Phantom Golf Society 09/10

 

Peter Blackburn

Monday, 5th October, 2015 – Bangpra – Stableford

Allidi Wins On Count Back!

After some heavy rain the evening before I had a few calls enquiring if the game was still on and after a phone call to the course at around 7.00am it was confirmed that the course was playable. With a full bus we headed North out of Pattaya and arrived at Bangpra Golf Course 43 minutes later where we found it to be quite busy. With a later tee time of 10.42am it gave us plenty of time to have a practice putt and other preparation and with overcast skies and fairly humid conditions our first of three groups teed of 10 minutes ahead of our scheduled time. The course was naturally quite wet but very playable as mark, lift, clean & place through the greens was allowed on the day. The greens did not seem to be affected however and were their usual slick self so three putts were plentiful for many golfers. The going was slow at first with some other society in front of us but it seemed to quicken up as the round went on and we completed our enjoyable, rain free round in four hours & twenty five minutes.

With 2 golfers scoring 35 points a count back was necessary which saw Mike Allidi (18 point back nine) finish in first place from your writer Peter, “Blacky” Blackburn (17 point back nine) in second spot and big Steve Truelove was third with 32 points.
Results:

1st – Mike Allidi (3) – 35 points
2nd – Peter Blackburn (14) – 35 points
3rd – Steve Truelove (6) – 32 points
NTP
8th – John Pierrel
12th – John Pierrel

LFP
18th – Stave Truelove

Wednesday 7th October, 2015 – Greenwood, A & C – Stableford

Phantom Golf Cup No.5

Dipty & Bent Triumph In The Monthly!

With many people away on golf trips and a very busy week of golf promotional days we were quite happy to get 34 players to participate in Phantom Golf Cup No.5. Once again with an eye on the skies we made our way to Greenwood in 2 mini vans and although overcast it was looking good for a rain free day. Our first scheduled tee time was 9.30am and our first group hit off a couple of minutes before that on a humid morning with very little wind. The golf course was of course wet in parts so it was preferred lies on the fairways & first cut and there were many instances of deeply plugged balls but at least we were playing golf! The greens were in very good shape however although a touch slow but all in all everyone got around with no major problems and the average time for the round was a little over four hours.

We had 2 flights with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 19 and B Flight for golfers with handicaps of 20 to 36 and there were five places in each flight. There were also Technical Prizes for both flights on 12 of the holes.

Dipty Narongsak was the winner of A Flight with 38 points and with six golfers on 36 points it meant a count back for the remaining four places. Mike Allidi (19 point back nine, 13 points on the last 6 holes & 7 points on the last 3 holes) finished in second place from Dave Edwards (19 point back nine, 13 points on the last 6 holes & 5 points on the last 3 holes) who finished in third place. Campbell Smith (18 point back nine & 13 points on the last 6 holes) came fourth and Jack Grindvold (18 point back nine & 12 points on the last 6 holes) finished in fifth place. Colin Davis (17 point back nine & 14 points on the last 6 holes) and Bob Watson (17 point back nine & 11 points on the last 6 holes) just missed out. With by far the best score of the day it was Bent Larsen who easily won the B Flight with a magnificent 44 points and John Tallett was second on 37 points with Barry Elphick third having 34 points. Another count back was needed to decide fourth & fifth place with 2 golfers on 33 points and it was Larry Gibb (17 point back nine) who grabbed fourth spot from Tony Cook (15 point back nine) in fifth place.
It had been another fine Monthly Tournament with a great buffet meal back at the Phantom Bar and thanks to Alex from the Dania Hotel for that and also many thanks to Christian Boysen of the Phantom Bar for sponsoring the event. Next month’s Tournament will be at Mountain Shadow on Wednesday, November 4th.

Results:

A Flight – 0 to 19
1st – Dipty Narongsak (13) – 38 points
2nd – Mike Allidi (3) – 36 points
3rd – Dave Edwards (11) – 36 points
4th – Campbell Smith (12) – 36 points
5th – Jack Grinvold (3) – 36 points

B Flight – 20 to 36
1st – Bent Larsen (36) – 44 points
2nd – John Tallett (25) – 37 points
3rd – Barry Elphick (23) – 34 points
4th – Larry Gibb (20) – 33 points
5th – Tony Cook (26) – 33 points

The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com

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