Tropical Golf 30/10
Pattaya Country Club – Medal
If this is the last Friday of the month it means the Tropical Golfers are on the way to Pattaya Country Club to battle for the coveted Monthly Mug. We had some new players and some others who returned after an absence, so with twenty two golfers it was going to be difficult to finish on top. Stroke play makes it important to keep the big numbers off your card, and that affects decisions throughout the round.
Weather was warm to mildly hot with no chance of rain this day. Pattaya Country Club is hit and miss on the conditions, and overall all feedback was “fair”. They are letting the fairway grass grow a little longer which is what they need, but some of the greens were patchy. The layout is a fair test and the relatively slow greens helped some, hurt others.
Monthly Mug Winner: Visitor Kunio Sawazaki (hcp 18) won the October Monthly Mug with a fine net 69. Congratulations!
A-Flight (0-17): Frequent winner (and deservedly so) Bob Watson (2) just missed the Mug but took first place in A-flight with a net 70 off his microscopic handicap. Next came Tom Herrington (16) with net 74, and Brian Parish (13) with net 75.
B-Flight (18+): Pierre Bietry (19) took top honors in his flight with a fine net 72, followed by a multi count-back race at net 77 with Jim Ferris (21) over Nigel Perry (23) and poor Les Easton (23), who had one of those dreaded high numbers on the 18th.
Near pins: Steve Truelove (2), Don Tidby, Les Easton