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EUROPA CUP VALENCIA V SWANSEA....23.55  EUROPA CUP ZULTE V WIGAN...FRIDAYS LIVE SCREEN....

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Ryder Cup 2014


Next years Ryder Cup will take place at Khao Yai Golf Club in Pak Chong.

If you wish to play contact Charlie or Geoff at
rydercup@530.53c.myftpupload.com

 

This weeks golf

Monday, Pattana, Green Fee 1000 Baht, Tee Time 10.00, mini bus departs at 08.30
Wednesday, Royal Lakeside, Green Fee 900 Baht, Tee Time 10.00, mini bus departs at 08.30
Friday,Mountain Shadow, Green Fee 850 Baht, Tee Time 10.00. mini bus departs at 08.30


Next week Monday, Century

 

  *If you wish to play, next week, please sign up in the bar or email me.*

SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,

2 man scramble
The Brian Ellis Memorial will take place on Friday December 20th at Crystal bay Golf Club. 
Still places available, all participants are invited to bring a partner to a meal after the competition, meal will be served at 18.00


SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,
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PSC Xmas party will take place on the 11th December with tickets going on sale on the 11th of November, cost 500 baht for members and 800 Baht for non members, 
 all food and drink is free. 

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Those golfers who are wishing to play from the forward tee boxes, silver, and are over 70 and a handicap over 20 you may do so, but your handicap will be cut by 20% and you cannot complete in Pattaya Sports Club Competitions until you have submitted 20 cards, you are permitted to play in the bar competitions
 

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If GOLFERS wish to play in a four ball could you please inform me before 18.00 the day before play.
If GOLFERS  wish to sign up or remove their name from the sign up sheet please inform me before 18.00 the day before play so if required I can make mini bus number adjustments.

I will be removing the Sign Up Sheet from the bar the day before play.

*PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS TO ME ABOUT GOLF AFTER 1800 THE DAY BEFORE PLAY*


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  Diana Garden Driving Range 
As the  golfing residents of Pattaya will know the Driving Range at Diana Garden has been closed for a couple of months, this was due to  high winds which brought the nett and stanchions down. The FREE bus that takes you to the range will now operate at a slightly different timetable and route……some people are going to be very happy with this news…Chris
The bus will leave from the Range on every 
even hour starting at 08.00 and will follow the same route BUT will turn onto 2nd Road at the Diana Inn and wait beside Festival Shopping Mall for golfers. It will then go along Pattaya Klang and then onto 3rd Road and back to the range, this new arrangement will now give golfers approximately 90 minutes at the range.
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Race to Dubai

     The 2014 Race will begins on the 16th of January.




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Future Trips

NEW DATES FOR SOI DAO 
Soi Dao
January

Thursday 
16th -17th
The people who have said they wish to play on the original dates will have the first places on the new dates, anyone else who would like to go can you please contact me ASAP
I have booked 6 tee times and have booked accommodation, if you wish to go please inform me asap or sign up in the bar.
Avoid disappointment, already 18 names are on the sign up sheet, we only have 6 Tee Times booked.
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Next Sunday
The Thailand Open is being played at Amata Springs and the bar is running a mini bus to the competition.
Sign up in the bar and we depart at 10.00.
I will try to get some free tickets from the  PSC for the event.

Watch 

Rose, Stenson, Garcia, Ishikawa, Mahan, Watson, Fowler, Thongchai, Schwartzel and many more world class golfers.

 

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 Have you looked at the bars NEW WEBSITE

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Could all golfers please note, the mini buses will leave from the Sugar Shack Bar and return to the Sugar Shack Bar, there will be NO stopping on the way back for anyone who happens to live on the route back to the bar. Exceptions  only for personal reasons.


