Steve Steals the Show
Another day dawned and golfers made their way to the Khao Kheow Country Club, to play this challenging course for the May PAGS tournament. Today’s field of 96 players which included 5 Ladies had an eye on the weather conditions, and with good reason too, as a few storms had been experienced over the previous few days. We played the A & B combination, with the course being in reasonable condition after the recent storms, with a variety of the Club’s yellow & white tee boxes. Greens were running smoothly, although the recent rain softened the fairways reducing much run, with a heavy 30 minute storm dropping plenty more water on the course. Organisors had implemented lift, clean & place on the closely mown areas to avoid the dreaded mud ball on the soft fairways, an insightful decision.
Steve Truelove (12) was the standout performer this month, shooting 75, to claim the Low Gross, 1st in the A Flight with an outstanding 45 points & his maximum 2 technicals.
The Ladies winner was regular PAGS participant, Jeeranan Duncan with a solid 36 points, to go with her NTP on A5.
A flight for handicaps 0 – 12 runner-up was Tommy Marshall (8) with an impressive 41 points, to go with his approach on B1, while Peter Park (6) picked up 3rd spot on 37 points, plus an Approach on A6.
B flight for handicaps 13 – 19 winner was Craig Banks (14) with 39 points to go with his Long Drive on A9, while the minor placings being a tightly contested affair with a countback required. Richard Goodwyn (18) got the nod with his 19 points on the back 9, over Mikael Andersen (18) after both signed for 38 points.
In the C flight for handicaps 20 & above, there was a clear win for Todd Fox (37) with 42 points, 1 ahead of Thierry Danzas (27), while the bronze went to John Duffy (24) with a creditable 39 points.
A shout out of Congratulations to John Seton for his first ever Hole in 1 on Hole A5.
Dave’s team once again did a tip top job in the tucker department, with plenty of non-golfers coming along to enjoy the social atmosphere of the evening with their golfing partners, family & friends. As always, there is only 1 person to blame if you go home hungry from Hemingway’s Jomtien after a PAGS presentation.
We will all look forward to another successful tournament with next month’s event on 27 June at Treasure Hill. Contact Shane on 0863720084 or through Birdie at www.birdie.in.th to ensure your preferred tee time.
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