Pattaya Sports Club Bowling League
Bowlers: Tue, Antero, Brand, Noodle, Sue & Yeow.
Canada won four points from Caf้ Kronborg and are now
three points ahead of second place Snow Bowler. Tue Pettae led Canada with a
206 game, 557 series and Lek Reaper had a 526. Kran Nielsen bowled a 522
series for Caf้ Kronborg.
Antero Ronkainen bowled a 210 game and 504 series to lead
Bavaria to a three point win over Snow Bowler. Bavaria moved from fourth to
The USMC team moved into red figures after taking all
four points from Brother D.
Sue Murphy was best for the USMC team with a 201 game,
582 series and Jan Johansson bowled a 524. Ralph bowled a 505 for Brother D
who dropped from third to fourth place.
Noodle Russell bowled a 224 game and 559 series to lead
Green Tree to a four point sweep of VFW Post 9876.
Spare bowlers did well this week with Yeow leading the way with games of
181, 189 and 207 for a 577 series. Brand bowled a 220 game and 555 series.
Dinan blitzes Rayong
PSC golf from the Café Kronborg
Peter Blackburn, The
Admiral & Ken Bernek.
Monday, May 30, Bangpra –
Our monthly visit to Bangpra is very much looked forward
to by most and fifteen of us assembled at Cafe Kronborg in readiness for the
day’s golf. We welcomed back visitors Barry Collier from Hong Kong and
Volker Buley from Germany and departed the ‘Kronny’ a couple of minutes
ahead of schedule at 0813hrs and we arrived at the golf course just 43
As is the norm lately we just about had the golf course
to ourselves and our first group got away at 0920hrs, well ahead of our
allotted tee off time. Without wanting to sound too repetitious the course
was as ever in magnificent shape and those famous slick greens played the
usual tricks, particularly if faced with a long putt above the hole.
The weather was fantastic although maybe a little hot and
sticky early on but a slight breeze later in the round helped to make
conditions very pleasant. The monkeys once more were conspicuous by their
absence which allowed our cart driving players to relax just a little bit
when their cart was unmanned. Four hours and twenty minutes was all it took
to complete our round which included several stops for drinks.
Once more this fine golf course was the winner on the day
with just one golfer playing to his handicap or better. Yours truly
continued his good form and fortune by taking out the A Flight with 38
points, with John Graham 3 points further back in second place. Despite
suffering from golfer’s elbow my good friend the colorful Walter Baechli
completed the podium with 32 points.
A Flight was easily won by last Thursday’s winner Ken
Bernek with 35 points and 5 points behind him Mike Winfield edged out Daryl
Evans on a count-back to decide second and third.
A Flight (0-16)
1st Peter Blackburn (15) 38pts
2nd John Graham (11) 35pts
3rd Walter Baechli (16) 32pts
B Flight (17+)
1st Ken Bernek (18) 35pts
2nd Mike Winfield (20) 30pts
3rd Daryl Evans (19) 30pts
Long Putt: Mashi Kaneta
Volker Buley carried on where he left off on his last
visit to Pattaya and managed to just win the Compass Cap from Takeshi
Hakozaki, and Deefa the Dog was as hungry as ever after his trip to the bush
and devoured several generous contributions to charity from the
understanding Caf้ Kronborg crew.
Thursday, June 2, Rayong
Country Club – Stableford
Today was a good opportunity for us to “practice” for the
upcoming PSC Monthly Medal at Rayong Country Club and ten of us assembled at
Caf้ Kronborg and departed a couple of minutes early at 0813hrs. We welcomed
back Ronnie Ratte who was back again from Korea for some well earned R & R.
Arriving at the course just 43 minutes later the car park
was as usual practically empty which ensured us of just about an immediate
start. We had 2 groups of three and a group of four at the rear and our
first threesome got away at 0920hrs in fine conditions although somewhat
muggy and overcast.
The course was in fairly good condition although the
greens were a mixture of part normal part sanded and part sanded part cored
– perhaps part of the preparation for the PSC Monthly Medal. Just a slight
shower during the round was the only other inconvenience and our threesome
breezed through the round in three hours & fifty minutes which included a
couple of drink breaks.
Despite the tricky conditions on the greens
there were three good scores and in particular veteran Irishman Kevin
Dinan’s 42 points, which was easily enough to take first place. Yours truly
had another good round to finish second with 38 points, 1 point ahead of
another veteran Ted Morris. The visiting Ronnie Rattie’s 29 points was good
enough to secure fourth spot just 1 point ahead of Volker Buley who edged
out Mike Winfield for fifth on a count-back.
1st Kevin Dinan (25) 42pts
2nd Peter Blackburn (15) 38pts
3rd Ted Morris (17) 37pts
4th Ronnie Ratte (25) 29pts
5th Volker Buley (28) 28pts
Long Putt: Kevin Dinan
The Compass Cap was well won by Barry Collier and we thank him for his
donation to charity. Unfortunately Deefa the Dog was not present to collect
more donations as he is at home assisting with his master Hunter’s
convalescence (sprained wrist due to unsuccessfully attempting a late night
somersault in his driveway).
Low season blues at Pattaya C.C.
IPGC golf with The Pattaya Golf Society
On Monday, May 30, the Pattaya Golf Society fell victim to Green Valley’s
ill-thought out voucher scheme and re-routed to Pattaya Country Club to play
its monthly medal event, losing a group with the decision. As a result the
competition had a real “low season” feel to it with a small field competing.
Pattaya C.C. was in fair condition with only the bunkers
showing signs of distress and as a bonus the course was empty.
In third place with net 78 was Tony Thorne and in second
was Sam McLellan showing his recent consistency with net 75. The winner was
Wichai Tananusorn whose net 73 emphasised his ability to force good scores
out of less than perfect conditions on a fairly heavy course in desperately
humid conditions. He also took the ‘2’s pot for his excellent effort on hole
Green Valley it wasn’t, but full marks to Pattaya C.C.
for facing the reality of low season and offering a very good deal.
Sam’s the man
The Pattaya Golf Society travelled to Emerald in Ban
Chang on Friday, June 3, to play a stableford event on the popular course.
