Tropical Golf 27/03
PSC Golf from The Tropical Golf Group
Friday, March 27
Pattaya Country Club – Medal
Here we are near the end of the month and time for the “BJ’s Tropical Golf Mug” medal competition. With a sizable number of our regulars off on an out of country golf trip, a smaller group met at BJ’s for breakfast and transport arrangements. By 08:30 we were on the road for the short trip to Pattaya CC. After a quick check-in at the marvelous new clubhouse, our first group was headed down the first fairway a few minutes before the scheduled 09:28 tee time. As this course has been improving each time we play here, all were wondering if this trend would continue. The course did not disappoint as the course was much greener and the greens steadily improving, but with the back nine still a bit slower than the front. Maybe the recent rains have helped.
With no one playing in front of us this morning, it was “Millionaires Golf” as our groups were around in less than four hours, great pace of play, enjoyable for all. After a nice shower in the spacious locker room facilities and sat in the restaurant overlooking the 9th hole, the cards rolled in. Wow! What great scores. So it was into the cars and head back to BJ’s for the results.
There is an advantage playing a course close to Pattaya as we were back at BJ’s so early the staff was still setting up our usual table arrangement. Never mind, as soon all were soon settled in with a bite and a brew as the final results were tabulated. With four net scores in the 60’s this day the announcement of the podium winners was met with great applause.
Congratulations to Don Carmody for putting together an excellent round of golf and winning the March Mug. Some very good golf today and for most of us, we will be back for the next Mug competition on the last Friday of April.
Winner: Don Carmody(25) – Net 64
2nd: Kurt Ebentheuer(34)- Net 67
3rd: Gerd Riedler(10) – Net 68
4th: Geoff Bracegirdle(16)- Net 69
Near Pins: Mashi Kaneta, Brian Parish(2); Long Putt: Max Bracegirdle