JingJo secures Decanter win
PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar
‘JingJo’ Martin O’Neill
(left) accepts The Decanter from Capt’ Bob.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 - Pattaya
The Outback’s 4th birthday was celebrated in the
traditional fashion with a two day competition at two different courses. The
format was stroke play with a separate stableford competition on day 2 –
playing for The Outback Plate.
Day 1 was held at Pattaya Country Club, which the Outback
has supported on a weekly basis for the last three years, and Day 2 took
place at the ever popular Green Valley, which has just become the regular
Before the details of the competition it is worth to
consider why the Outback has been so successful. In my view it is efficiency
– at the daily venues, Capt’ Bob ensures that all players are present and
correct before teeing off himself even if it means changing everybody round
two or three times; and Chad, Steve and Suzi who often help out, do
If it’s any away trip you want, whether it is just a
group of 12 to a local course or one further afield of 50 PAX plus, you can
rely on the organising skills of ‘General Jack’ aka Jack Moseley. Regular
trips are made to Chiang Mai (the 7th tour there
coming up next month) and now Hua-Hin as well as International venues, like
Bintan and Siem Reap. Also whilst the Outback is a bar and restaurant it is
very much a ‘golf bar’ with the genial ‘Capt’ Bob’ aka Bob Philp taking care
of the ‘front of house’ with a warm welcome to all.
It was General Jack who inaugurated and administered the
MBMG Matchplay league in 2008 which involved nine different golfing venues
playing each other twice in a matchplay format, with over 300 players taking
part in the first year.
In addition they have taken the initiative in golfing
promotion with the sponsorship of the cricket sixes 20/20 match at Horseshoe
Point last year as well as Pattaya versions of both the President’s Cup and
the Ryder Cup over the last four years with the co-operation of both The
Golf Bar and Lewiinski’s.
Expectant players wait at the
On the fun side they have had the “Boo Hoo Cup”, the
ongoing “Roo Cup” and some ‘unique’ fun games such as ‘The Stupid Ashes
Trophy’ and their annual match against The German-Swiss Golf Club which
always culminates in a great night out at the Moon River Pub.
They are the first golf organisation here in Pattaya to
experiment with the EGA handicapping system which basically takes into
consideration the slope and rating for each tee and course on the day as
defined by the USGA handicap system and correctly applies that information
to a player’s handicap index. Both Jack & Bob do admit that the system does
require a bit of extra time and effort but firmly believe it is the right
system for Pattaya golfers, combining the best of CONGU (using it’s
handicapping rules applied to tournaments only and the best of the USGA
(using the slopes and ratings giving the flexibility between the numerous
courses in the Pattaya area).
“It’s just a matter of players getting used to the idea
that their handicap is an Index and is designed to vary from course to
course”, said Jack, who added that the Outback hopes to make pocket size
versions of the course playing handicap tables available soon.
Whilst the Outback is on the ‘Dark Side’ it does attract
golfers from both the ‘Light Side’ and Jomtien – many taking advantage of
the Outback Bus!
So back to the plot!
There were 38 players on the first day of the Decanter,
Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Pattaya Country Club where the players were greeted by
the staff in their usual friendly and efficient manner. Before play
commenced handicaps were checked, following the course being re-rated with
most players at least one shot!
Tuesday organiser ‘Chad’, aka Barry Chadbourn, was the
man in charge and was at the start ensuring all were away in the correct
4-balls in his usual cool and efficient manner. One group included three
members of the PSC Executive, all regular Outbackers; Golf Chairman, Joe
Mooneyhan, Treasurer, Bob Linborg and Social Chairman, yours truly.
The course was presented well and it was obvious to the
regulars that work had been done in the last few days and that very morning
according to the caddies and after listening to the members.
The weather was hot with a little wind and not a sign of
Best score of the day went to JingJo (Martin O’Neill)
with a net 68 off a 26 handicap which won him Div C by five from Kurt
Persson (29) with 73 and PCC regular, Geoff Moodie with 74.
Dave Earthrowl, another PCC regular and member, produced
a net 70 off h’cap 16 to win Div B and share second place overall with the
comeback kid, having only his second outing since undergoing knee surgery,
Capt’ Bob, also with a net 70 off his 7 h’cap to take out the A Flight.
Second and third places in Div B went to two more PCC regulars, Dennis
Persson (14) with 73 and John Cogan (15) on 74.
There were five ‘2’s from Marilyn Hayes, David Day and
Bob Lindborg all on hole 7, Joe Mooneyham on hole 12, and Chris Fletcher on
Div A (0-11)
1st Bob Philp (7) net 70
2nd Chris Fletcher (10) net 74
3rd Dave Ritchie (+1) net 76
Div B (12-16)
1st David Earthrowl (16) net 70
2nd Dennis Persson (14) net 73
3rd John Cogan (15) net 74
Div C (17+)
1st Martin O’Neill (26) net 68
2nd K E Persson (29) net 73
3rd Geoff Moodie (22) net 74
Friday, Sept. 9 – Green
There were 53 players in today’s competition played at
the delightful Green Valley, a popular venue for Pattaya golfers. The course
was in its usual fine condition – that, together with perfect weather, all
was set for a great day.
After being welcomed by Capt’ Bob and the staff at the
bar it was off to the course where booking-in and locating caddies was quick
and there was time for some banter around the first tee, as the groups teed
off with the first shot of the day over the water. (Note: although we later
heard that Joe had a bit of a wait for his caddie).
Twenty-seven players had scores carrying forward from the
first round at Pattaya C.C. on Tuesday and these were split with 80 net and
worse having their Tues scores converted to stableford to play in the
Decanter Plate, leaving those with 79 net or better going forward to another
day of medal play for The Decanter.
Seeded in reverse order with the leaders going out last
there were 11 players in the Plate and 13 in The Decanter (a total of 24,
there were 3 others who did not play).
Away precisely on time, as a 2-ball rushed up to get out
on front of our first group, can’t blame them, it would have been a long
wait with 13 groups out there; and most rounds completed in a little over
Quite apart from the two day tournaments there was of
course the usual daily comp, so with three different sets of results
required, poor old Jack had his work cut out back at the bar to get
everything completed in time. It was a bit late and some had to go before
the final results could be announced but the Outback kitchen staff produced
a great spread of food for the two dayers – complimentary cottage pie,
wienerschnitzel, potato salad and laab moo and of course usual barbecue for
the rest of players.