The day was excessively humid and overcast and throughout the threat of a
storm caused eyes to be cast heavenwards, but in the event the day stayed
The single flight saw Tony Thorne record 33 points for
third place on a day which saw his putting improve somewhat and Tony
Bamford, playing his first round with the group, filled the runner-up place
with his 34 points. The winner was Sam McLellan with 37 points and the
victory marked another successful day for the full-time holiday golfer.
The only birdie ‘2’ of the day was memorable because it
was achieved by Jeff “Rabbi” Cohen on the fifteenth after an exquisite tee
shot which stopped in its own pitch mark and left him with a very short
tap-in for his first ever birdie ‘2’.
Mr. Len, embarking on his comeback golf with his group
after a frustrating three months recuperating from surgery, received the
Booby Bevy for his 12-19 split. It’s just good to be part of it all again,
especially at Ban Chang!
On top scores at PAGS monthly
PSC golf from the Fairways Golf Society
A Flight winner Jack
Tuesday, May 31, Khao Kheow - Monthly
Considering the rain we had overnight and during the last
few days, the course was in excellent shape - we were even allowed to take
the golf carts onto the fairways. So another great escape from the weather
as we only lost 20 mins play due to rain.
With well over a hundred golfers competing for the 29
prizes on offer today, it seemed that only the A flight and the ladies
division were able to cope with the course and the conditions, as so many of
the very large field struggled to play anywhere near their handicaps. But
even though the course played so difficult, everyone enjoyed the challenge.
Back at the club house afterwards with everybody well
sated on the wonderful barbecue laid on by the guys at the Fairways, it was
onto the presentations with some old faces and a few new ones in the frame.
1st Jack Grindwald (6) 40pts
2nd Gary Saunders (14) 39pts
3rd Mikael Anderson (10) 38pts
1st Benny Bruhn (20) 35pts
2nd Harvey Samuels (18) 35pts
3rd Lee Butler (17) 33pts
1st Dick Hobson (24) 36pts
2nd Glen Riding (27) 35pts
3rd Mark Slinn (28) 34pts
C Flight winner Dick Hobson (right).
1st On Sudok (22) 42pts
2nd Ning Neal (16) 39pts
The technical prize winners were as follows:
Long Drives: Jack Bowman, Richard Line, Noi Emerson
Long Putts: John Coetzee and Drew Paton.
Near Pins (3 shots): Billy Vickers, Derick Doyle,
Bob Watson (2)
Near Pins (2 shots): Mike King, Siripen, Gary
Saunders, Jack Grindwald, Joachin, and Ning Neal
Near Pins: Jack Grindwald (2), Jeff Hosliw, and Gary
The festivities went on well into the night over several
libations with everyone looking forward to the next monthly P.A.G.S.
tournament which will be held at Phoenix golf club on Tuesday 28th
The overall leaders at this stage of the main tournament
are Jack Bowman (Men’s) & Noi Emerson (Ladies).
Friday, May 3, The Emerald
It was nice to welcome a few new faces today which
bolstered the field and made it possible to have two divisions. The A Flight
was won by one of them, Terry Dreier, with a tidy round of 36 points.
Ladies winner On Sudok (centre).
The B Flight should have been taken by Andy Crabb who had
amassed 31 points over 15 holes and then somehow managed to scratch the
remaining three and then to rub salt into the wounds find out he lost on a
15-14 count-back. Andy put it down to lack of concentration due to over
indulging the night before.
Near pins went to NingNeal (2), Brian Neal and Andy
1st Terry Dreier (18) 36pts
2nd Scott Dobbins (0) 34pts
3rd Brian Neal (16) 33pts
1st Brian Maddos (19) 31pts
2nd Andy Crabb (21) 31pts
3rd Ken Meek (24) 30pts
Note: The Fairways Driving Range is situated at
the top of Pattaya Klang (Central) on Sukhumvit Road. The golf society plays
every Sun/ Mon/Wed & Fri. Anyone wishing to play with us can call into the
club house and put their names down on the lists provided or call Scott on
084 389 2379. Transport is provided if required.
O’Brien sets the mark for the week
PSC golf from The Golf Club Sports Bar
Henry O’Brien, winner at Green Valley, with the Golf Club
gals Nat, Meow and Goy.
Monday, May 30, Green Valley – Stableford
1st Henry O’Brien (18) 40pts
2nd John Emmerson (8) 40pts
3rd Allen Whitingham (13) 37pts
4th Terry Wagner (18) 36pts
Henry O’Brien returned from an extended vacation that
apparently did him well, firing a B9 22 points and edging John Emmerson who
had B9 20. Allan Whitingham had a fine 37 points to finish alone in third.
Terry Wagner, with a brand new set of clubs, scored 36
points for fourth spot. Terry was still taking the plastic off his clubs
while waiting to tee off. Fresh set and he played his to his H/cap, well
Wednesday, June 1, Phoenix
1st Micheal Mier (10) 38pts
2nd Henry O’Brien (18) 32pts
3rd Don Bland (4) 32pts
We had a smaller group today with 11 players. Micheal
Mier put together a fine 38 points on some fast and bumpy greens while Henry
O’Brien finished second, again the winner on count-back, edging Don Bland
with a B9 18 to Don’s B9 15.
Friday, June 3, Mountain
Shadow - Stableford
1st Jim Sykes (9) 34pts
2nd Bob Newell (5) 33pts
3rd Nigel Flanagan (12) 33pts
Mountain Shadow greens and tight fairways continued to
level out the playing field for our outing there. 11 players and not one got
to their H/cap.
Jim Sykes took the frame with a 34 point score. Once
again the dreaded count-back was required; Bob “Seamless” Newell and Nigel
“Colts Colts Colts” Flanagan were tied on B9 18. Seamless had a B6 14 to
Nigel’s B9 12 to take second and third respectively. Thanks to all for
joining us and we look forward to seeing you in the weeks to come.
Note: The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao and
Soi Diana junction. We can be reached on 085 434 3377 or
firstname.lastname@example.org and our new website is www. golfclubpattaya.com.
‘Thommo’ strikes on Outback Golf Bar tour to Bintan
Tuesday, May 31, Bintan
Resort (Woodlands) - Stableford
Our journey to Suvarnabhumi was quite painless early on
Monday morning, arriving on schedule at the airport at 6.30 a.m. for our two
hour Thai airways flight to Singapore, leaving at 8 a.m. Unusually, it was a
Jumbo, giving us a very pleasant flight, even though it was fairly full.
