The Golf Club 11/05

The Golf Club write-up for 11th – 15th May

Steve Ellison

Monday 11th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees.

T – 1st – Lothar Egger (16) 38 points

T – 1st  – Muffy Kerr (12) 38 points

3rd – Rick Allison (2) 37 points

T – 4th – Ken Aihara (3) 36 points

T – 4th – Bill Eyles (17) 36 points

With the USD and Sterling making strong gains in the last fortnight, this is a great time to holiday in Pattaya. You can get 33.5 baht for your buck and 1 quid nets you over 53 baht now

so what are you waiting for?  For the most part, the rains have gone away and just an isolated shower might loom in the distance. This is one of the cooler May’s we have experienced in several years and a perfect time to get out on the course. Book those flights now boys!

Back to Green Valley and to a course that is still in beautiful condition.  We are still having a strong showing of 24-32 golfers most Monday’s which is a good turnout for low season.  We have our regular 9:28 tee time and got off right on time. Today’s leaderboard got a bit congested with ties for 1st and 4th , and all with respectable scores.

It was Muffy Kerr and Lothar Egger who ended up at the top of the heap with 38’s on the card. There was a tight finish as Rick Allison playing off a 2 handicap was a shot back and Kenny Aihara playing off 3 one more down at 36. Billy “The Hat” Eyles was hangin’ tough with the low handicappers and also finished strong shooting his handicap at that 36 mark as well.

Wednesday 13th – Khao Kheow B & C – Stableford – Yellow Tees

1st – Lothar Egger (16) 37 points

2nd – Ken Aihara (3) 36 points

3rd – Darren Muddle (17) 35 points

What a great golf course this is and this time we finally got to get out on the C track for a change. We had beautiful weather all day, but late on the back 9 the clouds formed and we just got off the course as a light mist started to fall. Good thing we had that 9:36 tee time for our 5 groups!

This time out, we got to welcome Darren Muddle from Oz to the ranks. It was his first time to play this course and a 35 was a very good scorecard to turn in for a 3rd place spot. Wonky shoulder or not, Kenny Aihara managed to shoot his handicap and a 36 got him sole 2nd place. After winning on Monday, you gotta say he is in his Purple Patch as Lothar Egger takes another victory from the TGC crew.

Friday 15th – Mountain Shadow  – Stableford – Blue Tees.

1st – Ken Aihara (3) 33 points

2nd – Dave Ferris (23) 32 points

3rd – Lothar Egger (16) 32 points

Oh dear, pouring rain was pounding on the windscreen of the Commuter as we hit the highway just outside town. It was non-stop precipitation all the way to the course but as (good) luck would have it, we were blessed with a sunny tee off as well as for the rest of the round.

This has been a fairly easy write up this week as both Lothar and Kenny were “copy & paste” for all 3 rounds! Thanks guys! Unfortunately, Lothar is making his way back to Germany, Jimmy Dundon is already back to the States, Stevie Mulberry and Snelgrove gone and Rick Allison is homeward bound to Oz. It’s a good thing we have some fresh blood with Mutzie in town and sure to make a podium appearance next week!

Back to the results…Kenny is back! After a few rough weeks on the disabled list, Mr. Aihara done good this week with a win and 2 other podium finishes. A good fortnight’s rest seemed to work wonders, but he still has a dodgy shoulder to reckon with, so good luck with that buddy.

Look who slipped right in there at 2nd place, the nicest guy in Pattaya… Mr. Dave Ferris! Dave has been invaluably helpful with looking after the caddies we have brought to the dentist for work on their teeth as part of our “Caddy Smile” program. If you meet a local caddy who seems to need help, please let Dave or Phil know. Yes, it’s the same Lothar once again as he ends his Pattaya golf holiday with another great round. Time to give the other guys a chance!

Thanks very much to all who played with us and joined us for breakfasts, dinners and Steak Nights this week, we appreciate it greatly!

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