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 Captain
Fantastic start for the week. Monthly Medal Green Valley , great weather and condition. The course played tough Monday. Only one of the field beat their handicap. For most of the day was overcast. I played in the last group, the weather began to be a little warmer on the 17th. All groups finished stroke play in less than 4 hours. No hold ups.
Net 71 Dan Dietz off 10, first monthly medal, very neat and tidy round.
three with net 73, Gary Emmett AUS, JP Thomas THA and Bill Meader US
of course the American guys were all very excited having just seen Tiger win just before the van left.
Project Smile near pin, Steve Sweeney, finished the hole with a bogey Another perfect day of golf. Late tee time 12.00, played Pattana Tuesday with a reduced price.
We played A & B from the front tee, which is still 6200 approx. For the low handicapped players some par 3’s and long and difficult without a shot and on the other hand short par 4’s with a shot. Well that’s golf I suppose.
Only one of a dozen beat their handicap.
Roydon Allnut NZ 37 points off 22, still soaking about losing the rugby
Frank Tordeau 32 points off 13 back in town for a few weeks
Glen Byrnes AUS 30 points off 26
Project Smile near pin Geoff Tordoff UK, yes made the putt and bragging about the rugby Thursday the worst day for months. Treasure Hill . Had three groups of locals in front of our groups. No idea of golf etiquette. No idea that the first rule of etiquette is slow play. Five hours plus.Not a Marshall to be seen. Even my caddie wrote a note on the reverse side of her report sheet she was so embarrassed and lack of control.
Mark Wood 33 points off 12
two guys with 32 Dan Dietz and Bob Catlow
Project Smile near pin Ken Grimes, missed the putt Finished the week off at Greenwood. Played B &C, course presented well.
Played in overcast conditions with a slight breeze. Within the last week or two the greens have had some light sanding. They rolled beautifully.
Mike Jenkins UK 38 points off 18 and Project Smile near pin, missed the putt
Rob Lea AUS 37 points off 22
and don’t you just know it, Dan Dietz US 34 points off 10 Captain
Great start to the week. Green Valley Monday with a few of the locals back.
The course was in good nick, fairways welcoming the recent falls but I thought the greens in patches a little grainy, especially downhill. Welcome back to a couple of old favourites Steve Sweeney Aus and Dan Dietz back from the US not forgetting to mention a little op in Bangkok a few days ago. For all who know Dan the op went well with no mishaps for the first day back on the course.
Captain 40 points off 17
Fred Birch US 38 points off 15
and a couple of guys with 36 points, Peter Thomas and Brett Jones both from the UK
Project Smile near pin Steve Coghlan, unknown if he made the putt Pattana Tuesday . Late tee time of 12.00 noon. Left LK right on time with a full van. Played A & B a simply great day in perfect conditions and the course was without a blemish.
Rob Lea 40 points off 21
Brett Jones 38 points off 7
and back in the frame for Project Smile near pin Dan Dietz Jack Nicholas Laem Chabang Thursday. Course in perfect order in every respect. PSC members received a discount down to 2487 bht all in which attracted sufficient players to fill the van together with a couple of locals.
The day was working to perfection until the last group on the 18th ran into rain and lighting. They finished the hole with a stroke of luck with nobody hurt, back in the bar its easy to laugh and say “we should have stopped but didn’t”.
Barry Copestake off 16 38 points
Jim Bell off 18 36 points
and the local favourite Dan Dietz 34 points
Project Smile near pin Rob Lea Finished the week off at Parichat Links . They continue to offer reduced prices for PSC members which is appreciated.
Every time we play here players acknowledge the improvements from their previous visit to Thailand or even from when they played last a month ago. The work does not stop.
Again the weather and conditions excellent. The van full with a couple of non starters (probably fell at the first last night) not fronting in the morning. One sick, sent a messenger.
Captain 45 points off 17
Walter Baechli 44 points off 22
Dan Dietz 38 points off 10
Ken Grimes Project Smile near pin, missed the putt