Links Golf Society 21/06
PSC Golf …Pattaya Links Golf Society…Bangpra….Wed.Jun.21..S/ford
It’s Not Over “Til It’s Over
Sunny, Hot and Humid greeted the small but merry band of 11 golfers as they gathered at Links Bar ready for the relatively short trip to Bangpra Golf Course.
This lovely course has been through a few transformations recently. Last dry season only the brave few would venture there as the lack of rain had taken a toll, with the fairways resembling a dustbowl.
Then the rain came and all was green again, the dams full,the caddies happy and the monkeys went through their breeding cycle. All was right with the ( golfing) world.
Today we found a course in very good condition, BUT ! those renowned fast greens were anything but fast. My caddy warned me at the start and she was right.
Old campaigners like Len Jones and Bob Watson thought these greens had never been as bad as this. This seems to be a trend at the moment, as we have had greens at other courses in the past week or two not up to their usual standard. We can only trust they are working on it.
Once again a nice quick, uninterrupted round albeit in hot conditions, and struggling with the greens, we in the bus had an easy ride back to the Bar, and a cold drink.
Checking of the cards and we had the ( potential) placegetters in order. However we were two cards short. These were with two players in a car. Would their scores be any better than what we had? Yes, they were..
They arrived not long after the bus,AND. in true fashion, “it’s not over “til it’s over.
Peter Henshaw produced the day’s highest points tally with a terrific 32 points to demonstrate just how tough it was out there. Second place was tight, with Selwyn Yates winning the countback scoring 31 points. Paul Bray, fellow car traveller with Peter just missing out and filling third place.
Presentations were done easily and quickly as Peter and Paul did not stay for long.
The Green Jacket and the “Wig” stayed packed away today.
Winner……Peter Henshaw (22)…..32 pts
2nd Place…..Selwyn Yates (15)……31 pts c/back
3rd Place…..Paul Bray (9)…………31 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 toward theSouthern end of Soi Buakhow.
Check the Big board out front for upcoming games schedule.