Monday, June 8th. – Pattana A & B.
Despite heavy overnight rain the course was in fine condition, the pick, clean, and place rule was applied but as it turned out it was hardly necessary. The day was hot despite the cloudy conditions and by the end, fatigue was common with very few showing much energy.
We had the course to ourselves on the front nine, but after late tee off special pricing kicked in the place suddenly became flooded with groups in carts and pandemonium broke out with people cutting in all over the place, luckily we managed to avoid all but one group and they didn’t cause any delay.
As suggested last week that Geoff Parker was on his way back to top form after a long time in the doldrums today he made it to the top of the score sheet only to be beaten on countback by Geoff Atwell who made his first visit to the top of the winner’s list. A very respectable thirty-five saw Tony Robbins take third place. Near pins were hotly contested with one each going to Craig Webster, Tony Robbins, Geoff Atwell, and Steve Durey. Tony was confident he had two but a superb shot from Steve Durey on A3 got very close taking one from him that he felt confident was in the bag.
winner Geoff Atwell
We had a couple of notable trick shots today, Geoff Atwell put his ball in the water on A3 but somehow managed to get it to skip up on to the bank in front of the green. Just to prove it wasn’t a fluke he repeated the shot on A8 with the same result. Not to be outdone Geoff Parker bounced his drive off a big rock on the edge of the water on A8 and onto the edge of the green narrowly missing a sleeping water monitor.
Arranging an away trip is proving to be a real challenge due to uncertainty about the availability of accommodation, restaurants, etc. This is further complicated by the announcement that a week-long Songkran festival will be held sometime in July, stay tuned for further developments.
1st Geoff Atwell (22) 37 points
2nd Geoff Parker (18) 37 points
3rd Tony Robbins (22) 35 points