Phantom Golf Society 24/02
Mark & Ole Triumph At The Tough Jungle Course!
Despite the golf course being considerably further away than normal we had a tremendous response with 38 players on the Starting Sheet and with a booked first tee time of 10.30am we arrived in good time after an 8.30am departures from Pattaya. As usual it was the long climb up the steps to check in and locker room and then the bus/truck out to the assembly area and then it was a 15 minute ride in our golf carts to the first tee on Jungle course. The first group got away pretty much on time and then everyone else followed but there were no real delays and the pace was quite good. It is an interesting layout with many “traps” for the unsuspecting golfer as can be shown in lots of the scores but the course was in good shape and the greens were fine & most of us finished our rounds in about four and a quarter hours.
We had 2 Flights with A Flight being for handicaps 0 to 14 and B Flight for golfers with handicaps of 15 and over with five places in each flight. There were also rewards for nearest the pins on the four par threes and longest first putts on the 9th and 18th greens.
In A Flight there were 2 golfers on 36 points so a count back was needed which resulted in first place being awarded to Mark Wood (18 points on second nine) and second spot went to Per Aschan (16 points on second nine) with Paul Smith finishing third with 35 points. With 3 golfers having 34 points another count back was required and that meant fourth spot went to Dominick Downey (19 points on second nine) with Mike Allidi (16 points on second nine) grabbing fifth place and Peter Kelly (13 points on second nine) just missing out. With 38 points and the best score of the day it was Ole Madsen who won the B Flight, 2 points ahead of Paul West in second place. Another count back took place to decide third & fourth places and that meant Yoshaki Kobayashi (20 points on second nine) came third from Jim Reilly (13 points on second nine) in fourth spot. Once more it was count back time with three players on 29 points and that gave Colin “Donkey” Davis (16 points on second nine, 9 points on the last 6 holes & 5 points on the last 3 holes) fifth place with Tommy Carlson (16 points on second nine, 9 points on the last 6 holes & 4 points on the last 3 holes) & Brian Wilkinson (15 points on second nine) just missing out.
A Flight – 0 to 14
1st – Mark Wood (9) – 36 points
2nd – Per Aschen (9) – 36 points
3rd – Paul Smith (2) – 35 points
4th – Dominick Downey (12) – 34 points
5th – Mike Allidi (2) – 38 points
B Flight – 15 +
1st – Ole Madsen (19) – 38 points
2nd – Paul West (17) – 36 points
3rd – Yoshaki Kobayashi (18) – 31 points
4th – Jim Reilly (25) – 31 points
5th – Colin Davies (21) – 29 points
3rd – Jim Lanzo
5th – Ole Madsen
12th – Peter Hynard
17th – Mike Allidi
9th – Paul Withall
18th – Jim Lanzo