Links Golf Society 3/9

The Winner, Maurice Roberts(C) with Ralph McConnell(L) and Marco Beer (R)

 

Laem Chabang  Mon  Sept  3  S/ford

Powerful Finish Wins it for Roberts

If it’s Monday it must be Laem Chabang, at least as far as the Pattaya Links Golf Society is concerned. Another twenty eight golfers took on the challenge of one of the best courses in the area on the first Monday in September and found the course in excellent order with magnificent greens and fairways just soft enough to maintain some run but, on reflection maybe “lift and place” should have been invoked as some mud balls hindered approach shots.

The Links policy is where carts are allowed on fairways the ball should be played as it lies, so there. in a nutshell, is the rationale for the organiser’s decision.

The field was divided into two flights, cut at thirteen and under and conditions made for some tight competition, if not high scores.

In the second flight third place went to French golfer Serge Straeten with 33 points, one behind Darren Beavers’ runner-up total of 34 points, secured with a broken ring finger no less. His enforced adjusted grip has added yards to his game and yesterday proved the point for future reference.

The flight winner was Colin Service, securing the win on countback from Darren, with another 34 points.

The top flight saw a quality trio trust to countback to sort out the 1-2-3. Paul Smith set the standard with gross 75, equating to 36 points, whilst Pete Seil totalled the same but countback showed Maurice Roberts’ powerful back nine display of twenty points gave him the win from Paul and Pete.

Near pins were won by Paul Smith (5 and 14). Les Cobban (8) and Masayuki Okada (17)

whilst the best front nine score of 19 points by Richard Keenan gave him some spending money as did Michael Wright’s back nine score of nineteen.

Winner …”A” flight…….Maurice Roberts (12)…..36 pts c/back
2nd Place……………………Paul Smith (3)………….36 pts c/back
3rd Place…………………….Pete Seil (5)……………36 pts

Winner…”B” flight……..Colin Service (16)………34 pts c/back
2nd Place…………………Darren Beavers (21)……..34 pts
3rd Place…………………Serge Straeten (23)……….33 pts

Best Front Nine ( non winners )…..Richard Keenan………..19 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)……Michael Wright………..19 pts

Of the non winners the standout round was that of Swiss golfer Marco Beer, a runner-up at the end of last week, and his total of a baker’s dozen was more than enough to merit the “wig.”

Finally the “silly hat” award went to Ralph McConnell reflecting his indiscretion a week before on the same course when three submerged drives from the second tee were followed by a five minute struggle to extricate the club from the reeds.

When Maurice has your name on his “blacklist”, beware, be discreet, keep your head down and score well!

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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