Gerry Arthur bids a fond farewell!

by Peter Grey

Pleasant Valley

As we assembled at the Swan all golfers showed up enthusiastically with eager anticipation on playing that great golf course Pleasant Valley. The discount pricing that was on offer made it very worthwhile. One would say that it’s been about nine months since we last journeyed here!

A couple of late pull outs dropped the field down to 20 which I have to say was a shame as this is a great course.

The course was in good nick sometimes renowned for having a bit too much water on fairways, but there is no criticisms that you can put on this course. Fairways were lush, greens were true and generally speaking caddies were good as well. Scores were good but could have been a little better.

We went from the front tees, with the fairways having some run; this suited both the big hitters and the not so big hitters, resulting in a very smart choice for the day.

Gerry Arthur in his last outing this trip showed a clean pair of heels and his 36 points put him ahead of the rest. Second spot went to the countback with JC Lhoste winning the countback from Steve Younger. Fourth and fifth also went to the countback with Martin Todd taking fourth from Dave Maw.

Results:

Winners Gerry Arthur  with runner up JC Lhoste.

Winners Gerry Arthur
with runner up JC Lhoste.

1st – Gerry Arthur (18) 36 points

2nd – J C Lhoste (28) 34 points

3rd – Steve Younger (12) 34 points

4th – Martin Todd (10) 33 points

5th– David Maw (10) 33 points

NTP’s

5th – Gerry Arthur

8th – Tony Berry

13th – Gerry Arthur

17th – Bill Stienmann

Longest First Putt

9th – Martin Todd

18th – Martin Todd

Back at the Swan, we welcomed back JC Lhoste, and said goodbye to Terry Farmer Payne, Andy Zwart, Drew McGaw and Gerry Arthur. All returning to their respective homes.

D-For was let off his chain and was free to collect much needed funds to help the less fortunate of Pattaya and surrounding areas. All donations are gratefully accepted.

The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing on 0861 503086

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