The Golf Club 23/03

The Golf Club write-up for 23rd – 27th March

Steve Ellison

Stanton takes the March Monthly Medal.

Monday 23rd – Rayong Green Valley – Stableford – White tees.

1st – John Mulrooney (13) 40 points

2nd – John Emmerson (16) 38 points

3rd – Gary Emmett (18) 35 points

Before I get on to the golf this week, let me remind you of our Songkran trip to  Khao Yai departing on the 14th of April and returning on Monday the 20th. We play 4 rounds up there and stay in Pak Chong so see our facebook page as listed at the bottom or drop by TGC for more info. All are welcome to join us!

Mullah done the 40! Johnny has had his game come round and is turning in some great cards.

Today was no exception but this time he outdid himself and got into that 40 circle on the card.

Emmerson is starting to chip away at his 16 now and his 38 should bump off some of that handicap. John is feeling fine now and is also playing much better of late.

Visiting from Oz, Gary Emmett joins us again for another holiday from south of Sydney. Gary just missed shooting his handicap and his 35 finished off the leaderboard.

PHIL, DARREN & KENNY

Wednesday 25th – Pattana – Monthly Medal – White tees.

1st – Darren Stanton (21) 74 net

2nd – Kenny Aihara (3) 77 net

3rd – Peter Rogers (21) 78 net

We were a bit concerned about the rain today as we were flooded out in Soi LK Metro yesterday at The Golf Club. I posted a video of the freakish rain and it had over 600 viewings in 2 days! We expect to see this sort of thing in September, but an unusual front came over from China and poor old Soi Diana never had a chance. Lads were walking in from knee deep levels as this time it caught us all by surprise.

Today was a different story and it didn’t even look like Pattana had even a drop of the wet stuff. The course was in immaculate condition and with fine weather ahead of us it was going to be a great day out.

We have not seen Mr. Rogers in the neighbourhood for awhile, so it was high time Peter teed it up with us for old times’ sake. It ain’t easy for a high handicapper to do well on these Medal outings, but Peter showed it was possible as his 78 took sole 3rd for a great result on the day. TGC regular Kenny Aihara has been a bit absent from the podium as of late, and good to see him back in form with a 77. Not his best day out, but a solid round good enough for 2nd place. It must have been tougher than expected out there today!

Winner winner chicken dinner went to our Australian buddy Darren Stanton who blew away the field with a 74, a full 3 shots better than anyone else. Darren is staying with us here at TGC and has added a new blue Antigua shirt to his wardrobe for winning this Monthly Medal for March. Also a 21 handicapper, you just never know how good of a day you are going to have at this crazy game we all love! Good onya mate!

Friday 27th – Pleasant Valley – Stableford –Blue tees.

1st – David Forster (14) 37 points

2nd – David Ferris (23) 35 points

3rd – John Coertzee (17) 33 points

We had heavy rains earlier in the week in Pattaya so I guess they must have had a good dose of it here at Pleasant Valley. That is probably why the greens here were a bit furry today. When the greens are slow, my advice is always to hit that putt a little harder. Seems to work most of the time. We were off the blue tees today as they came closest to our desired 6,400 yards

Condition of the course was very good and they are keeping this place up to the standards demanded by most locals. People sometimes complain it is a bit cramped here and I agree, but it is still a good day out and with our PSC vouchers a tremendous value.

Dave Forster was the big winner today and just in time before he heads home to England this week. David had a very exciting round with a birdie on the first hole and on the par-3 17th ,he just lipped out missing an ace by a fraction that got the caddies screaming! Nice work mate and see you when you get back with that retirement visa sorted!

Thanks to all who joined us for another amazing week of super golf in Pattaya. Cheers!

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