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Dates for your diary…

December, 

Friday 20th,  The Brian Ellis Memorial at Crystal Bay Golf Club

January 

The Ryder Cup, Monday 27th-29th at……
Khao Yai
Friday 31st, The Ian Woosnam Individual Championship at ……Pleasant Valley

February

Monday 3rd, The 2 man Texas Scramble Championship at…..Bangpakong

Wednesday 5th, The Team Stableford Championship at Greenwood Country Club

Friday 7th, The Sugar Shack Open…4 man Team Scramble at…..Crystal Bay Golf Club


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         The HOOTENANNY Golf Day
On Monday 30th of December I have made a booking at Royal Golf, I have booked 8 tee times and they have offered me a two way start, ie 1st and 10th tees. If you wish to play on that day could you please inform me ASAP and if more people wish to play then I will have a chance of increasing the booking. Getting to the course takes 1Hour 15 minutes as was timed by Dave Foulk. When we played the course this week it was in great condition and we played in my opinion the fastest greens that we have played on in a long time. The green fee cost is 1500 Baht each for a group of over 20, I know it is a little bit more expensive than normal but I thought as it is the end of the year and as there is no golf on Wednesday because we will all have a hangover, maybe you would like to play the course. Please contact me ASAP and play in ……………………………………
         The HOOTENANNY Golf Day
(for those who are not civilised i.e nae Scots….

Hootenanny is a Scottish word meaning ‘celebration’ and / or ‘party’)

If you wish to look at the golf course this is their web site

http://www.royalgolfclubs.com/web/th/index.php  PLEASE NOTE I am taking names of people who wish to play in the Hootenanny and several tee times have gone already.
                This event is also filling up fast
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  Golf Schedule
This month, on the 18th we play a stableford at Subhapruek Golf Club .

Sign Up Sheet is in the bar.


December Golf Schedule
Day Date Course
     
Mon 2 Bangpakong
Wed 4 Greenwood
Frid 6 Crystal Bay
Mon 9 Pattana
Wed 11 Royal Lakeside
Frid 13 Mountain Shadow
Mon 16 Century
Wed 18 Subhapruek
Frid 20 Crystal Bay
Mon 23 Pleasant Valley
Wed 25 Xmas Day
Frid 27 Sattahip
Mon 30 Royal Golf
















  January 2014

 

Day Date Course
     
Frid 3 Pattaya C.C
Mon 6 Bangpakong
Wed 8 Royal Lakeside
Frid 10 Crystal Bay
Mon 13 Greenwood
Wed 15 MountainShadow
Thur 16 Soi Dao
Frid 17 Soi Dao
Mon 20 Century
Wed 22 Subhapruek
Frid 24 Sattahip
Mon 27  TBA
Wed 29 Century
Frid 31 Pleasant Valley

 

 

LOCK UP

This year we hired the lock up across from the bar, unfortunately we lost money mainly due 
to the hike in the monthly fee by the Tattoo Parlour man. This year we have to charge slightly more for the hire.
 
These prices will start at the beginning of October for those whose rental year is complete.


Monthly 250 Baht

Yearly 2200 Baht
The Ryder Cup 2014
Departing 
Sunday 26th of January and returning on Wednesday 29th January 2014 
We will be playing at the Jack Nicklaus designed Khao Yai Country Club. 
Green Fee which includes caddie and a shared cart will be 1400 Baht. 
Tee times will be at 10.00 and will be a two tee box start.This is an amazing deal and we are playing at a stunning golf course, if you have never played the course before bring a camera and plenty of spare batteries.
The Hotel is the Rim Tarn Inn and it is near to the centre of Pak Chong and a special discount has been given by the hotel at 900 Baht a night and this includes breakfast.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Every Sunday the Sugar Shack has a boat trip to the Island, traveling to the island by speed boat, if you wish to go please sign up in the bar. Costs are shared with school children going FREE.
Meet at 11.00 and we depart at 11.30.


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AND
Now where are you playing golf next week loons?

 Hope that you are all well Mike

Lang may yer lum reek! 

May you live long and stay well.)

NEWS FLASH

Ryder Cup 2014

Next years Ryder Cup will take place at Khao Yai Golf Club in Pak Chong.
More later in the newsletter

Next weeks golf

Monday, Bangpakong, Green Fee 900 Baht, Tee Time 10.00, mini bus departs at 08.30

Wednesday, Greenwood, Green Fee 700 Baht, Tee Time 10.00, mini bus departs at 08.30

Friday, Crystal Bay, Green Fee 850 Baht, Tee Time 10.00. mini bus departs at 08.30

following week Monday Pattana, Limited Tee Times

*If you wish to play, next week, please sign up in the bar or email me.*

SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,

The Brian Ellis Memorial will take place on Friday December 20th at Crystal bay Golf Club.

SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,SIGN UP,
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PSC Xmas party will take place on the 11th December with tickets going on sale on the 11th of November, cost 500 baht for members and 800 Baht for non members, all food and drink is free.

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Those golfers who are wishing to play from the forward tee boxes, silver, and are over 70 and a handicap over 20 you may do so, but your handicap will be cut by 20% and you cannot complete in Pattaya Sports Club Competitions until you have submitted 20 cards, you are permitted to play in the bar competitions.

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If GOLFERS wish to play in a four ball could you please inform me before 18.00 the day before play.
If GOLFERS wish to sign up or remove their name from the sign up sheet please inform me before 18.00 the day before play so if required I can make mini bus number adjustments.
I will be removing the Sign Up Sheet from the bar the day before play.
*PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS TO ME ABOUT GOLF AFTER 1800 THE DAY BEFORE PLAY*

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Diana Garden Driving Range
As the golfing residents of Pattaya will know the Driving Range at Diana Garden has been closed for a couple of months, this was due to high winds which brought the nett and stanchions down. The FREE bus that takes you to the range will now operate at a slightly different timetable and route……some people are going to be very happy with this news…Chris
The bus will leave from the Range on every even hour starting at 08.00 and will follow the same route BUT will turn onto 2nd Road at the Diana Inn and wait beside Festival Shopping Mall for golfers. It will then go along Pattaya Klang and then onto 3rd Road and back to the range, this new arrangement will now give golfers approximately 90 minutes at the range.
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Race to Dubai
2013 Winners
1st Chris Wright
2nd David Foulk
3rd Fergus Archibald

2014 Race to Dubai will be with you next week.

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Future Trips

‘The Hangover Trip’ CANCELLED…CANCELLED….CANCELLED

NEW DATES FOR SOI DAO

Soi Dao
January
Thursday 16th -17th
The people who have said they wish to play on the original dates will have the first places on the new dates, anyone else who would like to go can you please contact me ASAP
I have booked 6 tee times and have booked accommodation, if you wish to go please inform me asap or sign up in the bar.

www.sugarshackbar.com

* Could all golfers please note, the mini buses will leave from the Sugar Shack Bar and return to the Sugar Shack Bar, there will be NO stopping on the way back for anyone who happens to live on the route back to the bar. Exceptions only for personal reasons.

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Dates for your diary…

December,
Friday 20th, The Brian Ellis Memorial at Crystal Bay Golf Club
January
The Ryder Cup, Monday 27th-29th at……Khao Yai
Friday 31st, The Ian Woosnam Individual Championship at ……Pleasant Valley
February
Monday 3rd, The 2 man Texas Scramble Championship at…..Bangpakong
Wednesday 5th, The Team Stableford Championship at Greenwood Country Club
Friday 7th, The Sugar Shack Open…4 man Team Scramble at…..Crystal Bay Golf Club

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The HOOTENANNY Golf Day
On Monday 30th of December I have made a booking at Royal Golf, I have booked 8 tee times and they have offered me a two way start, ie 1st and 10th tees. If you wish to play on that day could you please inform me ASAP and if more people wish to play then I will have a chance of increasing the booking. Getting to the course takes 1Hour 15 minutes as was timed by Dave Foulk. When we played the course this week it was in great condition and we played in my opinion the fastest greens that we have played on in a long time. The green fee cost is 1500 Baht each for a group of over 20, I know it is a little bit more expensive than normal but I thought as it is the end of the year and as there is no golf on Wednesday because we will all have a hangover, maybe you would like to play the course. Please contact me ASAP and play in ……………………………………
The HOOTENANNY Golf Day
(for those who are not civilised i.e nae Scots….
Hootenanny is a Scottish word meaning ‘celebration’ and / or ‘party’)

