Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”
CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai runs on Mondays every 2
weeks. If you need a lift from the HHH Pub on Moon Muang Road (corner of Soi
2) at 4 p.m. please Call 09 99 358 27 before 3 p.m. Website:
CUMH3 is now the most popular Male hash in Chiang Mai and pick up is every
week on Tuesdays from the Fish n Chips Shop on Ratchawithee Road (tel.
053-418210). Website: http://www.geocities.com/chiangmaih3/cumh3.html
CSH3 is a mixed hash. Runs every Saturday. Pick up from HHH Pub on Moon
Muang Road (corner of Soi 2) at 3.15 pm. Website:
Chiang Mai’s Happy H3 is a mixture of traditional values and progressive
thinking. Very democratic, good runs and “on on’s” guaranteed. Pick-up from
Fish ‘n Chip Shop, Ratchawitti Road, 4 p.m. every Saturday. Website:
BH3 female hash (Harriettes) runs once a month on the last Sunday of the
month. Pickup from HHH Pub on the corner of Soi 2 at Moon Muang Rd. is at
3.30 p.m. during the winter and 4 p.m. during the summer.
It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money plus you get to meet
all the long-time expats here!
The Chiang Mai - Issan Challenge Cup
A big week was had by all earlier this month when the Issan Club
arrived in Chiang Mai and all the competitors got together for a meet and
greet at Number 1 Pub. The Scramble teams were drawn and discussions held
regarding the two competition match play events. Suffice it to say that the
whole event was a tremendous success and compliments flowed for
organization, the golf courses, the social activities and Chiang Mai itself.
The events were played on Royal Chiangmai, Lamphun and Lanna courses and it
would seem that Lamphun was the most favored course of all.
official draw was the result and the Issan Cup trophy heads back to Issan
The first challenge was in June 2005 when both clubs traveled to the Queen
Sirikhit Dam course at Uttaradit. The Issan Club won the trophy. In 2006
Chiang Mai Golfers traveled to Udon Thani to play on the Issan Club home
courses and the Issan Club retained the trophy.
Next years event will be held a week or so earlier (last half of October) to
avoid the peak season prices and the Committee of both clubs will confirm if
it is to be held again here in Chiang Mai or at Korat after further
investigation as to golf courses, facilities and accommodations. Thank to
all those concerned with the organization of this event as without you it
would just not happen. Thanks go to Tim Sietz, Les Harvey, Scott Lumsden,
Yung Beece, Ron Tyre, Malcolm Tetley, Gary Lyon, Colin Lee & Dan Severson.
Chiang Mai won seven matches and Issan won 6 matches. With the two match
lead by Issan on the first day this meant they won by one match.
However, after a late withdrawal by an Issan player on the night before the
last match, the Issan Club insisted that the CM Club have a match by default
which was accepted only after it was clear that the competition was a draw
and that the Trophy would go back to Issan. This was treated as a grand
gesture and was applauded by all.
Overall result - A Draw - even the nearest to the pins were split down the
Some of the highlights:
Shot of the Competition: Jeff Lincoln Lanna 1st hole - 2 meters sideways.
Biggest winning margin in a match: Royal 8 up with 7 to go - Gary Lyon and
Best Par Round: Lamphun Scramble 18 pars - Don Hendry, Gregg Gilbert, Craig
Morriss and Gordon Bell
Best Individual round under par: Kevin Ward
Best attempted come back: Lanna 7 holes down to lose on last hole - Brendan
Best chip in for an Eagle but all too late: Lanna Andy Wroe.
Worst Finish: Lanna 4 holes up with 6 to go and lose - Scott Lumsden
For more on the local golf scene visit: http://www.
Beer sales went up when the
teams held their presentation night at Tiger Bar.
Eriksson jets in to sign up three Thais
Manchester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson flew into Bangkok last
weekend to secure the signatures of three of Thailand’s most promising young
The three Thai players, 25-year-old Suree Sukha, Teerasil Dangda, 19, and
Kiatprawut Saiwaew, 21, signed the contracts at a ceremony last Friday
morning, which made them the first professional Thai players to join an
English Premiership football club.
Two of the players, Suree and Kiatprawut have been playing in the domestic
league this season with Chonburi FC whilst the third player, Teerasilp
Daengda, has been plying his trade with Bangkok outfit, Muangthong-Nongchok
The signings may be a sign of things to come at Manchester City as the
chairman, ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has already voiced
his intentions to scour the Asian market for young talent in an effort to
increase the club’s global image. Thaksin has already put plans in place to
develop a soccer academy in the kingdom to develop young players.
When asked at the signing ceremony about the potential of the three Thais,
manager Eriksson said it was now up to the young stars to show him what they
Eriksson took over the reigns at Manchester City following Thaksin’s 81
million pound buy-out of the club during the close season. The club are
currently lying third in the English Premiership.