Mon, June 15th – Khao Kheow A & B
Monday dawned grey and overcast following a night of heavy rain, and as we drove to the course the signs were ominous. By the time we reached the third hole, it started raining so we were forced to shelter for about ten minutes. After we played the fourth it started again so once more into the shelter we went. After another break, it got light enough to recommence play and shortly thereafter it stopped completely. As a result, the course was very wet in places and justified the decision to play pick, clean, and place.
After the resumption of golf in May, the Khao Kheow course management adopted some of the most stringent COVID protocols in relation to caddies, who were not allowed to handle golfers ball or clubs or not allowed on the putting surface. As a result, people avoided the course completely, now a more sensible and relaxed approach means its nice to play there again. Despite the damp conditions, the course was in fine condition, however, one or two greens were a bit shabby.
Making a rare cameo appearance at the Bunker Boys, Mashi Kaneta took first place with thirty-four points. Michael Brett played nicely for twelve holes with twenty-nine points only to crash and burn and finish second on countback.
Jimmy Carr had a miserable day with the flat stick missing several puts he would normally make and finished in third on thirty-two points, disappointing for him as he had twenty points on the front nine.
1st Mashi Kaneta ( 17) 34 points
2nd Michael Brett (15) 34 points
3rd Jimmy Carr (17) 32 points
Near pins Peter Kelly, Jimmy Carr, Les Cobban, and Michael Brett