Passage through Singapore airport was as efficient as
ever, before the 15 minute taxi ride down to the TMFT ferry terminal, which
serves the Island of Bintan.
Forward one hour (Singapore time) and then back again
(same as Thailand) in time zones, after the 50 minute boat ride, we were
greeted in Bintan, our passports collected for the fast immigration service,
and after a couple of remonstrations from our driver, we were on our way to
the wonderful Ria Bintan course, for nine holes of exquisite golf - even if
we were all a bit shattered by the trip. It was just a friendly knock, the
real stuff starting the next day.
It was a little disappointing that only 8 golfers ended
up on this tour but those who didn’t will have missed something very
special. The hotel is fantastic and after avoiding a storm, which could have
turned nasty when we were playing the 13th or 14th hole, we completed the
round on the Ian Baker Finch designed Woodlands course comfortably by early
afternoon. It was a little unfortunate that many of the greens had either
been sanded recently or cross cut, leaving us with three varied types of
greens throughout the day, making the putting very tricky.
This is a seriously hilly course with long distances
between the tee boxes and even though we had carts, it was a long but
pleasurable day in the office. I can’t say I warm to one caddie between two
players, she’s rushed off a feet which tends to affect one’s golf as they
always seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, nevertheless they
got the job done, even if they did have to be told to slow down!
The winner today was Clyde Smith, a friend of Sel
Wegner’s, playing off a handicap of 26, and he had a total of 35 points, 12
of which came from three holes, which included two ‘2’s! Needless to say, he
received an immediate handicap adjustment down to 22. Second place was a
count-back between General Jack and Stuart Thompson both on 32, Jack getting
the nod with his 16 on the back.
1st Clyde Smith (26) 35pts
2nd Jack Moseley (15) 32pts
Wednesday, June 1, Laguna
We left at 9 a.m. en route to Laguna, a course designed
by Greg Norman, lying about 20 mins from the hotel. There was nobody on the
course but we were warmly greeted at the clubhouse and it wasn’t long before
we were on the first tee, a long par 4, which in most people’s opinion
should have been a par 5.
In fact our choice to play the blue tees, although only
just over 6,300 yards long, made in a tough course, as four of the par 4s on
the front nine were all over 400 yards. The course was a little scruffy
round the edges and the greens varied in terms of speed but generally in
The seventh, the signature hole, is a par 4 that leads
right down to the beach, and is made difficult by being dead straight and
the very next hole is a par 3 that actually runs right alongside the beach.
The storm, which had been lurking, eventually prompted
the sirens to be sounded and we headed off back to the clubhouse to wait it
out. Some 40 minutes later, and of course after the customary beers, we were
back on the course resuming at the same par 3.
Ria Bintan, the world renowned Gary Player course.
B1, Stuart Thompson and Rosco Langoulant line up with their caddies on
the Seaview golf course, Friday, June 3.
Rosco, who had 18 points at the turn, went on the score
20 more on the back which included an excellent birdie (worth 4pts) on the
13th, which gave him the win for the day with a total
General Jack struggled on the greens but just did enough
to take second again with 32 points, beating Bruce Milner on count-back over
the last three holes (4-6), having been level on the back nine (16-16) and
level on the back six (11-11).
This was a tournament over four rounds, one of which had
to be discarded (only three counting); the decision as to which one to
discard had to be made before the start of the next day’s round. As it
stood, Rosco led with 68 points, followed by Jack with 64 and Bruce on 62;
but anything could happen with two rounds still to go.
1st Rosco Langoulant (15) 38pts
2nd Jack Moseley (15) 32pts
Thursday, June 2, Ria
Bintan - Stableford
Ria Bintan, a world renowned Gary Player course,
is the one that everybody wants to pay when they visit Bintan. It is truly a
world class course with a certain serenity all of its own, a must play,
which inspires the best golf, but you have to keep the ball straight; veer
off line and it’s a certain bogey or worse.
We had the benefit of playing nine holes here on Monday,
when we arrived just as a taster but today was the real thing, into the
whole 18 holes, which everybody, without exception, couldn’t help but enjoy.
Stuart was unstoppable having turned with 21 points,
shortly after which the siren sounded for an enforced storm break of around
40 minutes. When we resumed it was business as usual for Stuart as he racked
up 24 more points on the back (level par gross).
General Jack was trying his best to hang on to Stuart’s
shirt tails but his putter was unusually cold, as it had been all week, and
his short game wasn’t up to much either! Nevertheless, he was content to
take second for the third time this week with some signs that his game is
returning after a long time in the wilderness.
At this point, after three rounds, only Jack and Rosco
had all three counting; Jack with a total of 102 and Rosco one back with a
101, but with one round to go Stuart only needed to score 26 points to
overhaul them, so they were both (Rosco & Jack) forced to discard their
lowest scores and make the final day count!
1st Stuart Thompson (12) 45pts
2nd Jack Moseley (15) 38pts
Friday, June 3, Bintan
Resort (Seaview) - Stableford
The second course at the Bintan Lagoon Resort is the Jack
Nicklaus designed Seaview course. We were up for an early start (7.45 a.m.
tee) as Sel had to catch an early flight back to Bali and then to Aus., but
it wasn’t such a bad idea since we were likely to miss the storms which
usually arrive around midday. Although they (the storms) had been a daily
phenomenon, there had been little or no rain and we had been permitted the
use of shared carts on the course all week.
It was Sel’s turn to shine today after he had played
pretty miserably all week. When he strikes the ball properly there are few
better but his direction left a lot to be desired and had there been a prize
for the most balls lost it would have most certainly have been awarded to
Sel. However, today he got it right and won the day with an excellent 39
points, followed in by Rosco with 34, which was not enough to give him the
overall win, falling short by three shots.
So the overall win went to Stuart with 108 points,
followed by Rosco on 105 and Jack on 100, with Sel in fourth with 98. The
remainder were some distance off, notably Steve Mann who had had
surprisingly a disastrous week with absolutely nothing going right for him.
He said afterwards that he had thoroughly enjoyed himself but I suspect he
would have enjoyed himself more if he had had just one good round.