Time for Capt. Bob, who was a little under the weather
with the onset of flu, to croak out the daily results first with Paul
Greenaway leading the way in Div A with a 36 points, from Jim Brackett,
playing a shot or so out of his PSC handicap, and also losing more than a
shot to the course for his playing h’cap, who took second with 34.
Next a big welcome to a regular group of Aussie boys who
have just arrived, namely John Mills, Tom Bayley and friends and congrats to
them (John & Tom) for taking Div B, both with 37 points from Brian Maddox,
also on 37; that being the best score of the day.
Kurt Eric won Div C with 36 points and should rue why he
didn’t play in the overall (he would have come second) and his good lady,
Mam, who looked at the Decanter after it had been presented, took third in
the same division with 34 and would also have done well in the 2 day; but
you can’t win it if you don’t enter it! Maybe next year.
The Cap’t Bob moved on to the ‘2’s, of which there were
7; Brian Maddox & Dave Ritchie on hole 4, Paul Bourke, Scott Clark & Liz
Collier on hole 12 and Barry Chadbourn & Brian Elsegood on hole 16.
500 Baht Outback vouchers also were awarded to the four
near pins from; Paul Greenaway (4), Nigel Cannon (9), David Davies (12) and
So we moved on to the Decanter Plate for those who didn’t
make the cut, which was won by Billy Fitzgerald with 61 points followed by
Paul Bourke and Nigel Cannon both on 59.
Then finally Capt’ Bob announced the Decanter result with
the winner being ‘JingJo’ O’ Neill with a fine, one under par total of 143,
beating the old Capt’ himself on 147 and Dennis Persson (the Turnip) in
third on 148. Steve Milne took fourth on 149 and Paul Greenaway’s excellent
72 net hauled him up into fifth place with 150, four clear of Joe Mooneyham
in sixth on 154.
Div A (0-12)
1st Paul Greenaway (9/Hi9.7) 36pts
2nd Jim Brackett (4/Hi5.2) 34pts
3rd Murray Hart (12/Hi12.7) 32pts
Div B (13-18)
1st John Mills (17) 37pts
2nd Tom Bayley (17/Hi17.5) 37pts
3rd Brian Maddox (18/Hi18.1) 37pts
Div C (19+)
1st Kurt Eric Persson (31/Hi29.7)
2nd Peter Davies (24/Hi23) 36pts
3rd Phompinmon Seesa (26/Hi27.7)
Plate Overall (Stableford)
1st Billy Fitzgerald 61pts
2nd Paul Bourke 59pts
3rd Nigel Cannon 59pts
Decanter Overall (Medal)
1st Martin O’Neill, net 143
2nd Bob Philp, net 147
3rd Dennis Persson, net 148
Mark reckons it’s a Swiss
PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society
Sunday’s low gross winner Claude (right) with
Golf Manager Colin.
September Green Valley
1st Claude Harder (12) 39pts
2nd Mark Wood (10) 39pts
1st Bill Brochart (17) 41pts
2nd Morten Esseth (18) 40pts
It was affair sized field (considering it being the
lowest low season in memory) with a lot of talent but it was left to the
junior flight to provide the fireworks for this Sunday’s bash at Green
Bill Brochart stole the man of the match with a terrific
41 points. Bill needed every one of them as he finished just one stroke
clear of Morten Esseth. The Principal was clearly not a happy man when he
found that his 37 count back with Kathy ‘Elgar’ Doody would not be needed.
Bill Brochart (left) was
Sunday’s winner with 41 points.
Mark ‘Mal’ Wood arrived at the presentation about an hour
after it was concluded (actually he was found in the adjacent 7-11 demanding
a G and T) only to find that ‘Santa’ Claude Harder had matched his A Flight
39 points and was not in a giving anything away mood, as he beat Mark in the
resulting count back 20-13-7 20 13 5 in the flagship flight. This
performance also won Claude the very prestige’s low gross trophy
Pattaya s latest ‘Hells Angel’ Bob ‘the beast’ Newell,
who can be seen stalling his new 500cc highly tuned Harley copy all over the
place, was also not a happy camper as his 38 points was about as good as his
mate’s The Principal.
Seven 2’s were recorded.
The Principal, whose name has been drawn out the barrel
on five previous occasions, was at last to hear it himself and duly rang the
Tuesday, Sept. 6, Green
Valley - Stableford
1st Bill Brochart (17) 38pts
2nd Jan Eriksen (25) 37pts
3rd Claude Harder (12) 36pts
For the second time this week the society played what is
considered their own course. On offer was the chance to win big prizes. Bill
Brochard showed his liking for the course as he took the main prize with a
best off the day 38 points. Splitting Sunday’s other flight winner was Jan
‘the quite’ Eriksen who was just a shot adrift. ‘Santa’ Claude Harder
emerged from a very rare quintuple count back victory (don’t worry Jimmy I
will name them) Alain Bellec, Sim Davis, Eddy Beilby, and Peter Henshaw.
Back at Lewiinski’s Colin thanked all that made the day a
great success, especially the staff.
Wednesday, Sept. 7,
Pattana - Stableford
1st Peter Henshaw (15) 35pts
2nd Don Lehmer (16) 29pts
Well no one solved the Pattana riddle today. The last
time we played this course if my memory serves me right was on the 13th
of July. On that day the results were in reverse order, as Don ‘the ladies
man’ Lehmer took the honors on a count back over co owner Peter Henshaw.
As I have mentioned before, this event rarely happens
twice as Peter left nothing to chance this time around as he put a six point
lashing on Don ‘the ladies man’ who was more than happy to accept the silver
considering his point tally.
No 2’s so a rollover to Friday.
Friday, Sept. 9, Eastern
Star - Stableford
1st Ian Halfpenny (12) 40 pts
2nd Bill Peach (21) 35 pts
3rd Lou Szigligeti (19) 34 pts
A performance, which but for the vapor lack of the scribe
would have warranted the title slot, was turned in by society regular Ian
‘Lose change’ Halfpenny as he amassed 40 splendid points. This was five
clear of the fine performance of Bill peach, and six clear of Lou ‘the
Thunder from Down under’ Zig-Zag.
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.
Greig keeps his face
in the frame
PSC golf from The Bunker Bar
Monday, Sept. 5, Treasure Hill - Stableford
It’s never easy to rack up the points at Treasure Hill
and today was no exception! A count back was needed to separate William
Macey and Colin Greig but William won by scoring 20 Stableford points on the
back nine to win comfortably.