If you wish to look at the golf course this is their web site

http://www.royalgolfclubs.com/web/th/index.php

PLEASE NOTE I am taking names of people who wish to play in the Hootenanny and several tee times have gone already.
This event is also filling up fast
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Golf Schedule
This month we have again played at some very good courses and in my opinion Subhapruek was the best. The new Century was a joy and I have booked to go back every month, those who have not played the new course you will enjoy the venue for a challenging game of golf. Bangpakong appears to have gotten over their problems with the water and the course is nearly back to it’s very high standard. Greenwood has reopened it’s B course after revamping the greens and the course as usual was in very good condition. Pleasant Valley continues to impress all who play there, not only the quality of the course but in the manner in which they treat you, some other golf clubs should take note….Phoenix maybe ….we are met after the 9th hole by a lady who offers you a cold glass of water and a cold towel …very impressive. We played at Green Valley and the course was also in top condition.
Pak Chong
We played at Bonanza on the Monday and it was very impressive in it’s quality of course, greens maybe a wee slow but the area has had a lot of rain so I forgive them.
Khao Yai….brilliant….what else can I say.
Played at Sir James and the last two holes have reopened and most of the group enjoyed the course and restaurant.

December Golf Schedule

Mon 2 Bangpakong

Wed 4 Greenwood
Frid 6 Crystal Bay

Mon 9 Pattana

Wed 11 Royal Lakeside

Frid 13 Mountain Shadow

Mon 16 Century

Wed 18 Subhapruek

Frid 20 Crystal Bay

Mon 23 Pleasant Valley

Wed 25 Xmas Day

Frid 27 Sattahip

Mon 30 Royal Golf

January 2014

Frid 3 Pattaya C.C

Mon 6 Bangpakong

Wed 8 Royal Lakeside

Frid 10 Crystal Bay

Mon 13 Greenwood

Wed 15 Mountain Shadow

Thur 16 Soi Dao
Frid 17 Soi Dao

Mon 20 Century

Wed 22 Subhapruek

Frid 24 Sattahip

Mon 27 TBA

Wed 29 Century
Frid 31 Pleasant Valley

LOCK UP

This year we hired the lock up across from the bar, unfortunately we lost money mainly due
to the hike in the monthly fee by the Tattoo Parlour man. This year we have to charge slightly more for the hire.
These prices will start at the beginning of October for those whose rental year is complete.

Monthly 250 Baht

Yearly 2200 Baht

The Ryder Cup 2014
Departing
Sunday 26th of January and returning on Wednesday 29th January 2014
We will be playing at the Jack Nicklaus designed Khao Yai Country Club.
Green Fee which includes caddie and a shared cart will be 1400 Baht.
Tee times will be at 10.00 and will be a two tee box start.

This is an amazing deal and we are playing at a stunning golf course, if you have never played the course before bring a camera and plenty of spare batteries, see Pictures.
The Hotel is the Rim Tarn Inn and it is near to the centre of Pak Chong and a special discount has been given by the hotel at 900 Baht a night and this includes breakfast.

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Phoenix Golf Club, more rumours as members scramble to sell their memberships…..An annual maintenance fee of 44,000 baht and if you wish to sell, a transfer fee of 100,000 Baht…..I get the feeling that they want rid of their members.

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AND

Now where are you playing golf next week loons?

Hope that you are all well Mike

Lang may yer lum reek!
( May you live long and stay well.)

Monday, Royal Lakeside, Green Fee 900 Baht, Tee Time 10.00, mini bus departs at 08.30

Wednesday, Grenwood, Green Fee 650 Baht, Tee Time 10.00, mini bus departs at 08.30

Friday, Sattahip, Green Fee 650 Baht, Tee Time 10.00. mini bus departs at 08.30

                       *If you wish to play, next week, please sign up in the bar or email me.*

 

 

Those golfers who are wishing to play from the forward tee boxes, silver, and are over 70 and a handicap over 20 you may do so, but your handicap will be cut by 20% and you cannot complete in Pattaya Sports Club Competitions until you have submitted 20 cards, you are permitted to play in the bar competitions.
 

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RUMOUR


One of our golfers was playing at Phoenix Country Club on Thursday and he was informed that members have been told that from next month ALL golfers have to play with a cart.

I have asked our resident member for his opinion and he said………. Ah!… bleep, bleep, bleep or words to that effect….journalistic license Michael

 

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If GOLFERS wish to play in a four ball could you please inform me before 18.00 the day before play.
If GOLFERS  wish to sign up or remove their name from the sign up sheet please inform me before 18.00 the day before play so if required I can make mini bus number adjustments.
I will be removing the Sign Up Sheet from the bar the day before play.

