The Golf Club 25/05

The Golf Club write-up for 25th – 29th May

Steve Ellison

Papa Dale Delivers!

Monday 25th – Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees.

T – 1st – Dale Shier (14) 39 points

T – 1st – Ken Aihara (3) 39 points

3rd – Mark Wood (8) 36 points

It’s déjà vu all over again as we return to RGV as our regular Monday venue. We watch the progress on Silky Oaks and eagerly anticipate the new layout there which will give us a new 18 hole course later this year, and yet another 18 holes a year after that. This place just keeps getting better and better! More locals are members here at Green Valley than any other course in the area, and you can easily see why.

On to the comp, and today belonged to the locals. I call Kenny a local now as he is here for half the year and in my book that qualifies him for that status in this town of transients! Kenny had another fine round of golf but could not break the deadlock between himself and Dale Shier. Nobody can complain when you turn in a card with a 39 circled on top!

Dale is resident here when not on some distant oil rig or killing time in some First Class airport lounge in Dubai, which is where he probably is right now. Watching with bemusement was regular TGC player Mark Wood some 3 shots back, yet good enough for sole third place on today’s podium.


Wednesday 27th – Khao Kheow B & C – Stableford – Yellow Tees

1st – Mike Omiya (8) 39 points

2nd – Bob Mulholland (8) 35 points

T – 3rd – Dale Shier (14) 33 points

T – 3rd – Chris Salbush (21)  33 points

T – 3rd – Phil Smedley (10) 33 points


The weather is great, wish you were here…as the postcard said. We have had truly stunning conditions for golf lately and our trek to Khao Kheow was no exception.

I finally got away from the keyboard and onto the golf course with our partner Adam, and although we didn’t actually tear the course up score wise, we still managed to have a great day out. Sure, it is always more fun to shoot 42 points out there but if the Gods of Golf do not deem it so, life still goes on!

On the podium, Captain Phil shared third with Chris and Papa Dale who were all stuck on 33 points. A couple of 8 handicappers were the real story of the day as Bob Mulholland did well with 35 points from the yellows but still found a gap of 3 strokes for the winner. Step up Mike Omiya, fresh off the plane from the States and with little warming up takes today’s comp with a very respectable 39 points. Well done Mike, a great score at this track!

Friday 29th – Phoenix  Monthly Medal

1st – Arthur Barbara (27) 67 net

2nd – Fred Graham (16) 69 net

T – 3rd – Billy Eyles (17) 70 net

T – 3rd – Peter Rogers (21) 70 net

T – 3rd – Darren Stanton (21) 70 net

A few regulars and a few tourists shared the leaderboard of our Monthly Medal at Phoenix. It is great to have this lovely golf course back on our roster and it is proving to be as popular as it ever was.

TGC resident Darren Stanton, our Monthly Medal winner for April, shared 3rd spot with Peter Rogers and Billy “The Hat” Eyles as all those lads did well with a net 70 on the day. Fred Graham made just one more putt than those guys and a 69 will get you 2nd place today.

Our Monthly Medal winner for May 2015 was Arthur Barbara who had a decisive victory with a handy 67 net. Arthur also wins one of our Antigua golf shirts embroidered with his winning star. Hopefully, this will be the first of many stars, Arthur!

A big Thank You to all who joined in and played with TGC this week, hope you had fun!

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