Tropical Golf 14/06
Laem Chabang ( Stableford) Once a year it is nice to spend a little more and visit what I think is a quality Course. One of the good things is that it is relatively close to Pattaya and really onto the Route 7 and soon there. The reception is very smart as you would expect and also efficient, so soon we ere changed and and onto the first tee.
The test for the day was to be the B & C Nines and we were soon away. Here the Caddie is waiting downstairs with the buggy and she takes you straight to the first tee, and then off. I used to play the Course pretty regularly in the ‘Old Days’, and it was nice to be playing again. The B Nine is relatively straight forward and we move along well on this fine nine holes, enjoying the whole atmosphere. The fairways were good and the greens a test.
Then we moved onto the C Nine, and this is a bit of a monster. Probably one of the most difficult Nine holes on any Course. However it has to be said that it is a real test of golf, but personally I do prefer the other 18 holes. So we battled on and finally were able to get back to the changing room and have a fine shower. Then to the food section which was practically empty and as I was charged 48 Baht for a small soda water I remembered why most players go straight home.
We were back early and were able to get on with the results. The winner on the day was Paul Smith with 38 points ahead of Landis Brooks in second with 36 points. In third was John Davis with 35 points and then we had a countback on 33 points that saw Brian Parish in fourth ahead of Derek Brook. Then on with tales of how well we played. T.T.F.N.
Near Pin Brian Gabe ( 2).Maurice Roberts AVD