Links Golf Society 12/12

Winner,”B” flight, Huw Phillips, with Graham Pratt (L), Mickey Tighe (R)

Pattaya Links Golf Society…Mt.Shadow… ….Mon…Dec.10…..S/ford

 

This Mountain Scares Nobody

 

A good field of thirty five golfers set out in nice, cooler conditions to a golf course that Links Golf has not been to in a long time.

 

With High Season pricing making some others a bit pricey, we looked to try something a little cheaper, such as Mt. Shadow, so why not give it ago?

 

There were varying degrees of opinion about the condition of the course. No, it’s not pristine like many others, but fairways were cut nicely, the bunkers are a trap, excuse the pun, and the rough is as I remember it, very high and lots of it.

 

Oh, the greens. Once were known as very good and having some pace, but today described variously as grainy, “Velcro” and inconsistent. What happened?

 

But, with all of that, many players were able to overcome any negativity and post some very good scores.

 

The “A” flight saw Alan Thomas prove that he is a six handicap scoring 38 points to take first place. He was followed closely by two players on 37 points where Simon Kendall won the countback over Maurice Roberts. Kevin LaBar was back in the winner’s list taking fourth place with 36 points.

 

The “B” flight (16+) gave Huw Phillips his second Green Jacket in a fortnight, but he had to withstand a countback, as Patrick Poussier also scored 39 points, that’s good going.

 

Jim Ferris has had a great run of late and continued that form, scoring an even 36 points to win yet another countback, this time relegating Niall Caven to fourth.

 

Mashi Kaneta and Frank Riley recorded the best half games.

 

 

Near Pins: Tony Browne (5), Patrick Poussier (8), Graham Pratt (15), Simon Kendall (17)

 

 

Winner …”A” flight…….Alan Thomas (6)……………….38 pts

2nd Place……………………Simon Kendall (13)……………37 pts c/back

3rd Place…………………….Maurice Roberts (12)…………37 pts

4th Place………………….Kevin LaBar (11)……………..36 pts

 

Winner…”B” flight……..Huw Phillips (15)………………39 pts c/back

2nd Place…………………Patrick Poussier (29)…………..39 pts

3rd Place…………………Jim Ferris (20)……………………….36 pts c/back

4th Place…………………Niall Caven (19)………………….36 pts

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)……Mashi Kaneta……….20 pts

Best Back Nine (non winners)……Frank Riley………….20 pts

 

Huw Phillips did something silly in the morning but, as he eventually won the Jacket, Phil though Graham Pratt’s worst nine should get the “Silly hat”.

Mickey Tighe was a deserved winner of the “wig”

Finally, the Clubhouse. This is really in need of some work, and particularly the toilets, where some were dirty and having no water for flushing. Surely that can be fixed quickly, we hope.

 

 

 

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 fun day of competition golf.

 

 

 

 

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