Links Golf Society 20/8

Laem Chabang Mon Aug 20 S/ford

 

Davies Serves up Another Treat

 

The Pattaya Links Golf Society celebrated its one hundredth club competition this year with another visit to the sumptuous Laem Chabang Country Club to play a stableford round on the B and C nines which were in excellent condition despite some heavy rain just 24 hours before.

 

Carts were limited to paths only and so preferred lies on the fairways applied, though in truth, hardly any golfer felt the need to apply the local rule. Fairways were a little soft but still afforded some run and the greens were splendid, running with a lot of pace.

 

So it was that the eight groups set off on time in overcast conditions but thankfully the rain stayed away, except for the slightest misty spattering at the end of the front nine. Two flights were set today with the cut at eighteen.

 

Playing the C nine second always gives golfers a torrid time as the nine holes are so demanding. It’s a hard slog with long par fours, long lateral bunkers and the natural loss of energy that the previous holes have drained, but today we could have been proved wrong.

 

In the top flight Phil Davies, suffering a recent loss of confidence, found his game again and played the back nine to par “off the sticks” in a winning performance which gave him 40 points off his recently increased handicap of nine. Just how good is that?

 

Maybe ask runner-up Toby Glass who managed to tie the winning score, losing on countback to Phil’s memorable back nine. Kevin LaBar was third with a very solid 37 points whilst Peter McDonald took fourth with 34 points.

 

In the second flight Frank Riley was fourth with 33 points, one behind third placed John Coetzee. The runner-up was Japanese newbie Naka Kazu whose length defied his moderate handicap and he finished with 39 points, leaving the winner Brian Wilkinson with forty-one.

The best non-winning front nine of 20 points was claimed by Alan Walker.

 

Near pins were claimed by  Ralph McConnell (B5), Wayne Peppernell (B8), Len Jones (C5) and Maurice Roberts (C8)

 

 

Winner …”A” flight…….Phil Davies (9)……………..40 pts c/back

2nd Place……………………Toby Glass (16)…………….40 pts

3rd Place…………………….Kevin LaBar (14)………….37 pts

4th Place………………….Peter McDonald (14)………34 pts

 

Winner…”B” flight……..Brian Wilkinson (27)………41 pts

2nd Place…………………Naka Kazu (20)……………39 pts

3rd Place…………………John Coetzee (20)…………….34 pts

4th Place…………………Frank Riley (25)……………33 pts

 

The dreaded wig was awarded to Bill Markwell but modelled by his mate Maurice “Mobo” Bowman in Bill’s absence. The “silly hat” for the worst nine total went to Tip Briney after a back nine best forgotten.

 

Back at the Links there was the presentation party for the final tie of the Pattaya Matchplay series, which was also at Laem Chabang, and the PLGS again took the honours after a final day clean sweep helped them to retain the title won last year. Well done lads, we’re all proud of you!

 

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.

 

 

 

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