Simon Parker had another decent round despite being cut a
shot after last weeks 41 points at Pattaya Country Club, finishing third
just one point behind.
1st William Macey (16) 32pts
2nd Colin Greig (10) 32pts
3rd Simon Parker (2) 31pts
Near Pins: Simon, Parker, Colin Greig, Alan
Wednesday, Sept. 7,
Phoenix - Stableford
Colin Greig kept up his steady play of late and finished
third today while Tony Robbins was runner up with a decent score on a course
where he is a member and always has a good round, but he couldn’t stop
Raleigh Gosney who had a superb round to win with 41 points!
1st Raleigh Gosney (18) 41pts
2nd Tony Robbins (11) 34pts
3rd Colin Greig (10) 30pts
Near Pins: PJ Redmond, Raleigh Gosney, Tony
Friday, Sept. 9, Crystal
Bay - Stableford
Tony Robbins went one better than Wednesday, beating
Colin Greig by a single point who, in turn was a point ahead of third placed
Tony Robbins is now favourite for the golfer of the month
title especially as Colin is going back home to the UK soon!
1st Tony Robbins (11) 39pts
2nd Colin Greig (10) 38pts
3rd Bob Lindborg (18) 37pts
Near Pins: Bob Lindborg, Colin Greig, Jim Payne,
The sun don’t shine anymore
PSC golf from The Outback Golf Bar
(From the left) Burapha podium
placers: Phil Gough, Peter Knight, Steve Poznanski and Steve Mann.
Monday, Sept. 5, Khao Kheow - Stableford
A field of 23 Outbackers arrived at a virtually deserted
Khao Kheow to play the B & C loops on a course which is seriously struggling
with the wet weather of late. The fairways were not only wet and overgrown
with ‘cow grass’ but also the grass was long, making it abundantly clear
that the staff had been unable to cut them for some time. The rough was
penal and the generally poor scoring was a direct result, as the computer
recorded that the course played 3 shots tougher than par and no handicap
increases are to be applied.
The weather threatened as black clouds gathered and a few
rumbles were heard but the rain stayed on course A and remarkably B & C
The greens were fine and we can only hope that there is a
break in the weather soon in order that the staff can bring this course back
to the condition it should be in, as fast as possible.
Paul Smith (1) and Steve Mann (12) shared the top score
of 34, Paul beating Steve on count back; and newcomer to the Outback, John
Anderson won Div B with a score of just 30, ahead of a surprised Bob
Lindborg on 29.
There were just two ‘2’s, both on the island green (B8)
from two newcomers to the Outback, Dave Ritchie and Gary Minchin.
Div A (0-14)
1st Paul Smith (1/Hi1.3) 34pts
2nd Steve Mann (12/Hi11.1) 34pts
3rd Phil Waite (14/Hi13.2) 30pts
4th Bob Dibben (8/Hi7.7) 26pts
Div B (15+)
1st John Anderson (20/Hi18.5) 30pts
2nd Bob Lindborg (19/Hi17.9) 29pts
3rd Barry McIntosh (18/Hi16.7)
4th Ivan Plunkett (21/Hi19.4) 26pts
Wednesday, Sept. 7,
Burapha - Stableford
Twenty Outbackers travelled to Burapha on a beautiful
sunny day. We played A & B off the blues and the course was in great
condition, with fast greens, dry fairways and rough that had been cut. Some
players had Laem Chabang caddies as Burapha C & D were hosting some 200
doctors for a corporate day so hopefully nobody got sick in Pattaya today.
Welcome to Peter Knight having his first game with the
Outback and so long to Barney Clarkson who leaves us for Australia, after an
extended stay here enjoying his golf.
We had two divisions with 9 players in each division (as
two of the guys were just starting the game and played from the whites and
were not in the comp.).
The winner of B flight was Steve Poznanski (20) with a
great score of 42, a country mile clear of John O’Keefe (20), the runner up
on 35 points, with Tommy Jensen (20) third on 34.
The winner of A flight was Stephen Mann (14), who at last
showed his true ability but should now go out and buy himself a driver, with
40 points, from runner up, Peter Knight (9) on 38 points with Philip Gough
(16) back in third with 36.
There were only two ‘2’s, both on hole 6 (A6) from Steve
Poznanski & Peter Knight.
Div A (0-18)
1st Steve Mann (14/Hi11) 40pts
2nd Peter Knight (9/Hi6.5) 38pts
3rd Philip Gough (16/Hi12.8) 36pts
4th Tony Garnett (12/Hi9.5) 35pts
Div B (19+)
1st Steve Poznanski (20/Hi16.4)
2nd John O’Keefe (20/Hi16.4) 35pts
3rd Tommy Jensen (20/Hi16.4) 34pts
4th Bruce McAdam (27/Hi22.6) 34pts
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.
Clive, the bridesmaid twice over
PSC Golf from Mulligans Lakeside
top two Matt & Clive enjoy a celebratory drink.
Tuesday, Sept. 6, Mountain Shadow -
Tuesday was a long awaited return to Mountain Shadow, the
shortish but testing layout set amongst the tree lined fairways, boasting
some of the trickiest greens around.
Handling the greens best was Jeff Wylie (6) with 34
points while in second spot was Clive Hoseason (34) with 33.
Near Pins were secured by Stan, Ray & Jeff.
Thursday, Sept. 8, Rayong
C.C. - Stableford
Thursday rolled around and we headed out along Hwy 36
towards Rayong Country Club, where the management continues to promote play
with attractive pricing packages, especially if you are a cart user. The
course was in reasonable condition, commensurate with the value offered.
Leading the way home was Matt Anderson (18) with a strong
38 points, while Clive Hoseason (34) recorded his second runner-up spot,
again with 33 points.
Near Pins were picked up by Matt, Brian & Jeff with 2.
With several of our regular players returning over the
upcoming weeks, it is expected we will be resuming our regular competitions
over the next few weeks.
Note: Mulligans Lakeside plays golf on Tuesday &
Thursday, with presentation at the course Tuesday and Mulligans Lakeside
hosting on Thursdays. Call 089 094 1841 for scheduling or enquiries. Hope to
see you there, cheers & good golfing!
