Monday, December 26
Royal Lakeside Golfing Club
1st Mark Hayward (20) 37 factors
2nd Craig Dows (5) 37 points
3rd Michael Brett (17) 33 details
4th Gary Smith (10) 33 details
Close to pins. Craig Dows, Les Cobban, Curtis Hegge, & Hubert Stiefenhofer.
As generally the Royal Lakeside system was in immaculate situation for the Boxing Working day recreation where we had a great industry of twenty-four. Adhering to our previous visit, quite a few had vouchers that entitled them to an all-in price of fourteen hundred baht which was quite superior worth specified the vacation time with courses really crowded.
As the class was busy we began from the tenth tee and quite immediately ran up towards a 5 and two 6 balls so a sluggish round ensued, there was ready time on most of what is usually the front 9. The wind swirled all-around from distinct instructions and established the standard problem, if not, disorders for golfing were great.
Scores were acceptable and a little bit restricted at the major. Mark Hayward made a breakthrough win currently beating Craig Dows on countback, both with thirty-7 points. Also a tie for 3rd and fourth with Michael Brett edging out Gary Smith. Near pins went to all the regular common in close proximity to pin takers, i.e. Craig Dows, Les Cobban, Curtis Hegge, and Hubert Steifenhofer, the noteworthy absentee remaining Paul Smith who had an all-round poor day by his standards.
Wednesday, December 28
Silky Oak Golfing Club
1st Craig Dows (5) 38 points
2nd Hubert Steifenhofer (22) 36 details
3rd Michael Brett (17) 34 details
4th Niall Glover (11) 34 points
5th Bil Richardson (15) 34 points
In the vicinity of pins Kob Glover, Bil Richardson, Michael Brett, & Craig Dows X 2.
An additional split spherical currently with the major team heading to Silky Oak and people that don’t like it heading to Bangpra the place they experienced to endure a sluggish spherical on a quite crowded study course. At Silky Oak we discovered a class in good condition but heading for issues. In quite a few areas, the irrigation method was damaged and h2o flowed freely onto the course necessitating a free of charge drop in these sodden parts. The greens ended up really difficult so it was a challenge to hit and stick on them, ensuing in significantly chipping or placing from off the greens.
In spite of heading O.B. 2 times on adjoining fairways where inside O.B. utilized Craig Dows nonetheless experienced an great rating of thirty-eight details to acquire initial area. A highlight of his round was a chip-in from about a single hundred out for an eagle. Hubert Steifenhofer experienced his most effective round to day and took second spot with thirty-six factors. A real dogfight for third exactly where Michael Brett took it with twenty-two on the back again from Niall Glover and Bil Richardson on countback. All near pins had been taken with a person every single to Kob Glover, Bil Richardson, and Michael Brett with Craig Dows getting two.
Friday, December 30
Emerald Golf Club
1st Jay Babin (22) 38 details
2nd Mark Hayward (20) 36 points
3rd Gary Smith (10) 35 details
4th Neil Jones (26) 32 factors
Near pins Kob Glover, Jochen Stepp, & Michael Brett
The last match of the thirty day period and in truth the year was played at Emerald where by we found a pretty busy training course. For the first time that anybody can bear in mind it was feasible to share a cart as there have been not ample for all people to have their personal.
An all-in charge of eleven hundred baht was excellent price, nonetheless, a number of teams walked which was not a difficulty as the pace of participate in was reasonably pedestrian. The full enhance of Bunker Boys was on hand for this recreation, break up rounds do extremely minor in the way of cohesion. Significantly like Silky Oak, the irrigation procedure is breaking down and in numerous areas the floor was sodden
Jay Babin took the honours today with a good round of thirty-8, he was at the program early and had lots of time on the observe array to hone his skills. Mark Hayward was again in the frame and took second put with 30-six factors, a slash in handicap could be coming his way incredibly soon. Gary Smith experienced 30-five points in 3rd location with Neil Jones rounding out the leaderboard with 30-two factors. Near pins went to Kob Glover, Jochen Stepp, and Michael Brett.
We have to wait a tiny for a longer period before we crown our first woman golfer of the thirty day period, Kob Glover arrived incredibly near lacking out by just two factors to the winner Bil Richardson in a to start with for him.
Yr in review.
Searching again in excess of the calendar year that was we had a return to relative normality immediately after two pretty disrupted decades. Most of our frequent readers ended up observed back in Pattaya and playing golfing yet again, only quite number of are continue to to return.
Early in the 12 months and nearly without the need of see we relocated to our new property in Soi Buakhao at the Sports Lounge exactly where our host Terry does a sterling position seeking soon after all our in advance of and after golf requirements. Another big modify arrived our way when Niall Glover took in excess of the day-to-working day jogging of golfing from Jimmy Carr and also scheduling courses from Tony Robbins.
As a consequence, we noticed a number of alterations to our enjoying roster with some programs currently being dropped and new kinds included, the total common of classes enhanced. In the course of the year we liked rather excellent pricing for programs up right until the commence of high season when some programs applied insane pricing, ideally, we can get back to much more normal pricing shortly.
A whole of one hundred and fifty-8 online games have been played during the yr by one particular hundred and seventy-5 unique golfers from twelve distinct nations, only two game titles ended up rained off.
A very superior year for holes in a single with Travis Kim, Paul Smith, Les Cobban, and Raliegh Gosney all including their names to the honour board. A further spotlight came by way of Paul Smith who took out a document 5 golfer of the thirty day period trophies and eighty-6 in close proximity to pins. He also reached his ambition to play off a scratch handicap at the ripe outdated age of sixty.
An additional noteworthy achievement came by way of Kob Glover who took six strokes off her handicap to be crowned most enhanced player of the year. We have but to locate the club champion for the calendar year as the party was deferred to late January to accommodate some of our overseas gamers.