We left for the ferry at 14.15 which departed at 15.35
and settled down to our 45 minute crossing watching children’s cartoons; the
ferry was full of school kids returning to Singapore. We bade goodbye to
Bruce Milner, going back to the Philippines and also to Clyde, returning to
Sydney; for the rest of us, our packed Thai Airways flight arrived back in
Bangkok just ahead of schedule at 10 p.m.
1st Sel Wegner (14) 39pts
2nd Rosco Langoulant (15) 34pts
Murphy has the edge
PSC golf from the Three Sisters Bar
Three Sisters kicked off the month with a field of 14 players at Pattaya
Country Club on June 1. The course had some wet spots left over from
Tuesday’s rain but most of the fairways and greens were in good condition.
The weather held as some clouds showed up as the last group finished.
Back at Caddy Shack II the cards were tallied and there
were lots of high scores. Dale Murphy came in with 37 points, followed by
Mike Conti and Paul Ovens, both with 36. Mike took second place on the
Dale Murphy, left, with Mike Conti.
Herbie Ishinage was busy with the Embassy folks so Sus Ige came through
with some looong (sic) hot dogs. A special treat was provided by Larry
Emerson in the form of a pork and beans stew and it was outstanding.
Brook wins back to back
PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s
Tuesday, May 31, The
Emerald – Stableford
It always seems to rain these days when we meet at
Bert’s in the morning, and this day was no different. In fact it was
pouring it down. Still we always go to the course unless they say
absolutely no golf, and as of late we have always played. So off we
The trip there was carried out in heavy rain and only
started to ease as we got near the course. Booking in it looked as if
the area had a lot of rain but we were told we could play and teed off
in spitty rain with the carts not allowed off the path. The fairways
were soaking wet and the ball did not travel far. The greens were still
wet and the rough was soaking. Still, after a few holes the rain stopped
and it was like being in a steam bath. It was going to be a long hot
The scribe, Derek Brook, left, and runner up Bill
Knight enjoy a ‘cold un’.
As we started the second nine we were informed we
were able to take the carts on the fairways and not a minute too soon in
the humid heat for some of the players with us. The course was proving
hard work for most and the point of interest, especially for me, was if
the scribe could keep his excellent play of last Friday up.
Game over it was into the hot showers, not bad here,
then a sit outside in the restaurant. This is the only full time outside
restaurant as far as I know, and it is actually quite good. Good cheap
food and the breeze is great as long as it is not too strong.
Back at Bert’s, after food and watering, it was time for the results
and I am more than pleased that the winner with 41 points was yours
truly and the excellent form continues. Easy this golf innit! In second
was Bill Knight who shot a fine 38 points, with John Roberts in third
with 33. Near pins went to Bill Knight (2), Derek Brook and Mick
McLean’s smash and grab
PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar
Monday, May 30, Burapha -
Twenty-seven Outbackers played the A and C loops from the
blue tees today, and there was no rain although it threatened for a while.
Welcome to Duncan McLean, who is on his way home from
London and just stopped in for a round and to say hello and what a hello it
was; he won the A division with a magnificent score of 42pts. Andy
Butterworth came second with 39 points, which would be a winning score on
this course 99 percent of the time; you just got Duncan on a flash day mate.
Coming third today was Clinton Kimber on count-back over John Cunningham,
both on 34.
B division was won by Stefan Hoge on also on count-back
from Tim Knight, both with 36 points. I had the pleasure of playing with Tim
today and after 25 points on the front nine I thought he was going to clean
us all out but with the help of his very beautiful caddy we managed to bring
back to earth. Third was Bob Lindborg with 35 points and fourth went to Ivan
(the consistent) Plunkett.
There were five ‘2’s today coming from Frank Nottle,
Clinton Kimber, Tim Knight, Duncan McLean and Capt’ Bob.
Div A (0-14)
1st Duncan McLean (13) 42pts
2nd Andy Butterworth (10) 39pts
3rd Clinton Kimber (14) 34pts
4th John Cunningham (7) 34pts
Div B (16+)
1st Stefan Hoge (15) 36pts
2nd Tim Knight (23) 36pts
3rd Bob Lindborg (19) 35pts
4th Ivan Plunkett (21) 33pts
Tuesday, may 31, Pattaya
C.C. – Stableford
There were just 11 Outbackers who made the quick journey
across the 36 to the welcoming Pattaya Country Club. With the storms the
night before we wondered what we were in for - even the caddies put the bag
covers on. To quote a local saying ‘No Problem’ – it was overcast for a
while then we had some sun but no rain! The course was satisfactory although
some of the greens need attention.
With 11 players (and no ‘2’s) it was one division and
Today it was David Day’s (15) day with 37 points. Second
was PCC member Nigel Cannon (22) with 35, third was another PCC member Geoff
Moodie (24) with 34 and the final spot went to Owen Walkley (10) with 33.
The Outback is at PCC each Tuesday with a tee time of
1st David Day (15) 37pts
2nd Nigel Cannon (22) 35pts
3rd Geoff Moodie (24) 34pts
4th Owen Walkley (10) 33pts
Wednesday, May 1,
Greenwood – Stableford
It was up to Suzi to run golf from Greenwood (A & B
nines) today and she did a sterling job looking after the 15 Outbackers who
played; there was no rain and apparently never looked like it.
Once again the Aussie boy’s took most of the places - six
out of the eight - not a bad average. I have played with these fellas over
the last week or so and I think when they stay off the grog they seem to
play great, but with a hangover, the normal golf comes to the fore. They
have voluntarily cut themselves every time they have won:- Tim by 3 shots on
his first game earlier in the week and Darren also (but there will be
another cut for him today), so hopefully when the Aussie golf union starts
to do things properly maybe everything will work itself out.
The winner of Division A was Darren Norris with 39
points, with second going to Frank Nottle (11) with 32 points on a
count-back over Clinton Kimber (14). Div B was won by Adam Smith off 21 with
36 points, with Brian Maddox (19) in second with 35 and third was Sid
Ottaway with 31.
There were two ‘2’s from Clinton Kimber and Frank Nottle.