‘Handy’ Andy’s No. 1 at last
PSC golf from The Fairways Golf Society
Tuesday, Sept. 6, Khao
Kheow – Stableford
Today, much to our disappointment, we found that the
course was not in its normal excellent condition. They have had so much rain
here that the mowers have not been able to cut the fairways efficiently,
leaving a lot of long grass and many bare patches of mud.
Also the course was virtually empty so we should have had
a nice clear round but they decided to let a Thai 5-ball out just in front
of us and they were painfully slow. And not surprisingly there was not a
marshal to be seen!
On to the round and it was nice to see Andy Crabb in the
winner’s enclosure after several places over the last few months. He finally
came through to take the honours with an excellent round of 36 points.
Second place was taken by Toby O’Neill on a back nine count back of 18-16
from Dave Done and (Steady Eddie) crept in to take fourth spot.
Near pins went to Noi Emerson & Eric Reginiesson.
1st Andy Crabb (21) 36pts
2nd Toby O’Neill (24) 34pts
3rd Dave Done (16) 34pts
4th Tony Duthie (20) 32pts
Thursday, Sept. 8, Green
Valley – Stableford
There was a lot of cloud cover today so it was ideal
conditions for playing golf. The competition was fierce with six players
within two shots of each other and all the places were decided on count
Brian Neal came in first with 35 points while Shane
Ruddle beat Eric Reginiesson 18-16 for second spot and fourth place was
taken by Don Carmody on a three-way count back over Tony Duthie and Andy
Near pins went to Brian Neal, Eric, Tony Duthie and Yusa.
1st Brian Neal (20) 35pts
2nd Shane Ruddle (0) 34pts
3rd Eric Reginiesson (17) 34pts
4th Don Carmody (23) 33pts
Note: The Fairways Golf Society and Driving Range
is situated at the top of Pattaya Klang on the Sukhumvit Road and 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.
Eastern Star revisited
PSC golf from Tropical Bert’s
Tuesday’s winners with Bill’s
Tuesday, Sept. 6, Eastern Star – Stableford
The test for the day was to be Eastern Star. Not having
played the course for a long time we decided, after hearing good things of
the recent renovations, to give it a go. So with five groups we set off to
test it out and were also joined by the P.S.C. President, Tony Oakes, who
was also on a similar recce, I think.
This is a tough layout at the best of times, and in my
opinion the second hole is the toughest handicap 16 on any course. The
greens were not all of the same speed, some were fast and some were slow,
and the wind was blowing the ball all over the place.
Suffice to say we got around but it was easy as this is
not an easy course. It was however in quite good condition and the view from
the clubhouse is really spectacular. Standing on the first tee you have a
good view of a difficult first hole and then into the difficult dog-leg
second. The first par three is always, it seems, into a strong wind, and on
this day none of the players got onto the green on this difficult hole. Then
onto a difficult par 5, with a water hazard on the right and Out of Bounds
on the left, and yes the water claimed three of our balls. A tough but
rewarding course if you are playing well.
Round over it was into a hot shower and then down to the
restaurant. In years past I used to play the course just because of the
quality of the food in the restaurant. While not of the high standard of
several years ago, the food is still a cut above average and the high
quality tends to live on. Well worth a visit.
Back at Bert’s the clan was gathering because after the
presentation we intended to have a ‘wake’ for our good friend and golfing
buddy of many years, Bill Knight, who recently went on to the great ‘golf
course in the sky’.
So the presentation was quickly underway and the winner
on the day was Frank Pilkington with 37 points, ahead of Bill Bertram in
second place with 36. Taking third spot was Mashi Kaneta with 32 points on
count back over Mike Gaussa and in fifth was Daryl Evans with 30.
Near pins went to Don Carmody, Bill Bertram and Mashi
We then proceeded with the wake and Bill’s son was there
for the memory. Bill’s widow and her family also came. I thank Bert and Pu
for the fine gesture of laying on food for all those present and for those
who put money behind the bar for all to have a drink in Bill’s memory. The
night developed and we wish the family all the best for the future. T.T.F.N.
Mike squared share the pie
PSC golf from The Cafe Kronborg
(L-R) Mike Gosden, Dave
Richardson and Mike Winfield.
Monday, Sept. 5,
Bangpra - Stableford
Twenty-two golfers headed off from the Cafe’ Kronborg
looking forward to the day’s challenge.
Teeing off the white markers at 0920 hours the first
group completed their journey in four hours and twenty minutes.
The weather was overcast and humid for the first few
holes however salvation was at hand in the way of a cooling breeze which
was very welcome. The course was in superb condition and the greens, if
you were above the hole were as friendly as a debt collector on a cold
Prior to tee off our resident gun wordsmith Graham
Buckingham was reported to be as concerned as a giraffe with tonsillitis
at the thought of tackling these putting surfaces. Post match comments
included one from Stu Rifkin who was driving the ball so well that on
the sixth the caddy said, “aim at the tree “ and Stu replied “which
Andre Vandyk, a last start winner, lamented that
despite playing a solid front nine the thought of a brush with
kryptonite at the corner shook him and his flip side effort was not of
super hero qualities.
Ken Bernek (left) with The
Admiral and Ronnie Ratte.
In the A flight Mike Gosden handed in thirty six
points for first place, Mashi Kanetta scored thirty five points for
second whilst Ted Morris with thirty one points was third, relegating
Stu Rifkin on the same score to fourth place.
In the B flight Mike Winfield with an eye catching
thirty seven points won easily and indicated that a worry free round as
a result of remembering to remove the key from the ignition of his motor
bike prior to leaving on the bus had assisted greatly.
In second spot and further behind than a python’s
nether region was Tientong Charenrung with thirty one points, whilst
Graham Buckingham with thirty points hung on like a latrine rodent for
third and Nid Penplang with twenty nine points rounded out the flight.
We welcomed Ronnie Ratte from South Korea, Alain
Taddei from France and Rick Evans from the oil rigs.
A Flight (0-16)
1st Mike Gosden (10) 36pts
2nd Mashi Kanetta (12) 35pts
3rd Ted Morris (15) 31pts
4th Stu Rifkin (14) 31pts
B Flight (17+)
1st Mike Winfield (22) 37pts
2nd Tientong Charoenrung (18)
3rd Graham Buckingham (23) 30
4th Nid Pengplang (21) 29pts
Near pins went to Nid Pengplang on the 2nd,
Walter Baechli on the 12th whilst Mashi Kanetta
grabbed a quinella on the 8th and the 17th.
