Phantom Golf Society 13/07
Monday, 13th July – Bangpakong – Stableford
Yet Another Win For Big Steve!
Bangpakong has always been one of my favourite golf courses and after about one year it was pleasing to see that we had 16 golfers who also appreciated a good course and were willing to make the journey despite the extra distance. I could never understand why so many “golfers” did not want to make the trip as it is only about 10 minutes further than Greenwood but I guess each to their own! It was just a 60 minute drive from Soi Buakhow to the golf course despite the heavy traffic on Sukhumvit and we had ample time to relax before teeing off and in fact our first group got away 20 minutes early at 10.10am. The course was practically deserted so we proceeded at a good pace with no other groups directly ahead of us and the condition of the course was terrific with lush fairways and excellent greens. It was great to be back there and our round was completed in just over four hours.
It was that man again Steve Truelove who is currently playing some excellent golf and won the day with a fine 40 points, one point ahead of Steve Newton (20 point back nine) in second place on a count back from Tony Cook (19 point back nine) in third place. Thomas Nyborg came fourth with 38 points and with 3 golfers on 37 points the resultant count back gave fifth place to Graham Buckingham (20 point back nine & 14 points on the last 6 holes) with Wan Makmul (20 point back nine & 13 points on the last 6 holes) and Neil Skilton (18 point back nine) just missing out.
1st – Steve Truelove (7) – 40 points
2nd – Steve Newton (27) – 39 points
3rd – Tony Cook (29) – 39 points
4th – Thomas Nyborg (15) – 38 points
5th – Graham Buckingham (22) – 37 points
7th – Thomas Nyborg
18th – Gerd Riedler
Wednesday, 15th July – Burapha, A & B – Stableford
Buckers Blitzes Burapha!
With the PSC Monthly Tournament the day before our numbers were understandably down and we had just 2 groups for the day’s competition at Burapha. Just a short journey to the course and in fine weather the first group teed off 3 minutes later than our scheduled 10.33am tee time and the A & B nines were as usual in very good shape. The going was a bit slow as we were once again behind that “tardy” Golf Society and our rounds were completed in around four hours & fifteen minutes.
Graham “Grunter” Buckingham had a “day out” and easily won the comp with 42 points, 5 points ahead of John Pierrel in Second spot.
1st – Graham Buckingham (22) – 42 points
2nd – John Pierrel (13) – 37 points
Friday 17th July – Crystal Bay, C & A – Stableford
Boysen Back In Form!
We had 3 groups signed up for the game at one of our favourites, Crystal Bay and with the B nine still closed it was once again to be C & A. One of our regular players, Ken Hole celebrated his 77th Birthday 2 days before so generously offered to sponsor nearest the pin on the four par threes and longest first putts on the 9th & 18th greens. Many thanks to Ken and of course HBD to him. With the golf course not too busy we were able to send our first four ball off right on time at 10.00am and with no-one directly ahead of us we set a fairly good pace. The weather was hot with a nice breeze to cool things down and the course was in good shape with the greens improving with every visit. We all managed to finish our rounds in under four hours and look forward to returning next month.
After several weeks in the “wilderness” it was time for Christian Boysen to “walk the walk” instead of “talking the talk” all the time and he won the day with a very good 42 points. With two golfers on 37 points a count back was required to decide second & third spots and it was Larry Gibb (19 point back nine) who prevailed over Dave Fletcher (17 point back nine) in third place. Another count back was necessary to decide fifth place with two on 35 points and it was Birthday Boy Ken Hole (19 point back nine) who got the honours from your writer, Peter Blackburn (17 point back nine).
1st – Christian Boysen (13) – 42 points
2nd – Larry Gibb (20) – 37 points
3rd – Dave Fletcher (26) – 37 points
4th – Ken Hole (18) – 35 points
A5 – No-one good enough
A8 – Garry Hookey
C4 – No-one good enough
C7 – Gerd Riedler
9th – Ken Hole
18th – Dave Fletcher