The Golf Club we02/01

The Golf Club write-up for 29th Dec. – 2 Jan.
Steve Ellison
Freddie takes the Medal!

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Monday 29th – Rayong Green Valley – Monthly Medal – White tees.
1st – Fred Graham (20) 71 net
2nd – Dave Mather (9) 71 net
3rd – Billy Eyles (19) 72 net
T-4th – Paul Butler (16) 73 net
T-4th – Peter Rogers (23) 73 net
T-4th – Chuck Anderson (10) 73 net
T-4th – Takao Yokata (16) 73 net
T-4th – Brent Philp (13) 73 net

It was a full house today with our 9 tee times and 36 golfers off to our regular Monday venue of Green Valley. The course was in great shape and some of the lads took advantage of it. It looked like 73 was the magic number and 5 golfers were tied right there.

Only one 72 was turned in by Billy Eyles, last week’s winner. The remaining two blokes took it all the way down to a countback and sorry Dave, you just missed out this time mate! It was Fred Graham down to the wire and his back nine just got past Dave Mather as Freddie took the shirt off his back to claim this months’ Medal award and a TGC Antigua shirt. Better luck next time Dave, I know you are saving your best for the Ryder Cup in Chiang Mai!

Tuesday 30th – Khao Kheow – Stableford – White tees.
1st – Graham Eldridge (36) 38 points
2nd – Phil Smedley (10) 35 points
3rd – Stephen Dunn (0) 34 points

A local’s favourite, Khao Kheow is always one of our most popular golf trips. We really don’t mind which of the 3 nine’s we play but today was B and C and they proved a good challenge. Only one golfer shot his handicap or better of a field of 24. High handicapper Graham Eldridge did the best on this tough golf course to top the podium for today’s comp. Nice to see Captain Phil hold his own and do us proud with a 35 out here.

The most interesting story of today’s event was a guy who hasn’t picked up a club in 7 years, played off scratch, and goes out and shoots a 34! Stephen Dunn took a remarkable 3rd place on his first outing with us and from what I was told, he is the real deal. Yes, he was a former pro, so watch this space as we look forward to seeing him play with us on his comeback for 2015. Nice to have you with us mate!

Friday 26th – The Emerald – Stableford – White tees.
1st – Nick Handscombe (12) 38 points
2nd – Billy Eyles (19) 36 points
3rd – Courtney Bailey (8) 34 points

From the sound of it, the Emerald is suffering a bit. Many courses cannot handle this dry weather we are having and water is need here please! This is such an enjoyable track, and I have written many times of these 4 par-3 holes as being such a great collection of short challenges. Hopefully the greenskeeper will get out the hoses.

Never mind, it made no difference to Nicky Handscombe who favoured the condition to take most of Phil’s Christmas Card envelopes at the afternoon presentation. Billy Eyles was right up there again, but with his handicap dropping faster than a gogo girls knickers, we may just have a chance here soon. Our buddy Courtney Bailey is back with us on a visit from his teaching position in Egypt and his 34 was a great score given he plays about 10 times a year now. Looking good in that power suit dude!

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