Fantastic weather for Green Valley Monday . Rainy season has finished and all the courses are beginning to dry out, Green Valley is no exception.
The fairways look a little dry with the greens fast and hard. I heard a new guy say today that the design does not have two holes the same. The course did not worry these guys.
Peter Thomas UK 46 points off 20
Tommy Balch SLV Tee US 43 points off 31
and our old favourite Peter LeNoury GNR 41 points off 15 and Project Smile near pin
Went home on the weekend Dan Dietz and Mike Omiya, thanks for your support on your holiday 11.30 tee time for Pattavia Century Tuesday. One van nearly full except for Pierre who fell ill overnight and could not make the journey.
The course presented well. For those abroad the greens in the beginning were short , difficult and fast. The green keepers have this under control now. They leave the grass a little longer which has given the punters greater chance of stopping the ball when above the hole.
The Project Smile hole is number 17 and long and not easy. From time to time there is no one on the green. Tuesday two guys not only hit the green but made the putts. The unlucky punter Ian Brimble.
Dave Rose US 39 points off 4, bragged to me about no 3 putts
Bob Catlow AUS 33 points off 20
Dave Cloke UK Project Smile near pin and made the putt Thursday, one of my favourite courses, Parichat Links . For the first half of the round the course was windy by a club or two. The course continues to improve with the design settled and now completing the final presentation. I describe the course as a thinking man’s course. A single digit player UK thought it was great and wants to play again at the first opportunity.
Robbie Taylor AUS 36 points off 13
two with 33 points, Captain and Ken Grimes AUS off 19
Peter Williamson Project Smile near pin and missed the putt Finished the week with a late start at Eastern Star . The weather was a little warmish with a strong breeze for most of the round. The course is very dry and hard giving you great value for low drives with plenty of run. The down fall is the course has plenty of water to catch you if your direction is a little off. The greens were also very hard and tough to read, a heavy reliance on the knowledge of the caddies. The winners circle reflects the difficulty of the course.
Blake Hanna CAN 32 points off 18
Nick Fazakerly 29 points off 7 and the Project Smile near pin, to forgetting to mention he made the putt. Captain
Great start to the week with perfect weather. Our normal Monday venue Green Valley with still some of visitors in town. A few of the locals away in Vietnam having a look at a Greg Norman course.
GV was a little dry, looks like it could do with some rainfall, the greens were hard and fast and consequently no one in the field beat their handicap.
three guys with 34 points, Ian Brimble, Troy Haack and Peter Le Noury who also picked up the Project Smile near pin, probably made the putt, it was really close. Warm weather Tuesday at Khao Kheow. First day of holiday for Nick Fazakerley especially considering how cold is was at home in Gernsey. Welcome.
We played C and B in that order; the course is starting to dry out. The greens were hard and fast and from time to time difficult to read. The scores reflected the course difficulty not forgetting to mention we played the yellow tee just in front of the blue. Plenty of scores in the 20’s.
Peter Milne 35 points off 6, Project Smile near pin, flying home tomorrow, thanks for your support over the last couple of weeks, really appreciated.
Dan Dietz 34 points off 11
two guys with 31 points, Ian Brimble US CAN UK and Nick Hanscombe UK Welcome on board to Dave Rose US here for the next 10 weeks, sure to get amongst the envelopes Hot and windy at Treasure Hill Thursday . They were putting plenty of water on the course and have kept most or the course in good order. Like a fortnight ago the greens were hard and fast.
Herbert Stel NED 37 points off 19
Dave Rose US 36 points off 4, happy Thanksgiving
Bob Catlow AUS 35points off 19
Paul Walsh UK Project Smile near pin, and 3 putted for a bogey Finished the week at Pattana. The management of the Golf Club scheduled the Monthly Medal as a best ball two-man event. All competition funds together with some donations went towards funding Ally Ellison’s education. The prizes for the day were all donated goods and services. Paul Kidder shot some snaps and will post on the club website or fb.
We had a late start at 11.30, and with a field of 68 plus starting with two tees we finished about 5.30pm. No rain for the day and quite warm.
Some very good scores were turned in, the event worked well. I think the field was happy. The Golf Club held the presentation about 8pm and provided food to finish the day off.
winna winna chicken dinner Kyle Roadley (Rochie) and Gavin Perfect net 58
Technical prizes, near pins
B7 Dale Shier, B3 Bob Newell, C2 Gary Emmett, C7 Sugar Robinson Captain
Great start to the week. Green Valley Monday with a couple of arrivals over the weekend. Welcome to Ian Brimble (recovering from knee replacement and wanting handicap adjustment) and Mike Omiya.
The weather for the day a little warm and 10 minutes after our shower for the last group it rained, great management.
The course was in good order as the scores reflect.
Blake Hanna CAN 43 points off 20
JP Thomas THA 41 points off 20
and two guys with 40points for equal 3rd Peter Thomas UK and Gary Lawson AUS
Project Smile near pin Dave Ferris, missed the putt An eleven o’clock tee at Pattana Tuesday . I suppose you could say a warm up for the Ally Ellison team monthly medal next week.
The weather perfect again. Maybe even warmish as the monitor lizards were all swimming.
Played A & B in that order. The only comment that was not positive was the course has a few trees in the middle of the fairway much the same as Treasure Hill. The winner was not affected by the setup of the course.
Bill Meader US 43 points off 14 (will not be that handicap next week, for sure)
Mike Omiya US 36 points off 6, a real handicap, played well and Project Smile near pin
Herbert Stel NED 34 points off 18 11.00 o’clock tee time at Greenwood Thursday . We procrastinated from the van to the first tee and consequently allowed a 5 ball JPN hit off before us which turned a 2 hour nine hole into 3 hours.
The course played really tight, the fairways and greens were mown short which meant every shot had to be nipped clean, tough for some, yes me. The greens were dry, hard and fast.
The European side of Milne and Wood defeated the US side of Dietz and Brimble in the local derby.
Peter Milne 40 points off 6
two guys with 35 points Dietz and Hanna
Project Smile near pin Mike Omiya US and sank the putt Finished the week with fine weather at Parichat links with fine weather. There was a little wind about which caused some issues with club selection. But obviously not for our winner.
I thought the greens were slower than usual but were still difficult to read especially if you finished above the hole.
Blake Hanna CAN 46 points off 24
Robbie Taylor AUS 39 points off 13
and two guys with 38 points, Peter Milne and Bob Catlow
Project Smile winner Ken Grimes, missed the putt Welcome back into town Nick Hanscombe UK Captain