Long putts saw Tientong on the 9th
and Mike Winfield on the 18th successful
The Coveted Compass Cap was easily won by Ken Bernek
with an effort that would make kissing your mother in law whilst she had
her hair in curlers and clad in a transparent dressing gown seem like a
wonderful cultural experience.
Deefa the dog was once again snavelled a few
sponderoolies from the Kronborg crew which was much appreciated.
Thursday, Sept. 8, Khao Kheow – Stableford
Eighteen golfers gathered at the Cafe’ Kronborg for
the day’s activities. Prior to tee off everyone was as toey as a Roman
sandal to play this popular layout. Change room chatter revealed that
Ken Bernek, after a dismal effort at his last start when he copped the
Coveted Compass Cap, was keen to adjust this slight aberration to his CV
and today his real form would surface. Time would tell if being a modern
day Nostradamus was a wise move as many people who drink from the
fountain of knowledge are of the opinion that Ken only gargles.
Our resident wordsmith Graham Buckingham’s main
contribution for the day was to mutter when he lipped out a putt on B
six, “referee “.
We were allocated the B and C nines and the first
group teed off under cloudy skies from the white markers. Despite carts
not being permitted on the short grass they completed the journey in
four hours and thirty minutes.
There has been quite a bit of rain recently which
obviously hampered the ground staff’s efforts to bring the course up.
The first six fairways on the B nine were a bit patchy however the
remainder of that nine were ok as were the ones on the C side whilst the
short stuff around the bunkers was challenging.
The greens were very slow which made putting a very
different proposition after our previous outing at Bangpra on the
On the day Stu Rifkin’s flat stick efforts
deteriorated to the point where he managed eight three putts in his
round of thirty one points and acquired the nickname Mick Jabber.
In the A flight Ken Bernek wielded the blade with
great dexterity not unlike Errol Flynn in the movie Captain Blood and
handed in thirty eight points to take first place.
In second place was Mike Allidi who hit eighteen
greens in regulation figures for his thirty seven points.
Martin Todd scored thirty five points for third and
Jan Erikson with thirty four points rounded out the flight.
In the B flight Ronnie Ratte shot a steady thirty
five points for first whilst Mike Winfield staggered down the stretch
like a sot in Soi six and posted thirty four points (ten on the last
eight holes) to take second place.
In third place was Tientong Charoenrung with thirty
three points whilst Graham Buckingham, who in his own words played like
a turkey burger, finished fourth with thirty one points.
We welcomed Jai Jalomen from Finland via Singapore
where he is employed.
A Flight (0–16)
1st Ken Bernek (16) 38pts
2nd Mike Allidi (2) 37pts
3rd Martin Todd (7) 35pts
4th Jan Eriksen (15) 34pts
B Flight (17+)
1st Ronnie Ratte (26) 35pts
2nd Mike Winfield (22) 34pts
3rd Tientong Charoenrung (18)
4th Graham Buckingham (23)
Long putts went to Mike Winfield on B9 and Mike
Allidi on C9.
The Coveted Compass Cap was won by Karl Baeker who
was of the opinion his game was as palatable as devouring a triple
decker strawberry cream cake with a topping of sardines.
Once again the Cafe’ Kronborg crew generously opened
their wallets to assist the needy in Pattaya and Deefa’s appetite was
well and truly satisfied.
Hiskett takes the biscuit
PSC Phoenix Tuesday/Friday Golf Group
Graham Hiskett and Patrick
Browne with the staff at The Relax Bar.
Tuesday, Sept. 6, Phoenix - Stableford
With the quiet month of August out of the way we had many
of our regulars re-appear in preparation for the duration of the oncoming
The weather conditions were perfect today after a lot of
rain the previous days. Lake course is still closed for maintenance work (so
the management say - seems to me they tend to do more damage than good these
days), therefore our challenge was the Mountain & Ocean course which is
always a headache when you play stableford points system; the stroke index
figures are the same for both nines (1 to 17 all odd numbers only), which
means the winning cards all have to be checked to see if the players with
odd number handicaps have taken the correct strokes on the correct holes.
Hope all that makes sense?
OK onto the winners today and we welcomed Graham Hiskett
back into the group after a lay-off of some 18 months. What does he do? He
wins, with a fine 36 points. To make matters worse he was my opponent in the
matchplay game we had and thus took a few more baht from me. Good fun
One point behind Graham was the man with the Cheshire
grin (also back after a few months in the old country) Patrick Browne with
35 points. In third place was yet another nice guy back after a few months
in the older country, Peter Harris, with 34 points.
So, after the rest of us struggling to play anything like
decent the players who seemed to have rested for a while took the honours.
Seems like there is a moral there somewhere.
Only one near pin winner today from Stuart Gordon who
came very close to making it a hole in one, however he missed the birdie
putt! Not to be outdone by this he played the most extraordinary birdie at
the long 9th on Mountain course. He duck hooked his drive into the trees on
the left before the water and had about 230 to 240 yards to the pin. He
could just about get his 3 wood to the ball without hitting the tree it was
next to and placed it 6 inches from the pin, which was on the steep
downslope at the back of the green. Pity we did not have this on film, would
have made every top pro jealous of such a shot. If you read this Stuart I
think a couple of beers would not go amiss for all of this glorification!
Lucky draw prizes donated by our hosts the Relax Bar went
to Bill Hewitt, Peter Harris & Bob Neylon.
Next week we play for the KPK Food Services voucher under
Note: Anyone interested in joining our group or sea
fishing are welcome and should call me (Mike) on 087 091 7565. At present
green fees are 900 baht on a Tuesday until end of October and 1,000 baht on
a Friday. During the high season (mid-week) all guests are charged 1,000
Baht green fee as a guest of the members.
Bren guns for the Boss
IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at Rabbi’s Elephant Bar
A large group of Pattaya Golf Society members visited the
Silky Oak course at Green Valley to play a stableford competition on Monday,
5th September and found the course suffering a little from the excessive
rains recently and the greens sorely in need of a cut. However, always a
challenge, the course was relatively empty and the group enjoyed a fine day.
Tony Thorne had been tempted to give the course another
chance after scathing comments on his first visit in December and found that
“knowing what to expect” helped him this time to a level par score for
fourth place, with Tim Knight coming through his first visit with 37 points
for third place.
