Links Golf Society 10/1

   PSC Golf ..Pattaya Links Golf Society…Treasure Hill..Wed.Jan.10…S/ford

 

    John Anderson Easily At Treasure Hill

 

Once again we awoke to the surprise of a drizzling overcast morning. Rain usually scares away many golfers and, as per a couple of weeks ago, when we had similar conditions in the morning, by the time we were due to leave, our numbers had dwindled  by 50%.

Expecting the same, I was surprised and happy that this time we had just one cancellation and two serial no-shows, ( TIT) to leave us with 26 starters.

During the drive to the course we encountered some rain, even heavy at times, so it was with delight that, as we scrambled from our three buses, it had become barely a drizzle. During the first six holes we had some light on again off again sprinkles, until it stopped completely for the rest of the way.

Bearing in mind that the course had taken some rain overnight and in the morning, once again Treasure Hill turned it on for us.

Even though there were some wet patches here and there, we used lift, clean and place, the fairways were in great condition, as were the Greens. The front nine greens slowed because of the moisture, but by the time we made the back half they were running nicely for us.

We were able to pay two flights today, along with 4 near pins and Best Nines.

Scores were nothing to write home about, as is very often the case at this Course, with only the “Treasure Hill Specialist”, John Anderson, recording 36 points to finish well clear of the rest in “B” flight. Niall Caven scored 28 points to finish second on a countback from Larry Slattery.

The best the “A” flight could muster was 30 points from Pierre Cere to beat Ray Banks on countback. Laurie McBride filled third spot with 29 points.

Musing with a golfing buddy last night about what makes this course such a scary or difficult proposition for many golfers, raw and experienced alike.?

There is not as much water to carry unlike many others, fairways are always well grassed. Yes, we know about the so-called crab grass, and the greens are usually a good speed and run true. We can’t really understand.. John Anderson seems to like it, having had some of his best scores here.

 

Of the four near pins, only three were claimed:

 

Larry Slatterty (No.6), Brian Davidson (no.13), Berndt Motzenbacher ( No. 17)

The Par 3 second was too much for all 26 golfers.

 

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)…. . Bill Copeland….15 pts

Best Back Nine ( non winners)…… Chris Walsh……16 pts

 

 

 

Winner …”A” flight…….Pierre Cere (13)……………..30 pts c/back

2nd Place……………………Ray Banks (12)………………30 pts

3rd Place…………………….Laurie McBride (14)………..29 pts c/back

 

Winner…”B” flight……..John Anderson (29)…………..36 pts

2nd Place…………………Niall Caven (18)……………..28 pts c/back

3rd Place…………………Larry Slattery (20)……………28 pts

 

Looking at the low scoring, we wondered just how low the score would be for the “wig”. It was very low…not telling, but the recipient was a newcomer to Links.

Kitae Kim was surprised and had some fun wearing the “wig” for the camera.

Phil Davies presented Johnno with his third Green Jacket.

The complimentary Lasagne today was huge..and tasty.

 

 

Pattaya Links Golf Society is a PSC affiliated, friendly group and welcomes golfers of all levels. We play  Monday ,Wednesday and Friday.”      Links” Bar is towards the Southern end of Soi Buakhow.

Check the Big board out front for upcoming  games schedule.

Sign up at Links Bar or online to join us for a day of golf.

 

 

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