Links Golf Society 14/9

   Pattaya Links Golf Society…Plutaluang…East/South….Fri..Sept.14….S/ford

 

Two Top Weights Fight it Out.

 

Heavy overnight rain eased to a drizzle as golfers made their way to Links Bar for our appointment at Plutaluang Royal Navy Course..

 

As expected when there is the hint of rain about, there were some late cancellations, although there was one who arrived as the buses changed into second gear, and consequently he sat out the game. This left a healthy field of 26 players.

 

If that first paragraph sounds familiar, yes, deja vu from two days earlier. Weather hadn’t changed much.

And so to the course where the skies were looking very threatening all day for a heavy downpour, but once again we escaped getting wet.

 

Links Bar has not been to this course for a very long time, and it was thought a visit to check it out was worth a try. The prices are some of the lowest around and there are four nines to choose from. ( well you don’t actually get a choice.)

 

Today we played the South and East combination from the white tees with two flights split at 15.

 

Considering the amount of rain lately, the course was in very good condition with fairways lush but, of course, wet in places. Some lark reckons he found some dry spots..

The greens here have never been called quick but they are in very good condition and play truly with just enough pace, however, there were some during the round that did vary from that somewhat.

 

We can’t imagine the conditions favored them especially, but of the three single figure handicappers in the field, two of them had to be split by countback with 38 points each.

Petur Petursson had one more point on the second nine to beat Steve Truelove into second place.

 

The next two places went to Welshmen with Peter Kissick taking third on countback over Colin Smith ( yes, he’s there again), also winning a countback over unlucky George Muller All scored a very handy 35 points.

 

 

“B” flight was cut and dried with Garry Hookey having a nice little win with 34 points.

In second place was Donal McGuigan scoring a consistent 33 points ahead of Colin Service on 32 and Mike Firkin with 31 points .

 

The third member of the single figure handicaps, Garry Barker (3) also picked up a prize for having the best front nine for non winners.

 

Wayne Peppernell had the best back nine for non winners.

 

Near Pins:  Steve Truelove (E2), Mike Honey (E5), Garry Hookey (S4), Mike Firkin (S7)

 

Winner …”A” flight…….. Petur Petursson (5)…………..38 pts c/back

2nd Place……………………..Steve Truelove (7)…………….38 pts

3rd Place……………………..Peter Kissick (11)…………….35 pts c/back

4th Place…………………..Colin Smith (13)……………..35 pts c/back

 

Winner…”B” flight………Garry Hookey (19)………….34 pts

2nd Place…………………..Donal McGuigan (19)………33 pts

3rd Place…………………..Colin Service (17)……………..32 pts

4th Place…………………..Mike Firkin (24)……………….31pts

 

Best Front Nine (non winners)……Garry Barker…………..20 pts

Best Back Nine ( non winners)……Wayne Peppernell……..16 pts

 

After much teasing, Bryan Barrell steeled himself to again wear something on his head, but to his relief, was spared. His comment “did someone do worse than me?”

 

Yes, they did. Andy Stormouth got the “silly hat” for it’s original purpose of having the least points on any nine.

Phillip Ochinto had the lowest overall score and wore the “wig”.

 

In the absence of Petur,  Steve Truelove wore the Green Jacket as he also had 38 points.

 

Verdict on the course? All seemed happy with it, so worth another try sometime.

 

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.

Winner, Steve Truelove(C) with Phil Ochinto (L) and Andy Stormouth (R)



 

 

 

 

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