The 174th PSC Event at Parichat International Links

The 174th PSC Event at Parichat International Links

On 18th Tuesday 18th Feb, the PSC staged a 2 person scramble at Parichat Links.
It was difficult to gauge what the attendance would be like; but Jack, the PSC Golf Chairman, just happens to work there and has seen the popularity of this local course, increase quite dramatically in recent months. Jack attributed it’s growth to a combination of course improvements, an excellent value pricing strategy and the strong alliance with the PSC.

A 9.30 shotgun start, with the presentation shortly after worked like a dream and the organising team, Tim & Nigel and the PSC staff, were absolutely delighted with the 84 person turnout.

Notably, the Sugar Shack contributed the highest number of players from all the PSC member groups, so many thanks to Jon & Paul for their great support; also lots of new faces and many familiar ones made up the field with no no-shows. The shotgun went off a little early but the pace of play was excellent, even working around a 5 ball, who were not in the comp; everyone was finished in under four and a half hours.

It was a bit hectic in the restaurant and almost predictably they ran out of cold beer, even though they were repeatedly asked to fill the fridges early in the morning. The staff had a minor panic as instead of taking the money as the orders were placed, they starting writing bins and then wondered where the customers had gone as they moved around to chat amongst friends. However, all turned out well as all the bins were eventually settled, so thanks for your co-operation.

Near-pins which were divided into two divisions, 1 – 17 & 18+, were won by the following:-

Timo Antonnen, Ulf Bergstrom, Buppha Suriye, Jari Laakonnen, John Feeney, Mikito Homma, Reijo Voutilainen and last but not least, Eddie Beilby.

We also had a hole-in-one from Jari Laakkonen on 14th 140yd 14th

7 drives each player and 25% of the combined handicap always produces a close finish in a 2 person Scramble and today was no exception.

Winners of the event were Reijo Heiskanen & Butsaya Chummung with a score of 60 playing off a team h’cap of 8, 2nd were Eddie Beilby & Mark Walters on 62.75 and 3rd Tony Gaw & Lance Nomeland with 63.

Tim (PSC VP) with Butsaya Chummung & Reijo Heiskanen

Jack (PSC Golf Chairman) with Eddie Beilby & Mark Walters & Tim

Lance Nomeland & Tony Gaw accept the 3rd price from Tim

Finally, Jack announced that the prospective deal between his boss Ana Wongsing of the Kingdom Property group and Parichat Golf had fallen through and that he and some of the members of the marketing team would be moving to new ventures on 29th February but he was unable to disclose any details at this time, hopefully a full announcement will be made at the Charity Classic on 11th March at Green Valley.

Ana kindly donated 20,000 baht’s worth of green fee vouchers for Bangpra and a number a goodie bags, which PSC Vice President, Tim Knight with the help of Stan Rees (PR) gave away in a lucky draw.


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