Links Golf Society 27/7

Pattavia at Fri  July 27  S/ford – A Near Par Round from Pete Seil

 

Sometimes we need to stop and think how lucky we are, Expats and Holidaymakers alike, that we are able to play so many fine golf courses, all within a one hour drive from Pattaya.

 

Right now almost all are in excellent condition and showing us how good they can be.

 

Pattavia Century played host to our twenty seven avid golfers today and this course turned it on.

The fairways are lush, and while walking the eighteenth, noting how almost perfect was this fairway.

 

Of course there is rough, but not punishing by any means, and the pleasing thing is that the Caddies were quick to rake the bunkers. Good to see.

 

Ah! The greens. Whenever we talk about Pattavia, the topic usually centres around those greens. At one time they were called treacherous ( among other things) and almost unplayable as they were so quick.

 

Then, suddenly, something happened and they went in almost the opposite direction, slowing so much it took a solid putt to get to the hole.

Today, just like Goldilocks, they are just right. Not too fast and not too slow. Mind you, you still didn’t want to be making a downhill putt, because the ball would keep going for a while if you missed the hole.

 

With a nice breeze, eventually, how was the scoring?

Two thirds of the field scored 30 points or better, for a field average of 32 points.

That average was helped by a magnificent 41 points from Pete Seil off his handicap of #6 ( gross 73). He’s never far away from the podium.

 

Stuart Thompson has his good days and other, but a nice steady round of 38 points saw him take second spot on a countback from Masao Ishikawa. A nice first up effort from Masao, while Maurice Roberts had a credible 35 points to round out “A” flight.

 

In the bus on the way back, Colm O’Donovan was the club house leader for “B” flight with his best score for some time. Two players had escaped to the first bus without handing in their cards. No problem, but we had to wait until arrival at Links Bar to see if they made a difference. One did!

 

Greg Proctor handed over his card with a big 40 points to relegate Colm to second place. This was also Greg’s best for some time.

Then there was a big gap to third placed Alan Walker with 31 points and Mike Tottenham in fourth with 30 points

 

Four near pin markers out today and all were won:

 

Pete Seil (4), Simon Niven ( 7 and 17), Bob Stokes (13),

 

Winner …”A” flight…….Pete Seil (6)………………41 pts

2nd Place……………………Stuart Thompson (16)……38 pts c/back

3rd Place…………………….Masao Ishikanwa (16)…..38 pts c/back

4th Place………………….Maurice Roberts (14)……37 pts

 

Winner…”B” flight……..Greg Proctor (22)…………40 pts

2nd Place…………………Colm O’Donovan (19)…..38 pts

3rd Place………………….Alan Walker (28)………..31 pts

 

4th Place………………….Mike Tottenham(21)…….30 pts

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)……Phil Davies……………19 pts

 

Best Back Nine (non winners)……..Wayne Peppernell…….19 pts.

 

Paul Chesney was called out for the “wig” but it was pointed out that a mistake had been made, so he was sent back to his seat. It was Graeme Dunn excitedly making it two in a row. Is he going for the hat trick?

 

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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