Links Golf Society 5/1

   PSC Golf ..Pattaya Links Society…Pattaya C.C…Fri…Jan.5…S/ford

 

           Wayne Peppernell Takes Top Spot.

 

After a great win in the December Golfer of the Month, Wayne Peppernell had a couple of games off, followed by a not so good score. However, he bounced right back to record 39 points and the best score of the day, which saw six of the 27 starters play to handicap or better.

Another player to start the new year on a high is our November GOM, Tony Browne, shadowing Wayne by scoring a fine 38 points for second place. Then we had to go to a countback for third with David Dunne putting in another solid round to hold out Mike Allidi, both on 37 points. Well done both.

In the “B” flight ( h/cap 19+) Mikael Lindberg notched up 38 points, to finish well in front of Larry Slattery and Mike Wilsher, both on 32 points, with Larry getting the nod for second.

Like Crystal Bay, it sometimes seems an adventure to go to Pattaya Country Club. This Course has certainly had it’s ups and downs over the past couple of years, so we are never sure what to expect.. Those older than me say it used to have some of the best fairways around.

Today we found those fairways in quite good order and improving, browning in patches, but then due to the rain almost finished for now, many Golf Courses are having that problem.

The layout of the course is good, with some challenging holes, and maintenance seems to be getting on top of it. We saw on our visit here in November that the greens were being worked on and expected to see the result of that work.

These greens are now very much improved, albeit with some damp patches around the outside from sprinklers. Even the back nine is coming along nicely and, with some tricky pin placements, some had visions of  Pattavia greens. Then we realised they were being prepared for a Tournament to start next day.

Pattaya CC is currently offering vouchers for 900 bht green fee for PSC Members, so if you walk you pay only 1250 including Caddy Fee. This course is very walkable. Also they allow share carts, so more savings.

 

All Par 3s had near pin markers out and all were won.

 

Mike Allidi ( hole 12),  Mikael Lindberg ( 5 and 16) , Craig Mitcham (7)

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)…Rod Stevens……….19 pts. c/back

Best Back Nine ( non winners)…Mike Allidi…………19 pts. c/back

 

 

Winner “A” Flight………Wayne Peppernell (14)…………..39pts

2nd Place………………..Tony Browne (18)………………..38pts

.3rd Place…………………David Dunne (18)………………..37 pts c/back

 

 

Winner “B” Flight………Mikael Lindberg (23)………………….38 pts

2nd Place…………………Larry Slattery (19)……………………32 pts. c/back

3rd Place………………………Mike Wilsher (24)………………….32 pts.

 

 

After the complimentary meal of  Massaman Curry, time for the presentations.

Phil Helped Wayne into the Green Jacket, and then, since the two finally crossed paths, also presented Wayne with his prize for being Golfer Of The Month for December.

A much prized golf bag bearing the Khao Kheow logo.

 

Two “wigs” today. Jim Reilly, who directed Peter Henshaw to drive to Pattana instead if Pattaya Country Club was well deserved. They did get to PCC and played in the comp.

The second was for the least impressive score of the day, and once again Frank McArdle accepted it with a big smile.

 

 

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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