Tropical Bert’s 29/8
Friday August 29, Pattaya Country Club
Greeting all. On this Friday the Tropical Bert’s group met for breakfast before heading out to Pattaya Country Club. After so many “long drive” courses recently, including Wangjuntr and Greenwood, it was a welcome change to head to perhaps the closest course in the area.
Despite the convenient location there was some anxiety about playing at PCC. The course has been going through quite a bit of maintenance lately, and despite their good intentions much of the work was so excessive perhaps the course should have been closed for a few weeks. Well, after a full round in fine weather, we are happy the report that Pattaya Country Club is coming into its own. A couple fairways and greens made you wonder if you actually landed in a bunker, but overall the course is now in very good shape, and considering the distance, represents perhaps the best value in the area.
Pattaya CC is a very playable course that usually presents scores good for the ego, and this day was no different. First place was claimed by Kurt Ebentheuer ( 35) with an impressive 39 points. Well played Kurt! This was a perfect sendoff for Kurt as he is leaving Thailand for several weeks. Second spot was won by Mark West (13) with 38 points, followed by Alan Sullivan (10) with 37. The last two prize spots found Karl Beter (30) winning on countback over Landis Brooks (7), both with 36 points.
Near pins: Dick Warberg, John Hackett, Alan Sullivan, Mark West