Links Golf Society 1/10

The photo of: Winner “B” flight, Darren Beavers (R),with Bill Copeland (L)

Laem Chabang  Mon  Oct  1  S/ford

Laem Chabang Shows its Teeth

 

On Monday, 1st October the PLGS made its penultimate visit to Laem Chabang this season to play a stableford round in two flights with the cut at sixteen and under. Still limited to the B and C nines, after a weekend of some heavy rain, the course was soft and there was a restriction on the use of the compulsory golf carts. A lot of walking lay ahead on heavy fairways under a heavily overcast sky, with high humidity. Quite a test!

 

Starting on time good progress was made until the tenth hole (C1) where the group found that the normally very fastidious marshalls had inserted a Thai fiveball immediately in front of our first group with the resulting delays prolonging the back nine by about thirty minutes.

 

Thirty minutes earlier the quiet atmosphere at the course had been interrupted by the arrival of a blacked out Merc sedan with police outriders. The over-important Thai fiveball had arrived. Disregarding the PLGS course spend “contributions” of 600,000 baht over the previous four months, “Thainess” had returned.

 

Enough! What about the main event? Conditions conspired to keep scores low and in the top flight the principals were decided on countback with Pete Seil (36 points) taking the day from Paul Durkan (36) and John Pierrel (36).

 

In the second flight, only three golfers appeared in the top twenty scores, with Darren Beavers finally coming good with 36 points, followed by Seamus Langan on 34 and Tony Traianon with 31. It was a first green jacket for Darren and he was suitably chuffed at his performance.

 

Near pins went to Darren Beavers (B5), Colin Service (B8), Tony Traianon (C5) and Chris Barker (C8), whilst the best front nine was won by Lee Cobban (18 points) with the best back nine award going to Maurice Roberts’ 19 points, again!

 

Winner …”A” flight…….Pete Seil (5)……………36 pts c/back

2nd Place……………………Paul Durkan (7)………..36 pts c/back

3rd Place…………………….John Pierrel (11)………36 pts

 

Winner…”B” flight…….. Darren Beavers (21)……36 pts

2nd Place…………………Seamus Langan 21)……..34 pts

3rd Place…………………Tony Traianon (24)……….31 pts

 

The “wig” was held back in the absence of the “winner” Korean golfer Han Suh, whilst the “silly hat” would have sat well on Mr Phil’s head after having a birthday cake inscribed with the wrong name, but it went instead to Bill Copeland for the confusion caused before departure by his not signing up.

 

Yep, it had been a long and sometimes tough day at Laem Chabang.

 

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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