The Golf Club we 17/03

The Golf Club write-up for 18th – 22nd March
Steve Ellison
42 points for a proud Peter!
Monday 18th – Rayong Green Valley – Stableford – White tees.
1st – Peter LeNoury (11) 42 points
2nd – Mick Beresford (18) 40 points
3rd – John Walsh (19) 38 points

MICKY, PETER & JOHN
Top Lads: Micky Beresford, Peter LeNoury and John Walsh.

It was another full field of 40 golfers for our regular Monday venue of Green Valley, and the weather could not have been better. Captain Phil had the groups out smoothly as usual, and we were happy they allowed us an extra tee time at the last minute due to a few late entries the night before.

Peter LeNoury was feeling in fine form and started his round with 20 points. That’s one heck of a start, but could he finish as strong in the afternoon sun? By the 15th things were looking good and at the end of the round he added another 22 on the back side to give him his second best round this year. Well played Peter, there’s nothing better than a strong finish!

Sorry Micky, on most days that 40 points would easily have been good enough for a win, but today you must settle for only second. Visiting Englishman John Walsh has hopefully had his spirits lifted a bit by today’s result. I think this is his best round this trip, and maybe he can put the England rugby loss to Wales behind him now. Great scoring guys!

Wednesday 20th – Greenwood – White Tees

1st – Ken Aihara (6) 40 points
2nd – Ian Ashenden (0) 39 points
3rd – Phil Smedley (12) 33 points

KEN, IAN ASHENDEN & PHIL
Ken Aihara, with Pro Ian Ashenden and Captain Phil!

It was “Beat the Pro” day at Greenwood today, courtesy of our great mate and great sport Ian Ashenden. This was a day to remember for our visiting mate. Englishman Ian is the Senior Golf Coach of the best golf course in Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur G. & C.C. and where they just held the Asian Tour event of The Maybank Malaysian Open this last weekend. See their website: www.klgcc.com

Ian, who obviously plays off scratch, has christened Ken as “Up and Down Ken” and he stated that he has never seen an amateur…or pro for that matter, play his short game as well as Ken played against Ian on this day. Ken had 2 lovely chip-ins from off the green to leave Ian feeling just a little bit stunned. This brings back memories of Ian and Mark Haffenden getting edged out by Serge last year!

Kenny-chan is a very consistent golfer, no easy feat around here, and if you have been reading this column with any regularity, he is known not to be a long hitter of the ball. He does however, make up for that by having a short game that is second to none. There’s hope for us all! Captain Phil rounded out the 3-ball and had a very entertaining afternoon indeed.

If you ever have the chance to play golf in K-L, look up our mate Ian and play the best course that nation has to offer, and buy him a beer for commiserations!

Friday 22nd – Burapha – PSC Charity Classic

PSC TGC LADS 1
Mike Newbert & Brett Chan with Ken Aihara & Phil Smedley at Burapha.

Well, we just had to have a quick note of congratulations to our lads from The Golf Club after our 2-Man Scramble teams of Phil Smedley and Ken Aihara (63.8) took 3rd place, and Mike Newbert and Brett Chan (65.2) took 5th in the annual PSC Charity Classic. Well played lads, ya done us proud! For full details, please see the big write-up on the PSC Charity Classic.

The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and is located on Soi LK Metro. We usually play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so come join us for a seriously fun day out. 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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