Tropical Golf 20/07
Wednesday The 20th July 2016: Pattana ( Stableford) This is another Course that is becoming a regular on our schedule. Not too far from Pattaya, it is a very fine Course of three nines and a Clubhouse that is for me the best on any Course. Of course it does not make it the cheapest of Courses but here you get all that you pay for.
On this day we had agreed a Tuesday sport rate with the Course and and had agreed to play on the Wednesday, also a local special day off. Thanks to the Course, and because of this we had quite a good turnout. Not often you can get a great deal and a great Course at the same time.
At present it is raining all over the place and it only seems a few days ago everywhere was as dry as a bone. On the drive up there the roads were very wet and as we went a ‘Mashi Route’ the back roads proved deep in water in places and we even went through a flooded stream A different drive up there.
The book in these days has got quicker and we were soon booked in and out to the first tee. The play for the day was to be the A & B Nines and as it had rained so much the carts were to be driven only on the cart paths. Not too bad if you hit the ball straight, or have a slice as a right hander, but can be a bit difficult if the ball is the other side of the fairway.
The Course was wet and in some places very soggy, but all in all the Course was in very good condition with grass on the fairways and greens that were fast and true., Major problem was that with the rain of late it got very hot and humid, still what a great day out.
Round over it was a quick shower and a bite to eat then back to home base.
Soon into the results we saw that we had some good scores and as we were playing ‘Course Handicaps’ it was nice to see. Winner on the day was George King with a fine 39 points ahead of John Pirelle in second with 38 points. We then had Takeshi Hakozaki in third with 37 points ahead of a countback on 36 points that saw John Anderson in fourth with 36 points over Derek Brook and Dick Warberg. Then time for an early night. T.T.F.N.
Near Pin Dick Warberg Brian Parish John Pirelle