The gaffer, Mr Len, has played the course half a dozen
times now and he is still “fortified” by his first two returns there of
forty-two points, and he almost repeated the feat with 41 points this time.
However he was booted into runner up place by a fantastic performance from
the doyen of PNG’s “Mount Hagen Mongrels GS”, Brendan Gilsenan. At the turn
his moderate eighteen points were elevated to the status of “legend” by a
finishing nine of 25 points, giving him 43 points for the win, equalling the
highest score of the year within the group.
Needless to say he also recorded a birdie ‘2’ to join
Larry Bland, Evan Miller, Tony Thorne and newbie Phil McClure in a share of
the ‘2’s pot whilst the best gross score of the day was recorded by Wichai
Tananusorn, his eighty disguising the fact that he was two under the card
after a handful of holes.
The Booby Bevy went to Masashi Iizumi for blowing away a
chance after nine holes when his twenty points offered promise of more but a
loss of rhythm saw him finish with only twelve more, and a cool beer of
Silky Oak? Love it or hate it? Ask Brendan Gilsenan.
Speed checks at Bangpra
On Friday, 9th September the Pattaya Golf Society visited
Bangpra to play a stableford competition on the well presented course. The
fairways are showing signs of run again and will be welcomed by shorter
hitters and the greens were so quick that putting from above the hole was a
lottery. The only way to successfully lag a put would be to strike the ball
with the putter head cover still attached! “Touch” golfers would come into
their own this day.
In fourth place was Evan Millar with thirty well earned
points, on a day when his country welcomed the Rugby World Cup. Sharing
second on 31 were Aussies Brendan Gilsenan and Phil Knight whilst the best
gross of the day, eighty-two, was set by the winner Wichai Tananusorn. His
thirty-three points was an excellent performance on a course in this
condition and testimony to the fact that he could finish the hole from the
front of the green.
There were no birdie ‘2’s and the Booby Bevy went to
Ronnie Ramsay Snr after setting records for the number of balls lost in
water and the number of scratched holes on the card.
Bangpra is well managed and welcoming and is such a fine
challenge for the golfers, especially in this condition.
Quality golf from Lamond
September IPGC Monthly Members’ Tournament
smiles from divisional winners at Pattana, Mark Armstrong and Rob Lamond
On Wednesday, 7th September, the IPGC members gathered at Pattana for the
September Members’ Tournament. The selection of the B and C nines was to
offer a stern challenge to all golfers with the traditionally soft fairways
yielding little or no run and the greens on the back nine, now being
maintained by a sub-contractor and not the regular club greens staff, were
less receptive and a lot slicker.
Each monthly member’ tournament will provide winners in
both divisions who will go forward to the finals to compete for the Gold and
Silver Medals later in the season. In addition the tournaments will also be
used to determine the IPGC Gentleman Player of the Year, with between 1 and
15 points to be won in each division every month, dependant on final
positions, which will then be aggregated for the year to establish the
overall winner. As usual the first division contests a stroke play format
whilst the second division play stableford.
In the first division Barry Wellings finished third with
net 74, a couple of missed putts behind runner-up Alan Hanlon whose net 71
was one of only two sub-par rounds of the day. The August medal runner-up
Rob Lamond found his game on form and he posted the best gross figures of
the competition with his 77 giving him net 70 for a fine win.
The second division played stableford and things were
very tight again as Benny Hansen took second on count back leaving Paul
Davies in third on 31 points, the latter having fared only one point worse
on the back nine. The divisional winner was Mark Armstrong who took the day
by one point with his 32 point return.
In the ‘2’s competitions there were birdies for Burnie
Sinclair, lady golfer Orawan Meeraka and Russell Exley.
After the tournament the golfers enjoyed an excellent
presentation buffet at the Links Bar in Soi Buakhao, and the lucky draw gave
everyone present a share of the fun of the day. The presentation and prizes
were generously sponsored as always by the IPGC, and those who had
contributed to the success of the day were warmly thanked.
The official prize-winners are listed below but the full
list of results can be seen on the excellent official IPGC website at
1st Robert Lamond (7) net 70
2nd Alan Hanlon (12) net 71
3rd Barry Wellings (5) net 74
1st Mark Armstrong (21) 32pts
2nd Benny Hansen (27) 31pts
3rd Paul Davies (17) 31pts
2’s: Burnie Sinclair, Orawan Meeraka, Russell Exley.
Barry Winton (almost) returns to form
IPGC golf from The Haven
Sunday, Sept. 4, Green Valley - Stableford
1st Russell Exley (7) 38pts
2nd Sid Ottaway (22) 35pts
3rd Sean Connolly (10) 34pts
4th Alan Mawer (12) 34pts
5th Joe McArdle (11) 32pts
After a couple of weeks when there were not enough
players to have a meaningful competition, the numbers this week returned to
Russell Exley, having done most of the hard work
organising the day, also got the best reward as he took home the top honours
for the day with a solid two under handicap return.
Sid Ottaway slipped in under the radar to claim second
spot three shots back leaving Sean Connolly and Alan Mawer disputing third
and fourth, with Sean getting the nod after a count back which he won by 18
Joe McArdle, who did almost as much as Russell to make
the day happen, did not quite get the same return and had to settle for a
very honourable mention in fifth place.
The 2’s were shared between Joe McArdle and Alan Mawer.
Monday, Sept. 5, Pattana B
& C - Stableford
1st Trevor Schirmer (15) 34pts
2nd Rod Howett (22) 32pts
3rd Alan Pilkington (8) 29pts
4th Alan Hanlon (12) 29pts
5th Yoshitaka Iketani (19) 28pts
With the month’s IPGC Medals being held at Pattana on the
following Wednesday the day’s competition should have been re-scheduled, but
during something or other The Doc completely missed the chance to excel and
so the hopefuls from Soi 13 had an unexpected chance to practice over the
planned medal course.
It did not seem to help either on the day or later in the
week as the scoring was not quite up to standard with only Trevor Schirmer
managing to get within two of his handicap, only the makeup of the field
kept the CSS from spiraling upwards.
Trevor’s round was good by two to win the top step of the
podium, with Rod Howett slogging round for a hard fought second place, as
the very wet conditions ensured that the course played to its maximum
distance with absolutely zero run on any ball on any fairway.
