Walter's First Mug
P.S.C. golf from Cafe Kronborg
Thursday, August 20th – Phoenix, Mountain & Ocean Nines – Kronborg Monthly Mug – Stroke
I looked out of my window at 07.00 hrs and it was absolutely bucketing down. Soi Diana Inn was starting to flood and I was thinking that golf today was doubtful. However – I arrived at the Cafe Kronborg at 07.30 hrs and the rain was starting to ease and by 08.00 hrs it had stopped. GAME ON! A very good field of 18 golfers departed on time and we arrived at Phoenix in plenty of time for our 09.30 tee off. We were surprised to see that there had been no rain in the immediate area and the course was in fine condition, although a few people did complain about the greens, particularly on the Mountain Nine, but all in all the golf course played very well, as some of the scores indicated.
Such a good turnout allowed us 2 Flights – A for handicaps 0 to 17 and B for handicaps 18 and over. Special mention to Walter Bachli who had an eagle 2 on the Ocean Nine third hole par 4. He tells me he hit a perfect 7 iron from 140 yards out and that would not have been his only great shot as he took out his very first Kronborg Monthly Mug. Marcel Wittwer won the A flight on a countback from Ted Morris with Bill Plath in third place. Darryl Evans finished up winner in B Flight from Dave Richardson with Herb Schwieterman in third place.
Results for Phoenix:
Kronborg August Monthly Mug – Walter Bachli – Net 67 (16)
1st – Marcel Wittwer – Net 68 (16}
2nd – Ted Morris – Net 68 (10)
3rd – Bill Plath – Net 71 (17)
1st – Daryl Evans – Net 72 (19)
2nd – Dave Richardson – Net 76 (20)
3rd – Herb Schwieterman – Net 77 (23)
Monday, August 24th – Pleasant Valley – Stableford
Once again a good field of 18 golfers fronted up, this time for the challenge of the testing Pleasant Valley layout and after a 50 minute drive we arrived at the course at 0905 hrs in readiness for our tee off time. Our first group hit off at 0930 hrs in very hot and humid conditions but at that stage it looked like being a round uninterrupted by bad weather. Alas this was not to be so as after 7 holes we found ourselves, along with another 20 or so players & caddies huddled under a drink stop shelter for around 30 minutes. Eventually the rain eased off and we continued but there were still many threatening rain clouds and thunder around. It was a shame as the course looked great and the greens, although somewhat slow were well kept and true. It wasn’t long before The Admiral wisely told our group to head for shelter once more as there was plenty of lightning around which of course is a dangerous situation. Once this threat had eased and the rain stopped we carried on and completed our round, albeit in the total time of around five & a half hours. The course held up very well to the downpours but of course it was very soggy and some greens were affected and this was reflected in the scores for the day.
We again had 2 Flights – A for handicaps 0 to 16 and B Flight for 17 and upwards. Ted Morris pipped Takeshi Hakozaki on a count back to win the A Flight from the consistent Marcel Wittwer in third place. B Flight was won by Darlyl Evans from Hugh O’Donnell and Per-Olan Baarli.
1st – Ted Morris – 31 points (9)
2nd – Takeshi Hakozaki – 31 points (10)
3rd – Marcel Wittwer – 29 points (15)
1st – Daryl Evans – 32 points (19)
2nd – Hugh O’Donnell – 30 points (24)
3rd – Per-Olan Baarli – 27 points (17)