The Golf Club we05/12

The Golf Club write-up for 1st – 5th December
Steve Ellison

Ken is the man, again!

Monday 1st – Rayong Green Valley – Stableford – White tees.
1st – Kenny Aihara (5) 35 points
1st – Phil Smedley (10) 35 points
1st – Bill Eyles (22) 35 points

Protecting their assets: hey boys wrong game, it’s not a free kick!

We get spoiled by this course. RGV is our regular Monday venue for good reason, everybody loves it here, it is easy to get to and is usually in great nick. More locals are members here than any other Pattaya golf course so that must tell you something. More perfect weather was on the cards as things are getting just a tad bit cooler these days that is making our golf even more enjoyable.

It was a very close contest here today as 3 of our finest were locked in a tie at 35 points. We only do a countback on our Monthly Medal and so 3 top blokes had to squeeze together on the top step for a rare 3-way joint win. Best of Class went to the usual suspects, Kenny Aihara, Phil Smedley and Billy “The Hat” Eyles. These guys are playing off 5, 10 and 22 handicaps which demonstrates what a great game this is when players of different levels can have a good comp and great time together.

Wednesday 3rd – Pleasant Valley – Stableford – White tees.

1st – Freddie Graham (20) 41 points
2nd – Kenny Aihara (5) 37 points
3rd – Robbie Taylor (14) 36 points

Kenny, Freddie and Robbie, the new Boy Band.

We picked up our 750 baht PSC vouchers at the club yesterday, so fully loaded we set off up the 7 to Pleasant Valley. The highway has been under some serious construction for months now but looks like it is making headway finally. It seems much safer now but is still a year or so from completion, I am guessing.

This really is a pleasant track, the only negative we always hear is that it seems somewhat crowded on certain holes. Greens were a bit grainy and sometimes inconsistent as well. That said, there were no complaints from the Peanut Gallery today as we followed some very talented young golfers in a Junior Tournament. It might be sad to admit, but those little kids didn’t hold us up!

Stalwarts Robbie Taylor and Ken Aihara can hold their heads high turning in a 36 and 37 respectively. A couple of weeks ago we had 40’s turned in from Mark Wood and then Bryan Carroll, great scores indeed. But it has been ages since a 40 plus card hit Phils’ desk and that all changed today when Freddie Graham notched up a fine 41 pointer to top the podium.

Freddie scored 10 more points today than his efforts at Khao Kheow last week for a third on the steps. Nice going Freddie, that’s a great round of golf mate, and what an improvement!

Thursday 4th – Greenwood – Stableford – Yellow tees
1st – Ross Nicholson (14) 39 points
2nd – Kenny Aihara (5) 37 points
3rd – Billy Eyles (22) 35 points

Sure, it’s another 15 minutes drive to get out to Greenwood, but so what? Where are you rushing to? It is well worth that extra bit of time to play such a lovely golf course at an amazing high season rate of just 1,000 baht for green fee and caddy! The weather was just perfect today and the boys barely broke a sweat out there.

Condition of the course was fantastic so we will have Greenwood on our playlist for many months to come. We are playing here on Thursday this week as Friday is the King’s Birthday and a holiday.

He won at Pattana last week, and this was the last round that Scotsman Ross Nicholson would get in before heading back home. He was saving his best for last and strolled into the clubhouse with a 39 on his card. That was good enough to easily win over our (near pro) flag bearer Kenny (copy & paste) Aihara who took another second place on the week. Coincidentally, Billy Eyles had a third today as well as a first on Monday at RGV, so we are observing a pattern here!

Kenny Aihara, with a first and two second place appearances, takes the cake for golfer of the week! Gam batta, ne! Thanks again to all who supported us this week, and keep it in the fairway boys!

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