It was fortunate that the local rule for the day was
‘lift and place’ in the fairways, with buggies being allowed on the cart
paths only, as that at least made the day a little more bearable. It would
have been fair to say, that the course was otherwise in excellent condition,
considering the amount of water that had been dumped on it in the previous
Alan Pilkington struggled to win the count back with Alan
Hanlon but found that 15 to 13 was enough over the back nine to take third
Yoshitaka Iketani claimed the last counting spot another
point back in fifth behind them.
Trevor Schirmer picked up the only 2 of the day and that
was in the first division.
Friday, Sept. 9, Rayong
C.C. - Stableford
1st Barry Winton (5) 39pts
2nd Al Keith (5) 37pts
3rd Shuichi Kodaka (18) 35pts
4th Trevor Schirmer (15) 35pts
5th Grant Cadell (14) 33pts
After the rigours of the week’s earlier competitions
things got a lot easier when the group travelled to the renamed Great Lakes
course where the going was distinctly better, although ‘lift and place’ in
the fairways was still the order of the day. The greens were also found to
be a lot improved, from the last visit, although with the inability of the
greens staff to get much equipment onto the course often enough, they were a
bit on the long side but they putted well and were true, which was all that
could be fairly asked of them.
Barry Winton returned to something like his old form with
a very tidy two over gross that could have been even better after he went
out in level par even with having missed a couple of short ones, but
although the inward nine was not quite up to the standard of the outward
half, it still proved to be sufficient for the day’s top honour.
Al Keith also had a very nice day with a gross 76 to take
second place to add extra weight to the argument for the course’s
playability on the day.
Shuichi Kodaka did enough over the back nine to win a
count back with Trevor Schirmer with a better 18 to 16 to take third place
leaving Trevor in fourth, and Grant Cadell claiming fifth after seeing his
handicap drop by two in the previous week following an outstanding winning
round of six under handicap in a Golf Club competition.
There were no 2’s in the second division but the first
division was shared between Barry Winton, Al Keith and Trevor Schirmer.
Before presenting the prizes The Doc had farewells for
Alan Hanlon and Mark Armstrong.
Note: The Haven group now departs Soi 13 at the
earlier time of 9 am until further notice. If you would like to play with
the group you can contact mobile 082 219 0965 or call in to the hotel at 185
Soi 13 between Beach Road and 2nd Road. All
transportation to the course is arranged and you do not need to sign up
prior to the day, but you should be there by 8.30 on Mondays, Wednesday,
Fridays and 9.00am on Sundays on the days you wish to play. A schedule of
courses to be played can be found on our web site at www.thehaven-hotel.com.
the field at Navy
Jomtien golf with the IPGC
Chris Voller and Terry
Redding, first and second at Plutualang on Monday.
Monday, Sept. 5,
Plutaluang – Stableford
There was naval competition on the North and West courses
this afternoon so we were allocated the East and South nines. There was just
a small field out today with only one division.
Now playing off 7 but not for long, Chris Voller won the
day with 40 points while the man from Oz, Terry Redding, came second on 35.
The course was in good condition except for the very slow
There were no ‘2’s at all today so four rollovers in
division 1 and one in division 2 to Bangpakong.
Friday, Sept, 9, Eastern
Star – Stableford
There were a few cancellations overnight and we ended up
playing 3 ladies and 26 men in a three divisional competition. The equal cut
was 6-17 and 18 plus, and also the nearest the pins in all divisions.
The best score of the day was 38 points from Roy Thornton
to win division 1 ahead of Chris Voller in second 2 points behind and John
Lay in third who beat Tom Sathrum and Harry Vincenzi on count backs after
they all finished with 33.
Yuza Reginniussen won the ladies flight with 37 points
while Tom Novak took the second division with the same score ahead of Joe
Kubon in second and Chris Slota in third, both on 36, with Joe edging the
count back 18/17.
Harry Vincenzi birdied the 6th hole for the only ‘2’ of
the day and near pins went to Toi Blair, Tom Novak, Harry Vincenzi, John Lay
(2) and Tony Cowe.
Young & Sproxton share road trip spoils
PSC golf from The Golf Club Sports Bar
Jimmy Brackett, Grant Cadell,
Paul Young & Mike Meir at Kabinburi.
Monday, Sept. 5, Green
Valley - Stableford
1st Dave Mather (8) 38pts
2nd J.J. Wright (11) 35pts
3rd John Deardon (21) 34pts
For those who are reading this from out of town, Pattaya
has just experienced the heaviest rainfall in years this week. Severe
flooding was seen just about everywhere, so we wait to see how the courses
we shall play this week have held up. The Golf Club held up just fine, but
we had water lapping up on the doorstep like most places on the soi. Watch
Dave Mather is a frequent visitor from England and is a
most consistent player, even when he hasn’t swung a club in months. His
muscle memory is amazing. Keeping the proper level of blood to alcohol is no
easy task, but Dave has mastered the art and it was evidenced by last week’s
victory at our regular Monday venue. A well played 38 points for Dave took
him to the top!
Good buddy quizmeister J.J. Wright was 3 back of Dave and
not quite to his handicap with an admirable 35 for second. If J.J. is
around, you don’t need Google for any sports trivia answers. John (JTB)
Dearden was a shot behind for his third place finish.
Tues & Wed.,
Kabinburi Sports Club - Stableford
1st Paul Young (12) 35pts
2nd Brian Prudden (25) 33pts
3rd Mike Meir (8) 33pts
4th John Emmerson (9) 33pts
5th Jim Bryan (17) 33pts
1st Brad Sproxton (11) 37pts
2nd Jim Brackett (7) 34pts
3rd John Emmerson (9) 34pts
4th Capt. Bob Finley (14) 34pts
5th Sean Connolly (10) 34pts
Strange but true! We had two identical days in a row for
KSC results. Both winners also won near pins and the rest were determined by
a 4-deep count back on both days! Paul Young and young Brad Sproxton (fresh
back from the Canadian Rockies) took top honors on this September road trip
Bob Newell hosted this event up north and our thanks go
out to him for his fine job of herding cats. As usual, road trips are always
full of stories and this one was no exception. The bunkers at KSC have
always been known to contain an exorbitant amount of sand. We have even had
lost balls in them before, but this time Grant Cadell almost became the
first golfer to get plugged in a bunker. His playing partners rescued him
from what could have been certain death! The next time we play here, it will
be a scramble so that we avoid the nasty bunkers and rough that mar an
otherwise lovely golf course that is beautifully maintained on the tee
boxes, fairways and greens.