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  Diana Garden Driving Range
As the  golfing residents of Pattaya will know the Driving Range at Diana Garden has been closed for a couple of months, this was due to  high winds which brought the nett and stanchions down. The FREE bus that takes you to the range will now operate at a slightly different timetable and route……some people are going to be very happy with this news…Chris
The bus will leave from the Range on every even hour starting at 08.00 and will follow the same route BUT will turn onto 2nd Road at the Diana Inn and wait beside Festival Shopping Mall for golfers. It will then go along Pattaya Klang and then onto 3rd Road and back to the range, this new arrangement will now give golfers approximately 90 minutes at the range.

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Race to Dubai

September
1) Chris Wright
2) Andy Spence
3) Dave Foulk

There will be changes to next years Race to Dubai format….one idea is to have 12 pools of 5 golfers in each pool and you have to select one golfer from each pool. Another thought is to increase the teams to 14 golfers and the extra two golfers will come from a pool of BANDITS.
If you have any thoughts on the Race please email me.

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TRIP

Pak Chong
November
Sunday 24th/Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th
Playing 3 games at Khao Yai, Voyage Panorama and Sir James

At the moment I now have  22 people wanting to go  on the trip to Pak Chong and I will this next week be booking the hotel for 20 rooms. Everyone who has said that they are going will receive an email from me informing them if they have a room and that they have to pay 1000 baht deposit for the trip, all of the deposits will be used on transport costs for the trip. No deposits will be returned if you decide not to go. All deposits must be with me 2 weeks before departure, the 10th of November.

 

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            Future Trips

This trip is fast filling up, if you wish to participate you have to inform me asap
Soi Dao
January
Thursday 2nd – 3rd,
‘The Hangover Trip’
I will soon be provisionally booking 4 tee times for this visit, if you wish to go please inform me asap. If I require more tee times the earlier I know about numbers wishing to play the better chance I will have of getting tee times and accommodation .

 

 

* Could all golfers please note, the mini buses will leave from the Sugar Shack Bar and return to the Sugar Shack Bar, there will be NO stopping on the way back for anyone who happens to live on the route back to the bar. Exceptions  only for personal reasons.

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Dates for your diary…


December,
Friday 20th,  The Brian Ellis Memorial at Crystal Bay Golf Club
January
The Ryder Cup, Monday 27th-29th at……
Friday 31st, The Ian Woosnam Individual Championship at ……
February
Monday 3rd, The 2 man Texas Scramble Championship at…..Bangpakong
Wednesday 5th, The Team Stableford Championship at Greenwood Country Club
Friday 7th, The Sugar Shack Open…4 man Team Scramble at…..Crystal Bay Golf Club

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         The HOOTENANNY Golf Day
On Monday 30th of December I have made a booking at Royal Golf, I have booked 8 tee times and they have offered me a two way start, ie 1st and 10th tees. If you wish to play on that day could you please inform me ASAP and if more people wish to play then I will have a chance of increasing the booking. Getting to the course takes 1Hour 15 minutes as was timed by Dave Foulk. When we played the course this week it was in great condition and we played in my opinion the fastest greens that we have played on in a long time. The green fee cost is 1500 Baht each for a group of over 20, I know it is a little bit more expensive than normal but I thought as it is the end of the year and as there is no golf on Wednesday because we will all have a hangover, maybe you would like to play the course. Please contact me ASAP and play in ……………………………………
         The HOOTENANNY Golf Day
(for those who are not civilised i.e nae Scots….

Hootenanny is a Scottish word meaning ‘celebration’ and / or ‘party’)

If you wish to look at the golf course this is their web site

http://www.royalgolfclubs.com/web/th/index.php

PLEASE NOTE I am taking names of people who wish to play in the Hootenanny and several tee times have gone already.
This event is also filling up fast
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I am including November and Decembers Golf Schedule,
I am still trying to get  games at Bangpra and Green Valley, but the usual problem with Green Valley, ‘booking at the beginning of the month’ and when I phone at the beginning of the month they tell me they are full as they decided to open the booking early, arse holes. At Bangpra it is tee time, 11.45 and with the number of groups we will have ….who is going to play last……..

