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Sweet swinging Sweeney!
Monday 28th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Andy Makara (31) 37 points
T-2nd – Fred Birch (15) 36 points
T-2nd – Steve Sweeney (19) 36 points
By all appearances it finally appears that we are getting our course back! The fairways are nearly back to being fair and the fast greens are a good indicator of progress made. This was very good timing as the course will be closed tomorrow for 4 days for a Thai LPGA tournament the greenskeeping staff have been working for all summer for.
It was a very close comp today with only a shot to spare for victory. Freddy Birch and Steve Sweeney battled it out all day to equal their handicap at the 36 mark but Andy Makara beat them by just a shot for the win.
Our “new best friend” Rob Knight is winding down his Pattaya tour this week and before he heads back to Oz, gets our Caddy Smile near pin for a nice finish.
A last thank you to Klaus Schakt who is no longer representing Green Valley and getting used to a stress-free life!
Tuesday 29th – Laem Chabang A & B – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Simon Kendall (13) 41 points
2nd – Rob Knight (13) 34 points
3rd – Steve Sweeney (19) 32 points
Simon’s back! Good to see Mr. Kendall on the mend from the woes of a bad back and shooting so well on his first outing this trip with us. To play Laem Chabang and to see her in such great condition today was a beautiful thing. To play the course very well made the day just that extra special for Simon and it was great to see him grasp control of this lovely Jack Nicklaus course for a spectacular day of golf.
Our buddy Richie McGhee made an appearance in spite of a fluish bug in the system for our near pin reward. Rob Knight and Steve Sweeney were too far back to contend, but still good enough to be in the prizes again. Play here soon, Laem Chabang is perfect!
Thursday 31st – Pattavia Century – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Jim Brackett (6) 35 points
2nd – Richie McGhee (1) 30 points
3rd – Simon Kendall (13) 29 points
The area here has been getting loads of rain of late, but this hardy course was in brilliant nick. We had a good showing of 16 golfers today and as it turned out, there were no blokes that beat their handicap!
Cardinals’ fan Jimmy Brackett was the star of the day and stuffed the rest by a 5 shot margin… sounds like a tough day at the office. Single handicapper Richie McGhee (no relation to Bobby) turned in a frustrating 30 on the card but ahead of Tuesday’s winner Simon Kendall on 29. Hey Richie, at least Simon got that near pin!
Friday 1st – Khao Kheow A & C – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Steve Sweeney (19) 35 points
T-2nd – Phil Smedley (12) 34 points
T-2nd – Jim Brackett (6) 34 points
The Race to Chonburi continues and today we set out for Khao Kheow. For a golf course as wet as we played today, there were lots of newbies who still raved about this track. Hence, the decision was rightly made to go for the front tees…lift, clean and place, and as seen in the scoring, it was a right decision.
Seems like the usual suspects were out there again in a three horse race. Jim and Capt. Phil did well enough, but it was that smooth swingin’ Sweeney that kicked butt of a decent 12 man race.
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