Links Golf Society 30/4

Marshall in Control at Eastern Star at Eastern Star on Mon Apr 30 S/ford

               The final April fixture for the Pattaya Links Golf Society saw the group leave Soi Buakhao on Monday, 30th in cool, grey and damp conditions to play a stableford competition on the course which had resisted the weekend storms well.

Fairways were a little damp and soft but were completely playable, bunkers were well raked and the greens were fair but a little inconsistent. Overhead a heavy curtain of rain clouds threatened but in the event it came to nothing.

With only a modicum of run and the humid conditions the course played long off the white tees and scores were average. Terry Dreier beat Brian Talbot for fourth place on countback, 31 points securing the places.

In third was local resident Dave Stockman with 32 points, just one behind Stu Thompson’s fine round of 33 points. The winner was Tommy Marshall, and he lived up to his name with a well ordered and controlled round of 36 points.

Near pins went to Derek Phillips (3), Tommy Marshall (6), Dave Stockman (17) whilst hole 13 surprisingly preserved its integrity.

Best Front Nine ( non winners)….Brian Talbot……….17 pts

Best Back Nine ( non winners)….Len Jones…………..16 pts c/back

Winner ……….Tommy Marshall (9)…………36pts

2nd Place………..Stuart Thompson (17)……….33pts

3rd Place………Dave Stockman (7)…………..32 pts

4th Place………Terry Drier (15)………………31 pts

The one thing about many amateur golfers is to be consistently inconsistent.

One week ago Paul Chesney was basking in the glory of wearing the Green Jacket.

Today he was at the opposite end of proceedings and wearing a curly “wig” and green sunglasses. He’ll find form again..we all do!

Eastern Star, as always proved to be a real test for the group but an empty course at a rate which was superb vfm more than made up for things.

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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