Laem Chabang A & B – Monday 15th July
The renowned Laem Chabang, designed by Jack Nicklaus was the course selected by Jack, the PSC Golf Chairman, for this month’s competition which was a two person better ball played on the A and B nines.
The first tee time was 8.36, with 99 golfers scheduled to play from many of the PSC golfing member groups. Tim and Nigel manned the registration desk from about 7.30am and congratulations to all of you, as everyone who had signed up, turned up. How much easier does that make running a tournament when there are no no-shows.
Complementing the day was beautiful weather and all was set for a great day’s golf.
We were a little late teeing off on A, not helped by a group immediately in front of us ambling along as we stood watching one of them hit the ball about 10 yards, thinking this could be a dreadfully slow day. However, the marshals were quickly on it either moving them along or shifting them to another hole, as Jack took care of the start with all 25 groups streaming off the tee around 7 minutes late throughout the whole tournament.
By all reports, the course was in excellent condition, reflected by the excellent scores that were returned.
The presentation at Links Bar in Soi Bukhaow, started a little later than originally scheduled, at around 6.20pm but no-one seemed to mind as Phil and Maurice kindly provided an excellent Lasagna and chips for all. When all had eaten, drank and reviewed their day, it was time for the winners to be announced. Nigel called order and expressed the appreciation of all for the generosity of Phil and Maurice and the introduced Golf Chair Jack Moseley.
Jack likewise thanked all concerned including the PSC Staff who assisted in the preparation of the scorecards. The handicaps are published around three o’clock every Saturday afternoon and being quite unusual for the PSC to hold a tournament on a Monday left very little time for everything to be completed; so well done girls and Tim for getting the job done.
Jack also appreciated the support from the golfers, expressed his enthusiasm for the new PSC committee and commented that the future of the PSC is looking good. Before handing the microphone back to Nigel to announce the winners, he reminded the golfers that they were all winners today, as the PSC contributed 259 Baht to every green fee, thus answering some critics of the PSC as to what do they get for their 500Baht annual membership fee as well as contributing considerable sums of money every year to local charities.
Nigel then announced the winners; Vice President, Tim Knight managed the prizes and Treasurer, John Player presented them.
6th John Harrison (17) & David Arataki (23) 46pts (c/b 22)
5th Kevin Labar (12) & Paul Lanzetta (7) 47pts
4th Maurice Roberts (12) & Derek Phillips (15) 48pts (c/b even to last hole, won on 17th)
3rd Daniel Grob (11) & Urs Wandeler (11) 48pts
2nd Timo Kyte (17) & Andrew Richards (22) 49pts
1st Phil Davies (13) & Paul Smith (3) 49pts (c/b 25)
Near Pins were won by:-
A2 Bob Newell (0 – 17), David Arataki (18+)
A7 Chonnaphat Seekhum (0 – 17), Thomas Baigent (18+)
B14 Kevin Labar (0 – 17), Jim Bell (18+)
B17 Tom Herrington (0 – 17), Brendan Cope (18+)
Many expressed their thanks for a great day and Jack gave details of next
month’s tournament, which is a 4 person scramble at Parichat on Thursday 15th August. First tee is at 8.30 and the cost is 1200 Baht per player, inclusive of green fee, shared cart & caddie plus 200 Baht for the tournament fee.
John Harrison (17) & David Arataki (23)
Kevin Labar (12) & Paul Lanzetta (7)
Derek Phillips (15) & Maurice Roberts (12)
Daniel Grob (11) & Urs Wandeler (11)
Paul Smith (Left) & Phil Davies (Right) Winners of a Smart TV each, with John & Tim centre