First day into the official high season. Prices went up for Green Valley Monday. Sunday, they had heavy rainfall which the course welcomed. It was really freshened up. The fairways were in great condition and the surrounds to the greens looked even better, maybe they were cut early in the morning.
The bar had 4 groups with some early locals playing early, this is normal for Monday. The English were sooking about losing the rugby and as life goes Shier and Woods were beaten in the local Ryder Cup by Dietz and Burns (win to the US team). JP Thomas THA 41 points off 20 beat the field by 4 Jay Burns US 37 points 37 points off 2 (a real player) Mick Beresford UK 36 points off 14 Project Smile near pin Terry Danzos, missed the putt
Another late morning start successful. Most punters enjoyed a few beverages the night before which was reflected in the scoring. A full van for Khao Kheow for Tuesday. The ride there a little longer due to some road works on 7. Coming home at dusk finds Pattaya busy as locals are going home from work. We played B & C from the front tee in that order. The course was in great order with the greens perfect and fast. Dan Dietz US 37 points off 10 David Heller CAN 33 points off 28 for his first collect Steve Sweeney AUS 31 points off 18 Project Smile near pin Blake Hanna CAN, missed the putt, welcome back for another stay of 4 months
Millionaire golf for Thursday Eastern Star. Another late start with good numbers and a few locals. Steve Snelgrove is back in town and with Dan Dietz whipped the UK contingent. Great weather, even warmish with storms in the foreground for the last couple of holes. The procedure for booking golf is the day before we played someone from the course phones to confirm the booking and check numbers. Well that happened Wednesday so when I checked price they wanted to bump us by 700bht for high season. I make bookings the first week of one month for the next. She made us pay an extra 100bht on the day. TIT Peter Petterssen ICE 38 points off 6 Dan Dietz US 36 points off 10 and three guys with 35 points, Rob Taylor AUS Saito JPN and Mike Jenkin UK The Project Smile near pin Steve Sweeney AUS, missed the putt
Finished the week off at Parichat Links. They have given us reduced prices for December, just above low season prices. One van, three groups and played in just over 3 hours. As previously mentioned the course continues to improve. Kris K is in town and played Parichat for the first time. He said very playable but you need to work out distances with shots. He flies home on the weekend. Thank you for your support. Two with 34 points, Captain and Kris K THA/US off 10 Wayne (Macca) McKenna NZ 33 points off 13 and Project Smile near pin