Links Golf Society 17/03
PSC Golf …Pattaya Links Golf Society…Emerald….Friday..Mar. 17..4BBB
A Great Day for the Irish ( almost)
Where would you go to play golf with a St.Patrick’s Day Theme?
Emerald of course! So it was that 26 Green clad aspirants arrived ready for a team event, the 4 Ball Best Ball comp.
The name is deceiving, as the teams comprise only 2 players. Scoring is individual Stableford with the better of the two scores becoming the team score. Got That?
The Emerald course condition was described thus “ it’s Emerald”. Fairways were classed as good and the greens also good but slow. Look at the scores and some players thought the course was just fine.
Apart from the first 3 placed teams, there were heaps of prizes to be won, many donated by some of the participants ( maybe hoping to win their own prize). Cash prizes and/ or golf balls for near pins, long 1st putts and many more. Plenty for everyone.
With the weather on the change and becoming a little hotter, there were some weary bodies making it back to “Links Bar” to await the results.
With Phil away on leave, presentation duties were handed to Club Captain, Mike King, who seemed to delight in giving away so many prizes. Len’s helping hand organizing the order of prizes made life easy for Mike.
Space won’t allow a listing of all the “novelty” prizes, but congratulations to those who won. A full list is available at ( thepattayagolfsociety.org) website.
You would expect that, being St.Patricks Day, an Irish Team would take the honours.
They came close, but a pair of “party poopers” beat them to it. Canadian John Chelo teamed with Captain Mike to muster 45 points for the team, edging out Chris Walsh and Larry Slattery ( the Irish) on44 points with the Danish Pairing of Mogens Melander and Svend Hommell on 40 points taking 3rd.
It became late early ( is that Irish/) so after a few pick-me-ups we headed for home, or maybe some more St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. Another great day of golfing in Thailand.
Winning Team…….Mike King and John Chelo………………45 points
2nd Placing…………Chris Walsh and Larry Slattery…………..44 points
3rd Placing…………Mogens Melander and Svend Hommell…40 points
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.