I-rovers 10/09

Phoenix Golf Course 10th September, 2013

Lake and Mountain courses, white tees, stroke play

You’ve got to love Phoenix, a top quality golf course, 20 minutes drive from Pattaya Central.

We turned up today a little bit early and were able to tee off a little early. I don’t know what happened to the standard of our golf lately, most of us have been playing to or better than handicap for a while now, but lately just rubbish, and I think I’m the worst offender.

Course is great, fairways perfect, greens fast and true. Golfers rubbish, haha. Oh well we could be back in the cold and snow behind a desk and not in the paradise that Thailand provides for us.

Today we welcomed back Rob from Wales and Henry who has been spending a lot of time in Buriram. Both guys a little rusty but well played.
Really not sure who was the winner today, the scores were fairly poor all round. But we will give the best result to Leigh Paxton (hcp 30) Leigh played well today getting very close to handicap.

Just a short side note, as we were buying drinks today at the first hole. We were told that Phoenix has a new policy being that you need to buy vouchers to purchase drinks and food around the course. You ca only buy these vouchers in 100 baht lots, being to the value of 10 baht each. You can also but extra vouchers around the course if required. We were told it was for cash control around the course??? I don’t really see the benefit as each shop around the course was still holding cash to sell the vouchers.

The catch to the new system comes when you finish your round with a pocket full of vouchers left over. They do not cash the vouchers back in. That’s just bad luck for you. Trying to be good hearted, I gave my extra vouchers to my caddie on top of her tip, she looked at me and said what am I going to do with these? I can’t cash them in either.

Sorry Phoenix, no one in my group liked your new system.

We are playing Burapha on Thursday the 12th. Leaving the bar at 9.15am, places still available. Contact Paul for details.

Happy golfing

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