PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society – W.E 27.3.15
Monday, 23rd March – Pleasant Valley – Stableford
Christian & Tony Have A Pleasant Day!
The day started off well as we nearly had a full field and arrived at the course in plenty of time but then Reverend Dick rang to say he had just had his second puncture of the morning and was stranded on Number 7 about 5 kilometres away with himself & 3 other golfers on board. I quickly despatched Thomas with the mini van and he picked 2 of them up and Reverend Dick and Wan arrived not too long after, still in plenty of time for our tee off. But that was not all – the first group hit off right on time at 10.12am and one of their golf carts strayed off the cart path about 25 yards from the first tee and got bogged! A replacement cart eventually arrived and the round commenced in fine but hot weather on a golf course that was somewhat wet due to overwatering and the greens were quite slow and took some getting used to. Still a fine course though and well worth the money with a 100 baht cheaper Green Fee Voucher (650 baht) kicking in next month (April). We all played at a good pace and most of our rounds were completed in about four hours.
We had two flights on the day with A Flight being for handicaps 0 to 21 and B Flight for 22 and over with 3 places in each flight.
Phantom Bar Mine Host Christian Boysen once again turned it on and won the A Flight with a fine 39 points. 2 points ahead of Dave Edwards in second place and your writer, Peter Blackburn once again crept into third spot with 35 points. In B Flight Tony Cook was the winner with 36 points and John Swanson came second on 33 points. A count back was required to determine third place with 2 golfers on 32 points and it was Nat Rukkid (14 point back nine) who prevailed ahead of Torben Lindgaard (12 point back nine).
A Flight – 0 to 21
1st – Christian Boysen (15) – 39 points
2nd – Dave Edwards (12) – 37 points
3rd – Peter Blackburn (16) – 35 points
B Flight – 22 & over
1st – Tony Cook (28) – 36 points
2nd – John Swanson (26) – 33 points
3rd – Nat Rukkid (23) – 32 points
5th – Peter Blackburn
17th – Larry Gibb
9th – Nat Rukkid
18th – Jim Vimoljaroen
Friday, 27th March – Phoenix, Mountain & Lake – Stableford
Starbeck & Reed Take The Honours!
Yet another very good field for our Fridays at Phoenix competition and we teed off Mountain 1 right on time at 10.32am on a fine, cloudy and not too hot day. The course was once again in fine condition although some of the greens on Lake nine were a bit sandy and bumpy but otherwise all was fine. The going was good and fairly quick with most getting around in a little over four hours.
We had two flights on the day with A Flight being for handicaps 0 to 19 and B Flight for 20 and over with 4 places in each flight. There were also rewards for nearest the pin on two of the par threes & longest first putts on Mountain 9 and Lake 9.
Freddy Starbeck was the winner in A Flight with 39 points and Peter Hynard (van driver for the day) came second one point further back with Thierry Petrement finding some form to finish third with 37 points. Two golfers with 35 points meant a count back for fourth place which went to your writer, Peter Blackburn (18 point back nine) and Ken Hole (15 point back nine) just missed out. The best score of the day was 41 points scored by Chris Reed who was the winner in B Flight and Wan Makmul finished second with 38 points. Pierre Bietry came third on 36 points and another count back for fourth with two on 35 points saw Thierry Temime (17 point back nine) edging out Stephen Newton (16 point back nine).
A Flight – 0 to 19
1st – Freddy Starbeck (15) – 39 points
2nd – Peter Hynard (15) – 38 points
3rd – Thierry Petrement (12) – 37 points
4th – Peter Blackburn (16) – 35 points
B Flight – 20 & over
1st – Chris Reed (21) – 41 points
2nd – Wan Makmul (32) – 38 points
3rd – Pierre Bietry (20) – 36 points
4th – Thierry Temime (24) – 35 points
Mountain No.8 – Chris Reed
Lake No.2 – Thomas Nyborg
Mountain No.9 – Torben Nielsen
Lake No.9 – Wipa McMillan
The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at Phoenix, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org