Mountain Shadow – Stableford
Larry Gibb Returns To Form!
Another good field of 27 golfers were signed up with Phantom & Colin’s to tackle the challenging Mountain Shadow Golf Course and with a later tee time of 10.48am it meant a bit of a sleep in for most. We arrived at the course after a 47 minute drive and found it quite busy with another Golf Society directly in front of us but we were able to send our first group away pretty much on time. The weather was good although fairly hot as usual but with a nice breeze conditions were pretty good. The course needs some rain as it was very dry on many fairways but the greens were well maintained and fairly quick at times. With all the traffic on the course the going was slow and most of our groups got round in about four & a half hours.
We had two Flights – A Flight for handicaps of 0 to 18 playing off the blue tees and B Flight for players with handicaps of 19 & over also playing from the blue tees with three places in each flight. There were also rewards for nearest the pin on the par threes and longest first putts on the 9th and 18th greens.
The Golf Course was definitely the winner on the day as no-one played to their handicap or better and in the A Flight it was Peter Hynard who was victorious with 35 points with Mark Cooper finishing second with 34 points. With three golfers on 32 points a count back was needed to determine third spot and that resulted in Nick Shaw (20 point last nine) prevailing from Paul Smith (16 point last nine) and Robbie Taylor (15 point last nine). In the B Flight another count back was required with two on 34 points and the result of that was that Larry Gibb (19 point last nine & 13 points on the last 6 holes) was declared the winner with Mogens Melander (19 point last nine & 12 points on the last 6 holes) taking second place and Nigel Harrison was third with 33 points.
A Flight – 0 to 18
1st – Peter Hynard (14) – 35 points
2nd – Mark Cooper (13) – 34 points
3rd – Nick Shaw (17) – 32 points
B Flight – 19 & over
1st – Larry Gibb (20) – 34 points
2nd – Mogens Melander (25) – 34 points
3rd – Nigel Harrison (29) – 33 points
5th – John Tallett
8th – Mogens Melander
15th – Larry Gibb
17th – Pete Shaw
9th – Robbie Taylor
18th – Mark Cooper
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 firstname.lastname@example.org