PSC Golf from Tropical Golf GroupTuesday, Oct. 20, Pattana – StablefordHaving been in bed with ‘Pattaya Flu’ for the last few days the last thing I needed was rain, and as we teed off on the C Nine all seemed well, no dark clouds and not even rain covers on the clubs. However by the sixth it looked ominous and the spots had started. Then it came down and we forged on until on C 8 when I had had enough and soaked to the skin made a dash for the rest stop where we met another of our groups wet and shivering.After an hour’s delay and with the rain only falling slowly, we continued on the soaked fairways where there was no such thing as casual water, you hit it as it lay as all the ground was wet.Steve Truelove (left) with Tom Herrington. We played C & A in that order, and by the time we got to A3 the rain started to slow and by A5 the sun was out and we managed to complete the round. We were all soaked but at least we finished! The other players told me they were also about to call it a day but somehow just kept going, however at least one third of our players packed in and we knew the scores would be bad.On the way back we got a call from Dick saying most of the players had gone home, and by the way I had won with 32 points, Nigel had come second with 28 and John Pierrel third with 26, so that tells you how bad the day had been.Thursday, Oct. 22, Crystal Bay – StablefordThis week the usual Tropical Golf “Friday outing” was held on Thursday to avoid the holiday rates on Friday. The target this day was Crystal Bay and, after loading up on a great breakfast, 13 golfers set out.Derek Brook.Crystal Bay is an underrated course; for just 1050 baht (including caddie) to walk a course in good condition with a fair but interesting layout, it’s hard to beat and deserves more attention.The weather for the day was threatening with some rumbling in the distance. Play was rather slow due to another tournament on the course and the last group had to deal with precipitation as they putted out on 18. So who would shine at Crystal Bay?Two golfers broke handicap and tied for first with 37 points each but winning on count-back off his single digit handicap of 6 was Steve Truelove. Good golfing Steve! Taking second place honors was Tom Herrington (16) and third place was claimed by Barry Oats (21) with 34 points.Long Putts: John Hackett (2), Barry Oats, Mick Coghlan.
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