WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH
The temperature this morning was 19 degrees made to feel colder by a strong wind and you can imagine that our Thai lady friends rummaging through their cupboards for jackets and warm clothing for this is the cold season and they are cold. For those born outside of Thailand, it was near perfect golf weather but the wind caused problems all around with only 5 golfers playing to their handicaps in the 7 groups that started and included Miss Noodle (12) who is having a consistently good run of form taking top spot with 36 points. Miss Sa (16) was level par for the first 5 holes which gave her 19 points on the front nine but a blob on the way home relegated her to 2nd place one point better than Miss Porn (19) both on 35 points on a countback. Unusually, the men fared better than the ladies with Keith Allen (11) with 6 pars and 1 birdie in his 36 points losing 3rd place to William Macey (21) by 1 point. Gareth Gill (9) now with a single figure handicap might have expected an even better score than his 39 points with 22 points and 38 gross on the front but 17 points after the turn secured 2nd place from the star of the day, Wayne Cotterell (13). Three putting twice during his round, fleetingly disappointed himself, but the broad grin at the end summed up his feelings with 42 points and top spot. Four 2s today going to Gareth Gill, Peter Le Noury, Auke Engelkes and Arch Armstrong who was convinced that there was cling film on the holes with eleven 1 pointers on his round .