Div A (0-15)
1st Darren Norris (14) 39pts
2nd Frank Nottle (11) 32pts
3rd Clinton Kimber (14) 32pts
Div B (16+)
1st Adam Smith (21) 36pts
2nd Brian Maddox (19) 35pts
3rd Sid Ottaway (23) 31pts
Friday, June 3, Khao Kheow
Twenty-four intrepid souls went to Khao Kheow today and
it was raining like hell when we left the bar. There was patchy rain up the
highway until it finally stopped about halfway to the course and that was
the end of it, although it came over dark and threatening but we never got a
The course was in great condition but the greens were
slower than normal, leaving room for a few three putts.
Playing C and B loops starting on C is always a challenge
but we were all away by just after 10 am. The scores were better than you
normally see, especially in the A division.
The winner of the top flight today was the lovely Suzi
Lawton after beating Murray Hart on a count-back, both on 36 points, so it
was the case of the Tart beating Hart. The scribe came in third with 35
points, his best on this course for a long time, he even had a 6 for 1 on B9
- the only time he has scored on that hole in the last 6 months.
B division was won by Bob Lindborg with 34 points and
second was Gus George with 33 while the Sugar man was back in third on 31.
There were two ‘2’s today from Martin Crichton and Capt’
Div A (0-16)
1st Suzi Lawton (15) 36pts
2nd Murray Hart (12) 36pts
3rd Bob Philp (9) 35pts
Div B (17+)
1st Bob Lindborg (19) 34pts
2nd Garry George (25) 33pts
3rd Sugar Ray Handford (18) 31pts
Note: The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km
from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country. All are welcome to come and join
us for a beer and a hit. Just call in and put your name down on the list or
give Bob a call on 087 941 2474.
Phoenix Tuesday /Friday Golf Group
Winner Mike Gerrard,
centre, Stuart Gordon, left, and John Bartley, right, pose with staff from
The Relax Bar.
Yes folks, as often happens, when one player hits a
little bit of form it seems to continue for a week or so. Still in trouble
with the shoulder problem, hitting the ball consistently from tee and
fairway continues to be problematic. But as most older players will tell
you, it’s round and on the green that matters.
Without the fine putting results of ‘yours truly’ my
scores would be very embarrassing. However my net 71 was the best result of
the day to win the first prize and also the coveted Trattoria Italiana
voucher shown in the photo.
A close second was Stuart Gordon who after only arriving
back from abroad the night before (thus still suffering from jet lag) scored
a net 73 to claim not only the second place prize, but also the KPK Foods
hat award (seen wearing in the photo).
Another couple of shots back was John Bartley with a net
Only two near pins today and both went to ‘yours truly’ -
the only two decent iron shots of the day from me.
The Relax Bar lucky draw vouchers went to Terry Vicary,
Richard Baldwin and Mike Wing.
Next week will be an ordinary stableford competition and the following
week will be, again stableford with the KPK Foods Ltd voucher up for grabs
by the winner of the day.
‘Raja’ Patel rules the Valley
PSC golf from Lewiinski’s
Sunday, May 29, Green
Valley - Stableford
1st Chaten Patel (12) 40pts
2nd Yui Bietry (11) 39pts
3rd Jack Spencer (11) 37pts
1st Adam Oyston (19) 38pts
2nd Lou Szigligeti (19) 37pts
3rd Mike Craighead (18) 37pts
Near Pins: No 4 Bob Watson, No 9 Pierre Bietry, No
12 Thierry Petrement, No 16 Mike Craighead.
Chaten ‘the Raja matt black’ Patel showed the field that
he is well on the road to recovery after his hair concerns experienced over
the last several months, by leading the gang home this Sunday with a quality
40 point performance. Jack Lieutenant Spencer marched to the bronze three
strokes adrift. Crowd favorite Yui Bietry was sandwiched between Chaten and
Jack with a solid 39 points; Pierre keeping a close eye on the situation.
Adam Oyston placed his stamp on the junior flight with a
workmanlike 38 points. Since numerology is the apparent theme of the article
we will keep it going pointing out that five competitors posted 37 point
totals: Aussie Lou ‘2-1’ Zig Zag had the best of it as his count-back
carried Lou to second place and because there was, as there is in many
relationships one too many (in this case three) Mr. Craighead was handed the
bronze, leaving Don ‘the ladies man’ Lehmer, Geoff ‘the game keeper’ Doody
and Sim ‘card’ Davis to view the prize giving at sea level.
Mike Craighead and Bob Watson, who was only a whisper
away from an ace, split a huge 2’s pot.
Tuesday, May 3, Khao Kheow
A & B - Stableford
1st Mikko Mutanen (21) 36pts
2nd Ed Wyckoff (11) 35pts
3rd Andy Kelleher (10) 34pts
Mikko Mutanen, who finished in the last position in
Sunday’s game, showed that he may have solved the plot as he was man of the
match with an excellent even par round - “you have been warned.” Ed ‘the
right honorable’ Wyckoff and Andy Kelleher were stretched out behind Mikko
in single figure increments and finished in that order.
winners: Chaten Patel and Adam Oyston.
Joe Tynan and ‘the Donkey’ shared the 2’s with ‘the
Donkey’ claiming two thirds of the pot.
Wednesday, June 1, Pattana
1st Andy Kelleher (10) 36pts
2nd Ian Halfpenny (16) 35pts
1st Jan Eriksen (16) 40pts
2nd Mikko Mutanen (21) 39pts
A fair sized field took on the Gussan designed Pattana,
the course was in excellent condition and a joy to play.
The man who had most to shout about was Jan ‘the quite
one’ Eriksen who stole the show with a blistering 40 points, it had to be
that good as “don’t say you weren’t warned” Mikko Mutanen was only a stroke
adrift for the silver and his second pay day on the trot.
The premier top spot went to Andy Kelleher who went two
better than Tuesday’s third place with an even par round top finish. ‘What’s
with this two in a week thing?” Ian ‘loose change’ Halfpenny took second a
Friday, June 3, The
Emerald - Stableford
1st Colin Davis (16) 37pts
2nd Terry Mangan (10) 37pts
1st Joe Tynan (29) 38pts
2nd Morton Esseth (18) 36pts
The final trip of the week provided a senior flight
collision between Colin ‘the Donkey’ Davis and Co. Wicklow man Terry Mangan.
