Links Golf Society 14/5
At Bangpra on Mon May 14 S/ford
All Smiles for Takeshi
The Pattaya Links Golf Society visited Bangpra on Monday, 14th May to play a stableford competition off the white tees on an overcast day which remained dry for the most part, only breaking the concentration of the final group on the sixteenth hole, and only for a few minutes.
The course has been out of condition for a long while but at last there are signs that the greens may be getting back to their fine condition. Currently they are recovering from maintenance and the signs are very good.
Only three groups played today on an almost empty course and scores were close. Four golfers all posted 34 points for the second best return of the day with Mike Firkin edging out Pete Seil on countback for second place. The two other unlucky golfers were Dave Stockman and Alan Walker.
The winner was Japanese golfer Takeshi Hakozaki who received the Green Jacket with a broad smile after his level par 36 point score was announced.
Consolation awards went to Alan Walker for his best front nine of 22 points and Colin Service for his best back nine of 17 points.
The dreaded “wig” went to Derek Phillips after a round he would sooner forget. All in all it was a good day, albeit with a smaller group than normal but it is low season after all and the tough current playing conditions fret many fair weather golfers. Chins up lads!
Best Front Nine ( non winners)……..Alan Walker………22 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)……..Colin Service……..17 pts
Winner………..Takeshi Hakozaki (14)…………36 pts
2nd Place………Mike Firkin (23)………………..34 pts c/back
3rd Place……….Pete Seil (7)…………………….34 pts
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 up coming games schedule.
Sign up at Links Bar or Online to join us for a day of golf.