Links Golf Society 11/2

Winner, Michael Blumhagen

 

LINKS GOLF SOCIETY Bangpra Thurs Feb.11 S/ford

 

Michael Versus Mark- Who Will Win?

When standing on the first tee this day at Bangpra, Mark On realized that he was in the same group as Michael Blumhagen and was itching for redemption.

Two weeks ago, at Khao Kheow, both scored 39 points with Michael winning on countback, so the challenge was on between these two long hitting, low handicap golfers.

Mark On scored an excellent 38 points but, once again, Michael Blumhagen had the better of him by just the one point to take his second win in two weeks.

It is a friendly rivalry that could prove interesting in the near future.

We had 19 starters after one late withdrawl and were given the go ahead to start about twenty minutes early.

As the early groups came in it looked like a day for some fairly dismal scoring, with tales of woe and how hard the course was playing.

Then Bill Copeland, coming to join us for a break away from the Siam courses, as he does sometimes, made things look a little better as he took the clubhouse lead with 35 points.

The last group arrived and the aforementioned duo swamped Bill and the rest in an exciting finish.

Peter Lacey rounded out the podium with 34 points.

 

Near Pins:  Bill Copeland, Mike Ehlert, Tommy Marshall, Peter Allan

 

Winners at Bangpra

1st  Place – Michael Blumhagen (9) – 39 pts

2nd Place – Mark On (11) – 38 pts

3rd Place – Bill Copeland (13) – 35 pts

4th Place –  Peter Lacey (12) –  34 pts

Best Front Nine (non winners) – Karl Flood – 16 pts

Best Back Nine (non winners) – Steve Moxey – 18 pts

 

The pollution that was around during the drive to the course almost disappeared as a good breeze helped to blow it away. The sky was a nice blue and, although the breeze dropped away at times, conditions were still comfortable.

This course has not dried out as we had expected, so the fairways are looking and playing nicely. The well known quick paced greens lived up to their reputation and managed to catch the unwary on downhill putts, and a couple of uphill putts.

We were ready to settle in for a long ride home on that frontage road with all the roadworks, but were pleasantly surprised as there were no real hold ups, and we made good time back to Links Bar where we found Maurice Roberts, fresh out of quarantine, waiting for us.

We had a special price of 1200 bht all-in which made a usually pleasurable day at Bangpra even more so.

 

Links Golf Society is a PSC affiliated, friendly group and welcomes golfers of all levels. We play competition golf on Tuesday and Thursday. An extra day may be added if a special is offered.

“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.

Starting with the March schedule, we will return to three days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

 

 

 

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