Tropical Golf 03/05
Tuesday The 3rd May 2016: Khao Kheow (Stableford) Been a bit warm of late and still the Golfers venture forth and walk around in the Sun. Well some do, and on this day the scribe and his two playing partners zoomed off in their carts and were around in an easy three hours, leaving the walkers way behind and it has to be said struggling in the heat. One said after ten holes he really had to force himself to continue as the heat started to get too high. Mind finish he did.
The test for the day was to be the C & A Nines in that order. I have to say that at the present time many of the Courses on the circuit are really struggling with the lack of water, however on this day Khao Kheow was in fine condition and was a pleasure to play. Obviously with the area being short of water it is sometimes a problem to keep grass on the Course but here it was fine. Indeed the greens were in particularly fine condition and were firm and true with plenty of grass on. A real fine day.
We all got around well although, as said, some struggled in the heat. So the fine showers at K.K. were most appreciated as were the cool refreshments upstairs in the Restaurant. Still soon into transport and back to Pattaya before the traffic built up was on the cards and once there we were able to get on with the results.
In the A Flight, 0 to 18, the winner was Brian Gabe with a fine 39 points ahead of John Davis in second with 38 points and Mashi Kaneta in third with 35 points. In the B Flight the winner was Rita Zoebelli with 38 points ahead of Barry Oats in second with 36 points and Dave Cooper in third with 35 points. It being a hot day naturally some refreshments were taken. T.T.F.N.
Near Pin AVD John Davis Brian Parish Steve Truelove