Links Golf Society 10/10

The photo of: Winner, Bill Copeland (C),Tony Browne(L), Tommy Marshall (R)

Burapha  A+B  Wed  Oct 10  S/ford

Copeland Doubles Up

 

On Wednesday, 10th October the Pattaya Links Golf Society was represented by three dozen golfers at the sumptuous Burapha Golf club to play a stableford competition on the A and B nines, arguably the best combination anywhere in the province.

 

A clear but humid day found a course heavily saturated by recent rains and the B nine in particular was quite spongy underfoot, and the restriction on golf cart use meant a lot of tough walking for those normally driven around the course. It is what it is, however, and most courses are suffering like this currently. Fairways were soft with little run, many bunkers were flooded and greens were on the slow side. The longer hitters would be rubbing their hands at the prospect.

 

The field was divided into two flights at fifteen and under and in the top flight fourth place went to German golfer George Muller with a steady 35 points, losing on countback to Mitchell Carlon in third. Second place went to Chris Barker, and the winner was Irish golfer Gerry Raftery with 36 points on his final round this trip.

 

In the second flight the minor places were decided on countback with Chris Herve taking third (35) ahead of Guy Stewart in fourth. Darren Beavers also had 35 points but lost all the countbacks. Second place went to Derek Phillips who put together a fine round of 37 points.

 

However the flight was won by Bill Copeland after his second successive round of forty points this week and he wore the green jacket with a broad smile.

 

Near pins were won by Pete Seil (A3), Darren Beavers (A6), Adam Barton and Derek Phillips whilst the consolation of the best nines went to Mike Firkin (front nine, 23 points) and Dave Arataki (back nine, 21 points).

 

Winner …”A” flight……..Gerry Raftery (15)…………36 pts c/back

2nd Place…………………….Chris Barker (13)…………..36 pts

3rd Place…………………….Mitchell Carlon (9)…………35 pts c/back

4th Place…………………..George Muller (12)………..35 pts

 

Winner…”B” flight………Bill Copeland (16)…………40 pts

2nd Place…………………..Derek Phillips (18)………..37 pts

3rd Place…………………..Chris Herve (17)…………..35 pts c/back

4th Place…………………..Guy Stewart (16)…………..35 pts

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)…..Mike Firkin…………..23 pts

Best Back Nine ( non winners)……Dave Arataki…………21 pts

 

Tony Browne, so much in form on his last trip has settled in poorly this trip and won the wig for his paltry score. But Tony is made of stern stuff and he won’t win many more!

 

The silly hat award went by a majority decision to Tommy Marshall for contributing to the confusion on the first tee by not signing up a golfer who just turned up causing a redraft of the start list, on the first tee.

 

All the PLGS expects is that golfers sign up, get up and turn up. The rest is ably done for them. Simple! Well maybe…

 

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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