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Results 2017

29th March 2017, End of month stableford, Ubolratana GC

A turn for the warmer at Ubolratana where an anticipated large field of 34 (2016: 21) participated in the end of month stableford.
The course was in good condition and whilst the weather was warm (er, blistering!!), there was little in the way of breeze, it was stifling!! All in all a great days' golf and the scores reflected the conditions. Cliff Saveall carded a gross two under back nine to come home with 41 points and an Udon Thani golfer wins the KK Golf event for the 3rd time in a row...


Winner: Cliff Saveall 41 points
Runner up: Cam McDonald 38 points
3rd: Chuck McCormick 37 points
4th: Ed Mainman 36 points
5th: Brian Proctor 36 points
6th: Lee Panter 35 points
7th: Trevor Edge 35 points
8th: Gareth Davies 35 points
9th: John Thrower 33 points
10th: Paul Samme 33 points
11th: Grant Beck 33 points
Nearest pins:
Hole 3: Cliff Saveall
Hole 14: Phil Kington

Cliff Saveall with the trophy after an impressive 41 points and below receiving his prizes from Mick Collins

No stranger to Mick's right hand (!!), Cam McDonald runner up here

The 'Chuckmeister', Chuck McCormick 3rd with 37 points

Ed Mainman, the highest placed Khon Kaen golf resident, 4th with 36 points

Brian Proctor 5th, 36 points also

Lee Panter finished 6th but was unavailable for the presentation

Trevor Edge back to some form with 35 points

Gareth Davies 35 points also
John Thrower on countback in a group finishing with 33 points
Balls to Paul Samme I hear you cry......well, that's what he got for finishing 10th here
Newcomer Grant Beck the final prize winner 33 points and 11th
Phil Kington nearest pin on 14th, Cliff Saveall our prize winner was nearest pin on hole 3

Well done to all the prizewinners and a big welcome to the newcomers, we hope you all enjoyed the KK Golf experience

15th March 2017, mid month event. The Alan Griffiths Medal

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

1st March 2017, End of month Stableford, Singha Park GC

36 golfers turned up at Singha Park GC for the first end of month event of the year to be held at that course (2016: 26)  and with the recent Isaan open having been staged there, the course was in impeccable condition, greens running 9.5 on the stimp meter and glorious sunshine bathing the course.


Winner: Cam McDonald 37 points
Runner-up:Chuck McCormick 36 points
3rd: Brian Proctor 35 points
4th: Dave Gourno 34 points
5th: Roger Strickland 34 points
6th: Lee Panter 34 points
7th: Harald Kobbeltvedt 34 points
8th: Charlie Faulkner 34 points
Nearest pins:
Hole 5: Cam McDonald
Hole13: Harald Kobbeltvedt

Well done to all that took part and congratulations to the winners here.

Cam with the trophy once again

Receiving prizes from Mick Collins, Cam was also nearest pin on hole 5

Chuck McCormick a point behind Cam in 2nd place

Brian Proctor 3rd here with 35 points

Another T-shirt for Dave Gourno, 4th here, one of several on 34 points

Roger Strickland in the prizes again, 5th here

Lee Panter was unavailable to collect his 6th prize but Harald Kobbeltvedt finished 7th and had a nearest pin hole 13
Charlie Faulkner in 8th here

8th February 2017, Mid month event, Dancoon GC

14 golfers arrived at Dancoon GC for the mid month event (2016: 27) and a blind pairs stableford was the chosen format. This is the game where each individual plays a stableford format and a draw is made after the event to determine everyone's partner.
The course is in good condition at the moment, not least the fairways which have been well mown and providing some run.
Notwithstanding the decent condition of the course, the scores individually were below average and a score of 62 points combined was enough to win the event, Ulf Berggren (37) and Roger Strickland (25) forming the highest total blind pair. Hendry Silkowski (26) and Graham Burke (31) finished 2nd with 57 points.

All in all a good event and a nice gathering. The temperatures are ramping up though as we head towards March.....remember to take on lots of water guys.

From left to right, Roger Strickland, Mick Collins and Ulf Berggren, Roger and Ulf winners in the blind pairs event

Hendry Silkowski, Mick Collins and Graham Burke, with Hendry and Graham runners up.

25th January 2017, End of month stableford, Ubolratana GC

A year ago, amid one of the coldest spells I have ever known in Khon Kaen, only 21 golfers turned up for the comparative event at the Dam, this year a more than healthy 34 golfers paid their dues and formed two 3 balls and seven 4 balls for the first event of 2017. The starter at the course once again let us all down, allowing a Korean 6 ball to jump in at hole 4, just as our first three ball was playing out hole 3.....'This is Thailand' is the phrase oft trotted out in such circumstances....not the phrase that springs to my mind but there you go......
Nevertheless, there was a jovial atmosphere back in the clubhouse (and no sign of the six ball!!!) for the presentation. Great to see a number of new faces at the event, as always we hope you enjoyed the occasion and will return for future comps.

Results then...

Winner: John Yoo 39 points
Runner up: Chick McCormick 36 points
3rd: Cam McDonald 35 points
4th: Roy Yonaoshi 35 points
5th: Jeff Hull 34 points
6th: Gareth Davies 33 points
7th: Frank Celigoj 33 points
8th: Lee Jin Soo 33 points
Nearest pins:
Hole 5: Roy Yonaoshi
Hole 12: Thor Hansen

Scorekeeping complaint:

I must make a point of announcing that some of the scorekeeping for this event left a lot to be desired, not least in the wake of switching the stroke index on holes 8 and 12, something we have done at this course for at least 2 years now.
Remember, 2 people are signing off on the scorecards, and frankly it could and should have been so much better, rather than the organisers having to check, and correct a number of cards back in the hut. We don't want to have to go down the route of disqualification for poor scorekeeping guys, so come on, play the game and do your bit properly please!!! Rant over ;-)

John Yoo holds the trophy aloft and below, collects his prizes from Mick Collins

Chuck McCormick, a popular runner up here

Cam McDonald, never far away, 3rd here

Roy Yonaoshi, 4th here and a nearest pin on hole 5

Jeff Hull 5th here

Gareth Davies 6th, one of 3 on 33 points

A seventh place finish for recent joiner to Khon Kaen Golf, Frank Celigoj, well done Frank!

Lee Jin Soo, another newcomer to this event, 8th at his first event at Khon Kaen Golf, well done Sir.

Thor Hansen nearest pin on hole 12, with Roy Yonaoshi having come closest on hole 5

A number of golfers retreated to Aoys restaurant at the end of the Ubolrat Road at the junction of Highway 2 and were well fed with roast pork and liquid refreshments....a welcome developing trend after the golf at the Dam.

11th January 2017, mid month event, Texas Scramble, Dancoon GC

Despite only a dozen players turning up for the KK Golf Club Championship a month previous, a surprising 24 (2016: 25) turned out and the numbers dictated that a welcomed Texas Scramble be the event of the day. So it was then that the players were split into groups depending on handicap and an attempt by Mick and John to balance the teams as fairly as possible. Whilst only 5 strokes separated 6 teams of 4 in the end, it came as no surprise that the winning team consisted of Dave Gourno, Carl Hullsworth, Larry Martell and Eugene Wynne who came in gross 69.
Runners up were Tomas Gustafsson, Charlie Faulkner, John Thrower and Claus Gamdrup on a countback with a gross 72, even par.

I think it is fair to say that everyone enjoyed the event judging by the atmosphere back at the clubhouse for the prize giving.

Eugene, Carl, Larry and Dave receiving their winners prizes of tshirts and balls.

Tomas, Charlie, John and Claus receive their prizes from Mick Collins