October Golf Schedule

Day Date Course
Tues 1 Mission Hill
Wed 2 Royal Ratchaburi
Frid 4 XXXXXX
Mon 7 Bangpakong
Wed 9 Pleasant Valley
Frid 11 Crystal Bay
Mon 14 Bangpra
Wed 16 Khao Kheow
Frid 18 Mountain Shadow
Mon 21 Royal Lakeside
Wed 23 Greenwood
Frid 25 Sattahip
Mon 28 Emerald
Wed 30 Subhapruek

 

 


November Golf Schedule

Day Date Course
Frid 1 Century
Mon 4 Bangpakong
Wed 6 Treasure Hill
Frid 8 Mountain Shadow
Mon 11 Greenwood
Wed 13 Royal Lakeside
Frid 15 Crystal Bay
Mon 18 Pleasant Valley
Wed 20 Subhapruek
Frid 22 Green Valley
Mon 25 Khao Yai
Tues 26 Voyage Panorama
Wed 27 Sir James
Frid 29 Sattahip

 

The Courses and Days at Pak Chong maybe subject to change depending on the deals I can get from the course.

December Golf Schedule

 

Day Date Course
Mon 2 Bangpakong
Wed 4 Greenwood
Frid 6 Khao Kheow
Mon 9 Pattana
Wed 11 Royal Lakeside
Frid 13 Mountain Shadow
Mon 16 TBA
Wed 18 Subhapruek
Frid 20 Crystal Bay
Mon 23 Pleasant Valley
Wed 25 Xmas Day
Frid 27 Sattahip
Mon 30 Royal Golf

 

LOCK UP

This year we hired the lock up across from the bar, unfortunately we lost money mainly due
to the hike in the monthly fee by the Tattoo Parlour man. This year we have to charge slightly more for the hire.
These prices will start at the beginning of October for those whose rental year is complete.

Monthly 250 Baht

Yearly 2200 Baht

 

 AND FINALLY

             

                     for those who like to keep up with the latest news in Thailand……
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I have informed you in the past that Thailand has had quite a few train derailments……well we were informed that the true number could be over 100 this year……AND….another one
Another train derailment in Nakhon Ratchasima province has disrupted the Northeastern rail service just as a number of Cabinet members are converging in a nearby province to promote the plan to construct the high-speed railway across the country.

The train, which ran from Bangkok toward Nong Khai province, derailed in Non Sung district, causing the entire Northeastern region rail to halt their services.

No injury or death has been reported. Nevertheless, the incident – merely the latest in the long series of derailments this year – could pose doubts about the safety of the government′s future investments in the kingdom′s railway.


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It’s just not the Trains

   
Chiang Rai interprovincial coach has overturned in Pathum Thani province today, injuring 40 passengers including one individual who was thrown out of the bus.
According to the driver, after the bus departed from Mo Chit terminal it encountered a truck which drifted suddenly into its lane on Phahonyothin Road in Khlong Luang district. The driver said he soon lost control of the coach and plunged it into the roadside ditch.


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          NOW WHAT’S FOR LUNCH……..What BUGS

The Director General of the Department of Medical Sciences has disclosed an alarming fact that eating fried insects may cause fatalities due to a chemical substance contained in bugs.
Dr. Aphichat Mongkol, Director General of the Department of Medical Sciences, revealed that a chemical substance called Histamine can be fatal to those who have ingested too much of it.
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Mandatory Seatbelts For Inter-provincial Buses
The transport authority in Thailand has announced a new safety measure by requiring all inter-provincial buses to install seatbelts and present safety videos to their passengers on the buses.

The announcement by the Transport Company Limited, a state enterprise operating under Ministry of Transport, is a response to the major road accident in Saraburi province in which 19 people were killed and 30 injured.

From 15 October onwards, every bus operated by Transport Co.Ltd. must install safety belts and provide a short video clip informing the passengers about safety procedures in the same manner of commercial airliners, according to the new regulation.

The clip will also inform the passengers about possible dangers that may occurred if they do not fasten their seatbelts. ***************************************************************
  
Is this another Police Holiday Scam


Police to tow away illegally parked cars beginning on Oct 21

BANGKOK, 11 October 2013 (NNT) – In a bid to ease traffic congestion, the Metropolitan Police Bureau will begin removing vehicles illegally parked on Bangkok streets on October 21,

Deputy Police chief Pol Maj Gen Adul Narongsak, who oversees traffic, said the bureau would issue warnings to owners of illegally parked vehicles from October 15-20 before the launch of the campaign.

