𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬’ 𝐋𝐢𝐬𝐭
When Greenwood Golf Course was closed due to a suspected Covid-19 carrier, we made a quick call to Khao Kheow who accepted our booking at short notice.
Although the course was a little busier than some we have seen lately, we were able to secure a 10.30 tee time, and our five groups were given the okay to start about 15 minutes before that and, with no hold ups, finished in good time.
We contacted the original seven people on the Greenwood sign up sheet and transposed them to Khao Kheow.
By the time we departed Links on Thursday morning we numbered 18 players, a good size group. Once again we used two buses for 12 people to enable social distancing.
The course is in good condition but, like many now, would welcome a nice drop of rain to turn those rapidly appearing brown patches back to the usual green colour.
The putting surfaces are, as they are most times here, running smoothly, truly and with good pace, but some of the pin placements were ‘exciting’.
Tony Browne came good today after not having won a Green Jacket since October last, but with a score of 32 points and surviving a countback with Thierry Petrement, took the win. Not a big score, but a win is a win.
Theirry Petrement had a good day out and just enjoys his golf.
Good buddies Mike Ehlert and Peter Lacey both recorded 30 points and the countback had Mike getting third spot with 13 front nine and 17 back nine, where Peter had the reverse 17/13 to grab fourth place.
With this good number of players, it was time to resurrect the near pins competition and all four were won.
𝐍𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐏𝐢𝐧𝐬: Len Jones, Colin Service, Mike Ehlert, Martin Patch
𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗞𝗵𝗮𝗼 𝗞𝗵𝗲𝗼𝘄
1st Place – Tony Browne (21 ) – 32 pts c/back
2nd Place – Thierry Petrement (11) – 32 pts
3rd Place – Mike Ehlert (10) – 30 pts c/back
4th Place – Peter Lacey (13) – 30 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 (non winners) – Dave Arataki – 16 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 (non winners) – Steve Moxey – 17 pts
Khao Kheow never changed their concientious Covid check-in from the original restrictions in May and everything was as per usual on arrival. Of course, the lockers and showers were closed this time, but hoping that rule will be lifted by the time of our next visit here.
𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞: Due to an apparent glitch in the Birdie system, I can no longer enter Birdie scores for anyone. If you continue Birdie, golfers will need to enter scores themselves.
Sorry, but there were problems which are unsolved at this time.
𝗜 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗦𝗖 𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘂𝘀𝘂𝗮𝗹.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝗧𝗼𝗻𝘆 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗲
𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 a good friend of many, 𝗣𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗻𝗲𝘆 who sadly, passed away in UK this week.