The PSC Ray Rogers 7th Memorial Tournament Scramble
Thursday The 18th May 2013 Plutaluang ( North and West) The Legend continues and gains strength as the Years go by. When Ray went to the ‘Great Golf Course in The Sky’, his Nephew Gary declared that he will keep it going as long as he can, till at least Ray would have been 100 years old. That is in two years time. Fully supported by his friends this will continue to go forward from strength to strength. Gary was not there on this day but sent his very best to all his friends, and promised that in two years Ray would have been 100, and that will be a big day. And sadly maybe the last.
Dave Richardson continues to be the strength of the ‘Organisation’ side, supported by his team, and supported as usual by The Scribe the ever faithful recorder. The friends of Papa Ray and Gary rally around, and many old faces come out of hiding. Particular thanks go to Bjarne and his family from The Cafe Kronberg who provide the buffet food which went down particularly well this year with the hungry Golfers and the absence of the airborne menace of previous years.
Gary is the Major Sponsor and every Year throws himself into the day by providing his house for the event, sponsoring the many prizes, and being the ever respectful Host, and I am certain his Uncle Ray would be most proud of him. From all who take part and fondly remember Ray, our thanks to Gary for his continuing commitment. Gary unfortunately was unable to make it this year as amongst other things having to be done at home in U.S.A. he has to remove the tree from Liberace’s Rolls Royce.
Onto the day and Dave had slaved away as he usually does to get together a number of groups and zoomed about raising additional bits and pieces to make the day a success. A day such as this does not just happen and Dave was out and about for some time previous. On this day with towels for all the Golfers and fine prizes, Gary and Dave surpassed themselves.
The day started with all turning up at Plutaluang, and a great deal at present, and playing off either the North or West as we had a two Tee start. This 18 holes is, as all who play there know, a really difficult 18 holes .
The Course as such was in very good condition, this 18 holes is not the most esthetically pleasing but a real test it is. I must also say that these days it is very well maintained and the fairways are well manicured and the greens well looked after and run fast and true. All commentated on how good the Course looked as we drove past it. On this day the Course was as ‘The Admiral’ wanted it, in very fine condition for the day but a real test.
The Restaurant at this Course is probably the best value of any Course. It has inherent advantages in that it is on a Military base, but it has to be said the food is usually very good and well priced and the views are exceptional. Worth a visit. Mind with the food at Gary’s beckoning most sat and had a beer until the results were in and then a quick drive back.
You can always tell where the house is, the cars are parked all down the road, and through the gates the tables are set out and the beer is flowing. The beer this year was not in ‘The Well’ but in coolers on the back of a pickup, and it worked well. The food was laid out well and the beef and pork in particular were cooked well and were especially tasty. The tables were full of hungry golfers filling up on cold beer and good food.
Dave meantime was beavering away on the results but was not missing out on the cold beer and food, then it was time for the presentation and as Emcee Dave was soon underway.
Firstly he thanked all who helped him, and paid particular attention to Gary who gave of his house for the day and so heavily sponsored the day. Then it was into the presentation.
Firstly Dave gave out the Technical Prizes, reported below and then onto the Team Winners.
In third place with net 57.7 were Tom Thompson John Helm Kenny Price and Ed Behr
In second place with a net 57.1 were Clive Robinson Loresch Bob Rasmussen and Herb Pastor
So to the winners and with a net 56.9 the winners were Larry Deverdenne Tony Huxtable Rich Murphy and Tom Yahnke. Well done, great score.
With the presentations over it was time for Dave’s ‘Lucky Draws’ and all went home with something. Then the pickup was emptied and all went home till next year. T.T.F.N.
Near Pins Tony Huxtable (2) William Macey Mark West
Long Put Tony Huxtable Tom Thompson