𝗝𝗔𝗠𝗜𝗘 𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗜𝗠𝗦 𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗦𝗧 𝗚𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗡 𝗝𝗔𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧- 𝘽𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙨 𝘼𝙡𝙡 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙞𝙜 𝙎𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙨
As the number of golfers coming out to play increases once again, this time to twenty six, we headed up the road with two buses and a number of cars.
The weather was fine and overcast, and just a bit warmer than expected.
Pattaya Country Club course is amazing in it’s transformation from a ‘goat track’ to now be a fine golf course in excellent condition.
The fairways, many having been re-layed, are nice to play from and the greens are top notch.
Having a nice day on a nice course saw plenty of big scores from our seven groups.
Our American Buddy, Jamie Booterbaugh, on his annual Thailand visit, usually plays very well and, finally, clocked up a big enough score to grab his first ever Green Jacket, with a great 41 points.
Tony Browne, after some ordinary scores recently, brought his top game out to score 40 points for second spot.
Neil Smith has been gradually lowering his handicap and this 38 points should see it shaved some more.
One of the French Connection, seventy eight year old Jean-Pierre Gasser, won a countback on 37 points to take fourth place. Not bad from a #10 handicap.
Mike Souden was well pleased with his 37 points but, on this day, that score became only fifth place. He is headed back to Buriram now.
Huw Phillips and Bob Paine had to go to countback to separate their 36 points scores, with Huw just slipping ahead of Bob.
There was another 36 points, from Michael Lohse, and he settled for the ‘best front nine’ score.
𝗡𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝘀: Mike Firkin, George Mueller, Jamie Booterbaugh, Francis Goyons
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐲𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐂𝐥𝐮𝐛
1st Place – 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗯𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵 (𝟭𝟯) – 𝟰𝟭 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – 𝗧𝗼𝗻𝘆 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗲 (𝟭𝟴) – 𝟰𝟬 𝗽𝘁𝘀
3rd Place – 𝗡𝗲𝗶𝗹 𝗦𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗵 (𝟮𝟮) – 𝟯𝟴 𝗽𝘁𝘀
4th Place – 𝗝𝗲𝗮𝗻-𝗣𝗶𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗿 (𝟭𝟬) – 𝟯𝟳 𝗽𝘁𝘀 𝗰/𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸
5th Place – 𝗠𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻 (𝟮𝟮) – 𝟯𝟳 𝗽𝘁𝘀
6th Place – 𝗛𝘂𝘄 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗽𝘀 (𝟭𝟯) – 𝟯𝟲 𝗽𝘁𝘀 𝗰/𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸
7th Place – 𝗕𝗼𝗯 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲 (𝟭𝟳) – 𝟯𝟲 𝗽𝘁𝘀 𝗰/𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Michael Lohse– 19 pts c/back
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Nigel Henson – 19 pts c/back
How quickly the golfing scene has changed in the last couple of weeks as we have welcomed back more of our regulars returning from their home country.
We are ready when you guys all get here!
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡, happy about that score.