Links Golf Society 19/10

Pattaya Links Golf Society…Eastern Star…Fri…Oct.19…S/ford

 

Peppernell’s Winning Adieu

 

The Pattaya Links Golf Society ended the week with a welcome visit to Eastern Star to play a stableford competition on the course which was relatively unaffected by the seasonal downpours, except there was little run on the fairways and bunkers were soft.

 

The greens however were very consistent and running at a fair pace. Overhead clouds were building but the threatening storm chose Pattaya as its venue instead leaving the residue to fall in Ban Chang for about fifteen minutes.

 

 

Nineteen golfers were kept in a single flight and as always good scores were at a premium on the testing course. The upside was that the white tees were well forward on most of the tee boxes.

 

 

A close encounter showed Len Jones taking fourth place with 33 points on countback from Tony Browne and Dave Arataki in third with 34. Mike Firkin again bullied the course with a bruising 35 points for second place, missing out on the closing holes with some unforced errors and bad luck.

 

The winner was Wayne Peppernell with an excellent 36 points on his swansong round before returning to Australia.

 

Tony Browne’s diligence on the Links golf simulator paid dividends as he took the best front nine award with 21 points whilst Masa Takano took the best back nine award for his 16 points, an indication of the toughness of the course.

 

Near pins: Wayne Peppernell (3), Derek Phillips (6), Dave Stockman (13) and Maurice Roberts (17).

 

Ah! the dreaded wig. Jeff Hunt knew it would be inevitably his as he played the course for the first time, and he was correct. The silly hat award went to Ed Wyckoff after he chose to recycle his card instead of handing it in, thereby upsetting the recorders in their unenviable task.

However it had been an enjoyable week and winner Wayne will soon find that Aussie pensions bureaucracy is a damn sight easier to cope with than a round at Eastern Star.

 

 

 

Winner …………….Wayne Peppernell (16)………36 pts

2nd Place…………….Mike Firkin (24)…………….35 pts

3rd Place…………….Dave Arataki (28)……………34 pts

4th Place……………..Len Jones (30)……………..33 pts c/back

 

Best Front Nine (non winners)………Tony Browne……..21 pts
Best back Nine 9 non winners)………Masa Takano………16 pts

 

Ah! the dreaded wig. Jeff Hunt knew it would be inevitably his as he played the course for the first time, and he was correct. The silly hat award went to Ed Wyckoff after he chose to recycle his card instead of handing it in, thereby upsetting the recorders in their unenviable task.

 

 

However it had been an enjoyable week and winner Wayne will soon find that Aussie pensions bureaucracy is a damn sight easier to cope with than a round at Eastern Star.

 

 

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 day of golf.

Winner, Wayne Peppernell (C),Ed Wyckoff (R), Jeff Hunt (L)

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