The Golf Club 31/10

Monday 31st – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees

1st – Mark Wood (9) 42 points

2nd – Andy Makara (28) 40 points

3rd – Terry Pettitt (15) 39 points

Is it high season yet? It sure seems like it as we welcome back loads of old friends this time of year. The courses are getting busier and we are adding Friday to our Steak Night schedule in addition to our regular Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Green Valley is in great shape again and the lads had a perfect round of golf. Visiting us from Blighty, Terry Pettitt carved 39 points out there today, usually enough for the win but today a couple of guys had other ideas.

Andy Makara is a Darkside regular at our Green Valley Mondays and knows the course well. His round of 40 points was a great one. Mark Wood has been a regular as well, but he seems to occupy the podium more than most. Marky continues his consistently fine golf with a very impressive 42 on the card! Speaking of consistent, that Smedley chap was our Caddy Smile near pin winner…again! Yes, he got the birdie as well and a free drink from TGC.

Wednesday 2nd – Pattavia Century – Stableford – White Tees

T-1st – Frank Tordeur (18) 37 points

T-1st – Phil Smedley (15) 37 points

T-3rd – Zed Belogavec (12) 36 points

T-3rd – Mark Wood (9) 36 points

Everyone looks forward to playing this course. For the newbie to Pattaya golf, Pattavia Century is the reincarnation of Chonburi Century. It was bought by Chang breweries about 4 years ago, closed for a year and reopened with huge improvements to the course and a new clubhouse. We have always supported Pattavia as seeing this commitment to Pattaya golf by Chang is most appreciated.

A couple of ties headlined the scoring today so let’s start with the tie for third. There’s that Scotsman again as Mark Wood turns in another fine round of 36 to tie with last month’s Medal winner Zed Belogavec. Hey Zed, your shirt is ready!

Up another rung on the ladder is our own Capt. Phil with 38 points, his best in a while. Another 38 was recorded by Frank Tordeur, our Belgian buddy who is a regular visitor to our sleepy little fishing village. Frank and Phil share the win, but the course would not allow any of the lads to even land on the par-3 17th hole green…so no near pin today!

Friday 4th – Silky Oaks – Stableford – White Tees 

1st – Bob Mulholland (7) 39 points

2nd – Frank Tordeur (19) 36 points

T-3rd – Don Calais (9) 35 points

T-3rd – Gary Emmett (16) 35 points

Slow was the word from the returning masses as the greens at Silky Oaks are waiting for a long overdue cutting. Other than that, the course was in good nick. The 1,750 PSC price is fantastic for the low season, and that includes buggy as well. If you are still not a Pattaya Sports Club  and member, the discount at Silky Oaks alone will pay for your first year membership cost!

This is an interesting golf course and has 2 of the most talked about par-3’s in town, one straight up hill and the other just an 85 yard target that has trouble on both sides. For me, the elevation changes add to the pleasure and challenge. On to the scoring.

Tied at third were Aussie Gary Emmett and visiting us from the USA , Don Calais on 35. Wednesday’s winner Frank Tordeur had another good session and 36 will get you to second place. The winner winner chicken dinner award goes to Bob Mulholland with a very handy 39 points (as well as the near pin) to seal a conclusive victory. No, Bob, you can’t change it for haggis pal but well played anyway!

Thanks to all for joining us this week at the Home of Golf in Pattaya.

 The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and located in the Heart of Pattaya on Soi L.K. Metro. We broadcast all English Premier League, UFC, NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our kitchen is open from 07:00-22:30 with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com  and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya… all handicaps welcome.

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