Links Golf Society 26/06
PSC Golf …Pattaya Links Golf Society…..Pattavia…. Mon….Jun26….S/Ford.
Selwyn Smashes His Handicap!
Players arrived nice and early for the trip through the pineapples to the beautiful Pattavia Century Golf Course. After one no-show we were an even dozen, and reshuffled into 3, 4- balls.
Whenever somebody is heading for Pattavia the first time, the advice is always “ keep your ball under the pin” as downhill putts here can cause grief. What a surprise to find these greens, along with most courses we have been to recently,had been cored and sanded and were the slowest we have experienced.
Apart from the surprising greens, this course is in excellent condition and check in and the Starter were very efficient.
The normally speedy, tricky greens don’t usually allow big stableford scores. However , being as slow as they were big scores were aplenty.
The biggest of them all came from Selwyn Yates with a massive 48 points off his handicap of 15. On the front nine he amassed 27 pts, but could “only” manage a mere 21 pts on the back nine. Great score Selwyn..
In the locker room I asked Mike Firkin his score. He said he was a little bit embarrassed by his 43 pts. At that point I thought it was in the bag for him. How can you have 43 pts and finish second?
Alan Walker and Mark Bamber both had 37 pts. This would win on just about any other day. Alan won a countback to take third place in a very good effort.
Our three groups completed the round in good time, so allowed us to spend a few minutes relaxing with a drink on the verandah of the splendid Clubhouse.
Into the buses and an easy trip back to Links Bar. Chicken and chips arrived promptly followed by Phil’s light hearted presentation.
I think Toby Glass knew he would wear the “Wig”, but Phil did tease him a little.
Surprised us when he shammed putting it on Mr.Len, who had not played this day…
Plenty of laughter and, of course, chatter after another fine day of golf in Thailand.
Winner…………Selwyn Yates ( 15)…………..48 pts
2nd Place……….Mike Firkin (23)…………….43pts
3rd Place……….Alan Walker (23)…………….37 pt
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.