‘The Donkey’ used his length and amazing ability to hole out from long
distance to take the flight honors. Colin was matched in every department by
Terry but ‘the Donkey’s’ math’s stood up in the resulting count-back.
It was the junior flight that provided the day’s man of
the match as Joe Tynan put together a splendid 38 points. Morton Esseth’s
even par round was good for the silver.
Ed Wyckoff never far from the pay desk took home the 2’s
Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi
1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to Walking Street. Anyone wishing to play with
us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.
Transport is provided.
Double Daryl & Mighty Min take the plaudits
Golf from the Travellers Rest
My headline this week sounds like the name of a circus
act, but I can assure you that is not the case. The performances of these
two players does however warrant their headline status. “Double Daryl” is of
course Daryl Ottoway who played on Saturday at Greenwood and came in at
number one with 39 points, and then proceeded to better that with yet
another win on Tuesday at Green Valley with 40 points.
“Mighty Min” refers to Min Moore, Brendan Moore’s wife (I
was uncertain a couple of weeks ago). Min I happen to know has only been
playing golf for quite a short time but truly found her form on Thursday at
Phoenix and came home with her 39 points, clearing all the male players
Congratulations to both Daryl and Min – well played!
You will notice however that this week’s picture is of
Min and not Daryl - you don’t need to ask why, do you?
Saturday, May 28,
Greenwood C & B - Stableford
I notice that the numbers have really dropped off at the
moment - lots of the regulars going home and the replacements not arrived in
town yet. Despite that the quality of play has not diminished.
The first winner of the month – Min Moore.
Today was a good win for Daryl Ottoway with his 39 points
and closest to him was the ‘Welsh Wizard’ Alun Webber with 34, with Fergus
following them at 33.
1st Daryl Ottaway (8) 39pts
2nd Alun Webber (19) 34pts
3rd Fergus Brennan (11) 33pts
Tuesday, May 31, Green
Valley - Stableford
No play on the Monday but Tuesday was a trip to Green
Valley for the last outing of the month, and we were not disappointed. The
course played well it seems, well certainly for Daryl Ottoway and an
opportunity for him to post back to back wins, this time with 40 points.
Daryl just took it from Ito Akitoshi by a single point.
It was a further three back to 36 for third spot and Roger Wilkinson.
1st Daryl Ottaway (8) 40pts
2nd Ito Akitoshi (9) 39pts
3rd Roger Wilkinson (11) 36pts
Thursday, June 2, Phoenix
What can I say about the play at Phoenix? I am really
happy to be able to report on a win for Min (hey that rhymes). No seriously,
what a great day she had. She played good golf and from someone new to the
game as well. You had to go back a full four points to find second placed
Ito Akitoshi at 35 and the battle for third spot was a count-back between
Ted Senior and Fergus Brennan, both coming in with 34’s with Ted just edging
1st Min Moore (28) 39pts
2nd Ito Akitoshi (9) 35pts
3rd Ted Senior (11) 34pts
4th Fergus Brennan (11) 34pts
Note: If you want any further or fuller
information about the golf outings played by the TRGG from the Travellers
Rest Hotel, please contact the hotel manager Tewin Lamthong on 086 056 7019
or call in to the Travellers Rest in Soi LK Metro, Pattaya and look at the
notice board or visit their website at www.trgg.biz.
Gardner gets to grips
with Green Valley
PSC golf from The Caddyshack
Wednesday, June 1, The
Emerald - Stableford
1st Helmut Hebstreit 36pts
2nd Damien Trant 35pts
3rd Ted Gardner 34pts
The Emerald played tough today with just one man matching
his handicap, that being Helmut Hebstreit with a level par 36 points for the
win. Damien Trant and Ted Gardner filled the minor places.
In keeping with the difficulty of the course, there were
no ‘2’s scored on the day.
Friday, June 3, Green
Valley - Stablefor
1st Ted Gardner 38pts
2nd Emmet White 36pts
1st Ben Findon 37pts
2nd Don Wilson 37pts
Two divisions today at Green Valley with Ted Gardner top
scoring with 38 points to take the premier flight ahead of Emmet White.
Ben Findon edged the second division on a count-back over
Don Wilson, both on 37 points.
Tony Oakes and Ted Gardner both got a ‘2’ so split the
Mike Johns wins
debut monthly award
PSC golf from The Bunker Bar
Monday, May 29, Pleasant
Valley - Stableford
We had Bruce Gladden, Mike Johns and John Graham all
within just one point of each other in the ‘golfer of the month’
competition, but, in the last game of the month, the pressure must have
gotten to them as none of them got in the frame today, leaving Mike
Johns as the monthly winner for the first time ever!
Nile Sheehan took the honours today, beating Reg
Smart on a count-back, both of these won a near pin each and as only two
greens were hit, it was quite a successful day for them.
1st Nile Sheehan (21) 37pts
2nd Reg Smart (24) 37pts
3rd Tony Robbins (14) 35pts
Wednesday, June 1,
Phoenix - Stableford
The start of a new month and playing a Medal round
for a change old campaigner Mashi showed his consistency by winning by
one stroke ahead of John Graham, who beat Tony Robbins on a count-back
Reg Smart, Colin Stokes, Mashi and Tony Robbins split
the near pins between them.
1st Mashi Kaneta (11) net 75
2nd John Graham (11) net 76
3rd Tony Robbins (14) net 76
Friday, June 3,
Crystal Bay - Stableford
Tony Robbins has had two third place finishes this
week but he stole the show today at Crystal Bay. Tony won by a clear
four points ahead of Takeshi Hakozaki (playing on his home course), who
beat Geoff Cox on a count-back.
Near pin winners today were Takeshi, John Graham, and
Geoff Cox with two.
1st Tony Robbins (14) 38pts
2nd Takeshi Hakozaki (13) 34pts
3rd Geoff Cox (13) 34pts
Thailand Open to tee off at Suwan Country Club
The Thailand Open will embark on another
exciting season with OneAsia this year and be played for the first time at
Suwan Golf and Country Club, located 45 minutes from Bangkok and one of the
country’s leading golf clubs.
To be held from August 11 to 14 the prestigious
tournament will boast an overall purse of US$1 million and feature Singha
Corporation as the premier sponsor, with CAT Telecom leading a list of other
big name sponsors.
