The Golf Club we 04/07

The Golf Club write-up for 30th June – 4th July

Steve Ellison

A Rich Man’s 4th of July!

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Monthly Medal Winner Gabriel Enright (c) with Phil & Mike.

 

Monday 30th – Rayong Green Valley – Monthly Medal – White tees.

1st – Gabriel Enright (24) net 68

2nd – Andy Makara (23) net 70

3rd – Mike Newbert (9) net 71

 

The pages on the calendar are flying by as we stage our final round of June as our Monthly Medal. We gave Green Valley the nod once again as it is by far the most popular course we play these days.

 

It was a good showing for a low season event as we had 16 lads turn up on the day. Many Aussies are out here at the moment as they are escaping the cool winter months down under for the tropical summer warmth of Pattaya. One of those lads out from Sydney just happened to have the best round of his trip, and a 68 did the trick for Gabe Enright to capture the June Monthly Medal. Good on ya mate!

 

Andy Makara was on the podium again for second place and regular Mike Newbert, the Montauk Mauler himself, took the last box on stage to take sole third place off his 9 handicap.

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4th of July 2-Man Scramble winners Ken Price & Eddie Behr, on the right.

 

Friday 4th – Pattavia Century – 2-Man Scramble – Rainbow.

 

1st – Eddie Behr & Ken Price (11.2) 60.8

2nd – John Hutt & David Ferris (19.5) 63.5

3rd – Dan Willits & Steve Ellison (10.6) 64.4

 

Independence Day is a good excuse for a Red, White and Blue 2-Man Scramble, so after a morning of free Bloody Mary’s the blood-alcohol levels were at just the right mark to get us going to the first tee box. If you haven’t played this format before, the team gets to choose 6 red, 6 white and 6 blue tees to play from and there is a great deal of strategy involved. Handicaps for the 11 teams were set at the 37.5 % of the team total, as recommended by the PGA.

 

First, the technicals: Near Pins went to Peter Rogers, Mike Newbert and John Emmerson who bagged 2. Ken Price took the long drive on the 9th, which may suggest the reason he and Eddie Behr won the event! Eddie has Rich Man, Poor Man in Jomtien and I would suggest you visit him on Soi 9 for some great American food. The greens at Pattavia were treacherous on those crowned greens and a 2-putt did not come with a guarantee.

 

Every shot was used at this course and it was a great venue for a scramble. Condition of the course was very good and the few spots that were cored and sanded will be great in a few weeks, so Pattavia is on our recommended list. The new clubhouse was terrific and food and drink was reasonably priced.

 

We all ended up back at TGC around 6ish for the presentation and big BBQ buffet that left us all well fed and content. Thanks to all who joined us for our 7th Birthday Bash and see you next year.

 

The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and is located on Soi LK Metro. We broadcast all Premier League, UFC, NFL, NHL and NBA games and our kitchen is open from 07:00-22:30 with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya… all handicaps welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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