Tropical Golf 27/02
Friday, February 27, Pattaya Country Club, Medal
Ken Takes Home Monthly Mug
It is the last Friday of the Month, and that could mean just one thing to the Tropical Golfers – today is stroke play and a chance to win the Monthly Mug. The venue was once again Pattaya Country Club, and the short drive meant we could have a slightly earlier start time yet not rush through the excellent breakfast at BJ’s Holiday Lodge. Leaving just an hour before tee time everyone was comfortably at the tee in time.
First, the news that the new clubhouse is finally open is true, and what a clubhouse it is! Lockers are generous in size with plenty of room between rows to change comfortably. Showers are huge and the reported teething pains of not enough hot water solved. The restaurant has a nice panoramic view of the course. Speaking of the course, PCC seems to vary each month from Fair to Below Average. This week saw the course rated a ‘Fair’ or slightly above, with greens in decent shape, if a bit on the slow side. All in all though, a definite improvement over our visit last month. Maybe now that the clubhouse is complete and open the course will get more attention.
Well, on to the results. Even with a 15 minute rain delay, Ken Hole (18) would not be denied, and he won this month’s mug with a net 69. Congrats to Ken, and we’re sure drinks taste just a little better out of that nice mug!
A-Flight (0-16). Colm Mullen (16) won on count-back over Landis Brooks (8) at net 71, and Mashi Kaneta (12) took third place honors with net 72. Good golf.
B-Flight (17+). Joel Flor (23) won this division with a fine net 70. Well done! He was closely followed by Dave Cooper (23) with a net 71, and Tom Herrington (17) with net 73.
Near pins: Max Scott, Maurice Roberts, Landis Brooks, Bob Edwards
Long Putts: Colm Mullen, Joel Flor