The Blue Moose Sports Bar and Grill
Located on Soi 9, just off Soi Khaonoi, the Blue Moose is one of Pattaya's newest sports bars. With an air conditioned indoor bar and dining area and outdoor seating as well, it makes a great place to relax and have a beer while taking in some of the world's sports on the big screens. Friendly and welcoming staff who are eager to accommodate your thirst and perhaps challenge you to a game of pool. With a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere you will find it a second home.
The Blue Moose Annual Old Fart's Tournament was once again wrapped inside of the Monthly Trophy. Bill repeated winning the trophy by shooting a net even par off his 14 handicap at Pattaya Country Club. In second place, three strokes behind, but winning the Old Fart's trophy was Tony Oakes. Just qualifying at 66 years young, Tony was the youngest of the old farts on the course. Paul Kraft who had just turned 80 gave young Tony a run for his money but came up a couple of strokes short. The ladies group of Gay, Jan, Oiy and Noi Murphy consumed more beer than everyone else on the course combined although Spot and Larry I. tried to keep up. The Moose girls happily presented Bill and Tony with their trophies. Tony and Spot won the near pins.
L-R: JJ, Bill, Rose, Tony & Yui
An amazing array of food headlined by Joe's stuffed pasta shells awaited the returning golfers and other well wishers. Gay as always led the group in sing Happy Birthday to Paul, Dougie and Joe – a few times. After the cakes were cut, the celebration continued well into the night. The scene will be repeated next year with the sincere hopes that everyone will be there.
Spot and Larry led the way to the buffet
Mark Takes Inaugral Blue Moose Golf Trip Honors
At the tough Kabin Buri Sports Club, Mark Wood shot a very respectable 82 off of his 8 handicap to best Tony Oakes and Larry Immethun by one stableford point. Tony just nipped Larry for second place on a countback, with 19 back nine points to Larry's 18.
The Blue Moose manager, Gay, through her hometown contacts, was able to arrange an outstanding deal with the superb Kantary Hotel and the KBSC golf course. This was the first of what hopes to be regular out-of-town trips.
L-R: Tony, Mark
Oiy St. Laurent's son, Em, gives this distinguished group of "gentlemen" a traditional Songkran blessing at the Blue Moose. With Jim "Killer" Hern the youngster at 67 and Dene Mundy the elder statesman at 80+, the average age was exactly 73 years young.
Left to Right: Dave Campbell, Joe St. Laurent, Jim Hern, Dene Mundy, Paul Donahue, Ken Crow, George Knickerbocker, Paul Kraft, Keith Avery, Jack Piercefield and George Richman. Middle: Em