Tropical Golf 12/04
we next play on Friday the 22nd so have a fine time. D.B.
Tuesday The 12th April 2016: Pattana ( Stableford ) Well it is that time of the year again, when all sensible Golfers depart Pattaya prior to a week plus of getting soaked every time you go out of the door. Whilst non of us are against a couple of days , 8 or nine is not my idea of fun, so on this day we had a reduced number before many of those left departed to a drier climate. I would have gone myself and was all set to spend a few days in Bangkok but the ‘Better Half’ decided she wanted to play, so****.
We had an early start on the day so we were away early, and quite surprising that little bit early meant that we seemed to miss the build up of traffic we normally meet. So we arrived at the Course nice and early and were soon on the first tee and off even a bit early. Unfortunately for the unready golfer, we teed off on the B Course where naturally as the Course is bordered by water on both sides, the ball went straight into the water, well hooked in there. Followed by a couple more in the water, on the hole to set a personal record of three balls in the water on one hole. I do not like to start on this hole and at the end I was pleased to note I was not the only one to lose so many balls on this hole.
The Course was nice and empty, so we could roam around and look at the scenery. Mind we did have a strong wind to contend with. The Course itself was a pleasure to play and actually had grass on it although Dick Warberg did have to play one ball from the centre of three water sprayers, but it was so warm he did not seem to mind and he soon dried off.
It soon became apparent that the greens were in fine condition and they were as good as any we have played for some time. Fast and true they were a pleasure to put on, the only problem for me was that the hole kept moving when I tried to put the ball in. And the C nine that we played next was just as good. Happy days and a great day out. Mind it was very hot and we were all pleased to get back in the showers.
A quick cold drink and then back to home base where we arrived very early for us and we were able to get on with the results at least an hour early.
Only one flight and the scores were quite good. The winner with 40 points, and on a good run of form, was Andre Van Dyk. In second place was Mashi with 38 points and then we had a countback on 37 points that saw Landis in third and Gerd Riedler just missing out. Then it was time to relax and talk about how well we had played. We shall not be playing until Friday the 22nd due to all the golfers taking part in ‘The Great Escape’ so T.T.F.N.
Near Pin Mashi Gerd Riedler Landis Brooks Dave Cooper