Parked vehicles which obstruct traffic will be towed away from 10 roads including Lad Prao, Rama 4, Sukhumvit and Vibhavadi.

Owners will be fined up to 500 baht. In addition, they will have to pay 500 baht for the towing fee and 200 baht daily for maintenance fee.

According to the bureau, so far this year 200,000 drivers have been arrested for parking their vehicles in no-parking zones.

More stringent measures will be considered if parking violations continue in the capital.

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Microsoft to stop support over 5.7 Million Windows XP-based PCs in Thailand from April 8

Microsoft Friday reminded business and consumers in Thailand with PCs still running Windows XP that it will officially retire service and support for Windows XP in six months’ time, on 8 April 2014.

With half a year left to this crucial milestone, there are over 5.7 million PCs in Thailand, or 28% of PCs in Thailand, which are still running on Windows XP, an 11-year-old operating system no longer capable of handling sophisticated cyber-attacks and demands for more data privacy and productivity.

Thailand has one of the highest Windows XP installed bases in Asia Pacific, according to StatCounter figures for September 2013.

After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, non-security related fixes, there won’t be a number to call for technical assistance, or online technical content updates for Windows XP. *******************************************************************

Tourist Police officer stripped of badge over double-homicide shooting

A Phuket Tourist Police officer has been kicked off the force as the prosecutor moves forward in charging him over a double-homicide an a drug den shoot out.

Pinchai Piyadilok, 34 at the time of the shooting, lost a leg as a result of wounds sustained in the gun battle that left Saran Chaithum, 26, and Chalermpol Tripuk, 26, dead (story here).

However, the only bullets and casings found at the scene, an apartment littered with kratom leaves near Phuket Rajabhat University, were fired from Mr Pinchai’s gun, according to the Phuket Forensics Office.

“We have conducted a fair case, and not protected this officer just because he was on the force. If police break the law, then they too will go through the legal process like everyone else,” Do you believe him, said Phuket City Police chief Sermphan Sirikong.

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Authorities Target Dangerous Foreign Drivers in Chiang Mai

The chief of the Chiang Mai transport office, Chanchai Kilapaeng, has announced the opening of a special service centre that will help to ensure foreign drivers and those visiting the city abide by the local traffic laws.

The aim of the centre is to try and help reduce the number of accidents caused by foreign tourists who are unfamiliar with the roads and traffic laws in Chiang Mai. Many of these drivers are also unlicensed.
Our traffic expert Mr Ally tells me it’s mainly the Chinese as they stop in the middle of the road to look at their maps.
The plan to introduce the service centre was agreed after multi-agency discussions involving the Chiang Mai transport office, tourist police, traffic police and immigration officials.

During the discussions, Mr Chanchai said the various officials discussed the possibility of introducing measures in order to reduce road traffic accidents and other problems caused on the roads by foreign tourists who are not only unfamiliar with Chiang Mai’s road network, but who also get behind the wheel of a vehicle without having the correct documentation, such as an international driving license
Who Rents these people without proper licenses cars….how stupid of me….The Police
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Latest Ford Model….One careful owner

 



POLICE will propose that all vehicles older than 10 years be kept off Bangkok streets as part of a plan to improve traffic flow, unless they pay the same tax as new vehicles, a senior Metropolitan Police officer said yesterday.

Pol Maj Gen Adul Narongsak, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in charge of traffic, said city police would propose that the Transport Ministry set up regulations for such a prohibition.

Owners of such cars should be required to pay a yearly vehicle tax at the rate of a new car if they want to continue driving in Bangkok, Adul added.

“It will be required that cars allowed to run in Bangkok should be no older than 10 years. All cars older than that will have to be used in the provinces,” he said.
At present, cars of seven years and older are now subject to 50 per cent less tax than on new cars.

No more details were provided.


Am I becoming cynical when I do these newsletters…..



No way they have decide that this was not a good idea and dangerous vehicles can still use busy roads across Thailand…..




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Now where are you playing golf next week loons?

 

 Hope that you are all well Mike

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