Siam Country Resort we 21/02
Welcome Back Martin, Winner’s Circle
Tuesday was a trip up Hwy 331, thru the pineapple fields to Pattavia Chonburi. The course was in good shape & we played under clear skies with a light breeze, so the scores were solid, if not spectacular. The exception to this may well have been Bob Edwards (8), a 3 point winner, with 39 points. George Gamble (23) was next best with 36 points, after getting away to a good start, turning with 20 before fading a little on the back 9. A couple of points back on 34 were a trio of players, led by the returning Martin Hayes (14) with 19 on the back 9, ahead of Jeff Wylie (7) with 17, while Yves Philibert (31) had 15. NTPs went to Paddy, Martin & Bob completed his day out with 2.
Crystal Bay was the venue for Thursday’s competition, with the B & C combination our allotted loop. There was some consternation over what the course condition would be, following several negative reports in the media of late. Some personal putting dilemmas aside, the general consensus was the course was in decent condition. They do have some sprinkler maintenance issues, resulting in damp areas, but these could be fixed before a next visit. The greens suffer in comparison to days gone by, but are acceptable in their current condition, with good shots holding the surface, although speeds are a little inconsistent. Jeff Wylie (7) despite getting off to a rocky start, with “the easiest shot in golf” (the 4th putt), was able to adjust before eventually signing for 36 points, while in 2nd spot was Martin Hayes (14) with a repeat of Tuesday’s score, 34. NTPs were spread around today, with Jeff, Martin, Paddy & Bob hitting the target, while the latter 2 were able to convert for birdie.
Siam Country Resort, Restaurant & Bar is located just off Siam Country Club Rd, after going under the arch past the 7/11, turn right after 50 metres, with the venue on the left another 200 metres along. Golf from here is generally played on Tuesday & Thursday, with the Resort hosting prompt presentations on both days. As a PSC affiliated venue we welcome ALL golfers, including Ladies & Seniors (>60s) who have opted for the “Silver” tee option. Call 0890941841 for scheduling or enquiries.
Hope to see you there, cheers & good golfing.