The Golf Club we 26/04
Good Luck to our mates on the Darkside with The Players Lounge!
Monday 22nd – Rayong Green Valley – Stableford – White tees.
1st – Peter Rogers (23) 40 points
1st – Frank Riley (18) 40 points
2nd – Alan Rothwell (6) 39 points
3rd – Ken Aihara (4) 38 points
Peter Rogers is on fire! For the last few weeks, Peter has seen his game turn around and is scoring consistently well. Today his 40 points tied with Frank Riley to share the win. Frank has also been in the ”Purple Patch” and did very well up in Khao Yai at our Songkran trip. The recently departed (as in he’s gone back to The States) Alan Rothwell who plays a great game off 6 took second and Ken “Mr. Up & Down” Aihara had a good day shooting 38 points off of his new 4 stoke handicap. have a good trip back Alan!
As we are all aware, any golf course must do regular maintenance, especially on the greens, and Green Valley is no exception. This is the time of year to expect coring, sanding and verticut procedures for the well-being of the course, so get over it, it has to be done. The course still played well as ever and by the time you read this, it will be back to its regular fine condition.
Wednesday 24th – Bangpra – Stableford – White tees.
1st – Peter Rogers (23) 29 points
2nd – Eddie Beilby (18) 26 points
3rd – Don Lehmer (5) 23 points
Do you believe those scores? I just wanted to clarify that the above scores are not a typo, Dandy Don Lehmer go to the podium with just 23 points! Ya never know how it’s going to go in this crazy game. It was also good to see our old pal Eddie Beilby joining us again and posted 26 points which in retrospect was a decent tally on the day. I guess that’s why they call him “Captain Fantastic”!
The story of the day once again was the winning round of our Monday co-winner, Peter Rogers. It was a tough ol’ slog out at Bangpra today, and his 29 Stableford points were head and shoulders above the rest. It’s always fun to take newbies out to Bangpra, as the après-golf table talk will eventually turn to the toilets and what a nifty invention the Japanese have come up with. With 2 wins for Peter so far this week, we were all wondering if he would have a hat trick on Friday.
Alan Rothwell, Michael Whelan, Golf Captain Phil Smedley and Dean Whitaker
Friday 12th – Crystal Bay A & B – Monthly Medal – White Tees
1st – Dean Whitaker (15) 67 net
2nd – Michael Whelan (14) 67 net
3rd – Mark Wood (8) 70 net
4th – Alan Rothwell (6) 70 net
Time once again for our Monthly Medal and the venue is Crystal Bay, the former Natural Park Resort. This is a course that doesn’t get the credit it deserves for being a really nice and playable 27 hole track. Designed by Thai Takenaka, it is a lovely layout cut through swaying palm trees all around the course and is the sister course to Mountain Shadow. You can always remember this golf course by the three tall white condo buildings towering over you.
Dean Whitaker is visiting us from Australia and played well here today. He tied with Michael Whelan but won on countback to take victory on the day, and of course the TGC Monthly Medal winners Antigua shirt.
Regular Mark Wood was just off the airplane from Vietnam so not at his top form, but managed a solid 70, as did Alan Rothwell who finishes his tour of Pattaya also with a 70 on the day. Thanks guys for joining us for another great week of golf in the kingdom.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya… all handicaps welcome!