Former US Open champion Michael Campbell from New
Zealand, Japan’s Shigeki Maruyama, and leading Thai golfers Thaworn
Wiratchant and Prom Meesawat are just some of the top names who will
“The Thailand Open boasted prize money of US$1 million
for the first time in its history last year and we are delighted to welcome
it back at the same level in 2011. This will also be the first time that the
Thailand Open will feature marquee players of the calibre of Michael
Campbell and Shigeki Maruyama,” said Rungsrid Luxitanonda, on behalf of the
Thailand Golf Association (TGA) and Singha Corporation.
Pongsakorn Pongsak, Executive Director of Suwan Golf and
Country Club, Mark Hardess, President, World Sport Group, Rungsrid
Luxsitanonda, President of the Thailand Golf Association (TGA) and Vice
President of Singha Corporation, and Sompol Chanprasert, Senior Executive
Vice President of CAT Telecom PCL, pose for a photo at the press conference
to announce the 2011 Thailand Open.
Campbell became part of the golfing elite when he held
off world number one Tiger Woods to win the US Open in 2005. The Kiwi star
has won more than 14 tournaments worldwide.
The popular Maruyama has claimed 10 titles on the Japan
Golf Tour and three on the US PGA Tour. He helped win the World Cup for
Japan in 2002 and was also instrumental in the 1998 Presidents Cup victory
by the International team.
“Our national Open is considered the biggest golf event
in Thailand which has been organized since 1965. This year we have been
given a great support from many business sectors and we believe that this
year Thailand Open will be as significantly successful as in the previous
years. This event will also be a vital part to promote tourism as well as
golf industry in Thailand to the world. More star players will be announced
in the forthcoming weeks as well as formidable field from OneAsia,” added
The Thailand Open was won last year by China’s Liang
Wenchong when the tournament made its debut on OneAsia. He claimed his third
OneAsia title by one shot after holding off a spirited challenge from young
Thai star Namchok Tantipokhakul.
The championship, first played in 1965, is an annual
golfing tradition with some well known names inscribed on the trophy such as
Australians David Graham (1970) and Graham Marsh (1973), and Taiwanese
golfers Hsieh Min-nan (1972) and Chen Tze-ming (1983 and 1986).
Unquestionably the most popular winner of the event is Thailand’s Boonchu
Ruangkit, who took top honours in 1992 and 2004.
Burnie back with a bang
IPGC Jomtien Golf
Monday, May 30, Bangpakong - Stableford
Five groups made the one hour journey to Bangpakong from
Siam Cats and the equal cut today was 6-18 in division 1 and 19 + in
division 2, plus the ladies comp as well. The course was in good condition
and there was nobody there apart from our group.
The best score of the day came in division 2 with
count-back Burnie coming in with 42 points, eight ahead of Tom Novak in
second and in third place Gordon Everingham beat Lee Casey on a 17/16 back
nine count-back after they both finished with 30 points each.
In division 1 Ian Hart tied with Erik Reginiussen but
remarkably won on a 23/22 count-back after they both scored 37 points while
Kari Aarnio, now off 15, was third with 33 points.
Improving her game and trying to catch Mam Morel, Noi
Emmerson won the ladies division with 36 points and with her big charity
game next month on the 21st at Pattaya Country Club, she is trying hard.
There were no ‘2’s today in either division so a rollover
ensued to Phoenix on Wednesday.
It was bon voyage to Roger de Jong back to Brussels and
Grenville Hill to the land of Oz.
Wednesday, June 1, Phoenix
Our first visit here for over six months due to the
pricing structure and with the greens holitized four weeks ago, which we did
not know about, there were a few discussions in the club house afterwards
about when we will return.
Wichai took division 1 with 33 points with Tony Thorne
second two points behind and back with the boys after six months, Nick Payne
beat Kari Aarnio and Chris Voller on a 17/16/12 back nine count-back for
The organizer Glyn Evans, back in form now since the Hua
Hin trip, won division 2 after beating the ‘old man’ on a 21/18 back nine
count-back, sorry Ken Foster. Russell Benson was in third place, beating
count-back Burnie 18/12 after they both scored 30 points.
New dates set for
Football Legends Tour in Thailand
Cris Rosenbergs (left), Director of North Scoreboard,
owner and creator of the Football Legends concept and Alan Kennedy (centre),
Tour Manager, are bringing the Football Legends Tour to Thailand’s
The Football Legends Tour – a week-long celebration of football in
Thailand which culminates in two matches between the Liverpool Legends and
Thailand Legends playing for the prestigious “Prime Minister’s Football
Legends Charity Cup” – has re-scheduled the dates. The Tour will now take
place 29th September to 5th October with the first match in Phuket on 2nd
October and the final match in Bangkok on 5th October.
“The date change allows us to invite even more famous
former Liverpool football stars to Thailand to play in the matches,” said
Cris Rosenbergs, Director of North Scoreboard, owner and creator of the
Football Legends concept. “This is an unprecedented opportunity for people
in Thailand to see these stars up close and watch them in action, and we’re
very excited to be able to invite legends such as Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler
and many other top footballers to take part.”
The Liverpool Legends line-up is expected to read like a
‘who’s who’ of Liverpool FC with invitations issued to John Barnes, Ian,
Rush and even recently retired Sammi Hyppia and Vladimir Smicer as well as
Patrick Berger, Steve McMannaman, and Robbie Fowler, to name just a few.
They will be led by two-time European Cup winner Alan Kennedy, the Tour
Manager, and will be up against an all-star Legends team from Thailand,
including arguably two of the most famous footballers ever to play for their
country; Piyapong Pue-on and Kiatisak Senamuang, also known as Zico.
“The line-up of players for both teams is looking very
strong. The Legends concept has been well received with brisk ticket sales.
We hope to make the Tour an annual event and aim to raise significant funds
for our chosen local charity,” added Rosenbergs.
The eight day tour includes a series of events, public appearances and
football clinics in Bangkok and Phuket, with the Tour raising funds for the
Phuket Youth Football Home Foundation. More information on the Tour can be
found at www.footballlegendstour.com.
