Links Golf Society 13/03

         PSC Golf …Pattaya Links Golf Society…..Silky Oak…. Mon. Mar.13….S/Ford.

 

                      The Canadian  and “The Rocket” score big at  Silky Oak

 

Canadian Jim Carlson is going home with a big notch under his belt. After a number of ordinary games this trip, he left the best till last, with a big 42 points to win “B”Flight.

This, however was not a runaway win, oh no! Right on his tail was that “pocket rocket” New Satita, having yet another great game and clocking up 41 points. Len Jones, after a lay off  of  a couple of weeks, came back rejuvenated to post a nice 36 points to take 3rd.

The big guy Adam Barton was the victor in “A”Flight with a steady 38 points off his 13 handicap. Mogens Melander runs hot and cold, today was “hot” for a score of 36 points on a countback over visitor Robin Peach.

31 golfers lined up on the White tees at a Silky Oak course in good condition. We were very happy with the fairways which are well grassed and cut so as to allow the ball to just sit up enough to make striking easier. Thank You.

The greens; well they are sanded, again ( seems like every time I come here they are sanded) Maybe they are just a difficult job for the greenkeeper  and a lot of effort being put into them. But of course, they were quite slow. Like any green we need to adjust. Some of us do that quicker than others.

Weatherwise, it is starting to get hot, but once again that strong breeze arose to just keep things in the range of pleasant.

We have had a revamp of “novelty” prizes. Gone are the “2s” and replaced by nearest to pin on 2 of the par 3s ( 2 flights on each) and a “best front 9” and “best back 9” for anyone who has not won any other prizes. This leaves the door open to everyone who didn’t make the podium.

 

“A” Flight…..1st….Adam Barton (13)…………38 pts

2nd…Mogens Melander (17)……36 pts  c/back

3rd…Robin Peach (17)………….36 pts

4th…Ken Page (15)……………..34 pts  c/back

 

“B” Flight ……1st….Jim Carlson (20)…………42 pts

2nd…New Satita (20)…………41 pts

3rd… Len Jones (26)…..………36 pts

4th….Richard Dobson (23)……33 pts

 

Near Pins:  Hole 6  …Fleming Sorensen…Chris Walsh

Hole 14…..New Satita……Robin Peach

Best Front 9:    John Chelo

Best back 9:     Larry Slattery

 

Back at “Links Bar”  we found that Jim must have been in a hurry to get to Canada as he was absent from the presentation, so the Green Jacket stayed in it’s wrapper. Maybe we get a photo of Jim next year..

 

Pattaya  Links Golf Society is a PSC affiliated, friendly group and welcomes golfers of all levels. We play Monday,Wednesday and Friday.

Look for” Links Bar and Restaurant” towards the southern end of Soi Buakhow

 

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