Tropical Bert’s 02&05/04

Tuesday The 2nd March 2013: Khao Kheow (Stableford) It is always a bit boring reading these write ups when all you really want is to know who won, or the last page, so for a change we will give the results first and then go into all the boring stuff later on. After all the winners only read it when they win, so for a change it will be nice to get it over with, especially as Carole Kubicki is on her way home soon and we will all then be able to win. Bye Bye the Kubicki’s.

So in the A Flight, 0 to 18, the winner was Brian Parish with 39 points ahead of a countback on 33 points that saw Landis Brooks in second, Mark West in third and Mashi just missing out. In the B Flight the winner was Carole Kubicki with 37 points ahead of a countback on 36 points that saw Derek Brook in second and Andre Van Dyk in third. Just think if it had been next week I would have won. Yes age has caught up and I have slipped into the group of players with character, grey hair and paunches. Woe is me.

Rubbish over lets get to the really interesting things. It is really hot out there, the Course was in good condition, and we had a good round playing the B & C Nines. That’s about all for the Course, except they are sanding the A Nine, as we have played it before. Oh by the way it is a really good Course with a friendly staff.

I won’t go on about the traffic on the way back , that is normal, but I must say on the way back,living on Beach Road, I was reminded of the ongoing ‘Saga of Beach Road’ and the number of times I have seen major disruption there. Dig it up, fix it, wait a while and dig it up again. Then block up the Town for a sing song or party or such for days. Over the years it has proved better comedy than a T.V. programme. Now they are building a third lane I am advised, when all they really need to do is stop anyone parking on the road and they have three lanes. Change direction from Pattaya Klang to Pattaya Nua and all the busses can stop and let the passengers off, so no sheep on the road and a shepherd not deeded.

Well I feel better now and next week normal service will be resumed. T.T.F.N.

Near Pin Brian Parish (2) Landis Brooks Mark West

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Friday The 5th April 2013: The Emerald ( Stableford) Another regular on the schedule, we usually nip down here once in a month. No problems here except when we finish it is usually very difficult to get all the players back to Bert’s in time for the results. Wonder where they get to ?. Indeed we have our groups who usually join us for the day out.

On this day we had a good turnout, and were soon at the Course. We could have got away a bit sooner than we did as the starter tried to get us away, however we did mislay one of the busses, still we did get away a bit early and made good speed. The Course was in good condition, but we had the normal hot conditions and a nice wind to cool us down.

Round over it was back to Bert’s for the results. In the A Flight, 0 to 18, the winner was Bill McGarvie with 38 points ahead of a countback on 37 points that saw Landis Brooks in second and Mark West in third. In the B Flight the winner was Mick Coghlan with 36 points on countback over Andre Van Dyk in second. In third was Graham Buckingham with 35 points. T.T.F.N.

Near Pin Brian Gabe (2) Max Scott A.V.D.

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