The Phantom Golf Society 08/05

Wednesday, 6th May – Bangpra – Stableford

Woody Wins Easily!

It was a welcome return to the “Monkey Course” after several months and our four groups were all looking forward to the challenge. The weather was fine & hot and the course in pretty good shape although the notorious Bangpra greens were considerably slower than normal which suited quite a few of us. Our first group teed off the 1st 15 minutes early at 9.45am and even though we were held up several times by a Korean group in front we still managed to get round in the very good time of three hours & fifty minutes.

In only his second game back after several months in Australia it was Frank “Woody” Donnelly who stole the show, winning with an excellent 41 points. In second place your writer, Peter Blackburn came second with 36 points, 2 points ahead of Christian Boysen in third place and Gerd Riedler finished fourth on 33 points.

Phnatom 8-5 Frank Donnelly
1st – Frank Donnelly (24) – 41 points
2nd – Peter Blackburn (15) – 36 points
3rd – Christian Boysen (15) – 34 points
4th – Gerd Riedler (9) – 33 points


8th – Jack Grindvold


Frank Donnelly

Friday, 8th May – Phoenix, Mountain & Ocean – Stableford

Boysen is Back!

We just had a small number of starters for this week’s game at Phoenix but most of us were treated to transportation to & from the course in our brand new Toyota Commuter 10 seater mini van and that new vehicle smell was there for all to “enjoy”. We had a late tee time and the course was quite busy so an early tee off was out of the question and we sent our first group off a couple of minutes early at 11.00am. The weather was once more looking ominous with dark clouds and thunder not too far away and after four holes down came the rain so the drink station before the Mountain 5 tee soon was crowded with sheltering golfers. After about 30 minutes the rain eased off somewhat so we continued in rather unpleasant conditions for golf and it was another five holes before the rain stopped but the golf course did drain quite quickly. The conditions were not conducive to good golf but at least we were out there competing and we managed to finish in four hours & forty five minutes which included the half hour stop.

Christian Boysen was the top “water baby” on the day and finished in first place with 34 points, three points ahead of Steve Truelove in second spot and Oddur Olafsson was third with 29 points.

Phantom 8-5 Christian Boysen1
1st – Christian Boysen (15) – 34 points
2nd – Steve Truelove (9) – 31 points
3rd – Oddur Olafsson (13) – 29 points


Ocean 9 – Gary Williams

The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays and Phoenix on Fridays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to

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