The Golf Club we06/12

Ken Aihara takes the title!

Martin Zimmerman and Scott Taylor.

Monday 2nd – Rayong Green Valley – Monthly Medal – White tees.
1st – Scott Taylor (28) 35 points
2nd – Martin Zimmerman (15) 34 points
2nd – John Emmerson (12) 34 points
2nd – Robbie Taylor (12) 34 points

Today was one of the windiest days we have seen in quite some time at Green Valley. This was a great test of golf on a course we are all very familiar with. My how things change once the wind picks up. Some people, like Darren Clarke, play in these conditions all the time and are masters at rough weather. We had no choice in the matter, so off we went to our only regular venue.
It’s great to see someone win after pluggin’ away at it for ages, and today was to be the day for Scott Taylor. Our Aussie buddy finally got it all together for a great round of golf under very difficult conditions. Canadian transplant Martin was in a pack of three to round out the leaderboard for today’s outing. Thanks for joining us guys!

Wednesday 4th – Silky Oaks – Stableford – White tees.
1st – Ken Aihara (5) 41 points
2nd – Bob Mulholland (8) 35 points
2nd – Mike Newbert (10) 35 points

It was good to get back to Silky Oaks once again, and we found the course in very good condition as usual. We were happy to see the course open after a 4 month closure and blessed by great weather the game was afoot!

Kenny Aihara shot one of his best rounds in some time and his 41 points blew away the field by 6 points! Great job Ken, good to see y ou back on track. Bob Mulholland and the Montauk Mauler Mike Newbert had a tie on 35 to share 2nd place on the podium.

Short game sharpshooter Kenny Aihara.

Thursday 5th – Kabinburi – Stableford – White tees.
1st – Mark Wood (10) 40 points
1st – Barry Wellinis (6) 40 points
2nd –Ken Aihara (5) 37 points

Friday 6th – Kabinburi – Stableford – White tees.
1st – Ken Aihara (5) 40 points
2nd – Phil Smedley (10) 36 points
3rd – Mark Wood (10) 35 points

We tried to visit Kabinburi in October, but had to cancel due to heavy flooding. There are no problems with the course at all, in fact we found it to be in great shape! The fairways here are as lush as Siam Old and the teething problems with the sand get better every trip. One thing we did notice was the road condition of the 304 had gotten worse and there are stretches where going 50 K was difficult as the potholes from the floods were quite evident. Add another 10 minutes to your trip for the comfort of your passengers, and thanks to Phil for providing the guests with as smooth a ride as possible.

Barry Wellinis with Phil Smedley and Mark Wood, home on the range.

We had a few newbies on this trip and I love to get the reaction of those playing a course for the first time. Kabinburi was well received and we had some great scores to go along with the good times. It was a 2-day individual Stableford format, and the first day went to Mark Wood and Barry Wellinis who both shot 40’s. More importantly, we all had a great wine and cheese party at the poolside with only Ken and little Ally brave enough to get wet!

The next day it was all Ken Aihara as the previous nights’ swim and sauna regimen proved to be the key and his healthy choice set him up for a 40 point round and the winner of the match with a 2-day total of 77!

Thanks to all who joined us for another great week of golf in paradise.

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