Ferdinand 09/02

Peter Blackburn

Monday, 9th February – Greenwood, C & A – Stableford

Blacky Wins Easily!

It’s a bit further than a lot of the other golf courses around Pattaya but Greenwood is a quality course in very good condition and well worth the extra 10 minute drive. We had a later tee time at 10.47 am and although it was reasonably busy our first group got away right on time in perfect conditions for golf. As mentioned earlier the course was in fine shape with the greens firm & true and with few delays a very enjoyable round was completed in four hours & twenty minutes.

Your writer managed to find a bit of form and won the day with 40 points – 7 shots ahead of veteran Ken Hole in second place. There were 2 golfers on 30 points so a count back was required and that resulted in third spot being awarded to Graham Parsonage (15 point back nine) from Andrew Woodall (12 point back nine) who just missed out on a podium spot.

Results:
1st – Peter Blackburn (14) – 40 points
2nd – Ken Hole (18) – 33 points
3rd – Grahan Parsonage (9) – 30 points


Thursday, 12th February – Mountain Shadow – Stableford

Swanson Too Good At The Mountain!

The challenging Mountain Shadow was the chosen course on this particular Thursday and when we arrived it did not appear to be too busy which was surprising at this very reasonably priced quality golf course. We were able to tee off right on our scheduled 10.00 am tee time and with no other groups immediately in front of us we maintained a steady pace. The weather once again was great and the golf course was in good shape with the slick greens catching some out, myself in particular. Things slowed down somewhat during the second nine as we caught up with the much slower groups ahead and we completed our very enjoyable round in four hours & twenty five minutes.

After 12 points on the front nine John Swanson was “looking down the barrel” but an amazing 25 point back nine enabled him to take out first place ahead of Ken Hole in second spot with 34 points and your writer in third place on 32 points.

Results:
1st – John Swanson (27)– 37 points
2nd – Ken Hole (18) – 34 points
3rd – Peter Blackburn (14) – 32 points

The Ferdinand Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, 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 petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com

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