Links Golf Society 21/5

At Pattana on Mon May 21 S/ford

 

Goldsworthy Gets it Right

 

Clear skies heralded the dawn of a new golfing week on Monday, 21st May as the Pattaya Links Golf Society visited Pattana to play a stableford round on the B and C nines.

 

However when the first group teed off on the “peninsula” hole, B1, the clouds were building up and the stoic golfers in the group anticipated yet another rain punctuated round. From the seventh hole signs were not good as lightning flashed nearby but amazingly the storm only brushed the course with a flurry of fine drops. That was it! Thank you Buddha!

 

The course was in fine condition, though a little soft, but the greens on C are obviously next in line for repair and they were patchy and slower than the excellent front nine ones.

 

Scores were more than respectable as John Mason beat Colin Service on countback for fourth place with 34 points. One point and one place better was Mashi Kaneta with 35 points and he was muscled out of second by Stan Stewart’s better back nine as the Scot enjoyed a rare podium place.

 

The winner was Russell Goldsworthy, a fine golfer playing off four, who shot the day’s best gross of 76 in his winning round of 36 points.

 

Consolation awards went to Jon Batty for his best front nine of 17 points and Steve Truelove took the award for the best back nine with 18 points.

 

Winner ………..Russell Goldsworthy (4)………36 pts

2nd Place………Stan Stewart (18)………………35pts c/back

3rd Place……….Mashi Kaneta (15)……………35pts

4th Place……….John Mason (24)………………34 pts c/back

 

Best Front Nine….Jon Batty…………………………..17 pts

Best Back Nine….Steve Truelove…………………..18 pts

 

The absence of “Boss” Phil saw Len Jones present the prizes and his favourite Booby Bevy went to old friend Ron Matthews after a mediocre score on his first round this trip. Cheers Ron!

It had been a very pleasant day at Pattana and for once golfers returned to the clubhouse with dry clothes and clubs.

 

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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