Leandro double denies vital points for United
Pattaya United’s Niweat Siriwong, center, celebrates after
giving his team the lead at the Army Sports Stadium in Bangkok, Saturday, June
4. (Photo/Ariyawat Nuamsawat)
Pattaya United slipped closer to the Thai Premier League
relegation dogfight after relinquishing a two goal lead at the Thai Army
Sports Stadium in Bangkok last Saturday.
The Dolphins, looking for their first league win since
April 16, opened the scoring with a spectacular 30 yard free kick from club
skipper Niweat Siriwong on the 35 minute mark, but on the stroke of half
time Army United equalized after they were awarded a penalty when Leandro
was fouled by Yamamoto in the box. The Brazilian forward picked himself off
the floor to clinically dispatch the resultant spot kick past Narit in the
Any thoughts that United would bow down following this
setback were immediately dispelled at the outset of the second half when
they retook the lead through yet another long range effort from Siriwong;
this time from fully 35 yards out that seemed to wrong-foot Phanprom in the
Army goal before snaking into the bottom corner of the net.
The Dolphins appeared to have all three points firmly in
the bag after 65 minutes when striker Patipol Phetwiset ran onto a loose
ball in the Army penalty area before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the
roof of the net to give Pattaya a two goal cushion.
The joy was to be short lived however as first Rafael
Santana pulled a goal back on 68 minutes, tapping in a rebound after Narit
had failed to hold onto a long range effort, and then Santana’s compatriot
Leandro notched his second goal of the game just 7 minutes later as he
connected with a left wing cross to put his team back on level terms.
When the final whistle came it signaled the end of a
highly entertaining game but ultimately one that Pattaya United players and
fans will look back on as a missed opportunity. The draw leaves United in
thirteenth place in the league standings but more importantly just six
points above the drop zone.
The Dolphins will be hoping to regroup over the summer
break but before that they have the matter of an away match against
defending champions Muang Thong United to contend with on Sunday, June 12.
Kick off for the game is scheduled for 6 p.m.
At the top end of the table, Chonburi FC missed a chance
to gain some ground on leaders Buriram PEA after the ‘Sharks’ were held to a
1-1 draw against Muang Thong. Buriram were beaten for the first time this
season, away at Sisaket, but still hold a seven point lead at the top,
albeit having played one game more than Chonburi.
Bangkok Glass have now occupied third place in the league standings after
they secured a 2-0 away win at struggling Khon Kaen.
Bangkok Triathlon set for July
The third edition of the prestigious Bangkok Triathlon
will take place on July 10, 2011 starting from the Rama 8 Bridge and
featuring a course full of challenges.
The Bangkok Triathlon 2011 will take place on July 10.
Organised by the Raj Pracha Samasai Foundation under the
Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King, in collaboration with the Bangkok
Metropolitan Administration and the Royal Thai Police, the event will pay
tribute to His Majesty the King and raise funds for the foundation’s charity
programmes for leprosy patients and children whose parents have been
affected by HIV. The event also aims to promote Bangkok as a city of
culture, sports and tourism.
The winner of the individual male and female categories
will each receive a Royal Trophy and the winning relay team will receive the
“Friendship Cup” given by the US Embassy on the occasion of 175th
anniversary of US-Thai relationship.
The Bangkok Triathlon swim course will start with a
1.84km swim in the Chao Phraya River near the Rama 8 Bridge. The river has
long been Thai people’s lifeline. Its beauty, along with the various canals
that cut through Bangkok in the past, has earned the capital the nickname
the “Venice of the East”.
The 55km bike course will take athletes to the top of the
Borommarajchachonnani elevated expressway where competitors will enjoy a
spectacular 2 loops with tremendous views of the western Bangkok
countryside. This 4 lane expressway is among the many royal initiated
projects by the King to lessen traffic congestion in the western part of the
The run course, which will take place in Sanam Luang Rama
8 Park and over the Rama 8 Bridge, is 10km long and promises to be very
exciting for competitors and spectators alike. This refreshing 3 loop course
will bring another memorable end to the 2011 edition of Bangkok Triathlon.
The Bangkok Triathlon 2011 is open to individual triathletes or to relay
teams (a swimmer, a cyclist and a runner). For more information or to
register, go to www.bangkoktriathlon.org or call Active Management Asia on
Tel: 02 718 9581-2
Pattaya Sports Club distributes
funds to worthy causes
Blind school children learn to swim with the aid of the PSC.
On March 18th, Pattaya Sports Club held its annual
Charity Classic golf competition at Green Valley. Each year, for the last 15
years, the Charity Classic has raised millions of baht and many handicapped
and underprivileged people have benefitted from the proceeds of this event.
This year was no exception and as a result of the effort
by Joe Mooneyham – Golf Chairman of PSC – the club managed to raise 404,000
baht, every single baht of which will be given to charitable organisations.
This year the funds will be distributed as follows:
1) 50,000 baht will go to Golf Aid Charity and will be
used to distribute essential items to those suffering from the severe
flooding in the South of Thailand.
2) 130,000 baht to go to the Father Ray Foundation. We
hear all too often, of young children drowning along our shores and these
funds will be used to teach children from the Blind School and the Day Care
Centre how to swim, provide costumes and maintenance of the pools.
3) 60,000 baht to Hand to Hand. Margaret spends all her
time helping others but, with more children having access to computers and
the internet every day, she is now working with City Hall and the Police
about a plan to educate children to the dangers of online liaisons.
4) 164,000 baht to the Special Education Centre. Mentally
and physically handicapped children are cared for at the centre and it is
likely that most of the children will not be able to experience the simple
pleasures of life like going to the market, beach or to see waterfalls.
Touch and being in contact with everyday experiences, most of us take for
granted, are so important. The funds will be used to have a mini zoo to
enable children to experience how animals grow, develop and to expand their
existing Adventure Room.
PSC members make a presentation of funds to the Special
The Pattaya Sports Club would like to say a big thank you to their
sponsors and all the PSC members that gave their support to making the 2011
Charity Classic golf competition a success. If you would like to be a
sponsor, which involves the golf day and all the charities that the PSC
supports, please contact Joe Mooneyham at Pattaya Sports Club.
PSC President Tony Oakes, left, hands over a cheque
to the Golf Aid Charity to help victims of the flooding in the South of
Hand to Hand receive a much needed
donation from the PSC.