The Golf Club we11/04

Aihara back on track!

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Double winner Ken Aihara!

 

Monday 7th – Rayong Green Valley – Stableford – White tees.

1st – Kenny Aihara (4) 39 points

1st  – Muffy Kerr (12) 39 points

2nd – Jimmy Dundon (17) 36 points

2nd – Peter Larsson (14) 36 points

2nd – Tom Breslin (24) 36 points

2nd – Ian Pickles (13) 36 points

 

By the time you read this, we will all be high and dry up in Khao Yai. The only benefit to staying in Pattaya is it may possibly be the world’s biggest wet t-shirt contest, but golf becomes too much of a hassle this week. We are closed for our annual getaway but TGC will re-open at 4:00 PM on Sunday the 20th for our famous Steak Night, so see you then. Happy New Year!

 

Funny things can happen sometimes when you don’t use the countback system, and on this days’ event there were a whole bunch of golfers jumbled up for second place. Four guys ended up shooting their handicap, and then another tie for first as Muffy Kerr and Ken Aihara shoot 39’s to tie for first place.

 

The new hole numbering seems to be going fine and the condition of the course is holding up very well, as we see many other courses drying up quickly and establishing a summer hardpan.

 

1st – Kenny Aihara (4) 31 points

1st  – Dave Parker (8) 31 points

1st  – Scott Witt (11) 31 points

 

Bangpra was the venue for today’s comp, and it is one of the better golf courses here. Today it was looking on the dry side and as we all like the extra roll, it comes at a price. The fairways have now become quite hard, so many thin shots were typical today.

 

When you have some very good golfer come back with a mere 31 on the card, you know it was a rough day at the office. Once again we had a tie, but great to see our pal Kenny Aihara back on the podium and back on his game. Way to go Kenny!

 

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Captain Phil Smedley, staffers Gigi & Meow with Mike Cantrell

 

Friday 11th – Eastern Star – Stableford

 

1st  – Mike Cantrell (29) 41 points

2nd – Phil Smedley (10) 36 points 

3rd – Brian Green (15) 36 points

 

The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed Eastern Star is the track to finish out our week of amazing golf in Thailand. The course continues to have maintenance issues and the recent sanding is not helping their cause. Still, it is great value for money and we all had an enjoyable round.

 

Mike Cantrell got back in a few weeks ago and has not had much luck on the podium until today. From out of nowhere, Mike pulls out a 41 on one of the more difficult golf courses in the area and beats the field by 5 full strokes for the win today! Great job Mike, it’s about time!

 

Thanks to all who joined us this week for more millionaires’ golf in Pattaya. Happy Songkran!

 

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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