The Golf Club 08/06
The Golf Club write-up for 8th – 12th June
Hutt has another hit!
Monday 8th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees.
1st – John Hutt (23) 38 points
2nd – Mike Omiya (8) 36 points
T – 3rd – Ken Grimes (19) 35 points
T – 3rd – John Emmerson (12) 35 points
Pattaya was host to the Singha Thailand Open this last weekend at Siam Plantation, and very interesting it was to see this course eaten up for once. There were few international big names but some great players from the Asian Tour to show off their skills. We were humbled to watch the extremely talented Korean K.T. Kim shoot a 65 here to go on and win the tournament, but Australian Joshua Younger did one better on Saturday with an 8 under 64!
But back to the real world and players with handicaps. Just like last week it was a tie for third place at 35 as John Emmerson and Kenny Grimes hit a deadlock. Visiting American Mike Omiya made one more putt for his 36 but the winner (once again) was John Hutt! John soldiered on despite the 30 minute rain delay (welcome in some ways) but afterwards we had a lovely and cool overcast afternoon of perfect golf weather. The condition of the course was perfect and we found the greens to be soft and receptive, like some of the ladies here on LK Metro.
If you recall, John Hutt won here last week and it was the first time he took victory since he began playing with us some 3 years back. Yes, it’s just like waiting for a London bus, the old number 9 from Mortlake I believe!
Wednesday 10th – Khao Kheow – Stableford – Yellow Tees
1st – Ken Aihara (3) 38 points
T – 2nd – Dale Shier (13) 36 points
T – 2nd – Phil Smedley (10) 36 points
So here is the lowdown on the final hole C-9 as both players are all square. Apparently Dale outdrives Kenny by 100 yards, then Kenny’s drive is (unusually) in the left rough. Kenny blasts out to 8 feet and makes the birdie putt whilst Dale goes on to 3 putt. Sorry Dale, just reporting the facts, the cold hard facts mate. Yes, the game of golf can be a terrible mistress at times with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat at every hole. I can arrange a good therapist for you mate.
Friday 12th – Mountain Shadow – Stableford – Blue Tees.
T -1st – Danny Senko (8) 35 points
T -1st – Steve Ellison (18) 35 points
3rd – Phil Smedley (10) 34 points
I finally get some free time to get out and play one of my favourite courses in Pattaya, the slick and tricky Mountain Shadow. That said, greens were not so fast here today, so you would think that someone would get close to that 40 point mark with putting being a bit more user friendly. Such was not the case, but we found the fairways and greens to be in ideal condition. The course was scruffy around the edges and the clubhouse looked an absolute mess. I can forgive them for that as I noticed a huge pile of ceramic tiles and construction equipment in the golf cart pick up area, so they are obviously beginning some serious renovations.
In my 15 years of playing golf in Pattaya, I have never seen the water level so low here, and can only hope these last big rains in town had some effect out there also.
Our fearless Golf Captain finally came good as 34 points got Phil a 3rd place leaderboard position. As the last time I got out to play Khao Kheow I had a mere 22 points, I was more than happy to share this win with Danny Senko. I find nothing wrong with a big red 35 circled at the top of the scorecard and pleasantly surprised to be on top for a change! Thanks again to all who joined us this week, and we hope to see you soon. See our facebook page www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya for the new July schedule!
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