Links Golf Society 01/02
Big Numbers, Big Scores for “The Links Cup”
The Links Cup always attracts plenty of golfers for the occasion. This event held at Silky Oak lived up to it’s reputation as a crowd puller, with 43 golfers teeing off 2 tees.
Handicaps 0-17 were allocated the longer Yellow tees and 18+ went from the White tees. Silky Oak is well known for some long water carries. Not impossible, but daunting off the yellow tees, even for some “long hitters”. And a couple did come to grief..
This course is in very good condition and somewhere between a joy and a challenge to play. Except the greens!! They seem to be a “work in progress”, not slick,not smooth and then some different from the one before. Let’s hope work is progressing and the management is not intending to keep them this way…
Having said all that, some very “talented’ golfers were able to manage their whole game as there were some excellent scores turned in. Even though prizes were awarded 4 placings in each of 2 Flights, sadly more good scores didn’t make it..
They say “ beware the wounded golfer” don’t they? Bob Watson has been getting treatment and taking pills,( some with a frothy top) for a shoulder problem for some time. After this round,it seems the therapy has worked. Playing c/h 8 he scored 38 points ( that’s 78 gross) to take out “A” Flight.
Following closely was (Mr. I always finish 3rd when they pay 2 places)Maurice Roberts (c/h 12)with a nice 37 points. Canadian visitor Gordon Uvinali (c/h14)played to handicap, and Keith Norman(c/h15) filled the placings.
Now the big scorers ! “B” Flight produced some 40’s. Bent Larsen used his c/h 36 to great advantage to hold the first prize with an excellent 42 points. Visiting Danish player Michael Pallesen(c/h28) also in their on 40 points.
Michael Brett and Phil Mitchel fought it out on 39 points,with Michael winning the countback for 3rd. Top golf all round!
But the day was not yet over. The Links Cup is well known for prizes and with thanks to our sponsors Touch Agogo in LK Metro, Tommy Marshall Grips, the guys and girls at Links Bar and helpers on the day, every hole had a prize attached.
The usual near pins and long putts were there, along with closest to pin in 4 shots ( or less) on a par 5, closest to pin in 2 shots on a par 4,closest to the Beer Keg ( from Touch) on the 18th fairway. Guess what that prize was!!!
18 prizes to be had.Many golfers got 1, some managed 2, but our only lady golfer today, New Satita (c/h 21), picked up 4 of them. Happy day for her.
So many people coming back to Links Bar, Phil Davies had to fire up the microphone to make all the presentations. A terrific feature noted was that every prize winner was present to receive their prize.
Included in the day was the Smorgasbord beautifully presented, with plenty of choices, and going back for seconds was not an embarrassment…Oh! Yes there were chips..and loads of them.
“A” Flight…..1st….Bob Watson c/h 8…………38 pts
2nd…Maurice Roberts c/h 12….37 pts
3rd…Gordon Uvanile c/h14……36 pts
4th…Keith Norman c/h15……..35 pts
“B” Flight ……1st….Bent Larsen.c/h36………42 pts
2nd…Michael Pallesen. c/h28…40 pts
3rd… Michael Brett.c/h19…….39 pts
4th….Phil Mitchel.c/h21………39 pts
Links Golf Society is a PSC affiliated, friendly group and welcomes golfers of all levels. We play Sunday,Wednesday and Friday.
Look for” Links Bar and Restaurant” towards the southern end of Soi Buakhow