Links Golf Society 17/9

The Winner, Green Jacket, Chris Barker(C) with Phil Davies (L) and Bill Fulton (R)

 

At Bangpakong on Mon  Sep 17  S/ford

 

Smith Turns Up the Heat & Hammers Big Win

 

On Monday, 17th September, the Pattaya Links Golf Society travelled to Bangpakong Riverside to play a stableford competition in perfect weather. There was no sign of the recent rain and the day was spent under scattered light clouds with the ever present cooling breeze on the banks of the Bangpakong River.

 

The course was in good condition but recent soakings had put a restriction on golf carts as fairways were a little soft, so the preferred lies rule was invoked on the fairways. Greens were fine except for the fourth and fifth which were very soft, indeed the fifth was sanded in an effort to dry it out. Otherwise – perfect.

 

With 22 golfers only one flight contested the day and the expected good scores were achieved. In fifth place was Steve Truelove with 37 points, then a countback separating the fourth and third places as lady golfer Budsarawan Phinpam with 38 points lost out to Colin Service by virtue of his better back nine.

 

An excellent round of forty points gave Chris Barker second place only as Paul Smith was on fire. Recording 21 points on both nines he easily took the day with some powerful golf which gave him a best gross of 70. Wow! This really was impressive on a course where “run” was limited over the 6683 yards from the white tees.

 

The best front nine consolation went to Sam Scarfo (20 points) with Wayne Peppernell taking the best back nine with 19 points.

 

Near pins were won by Maurice Roberts (4), Paul Smith (7), Jim Norkett (13) and Chris Barker (16)

 

Winner …………….Paul Smith (4)……………………..42 pts

2nd Place……………Chris Barker (13)………………40 pts

3rd Place…………….Colin Service (17)………………..38 pts c/back

4th Place……………Budsarawan Phinpam (18)…….38 pts

5th Place…………….Steve Truelove (7)……………..37 pts

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)………Sam Scarfo ……….20 pts

Best Back Nine (non winners)………Wayne Peppernell…19 pts

 

Bill Fulton from Aberdeen smiled broadly as he was presented with the wig for a lacklustre performance whilst high flier Chris Barker was awarded the “silly hat” for his part in his group’s lack of pace, losing three holes on the group in front.

 

It should also be noted that his name was later crossed off Maurice’s “hit-list” and the decision to award the “hat” to him may have had a more sinister reason!

But it’s fun and a day like this at Bangpakong was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole of the field. Well done lads, and lady!

 

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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