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Ryder Cup 2014

Next years Ryder Cup will take place at Khao Yai Golf Club in Pak Chong. Already over 20 people have signed up for the competition.

 This weeks golf

Stableford, Subhapruek, tee time 10.30, Green Fee 1200 Baht, mini bus departs at 08.30
Could all golfers please pay their mini bus fee and comp fee before departure….mini bus 300, comp 100  …….400 baht.

    PLEASE PAY GEOFF before departure

Brian Ellis Memorial, 2 man scramble Crystal Bay, tee time 09.45, Green Fee 850 Baht, mini bus departs at 08.30
Could all golfers please pay their mini bus fee and comp fee before departure….mini bus 300, comp 200 …….500 baht.
PLEASE PAY GEOFF before departure

Could all golfers be in the bar before 08.15 for the draw. If you are traveling by car and cannot make the bar please phone me to confirm that you are playing before 08.00 so that you can be included in the draw.


This weeks golf

Monday, Century, Green Fee 600 Baht, Tee Time 10.00, mini bus departs at 08.30
Wednesday, Subhapruek, Green Fee 1200 Baht, Tee Time 10.30, mini bus departs at 08.30
Friday, Crystal Bay, Green Fee 850 Baht, Tee Time 10.00. mini bus departs at 08.30

Next week Monday, 


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


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


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


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.


  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.
Race to Dubai

     The 2014 Race will begins on the 16th of January.
                  I already have 8 teams





16th -17th

Avoid disappointment, already 19 names are on the sign up sheet, we only have
 24 rooms and 6 Tee Times booked .

 Have you looked at the bars NEW WEBSITE


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.

Dates for your diary…


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


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


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


         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 Wednesdaybecause 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
  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




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
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.


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.

Lets all have a wee laugh

Thailand keen on reducing road fatalities

Thailand is determined to cut road fatalities down by 50 percent by the year 2020, making road safety a national agenda.

Presiding over the opening of an international conference held in BITEC, Deputy Permanent-Secretary of Interior Ministry M.L. Panadda Diskul said Thailand, as a member of the United Nations (UN), needed to push harder in promoting road safety in a bid to lower the number of casualties caused by road accidents.

Thailand is targeting a 50 percent drop in road fatalities by the year 2020. As the cabinet has approved the idea of making 2011-2020 a decade of road safety, the country is set to promote road safety as a national agenda to raise awareness of the issue. The prime objective is to cut the nation’s mortality rate to under 10 people for every 100,000 population, The Deputy Permanent-Secretary said.

Measures to tackle road accidents include requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets while riding and discouraging all motorists from speeding and driving when under the influence, according to the Road Safety Directing Center.

This is the country where  the chief of Police in Pattaya was asked, why are there kids between the ages of 12 to 16 driving  motor bikes on the Sukhumvit Road and sometimes with 3 people on the bike and no crash helmets…this is a 5 lane road, both ways,  which goes through the centre of Pattaya…his astute reply was, well where else can they learn to drive.

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.)


Sugar Shack Bar

Address: 325/138 Moo 10 Pattayaland Soi 1 (13/3)
Nongprue Banglamung Chonburi 20260 THAILAND



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