𝑵𝑶 𝑪𝑶𝑼𝑵𝑻𝑩𝑨𝑪𝑲𝑺 𝑵𝑬𝑬𝑫𝑬𝑫 – 𝑮𝑬𝑶𝑹𝑮𝑬 𝑾𝑰𝑵𝑺
George Mueller has lost a couple of countbacks recently but, on this day, countbacks were not needed for George to win handsomely by five points from the nearest contender.
Playing from the shorter white tees suited him nicely and 40 points was the result.
Frenchman, Chris Alanices, took second place at our most recent visit here, and did so again by winning a countback over consistent Mike Tottenham. Both scored a handy 35 points.
John Gray is preparing to leave us after a short visit and took fourth place on a score of 33 points.
Dave Arataki had a great front nine with 20 points, but something went wrong on the next nine, so he gets the consolation.
𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗞𝗵𝗮𝗼 𝗞𝗵𝗲𝗼𝘄
1st Place – George Mueller (16) – 40 pts
2nd Place – Chris Alanices (24) – 35 pts c/back
3rd Place – Mike Tottenham (16) – 35 pts c/back
4th Place – John Gray (23) – 33 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 (non winners) – Dave Arataki – 20 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 (non winners) – Ben Herbert – 18 pts c/back x 3
Khao Kheow course is in very good condition considering that it is one of the busier courses around. Fairways are well grassed and the rough, behind the first cut, is pretty wild.
The greens appear to have been cored and sanded recently and look a bit patchy, but did not affect the way they played, albeit a little slower than usual.
The weather was, to say the least, quite pleasant for playing golf. A nice breeze, strong at times, kept our 15 players quite comfortable and, although mostly overcast, never threatened rain.
Our first group, a three ball, got through the first nine in quick time, but then ran up behind two slow groups, who somehow had appeared on the A course. The pace, from there on, slowed considerably.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐌𝐮𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫, with Phil Davies presenting.