The Golf Club 09/02
The Golf Club write-up for 9th – 13th Feb.
Hat trick for Aihara!
Peter LeNoury, Kenny Aihara and Dale Shier.
Monday 9th – Rayong Green Valley – Stableford – White tees.
1st – Ken Aihara (5) 42 points
T-2nd – Peter LeNoury (11) 38 points
T-2nd – Dale Shier (14) 38 points
T -4th – Muffy Kerr (13) 37
T -4th – Alex Tregurtha (18) 37
High season numbers on the sign-up sheet still as a full booking of 36 golfers take on our regular Monday venue of Rayong Green Valley. Play was of an extremely high caliber as even putting in a card that shot to your handicap would not get you a place at the table. I guess the lads are in great form as the 4 day trip to Chiang Mai last week took the game up a notch.
A few of the greens were lightly sanded, and not an issue as most found the course in great condition as usual.
Muffy and Alex both shot to 37 points, and that could have been a winner on any other week. Likewise for Dale and Peter, turning in a pair of very respectable 38’s on the card. But here he is again, Aihara-San shooting his best round this year and taking the win with a whopping 42 playing off 5! Any Asian Tour player would have been happy with that score! Nice going Kenny, another well deserved win for you buddy!
Wednesday 11th – Khao Kheow – Stableford – Yellow tees.
1st – Kenny Aihara (5) 39 points
T-2nd – John Horton (22) 35 points
T-2nd – Bob Mulholland (10) 35 points
This is such a popular course these days it is unfortunate we only had 5 tee times. Condition here was just about perfect and the weather continues to be outstanding with moderate temperatures and low humidity. Visitors John Horton and Bob Mulholland did well scoring 35 points here today. That got them in the position to share a few of the handsome man vouchers Phil had in his back pocket.
Once again, the winner was Kenny Aihara, who is shooting lights out these days and beat the field by a solid 4 strokes. You remember that Ken won the Monthly Medal in January (his 3rd!) and since then he has been unstoppable. Will he make it 3 for 3 and get the hat trick on Friday?
Kenny Aihara with Dave Mather and Dave Forster après-golf.
Yes, he will make it 3 for 3 and get the Hat Trick on Friday! You never know how the old game is going and on Friday the 13th, just about anything can happen. This day turned out to be a good one for Kenny (again) but this time he squeezed out a win by just one stroke! When you’re hot you’re hot, as the saying goes, and right now nobody is hotter than Kenny, even on Friday the 13th.
Strong Ryder Cupper Dave Mather could muster only 34 to tie for second place with Dave Forster to round off the podium slots this week.
We must also say thank you and goodbye to TGC supporter Thierry Danzas who has been playing with us regularly every Monday during his stint here at the Pullman Hotel. Thierry is now moving on to Yangon, Myanmar and we wish him all the best of luck there.
UPDATE: Heartfelt thanks to Phil Smedley and David Ferris for collecting 3 more caddies and bringing them to Dental Smile for fillings and check-ups as part of the ongoing Caddy Smile program. Thailand is the Land of Smiles and The Golf Club is the Home of Golf so what better pairing than to give local caddies an improved lifestyle by helping them with their dental issues. These ladies are all caddies from Rayong Green Valley and thanks to the contributions from our patrons, will all get a clean bill of health from the dentist.
Thanks to all who joined us for another week of perfect golf in paradise.
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