Links Golf Society 22/10

Mike Swaps Wig For Green Jacket

 

There has been plenty of rain in Pattaya and surrounds of late, so it was with some trepidation that 28 adventurous golfers set out in three buses and some cars to tackle Pattavia Century Golf Course.

This course has gained an admirable reputation of almost always presenting in excellent condition, and that’s the way we found it today.

Recent rains have enabled the fairways to be well grassed and with some run. We played lift, clean and place, but there were few muddy spots to worry about. Good news, the marshall gave us a two tee start.

The greens, having now been through the low season maintenance, have come back to their quick and tricky best.

A week ago Mike Firkin had a round to forget, but since then he has come back strongly with 35 points at Eastern Star on Friday, and today outdid himself with an excellent winning score of 40 points to top the “B” flight and claim the Green Jacket.

Tony Browne has made it a point of never again wearing the “wig’ and put in another impressive round to take second place with 37 points, while Dave Arataki has been in good form and took third with 35 points.

The “A” flight saw a race in two which needed a countback to separate them.

Masa Takano had the better back nine to edge out a much improved effort from Marco Beer and go top. Both had scorecards of 39 points. Masa thought he had the Green Jacket for sure. Maybe next game!

Chris Barker was, once again, in the placings, and held third spot with 36 points.

 

.Four near pin markers out today.

 

Kevin McEntee (4) + (7), George Mueller (13), Tony Browne (17)

 

Winner …”A” flight……..Masa Takano (9)…………39 pts c/back

2nd Place…………………….Marco Beer (18)………….39 pts

3rd Place…………………….Chris Barker (13)…………36 pts

 

Winner…”B” flight…….. Mike Firkin (24)………….40 pts

2nd Place…………………Tony Browne (19)…………37 pts

3rd Place………………….Dave Arataki (27)…………..35 pts

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)……Jim Ferris………….18 pts

 

Best Back Nine (non winners)……..Colin Service …….21 pts.

 

Today there just was not enough “silly hats” to go around. In a drama filled day we had Derek Phillips walk to the bus, not noticing he was without clubs, so got to the course clubless.

Kevin McEntee was charged with picking up the “near pins”, but forgot. ( he knew he had won both, and still forgot) He took his buggy to get them and it ran out of power half way back.

Then, back at the Bar, the hunt was on for one bag gone missing.

So, it was a “silly hat” for Derek and a “wig” for Kevin.

 

Footnote: The missing bag was found next morning and re-united with it’s owner.

 

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 fun day of competition golf.

 

 

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