Jack on Fire in the Storm
Another day dawned and just under 80 golfers descended on the Dye designed Khao Kheow for the April PAGS tournament. The C & A nines was the allotted combination for todays field of keen, but apprehensive players. Weather conditions were oppressive, with little breeze to alleviate the heat, making it a tiring day, especially for the walkers. The heat brought the inevitable storm, and although there was plenty of electrical activity, there was little actual rain.
Jack Grinvold (4) was the undoubted star of the day, winning the Low Gross with a fine 72, the A Flight nett with the best score of the day, along with the maximum 2 technical prizes, after writing his name on as many as 6 approaches. Other notables on the day, with at least 2 technical prizes were Mika Viljakainen & Pierre Cere, along with Bob Watson. Ladies winner was Wancharee (31) with a solid 38 points while the minor placing was hotly contested, with Suwanna Smiley (17) just getting the nod over Supattra 21/20 on countback, after both signed for 35 points. Jim Federspiel (22) was the winner of the C flight with 33 points, edging Graham Shand (18) into 2nd on countback 17/16, while Peter Hutcho (18) picked up 3rd spot on countback 19/17 over Tore Eliasson, both with 31 Points. B flight was another tightly contested, but orderly affair with Leo Ruuskanen (15) on 39 points ahead of Tom Thompson (14) with 38, while Jimmy Grooves (14) got the bronze on 37 points. As mentioned previously, it was Jack Grinvold (4) leading the way in A flight with his days best of 40 points, while Mike Allidi (2) and Bob Watson (3) battled it out for the lower podium spots. Mike getting the silver with a well compiled 37 points while Bob had to be content with his 36 points.
Dave and his team were once again doing a sterling job in the tucker department, with plenty of non golfers coming along to enjoy the social atmosphere of the evening. As always, there is only 1 person to blame if you go home hungry from Shenanigans Jomtien after a PAGS presentation. I am confident we will all look forward to next month’s event at Treasure Hill, which is in tip top order, on 27 May. Contact Shane on 0859459689 to ensure your preferred tee time.