Link Golf Society 08/03
PSC Golf …Pattaya Links Golf Society…..Mt.Shadow…. Wed..Mar.8 ….S/Ford.
Walsh, Wilson and Westmoreland Head the Field
Mt.Shadow was available and ready for the 45 “Pattaya Links “ golfers to descend on its well mown fairways. We have been a little critical of the course condition recently, but this day we found the fairways and greens in good order. The rough is still “rough’ and hard to hit out of, but that’s what it’s about, I guess. As my friends suggest “ don’t go in the rough” , thanks!..some thought the greens were a little slower on the back nine, but we can adjust, can’t we?
As with any golfing group around Pattaya, and especially with the large numbers we have had recently, it becomes very difficult to organize if players who are driving cars to the course don’t get themselves and their occupants to the starting Tee in good time.
After spending time to set up the playing list for the day, and then having to redo and redo again on the first tee because all or some of a group have not arrived confuses not only the “Captain” of the day, but the other players” physche” is thrown out when they are rushed to start before they are ready. So, please car drivers, if the group has buses and cars travelling to the course try to get there at the same time as the bus/busses. This will have the added benefit of allowing you time to practice putting or warm up at the Range.
So, how did we score on the day? Well, 3only of the 45 players managed to equal or better handicap. Connie Walsh equalled handicap(12) with 36 pts to win “A”Flight on c/back over Peter Wilson (8) while Steve Westmoreland ( h/cap 22) piled on a big 37 points to take out “B”Flight and get to wear the “Green Jacket” for Best score of the day. There were, in fact, some very good scores in the 30s, so we can give The Course a #1 and the Players a #1. Win Win.
Tragic story of the day: Yours truly arrived at the course only to be told that my golf bag was found still at the Bar and not in the bus as planned. OK, we can rent a set from the Club. Oh dear! Upon opening the zipper I found I had rented a set of steel shafted clubs, the driver?was a #1metal wood, then a 3and a 5 metal wood. What is this? And a 4 iron?
Needless to say, these clubs made me a worse golfer than I already am. 555
On a brighter note, we had 3 people score a “2” today and shared the booty.
“A”Flight: 1st Place….Connie Walsh (12)……..36 pts c/back
2nd Place….Peter Wilson( 8)………..36pts
3rd Place…..Jacob Cummings( 7)…..35 pts c/back
4th Place…..Kevin McEntee (9)……..35 pts
“B”Flight: 1st Place…Steve Westmoreland (22)….37 pts
2nd Place…David Bibby (25)………….34 pts
3rd Place…Dave Cooper (19)………….31 pts
4th Place…Barry Elphick (24)…………30 pts
“2s”..Maurice Roberts…New Satita…Peter Wilson
Back at “Links Bar” presentations by Phil Davies and some tasty complimentary Penang Curry. The “wig” was happily accepted and worn for some time by Billy Hill.
Pattaya Links Golf Society is a friendly group and welcomes golfers of all levels. We play
Monday,Wednesday and Friday.
We are situated at the southern end of Soi Buakhow, and opp Action Street bars.
The Links Hotel, Restaurant and Bar.