Links Golf Society 02/06
PSC Golf …Pattaya Links Golf Society…Pattana….Friday.June 2..S/ford
Paul Smith Takes on Pattana and Wins
What a contrast! 10 days ago I was at Pattana where it rained and stormed the entire round. No carts on the fairways and the ground became soggier as the day wore on. And we wore on!!
Today, however, an entirely different scene. Pattana Golf Course has not only recovered well, but the Greenkeeper has been able to mow and return to the pristine, beautiful course we know. Carts on the now firm fairways, weather fine and a nice day for a game of golf.
When we see a player consistently have a 2 or 3 handicap, we expect that player to Par the course or thereabouts. High expectations, but Paul Smith rarely let’s us down, and today took first place with 38 points Stableford off a 3 handicap. Not quite par, but close enough! Oh, if only I…
We have mused before how Mogens Melander runs hot and cold. Today he was hot and came a close second to Paul by recording 37 points in a good steady round.
A friend and fellow scribe uses the term Uber golfer when describing Bob Watson. Taking third place on a countback, off his exorbitant handicap of 7 the Uber golfer scored 35 points, and this after a short layoff with injury.
Not quite enough points on the back nine for Greg Perfrement to just miss out.
We often here complaints about slow play, and rightfully so. Today our three four balls each completed the 18 holes in 3hrs 45. That is good and enjoyable golf.
A smooth trip back to Links Bar for the presentations and then the golfers’ complimentary food arrived.
The size and taste of the plate of Spaghetti Bol would have made a Weight Watcher cry. Of course there was garlic bread!! Sorry WW but we enjoyed..
Winner …….Paul Smith (3)…………………..38 pts
2nd Place….. Mogens Melander (17)………… 37pts
3rd Place……Bob Watson (7)……………… …35pts
The Monthly “Links Cup” is on Wednesday June 7 at Burapha. Prizes on every hole.
Sign up sheets are on the notice board at Links Bar now.
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.