Tee Time:All Day
Tommy Works Hard At Khao Kheow
Khao Kheow is one of the best Golf Courses in this area of Thailand. Always presented in great condition with fresh mown fairways and good paced greens.
Today was a hard slog for all of the golfers, as the fairways have taken a lot of water of late, and not helped by a big shower the night before our arrival. Naturally carts were restricted to the paths, so most decided it was just as well to walk. As with most courses there’s not much the Greenkeeper can do about the rain.
With so much rain, the rough has grown and at times made looking for a ball an exercise in frustration. Some balls never to be seen again.
Although skies were once again grey and foreboding, we had but a mere sprinkle of rain which stopped before the caddies finished putting the covers on the bags.
Scores here are not usually at the higher end and today was no exception…But one.. Tommy Marshall showed that a good golfer is going to handle these conditions better than the higher handicappers.
His 38 points (that’s 77 gross) left the others in his wake.
Even John Pierrel, who has been in great form, could manage just 33 points to take second place on countback over another in- form player, Maurice Roberts.
We had only 12 players today, but went to a fourth place, and here Len Jones took the countback ahead of two others on the same score of 32 points.
All three groups made very good time and soon showered, changed, into the bus and cars and back to Links Bar for the tasty Indian Curry and presentations.
The Green Jacket is a little big on Tommy, but this is not his first time wearing it.
I came close to wearing the “Wig”, but this honour went to a second time visitor, Dane O’Brien, for the lowest stableford score of the day.
Always a terrific day out at Khao Kheow Country Club.
Winner…….Tom Marshall ( 7)………..38 pts
2nd Place……John Pierrel (13)…………33 pts c/back
3rd Place……Maurice Roberts ( 13)…..33 pts
4th Place……Len Jones ( 29)………….32 pts.