Mon 9th, Weds 11th & Fri 13th
Monday, September 9th
Pattana B & C.
1st Robby Watts (7) 34 points
2nd Geoff Parker (17) 34 points
3rd Raleigh Gosney (19) 32 points
Near pins Raleigh Gosney, Jimmy Carr, & Robby Watts.
In this monsoon season, we have had little or no rain and when it does rain it’s usually at night. What we have had instead is wind, every time we play its blowing as it was again today making accuracy difficult, coupled with no run on fairways scoring was also difficult as evidenced by the low numbers returned. By now having played here regularly people are starting to get a handle on the B1 opening hole with nobody in the water today.
With three birdies and two missing by a whisper winner Robby Watts was still only able to amass a score of thirty-four, low by his standards. Geoff Parker also had thirty-four points but was beaten into second on countback. Geoff got revenge over his playing partner Raleigh Gosney by overtaking him on the last hole, Raleigh came third with thirty-two. Near pins went to Raleigh, Jimmy Carr, and Robby Watts.
Wednesday, September 11th
1st Geoff Cox (15) Net 69
2nd Daryl Vernon (21) Net 71
3rd Steve Durey (20) Net 73
Near pins Jimmy Carr, Geoff Cox, & Michael Brett.
The first medal round of the month was played at the Greenvalley course on a bright sunny day in warm conditions but as seems to be the case lately the wind was blowing strongly. A decent field of eleven which is ok for the low season given the prevailing economic conditions Last game of this trip for Raleigh Gosney who returns to Japan on Friday, also last game for Peter Allen who exploring new pastures to ply his golfing skills.
Winner with sixty-nine was Geoff Cox, during his round Geoff had a couple of slip-ups but overall he put together a quality round. Not too much different Daryl Vernon took second. Daryl had a ten on the first but bounced straight back with a birdie on the second. Steve Durey had a solid round and finished third with seventy-three. Near pins went to Jimmy Carr, Geoff Cox, and Michael Brett. For the second game in a row at Greenvalley local member, Stuart Brown didn’t figure in the winner’s circle, given his history of very good scores at his home course, it seems strange for him not to figure somewhere in the winner’s list.
Friday, September 13th
Khao Kheow A & C
1st Stuart Brown (7) 37 points
2nd Steve Durey (20) 34 points
3rd Tony Robbins (19) 33 points
Near pins Geoff Parker & Stuart Brown X 2.
The last game of the week was played at the Khao Kheow course on the A & C nines in fine warm conditions. As always the course was in good condition and with a slight breeze blowing everything was in place for some good scoring. As it turned out only Stuart Brown managed to return a good score of thirty-seven to take first place despite missing a putt from about six inches. It was also Stuarts last game before returning to Wagga Wagga for a few weeks holiday and to hopefully see the Roosters go back to back in the NRL. Steve Durey took second place with thirty-four and Tony Robbins rounded out the scoring with thirty-three. Geoff Parker got a near pin and Stuart Brown two. As we approach the end of low season we expect courses increase their green fees, Laem Chabang is in the last days of low season pricing so we no longer have on our next months playing roster. Some other courses struggling for numbers are expected to keep low season prices abit longer.