The Golf Club 18-22/1

An Ace for Peter Thomas!

Monday 18th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Andy Makara (23) 37 points
T-2nd – Alan Rothwell (6) 35 points
T-2nd – Mark Wood (9) 35 points
T-4th – Peter LeNoury (13) 34 points
T-4th – Kevin Hamilton (15) 34 points
T-4th – Alfie Butler(18) 34 points

It’s a busy time these days out here at Green Valley. We are in the thick of high season now and as usual, the annual migration of vast hordes of Korean golfers has begun. Can you blame them? We take for granted that we live in a golfer’s paradise and sometimes have to share our treasure with the visitors.

Many of the caddies here are now on a rotation and getting in 2 rounds a day, so that is good news for them. Let’s make hay while the sun shines! The course was actually in great condition considering how much play Green Valley is getting these days.

It was a crowded leaderboard today and a fairly close comp. Our darksider buddy Andy Makara was the best of the bunch shooting a 37 out here and that gave him an easy win by two strokes over second place.

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The Acetastic Peter Thomas at Pattavia.

Wednesday 20th – Pattavia Century – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Peter Thomas (17) 43 points
2nd – Brian Carr (27) 38 points
3rd – Darren Johnson (12) 37 points
4th – Kenny Aihara (6) 36 points

It was a 5 hour round, we had 2 rain delays, the 331 was a mess and it took us 90 minutes to get back but do you know what? It was a fantastic day out! This little gem is quickly becoming everyone’s favourite golf course these days. The layout is superb and the condition of the course was excellent. The light rain also slowed those deadly greens down enough to allow us to make a few putts, as evidenced by these high scores. When you can play a course of this quality for just 1,350 with a shared buggy, it has to be the best deal in town.

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The view from the clubhouse at Pattavia at the 18th green.

We had a great comp with some great scoring, and Kenny Aihara got things rolling turning in a 36 on the card. Darren did one better with his 37, but Brian Carr must have had a bit of a disappointment. You would think a 38 out here would be enough for the win, but it was not to be. Peter Thomas had “one of those days” and blew away the field by 5 strokes. Peter also bagged an ace on the 7th, and a good one at 174 yards as scoped by Capt. Phil… just for the record. Mr. Thomas graciously rang the bell on our return to TGC to the cheers of all that were a part of his fantastic day of golf. Thank you Peter, and well done mate! It has been a frustrating last few weeks, but I k new you would come good!

Friday 22nd – Parichat Links – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Kenny Aihara (6) 35 points
2nd – Alfie Butler (18) 34 points
T-3rd – Blake Hanna (13) 29 points
T-3rd – Dean Polvi (22) 29 points

Time for another round at the controversial Parichat Links. This booking always gets a lot of chatter back at TGC as not everyone falls in love with this place the first time round. Opinion is divided whether some of the holes are fair at all, as long carries with no real bailout areas obviously need to be re-designed. Another complaint that I hear about Parichat is that very few of the caddies speak any English. This also needs to be addressed, so I hope they are reading this!

29 points were all that were needed for a podium placing today, and Blake Hanna tied with Dean Polvi to do just that to share third. The eternally youthful Alfie Butler swung his way to second place and a 34 on the scorecard, a very tidy round indeed. How could a week of golf go by without Kenny Aihara winning something? Just in the nick of time, and playing off a huge 6 handicap, is Kenny and his 35 points to take top spot on the podium…once again! Nice shooting Kenny, a win on this course is well deserved.

Thanks to all who joined us this week at The Home of Golf in Pattaya, The Golf Club.

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