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25th April 2018, End of month stableford, Singha Park GC

Another scorching day at Singha Park GC which promised thunderstorms later in the day we were advised (!). 24 regular faces turned up for the event and 6 groups of 4 filed off to the first tee as the sun blazed down!
The course had just had the greens cored and dressed so the greens were a little bobbly to say the least but still playable. Otherwise the course was in great condition as always and a joy to play.
Scoring was decent by and large with most players scoring over 30 though a low-ish score won the day as Paul Samme pipped Trevor Edge on countback with 38 points to win the event.
A special mention to Cheston Chua whose shot at hole 17 ( a nearest pin hole) actually hit the flag and came to rest mere inches behind the hole, incredibly close and a great shot!!!

Results then...

Winner: Paul Samme 38 points
Runner up: Trevor Edge 38 points
3rd: John Thrower 37 points
4th: Graham Burke 36 points
5th: Mick Collins 36 points
6th: Cam McDonald 36 points
Nearest pins; Hole 8 Cam McDonald
Hole 17: Cheston Chua

Not for the first time, Paul Samme holds the KK Golf trophy and below receives his prizes from Mick Collins

11th April 2018, Mid month event, Dancoon GC

Another hot day in Isaan prior to the Songkran festivities and once again the laws of Sod ruled that a team event would be impossible as 13 people turned up for the mid month it was an individual stableford off the yellow tees.
Chaos reigned on the first tee as with no sign of the starter the gathering watched in horror as a Thai 6 ball teed off at 08.15 ahead of the competition. I personally timed them down the first hole and they were still putting out at 08.35, a full 20 minutes after teeing off despite all players being in buggies!!! So, a long hot day lay ahead!!! And so it proved.

Notwithstanding the painfully slow round, Mick Collins came home in 1st place with 33 points. John Thrower 2nd with 32 points and Graham Burke in 3rd with 31. A late day but one enjoyed by all.

Back on form, Mick Collins wins and a handicap clip of 1 shot to boot!

Another t-shirt for the collection for John Thrower, 2nd with 32 pts

Graham Burke completed the prize line up with a 3rd place 31 points

28th March 2018, End of month stableford, Ubolratana GC

A warm day again in Khon Kaen province as the heat ramps up towards Songkran, 25 golfers turned up at Ubolratana GC for the end of month stableford. With numbers pretty much finalised by 08.15 (thanks all) and the draw made, the opening group hit off early and the event was underway with 3 x 3 balls and 4 x 4 balls comprising the field. The course was in decent condition I thought, (this from someone who didn't witness the river overflow of late 2017 and the damage it caused) and with the winds light and the weather fair, decent scores were to be expected.
As it transpired, a fair forecast, as 40 points won the day, with Gareth Davies pipping his namesake Mick to win the trophy.

Winner: Gareth Davies 40 pts
Runner-up: Mick Davies 39 pts
3rd: Hugh Campbell 38 pts
4th: Nigel Busfield 37 pts
5th: Deni Price 35 pts
Nearest pins: Hole 3: Harry Farquhar
Hole 14: Max Cracchi

Gareth Davies presented with the trophy and below his prizes from John Thrower

Mick Davies, runner up 39 points

7th March 2018, mid month event. The Alan Griffiths Medal

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28th February 2018, End of month stableford, Singha Park GC

A hot day in Khon Kaen province as the heat ramps up towards Songkran, 27 golfers braved the elements on a course that rarely disappoints (never say never in Thailand!!), with only a recent mild dressing of the greens being anything of note, not that it affected the green speed which was as fast as ever.

In line with things being speedy, the scores submitted were, by and large, excellent too, and it took a gross (yes, gross!), 73 to win the event comfortably by 5 shots and points. Congratulations then to Cheston Chua who (in my opinion) has one of the nicest looking golf swings in KK Golf and who now finds himself a single handicap golfer (7, to save you looking Cheston!).

Runner up was a regular to KK Golf, no other than Eugene Wynne who carded a net 68 to also earn the handicap secretary's axe.....

Results then...

Winner: Cheston Chua - 45 points
Runner up: Eugene Wynne - 40 points
3rd: Jeff Hull - 40 points
4th: Hugh Campbell - 39 points
5th: Dave Gourno - 39 points
6th: Les Freedman - 37 points
Nearest pins:
Hole 5: Mick Collins
Hole 13: Brian Proctor

Cheston Chua a deserved winner with 45 points and receiving prizes below

14th February 2018, Mid month event, Dancoon GC

 Typically a 'team event unfriendly number' of golfers turned up at Dancoon for the mid month event as 11 golfers went toe to toe off the yellow tees in an individual stableford.

The course, I am advised, is in as good a condition as it gets, and one presumes this means the fairways have been well mown and there is run and the greens are in decent nick.

As for the competition itself, it was pupil and teacher who finished 1st and 2nd respectively with both on 35 points and a countback deciding the order of events. Welcome too, to the 2 newcomers who turned up for the day, we hope that you enjoyed our KK Golf experience?!

Winner: Mikey Thomas 35 points
Runner up: John Brown 35 points

Mikey Thomas (left photo) receives his winners prizes from Mick Collins and John Brown does the same in 2nd place (right photo)



Trevor Edge a close 2nd
John Thrower 3rd
Graham Burke 4th
Mick Collins in 5th in good form
Cam McDonald with a handful of balls (!), 6th and nearest pin on hole 8
Cheston nearly aced 17 so clearly nearest pin there

Hugh Campbell 3rd
Nigel Busfield, a newcomer to KK Golf, 4th here, well done!
Deni Price 5th
Harry Farquhar nearest pin on 3
Max Cracchi nearest pin on 14th


A popular runner-up, Eugene Wynne in 2nd here (40 points) 
Jeff Hull 3rd here another good effort
Hugh Campbell in 4th place here