The Golf Club 08/02

Martin makes a comeback!

Monday 8th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees
T – 1st – Martin Zimmerman (15) 37 points
T – 1st Walter Baechli (17) 37 points
3rd – Peter LeNoury (12) 36 points
4th – Ray Powell (18) 35 points

In the rumour mill… is Sriracha golf course about to re-open? My sources tell me the old Gary Player layout is under yet another renovation and we will be playing here in just a few months. Sriracha has been closed for at least 10 years and when I played it way back when, it was a pleasant, if somewhat short, track with amazing facilities. We shall see, and I will keep you posted.

A bit of an unusual winning score out here at Green Valley today, that just goes to show you that you should never give up.

It was a nice day for golf, but probably a bit more of a breeze than we would have liked. Some people handle it with aplomb and others fall apart. Me ol’ China Ray Powell did the course justice and turned in a nifty 35. Steady LeNoury never misses by much and today shot to his handicap with a 36 on the card.

The duel of the day was between the colourful Walter B. and Martin Z. and in the end they both walked off the 18th with 37 points to take to the locker room. The win was shared, as we only do countback on our Medal comps, which Mr. Baechli must be grateful for. It seems Mr. Zimmerman had a bit of a rocky start, and could only muster a mere 14 points on the front nine. I am sure you have already done the math and have calculated that Martin had a hell of a back nine for a 23 point rally in the end! He never gave up, so very nice going to Martin for today’s big comeback. Ya just never know with this game!

Wednesday 10th – Emerald – Stableford – White Tees
T -1st – Ken Aihara (6) 38 points
T -1st – Darren Boyle (23) 38 points
3rd – Alan Rothwell (6) 37 points
4th – Kenny Grimes (22) 33 points

Dave Ferris is still running our golf show here as Capt. Phil is down under on holiday. Many thanks to Dave for doing a great job herding those cats and getting them out on time!

Emerald is the venue and the course is looking pretty good. It is never in the best of condition, but a great layout and good value always makes this course a good day out. This is an (allegedly) Nick Faldo and Desmond Muirhead designed golf course that features four excellent and beautiful par-3 holes.

Scoring was good here today as Emerald is usually stingy giving out Stableford points. Anything in the mid-thirties is a decent job here. Kenny Grimes had his 22 get him 33 to start us off the leaderboard count. It looks like Alan Rothwell is back on form as 37 is great going on this track. The tie for the win goes to Darren Boyle and stalwart Kenny Aihara who both turned in great cards of 38 to go top of the list of Dave’s little brown envelopes.

Friday 12th – Pattaya C.C. – Stableford – White Tees
1st – Ken Aihara (6) 39 points
2nd – Blake Hanna (19) 37 points
3rd – Ray Powell (14) 35 points
4th – Paul Walsh (15) 34 points

It was a smooth 25 minute drive out to the course today, but the ride back seemed an eternity. So much for playing a golf course close to town on a Friday! Such are the perils of high season in Pattaya.

Condition of the course here at Pattaya was pretty good, just that the fairways were a bit dry but the greens were rolling very well. The new clubhouse is fantastic which is most appreciated after the round.

34 points gave Englishman Paul Walsh the bottom rung of the leaderboard ladder. Ray Powell had one better with a 35 for third spot and Blake Hanna finished a strong week with a 37 point round. But the week belonged to Kenny Aihara with a very nice 39 point showing to collect all those handsome man vouchers today.

Thanks to all who joined us this week at The Home of Golf in Pattaya, The Golf Club.

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