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27th June 2018, End of month stableford, Singha Park GC

An overcast morning for the 23 golfers who arrived at Singha Park for the end of month stableford event, with the heavy rains of the previous evening allowing for little or no run on the fairways despite the excellent drainage Singha Park provides. Indeed, the greens, despite recent downpours were lightning quick with a lot struggling on the marble-esque surfaces.
The scores though, were phenominal, with 42 points being necessary to win the event, and that by a very welcome and clearly able newcomer!! A special mention though to John Brown who carded a gross level par 72 to finish 9th....!!! Enough said.....results:-

Winner: Geoff Bracegirdle 42 points
Runner-up: Doctor Ken 41 points
3rd: Cam McDonald 40 points
4th: Hugh Campbell 40 points
5th: Dave Gourno 39 points
Nearest pins: Hole 5: Eugene Wynne
Hole 13: John Brown

Rogues gallery:-

Geoff Bracegirdle holds the trophy proudly aloft

Receiving his well earned prizes from Mick Collins


Cam McDonald in 3rd, Doctor Ken couldn't hang around for the presentations




13th June 2018. Mid month event, the Gerry Mann memorial event

In memory of one of our golfers, the late Gerry Mann 27 players turned up at Dancoon GC for an individual stableford off the white tees. A great turn out so thanks to everyone who came and made the day so enjoyable.

The gathering for the Gerry Mann event


In the end we had a new name to the winners' rostrum with Nigel Busfield coming home with 41 points!!! The results as follows:-

Winner: Nigel Busfield 41 points
Runner-up: Trevor Edge 39 points
3rd: Steve Hoss 39 points
4th: John Hufflett 37 points
5th Thor Hansen 36 points
Nearest Pins:
Hole 7: Jeff Barnes
Hole 17: John Brown

Visitors from Wales prepare to present Nigel (back left) with the trophy


Nigel receives his winners prizes from Mick Collins






































30th May 2018, End of month stableford, Ubolratana GC

An overcast and humid morning greeted 24 golfers for the end of month event at the Dam with conditions becoming much warmer from 11.30am as the sun peeked through. Scoring on the whole was generally good, with a strong showing as you'd expect from the Udon Thani crowd who frequently play the course. However, it was a Khon Kaen resident, John Hufflett who blitzed the opposition with a staggering 41 point haul to win the event by 5 points from the usual suspects who always seem to be in the frame.

Winner: John Hufflett 41 points
Runner up: Cam McDonald 36 points
3rd: Dave Ambridge 36 points
4th: Thor Hansen 35 points
Nearest pins:
Hole 5: John Brown
Hole 12: John Hufflett


John Hufflett, 41 point champion this month, and below receiving his prizes








16th May 2018, Mid month event, 3 clubs and a putter challenge, Dancoon GC

A hot morning greeted a disappointing turn out of only 10 golfers for the annual 3 clubs and a putter event, but fortunately a light breeze helped to keep temperatures on the right side of unbearable!!
The course itself is still in decent nick despite recent rains although the greens were a little indifferent and slow.

In the end, a utility club (4W), 8 iron, wedge and putter was enough for John Brown to win the event with 11 pars, 3 birdies, 4 bogeys and 35 points. Well done John!!!
Jeff Hull came in 2nd on countback with 33 points.


John Brown receives his winners prizes from Mick Collins


Jeff Hull 2nd, with a creditable 33 points which is often enough to win this event!!




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 event....so 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.

Results:
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

Please see separate page on the sidebar menu for this event.



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)



























































































































































































































































































 























































































































































































































































































































































 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Hugh Campbell 40 points 4th!!


Dave Gourno in 5th, 39 points!


Eugene Wynne, nearest pin on 5th. John Brown did so on 13th in his gross 72.




























Trevor Edge 2nd with a respectable 39 points

Steve Hoss also respectable, 3rd with 39
Handicap cuts no problem to John Hufflett, with a 4th place with 37 pts here
Thor Hansen 5th

Jeff Barnes nearest pin on 7th, John Brown was nearest pin on 17.











Cam in 2nd place (apologies for poor quality of picture, sun behind the glass door / Cam's in it!!!)


Dave Ambridge with a 3rd place finish

Thor Hansen in 4th















































































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