Phantom Golf Society 23/10

Peter Blackburn

Monday, 19th October, 2015 – Pattana, A & B – Stableford

Phill & Marcus Have Easy Wins!

Due to a Thai Public Holiday on the Friday we just had 2 games booked for this week and the first one on Monday was at Pattana where we had an excellent field of twenty golfers signed up to play this classy golf course. It was a late tee time so everyone had chance for a bit of extra sleep and after departing the Phantom Bar at 9.30am we were at the course just 46 minutes later. We asked for the A & B nines and were granted that request so our first group teed off 15 minutes ahead of our scheduled 11.15am tee time. The course was in fine shape although with carts not allowed on many of the fairways the mark, lift, clean & place rule was allowed on the fairways & first cut although there was very few instances of soggy fairways. The greens were good as usual and at a speed of 8.5 were quite friendly to all. The pace was quite good and most of our groups finished in around four hours & fifteen minutes.

With the good numbers we were able to have 2 flights with A Flight for golfers with handicaps of 0 to 16 and B Flight for handicaps of 17 and over. There were three places in each flight and rewards for nearest the pins on 2 of the par threes and longest first putts on A9 & B9.

In A Flight it was big Phill Davies who finished first with 40 points followed by Christian “Pyscho” Boysen in second spot after scoring 37 points. With 2 golfers on 36 points a count back was required which resulted in your write, Peter “Blacky” Blackburn (19 point back nine) finished third from an unlucky Richard “Banjo” Bannister (17 point back nine). Marcus Earp easily won the B Flight with a fine 39 points which was 11 points better than Nat Rukkid who came in second. Another count back was needed with 2 golfers on 27 points and that determined that Larry Gibb (13 point back nine) finished third from his mate John Tallett (12 point back nine) who just missed out.

A Flight
1st – Phill Davies (13) – 40 points
2nd – Christian Boysen (14) – 37 points
3rd – Peter Blackburn (14) – 36 points

B Flight
1st – Marcus Earp (34) – 39 points
2nd – Nat Rukkid (18) – 28 points
3rd – Larry Gibb (21) – 27 points
A3 – Peter Gangur
B3 – Larry Gibb

A9 – Adam Barton
B9 – Adam Barton

Wednesday 21st October, 2015 – Khao Kheow, B & C – Stableford
Wan The Winner At Khao Kheow!

We had another good field with five groups signed up and we welcomed Stuart Herman from Melbourne, Australia and also Jorn Finnerup from Denmark. Khao Kheow was the venue for the day and after just a 40 minute drive we arrived at the course where it was reasonably busy as this quality course usually is and we were told that we would be playing the C & B nines in that order. In fine weather and quite hot & humid conditions our first group got away on C1 10 minutes earlier than our 9.42am scheduled time and proceeded at a steady pace, finding the golf course in good shape although the greens were quite a bit slower than usual which caught many of us out. The weather stayed fine until we had a 10 minute heavy shower which started on the 17th green but it stopped as quickly as it started and we completed our round in just over four hours & ten minutes. It had been a tough “slog” for many of us with the course playing quite long off the yellow tees and the scores certainly reflected that.

32 points was the best score of the day which was achieved by Wan Makmul and in second place was Dipty Narula with 31 points, 1 point ahead of Dave Edwards in third spot. With four golfers on 28 points it was count back time and this resulted in Dick “Reverend” Braimbridge (17 point back nine) taking fourth spot from Patrick Poussier (15 point back nine) in fifth place and Richard “Banjo” Bannister (12 point back nine) & John Ianson (12 point back nine) just missed out.

1st – Wan Makmul (31) – 32 points
2nd – Dipty Narula (13) – 31 points
3rd – Dave Edwards (12) – 30 points
4th – Dick Braimbridge (36) – 28 points
5th – Patrick Poussier (26) – 28 points
B8 – Dave Lehane
C3 – Dave Edwards

B9 – Christian Boysen
C9 – Peter Blackburn
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

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