Results – Hua Hin Tour – 26th to 29th September 2013

10 Cannons, plus our guest Edwin Raspe all met on time at Subang ready to check in, which unfortunately proved to be a very protracted and chaotic 1 hour affair. Anyway we eventually left about 10 minutes late. 

Day 1 Palm Hill

The first course, Palm Hill was only 10 minutes from Hua Hin airport, so after a quick change and help from Tam , the ground representative, we managed to tee off in front of the group of ex Malaysian policemen, who had caused the delay at Subang….. All our flights finished in daylight…..!

Great weather, good course, wide fairways and fast rolling greens for the first day of the 2 day competition. Winner of the 500 Baht was Tony Morris with 87 for 41 points. Meal and drinks were enjoyed at the club, before moving to the hotel. 

After a fast check in at the City Beach Hotel, most people spent a very liquid evening in the bars of Hua Hin. 

City Beach Hotel
Hua Hin Railway Station
Hua Hin seafront

Day 2 Black Mountain

Generally agreed that this stunning course was the preferred of the three. All the landscaping has now been completed and allied to the scenery makes this course exceptional. A little unlucky with the weather, with intermittent rain, and a 10 minute stop for a heavy shower, but did not stop people’s enjoyment. Handicaps had been adjusted after the first day, with Tony cut by 2. Players went out in reverse order, with the 4 highest scorers from the first day in the last flight.  With 4 holes to play anyone from this flight could have won. 

Perhaps the benefit of not going out the night before, proved significant for the winner….. Hans Berger with a combined 78 points, 184 just beat Edwin by 2 points, 181. Winner received 1500 Baht + the September Trophy, second place received 750 Baht, and Klaus won 500 Baht for 8th place. Stuart and Tony both had 75 points. So a very close competition. Lowest combined gross Kevin with 171. Meal and drinks at the club before moving into the town for the evening’s enjoyment.

Full Results of 2 Day Competition

Day 3 Banyan – Scramble Competition

Another great course, in excellent condition. There was a large Lexus Cup Golf Competition being held but we got off before those flights. Lucky with the weather which was overcast but stayed dry. Tony again worked his excellent scramble magic and the resulting scores, were evidence of this. A couple of the party were a little reticent to playing a scramble but at the end of the competition, all agreed that a great day was had by all. 

Winners each receiving 500 Baht were Ted, Edwin, Hans, Klaus with H/Cap 4. Gross 68 for 44 points. 

Second on count back were Kevin, Tony, Stuart with H/Cap 2 Gross 69 for 41 points, and then….. 

. the “Muppets”, H/Cap 8, 75 for 41 points, led by Captain Fantastic, Graham, who, on not one of his best days, actually played one fairway shot that went through his legs and backwards by about 10 metres. The muppets still managed to par the hole, after rather a lot of humour.

A first for the Cannons followed after the game when deserts, brownies and banana splits were actually taken, and the remainder of the float was eventually used up…..Great lunch and good camaraderie. Individuals who did not win during the trip were then given a sleeve of balls kindly provided by Simon of Liberty travel. Captain fantastic after his performance won the remaining orange ball.

Edwin eventually opens his wallet

Thanks to Glen for acting as moneybags during the trip. Managed to break even, with some help from Hans. 

Thanks to everyone for great timekeeping, commitment and as a result an excellent time was had by all.

And of course a Big Thank You to our Convenor, Ray Funnell, for all the arrangements of this highly successful tour. In appreciation of his efforts all the group pitched in for a rather special and personalised gift which was presented to him at the close of the tour. We all hope this will take pride of place in his display cabinet along with all his golf trophies.

Our winner, Hans Berger, also treated us to his special song ….