Have you ever had a 2 for 5? What is that, you might ask?
Well, Mark Wood eagled on the “Deer hole” 15th
handicap 3 hole to write on his card 2 strokes for 5 points! His 5-wood from
210 yards out was a thing of beauty all the way.
Tuesday night was spent at the Thai Cowboy bar across the
road from the Kantary Hotel for an evening of dinner, drinks, sing-along and
karaoke from the Bob & Brad show who joined the band with reckless abandon.
It was good to have our Costa Rican expat buddies with us once again and Jim
and Capt. Bob had a fine 2 days of golf. Thanks go out to the Kantary Hotel,
Kabinburi for their hospitality and beautiful rooms and facilities that
everyone truly enjoyed. We shall definitely return!
Friday, Sept. 9, Mountain
Shadow - Stableford
1st Jack Spencer (9) 36pts
2nd Marlene Prudden (24) 35pts
3rdTim Lazecki (19) 32pts
Another fine trip out to Mountain Shadow that always has
the sign-up sheet full as soon as it gets put up. This is one of the best
courses in town right now and its popularity is well deserved. Known as
having probably the best- yet trickiest- greens around, there will always be
a 3-putt green on your scorecard. Expect a few of those and don’t let it get
to your head and you will handle this course much better.
That is exactly what happened for Jack Spencer and to
shoot your handicap here is a fine result. Jack had his flat stick working
well as he got them close enough for mainly 2 putts to control the course
and play it his way. That was a great display of course management Jack,
Marlene once again gets her picture in the paper as she
showed her fine form on a tough course. Another good round for Tim Lazecki
put him in a rock steady third place.
Thanks to all for participating in this week’s fixtures,
and don’t forget to check us out on facebook /golfclubpattaya for updates
and the September golf schedule.
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 is www.golfclub pattaya.com.
United clanger hands three points to Premier League rivals
Pattaya United midfielder
Kritsana Taiwan (left) shields the ball from FC Pichit’s Ekkarak Thongkrit
at a rain soaked Physical Education Stadium pitch in Chonburi, Sunday, Sept.
11. (Photo /Ariyawat Nuamsawat)
Pattaya United came unstuck against fellow Premier League
strugglers TTM Pichit at a rain soaked University of Physical Education
Stadium pitch in Chonburi last Sunday.
The hosts piled on the pressure in the opening stages of
the game but were unable to make any notable attempts on their opponent’s
goal and Pichit began to grow in confidence as the half progressed.
The game turned on its head in the 27th
minute when some calamitous defending by Pattaya led to Lee Kwang Jae
finding the back of the Dolphin’s goal from 12 yards out. Pichit won a free
kick 30 yards out and when the ball was swung into the box, Pattaya keeper
Narit got into a hopeless tangle with his defenders and left Pichit’s Korean
striker with the easiest of finishes.
United tried to turn up the heat on the visitors in the
second half but their forward line was misfiring and they were unable to
pierce the stubborn Pichit defence.
The loss leaves United in 13th
place in the league standings on 25 points with twelve games of the season
remaining. The Dolphin’s next league fixture is a local derby match away to
Siam Navy FC in Sattahip on Saturday, Sept. 17. Kick-off is at 6 p.m.
At the top of the table Chonburi FC kept up the pressure
on runaway leaders Buriram with a hard fought 1-0 win over Siam Navy to
leave them sandwiched in second place between Muang Thong and Buriram,
neither of whom had fixtures last weekend.
Allidi has gem of a round at Emerald
One Day, One Goal - help support Luca Waugh
St. Andrews International School, Green Valley is hosting
the 2nd annual ‘One Day, One Goal’ charity football tournament on Saturday,
September 24th in aid of the Luca Waugh Foundation.
Here is Luca’s story:
On the 10th September 2009 Luca Waugh tragically entered
a swimming pool by himself and nearly drowned. His parents had waved goodbye
to him that morning never imagining that later that day they were to receive
the phone call every parent dreads, their son had been found floating in the
pool and efforts to resuscitate him in situ had failed. Luca spent the next
five weeks in intensive care and was finally discharged after seven weeks.
Upon leaving hospital Luca’s prognosis was bleak.
Diagnosed with severe Cerebral Palsy, blind and unable to move in any way,
Carl and Wendy, his parents, were told the best they could hope for was that
Luca might be able to roll onto his stomach and utter approximately seven
Unable to accept this, Luca with the support of his
family and friends began the long process of restoration. It was at this
point that Luca’s Foundation was created and funds donated then and since
have allowed no stone in Luca’s recovery to be left unturned. Many therapies
both traditional and alternative have been explored and Luca has been
fortunate enough to try physiotherapy, occupational therapy, acupressure,
suit therapy, stem cell therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and healing. He
has travelled as far afield as Los Angeles and Panama.
The results of this have been amazing. Sight has been
restored and some muscle control regained. Luca sits independently, he
commando crawls and pulls himself up to kneel against furniture. The most
amazing progress has been cognitive. Luca can talk. Not just a few words,
but full sentences and entire nursery rhymes. More incredible still, he is
beginning to read. It is hoped that with further speech therapy his
pronunciation will continue to improve.
The tournament organizers ask you to join them in raising
awareness for pool safety, and raising as much money as possible for this
incredibly brave young boy’s foundation. The competition has seen entrants
from many international schools in Bangkok and Pattaya and also local teams
from the Green Valley area.
The competition starts at 8.30am and finishes at 2pm.
There will be food and drink available for purchase. Entrance is free but
all donations are gratefully received. All proceeds go to the Luca Waugh
For registration of teams and further details please
contact Matt Dunn on mdunn @standrews-schools.com.
Show jumping at
Horseshoe Point this month
See some of the top Thai and
international riders take part in the President’s Cup at Horseshoe Point
from Sept. 30 - Oct. 2.
The President’s Cup Dressage & Show Jumping competition
will be held at Horseshoe Point Pattaya from September 30– October 2.
The President’s Cup is an annual event which has been
running for over ten years. This event is held on behalf of the President of
the Thailand Equestrian Federation and consists of show jumping and dressage
disciplines, both of which are open to Thailand’s equestrian riders and
Entrance is free for spectators and all horse enthusiasts
are encouraged to come along and enjoy some fabulous equestrian action in
the beautiful surroundings of Horseshoe Point.