Links Golf society 1/12

   PSC Golf ..Pattaya Links Society…Mt.Shadow…Fri..Dec.1…S/ford

 

        Thompson & Shaw Stay the Course

 

It’s fair to say that Mountain Shadow is not everyone’s favourite golf course, with its low hanging trees, punitive rough, water hazards, hard bunkers and undulating greens. It is undoubtedly a challenge to the average golfer. However, the Pattaya Links Golf Society put together a good field for its December opener and received the usual warm welcome.

The field wad divided into two flights at 18 and under and play got underway early. But for the second successive round progress was stuttering, as many other Pattaya groups made their way around the course ahead of the PLGS field.

Scores were moderate in the humid conditions and in the top  flight Ken Page’s 31 points took third place on countback from Mick Alleyne and the returning Welshman Colin Smith. In second place was Dave Heyes, playing his final round this trip and only a missed short putt on the eighteenth denied him the victory. Instead it went to Bill Stewart, also on 33 points.

 The second flight fared better with Merle Humphreys firing 35 points for third, behind Tim Shaw (36 points) and Stu Thompson who won on countback. It was Stu’s debut “green jacket” and it is gratifying to see that his game is bearing up well after the trauma of a few years ago when all hopes of him continuing the game he loves seemed lost.

Best Front Nine ( non winners)…Larry Slattery..17 pts

Best Back Nine ( non winners)…Bruce Peel……18 pts

Winner “A” Flight……..Bill Stewart (16)………..33 pts

   2nd Place………………Dave Heyes (11)………..33pts c/back

  .3rd Place……………….Ken Page (15)………….31 pts

Winner “B” Flight………Stuart Thompson (20)……36 pts c/back

2nd Place…………………Tim Shaw (23)…………..36 pts.

3rd Place………………………Merle Humphreys (21)…..35 pts

Near pins were won by Bill Stewart, Ken Page, Mick Alleyne, Tim Shaw and John Edwards whilst the booby bevy was enjoyed by John O’Neill for a score which matched his handicap.

 The presentation ended on the anniversary of the passing of Rod Stephens’ late father with a wee dram all round of Pa’s favourite rye whisky. An absolute winner – no countback!

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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