Links Golf Society 30/7

Treasure Hill On Mon  July 30 S/ford – Toby Turns It Around

 

Some people scoff at the “wig” we present to the player with the worst score of the day. But, boy! Does it make those players concentrate on their game from that day on.

We have seen a number of form turn arounds, and Toby Glass is the latest.

It was back to Treasure Hill after an absence of just 10 days and as we drove in, the car park was almost overflowing. Then realizing it was a public holiday resigned ourselves to having a slow day.

However, upon arriving at the first tee, we discovered that the starter had sent all others to the tenth tee, with only our 7 groups off the first. Well done, and thank you.

So, with that, our first four ball set off a little earlier than our assigned time, and with nobody in sight this group was all done in about 3hrs 40 mins. without rushing.

The course, as usual, is in splendid condition. The rough worried some as it is thick bladed grass and can grab the club and throw out the intended direction of the ball.

At our previous visit, we were amazed at how slow the greens played, (slow for this course.) Today a little better, but still slow, and again, some battled to come to terms with that, which may account for the low scoring.

Back to Toby Glass! He showed the way for the “A”: flight and became the nearest to playing to handicap with 35 points, the best score of the day.

Colin Service gave himself a week away from golf, but today he came out fighting to score 34 points to take second spot on countback from the now consistent Maurice Roberts, while Wayne Peppernell rounded out the podium on 31 points.

In the “B” flight, 34 points turned out to be a good score this day and two players managed that. John “ I love Treasure Hill” Anderson scraped into first place on a countback over Mike Tottenham, going to the last six to separate them.

Since getting back to Pattaya a couple of weeks ago, Alan “ Rev” Walker has been in the placings in each game he’s played, so with 33 points just edged out Paul Chesney ( ex wig) in yet another countback.

Four near pins out and all were claimed:

 

Near Pins: Paul Chesney (2 and 6), Paul Smith (13), Greg Proctor (17)

 

Winner ………………Toby Glass (16)……………….35 pts

2nd Place……………….Colin Service ( 17)……………34 pts c/back

3rd Place………………..Maurice Roberts (13)…………34 pts

4th Place……………….Wayne Peppernell (16)……….31 pts

 

Winner…”B” flight……..John Anderson (29)…………34 pts c/back

2nd Place…………………Mike Tottenham (21)………34 pts

3rd Place………………….Alan Walker (27)…………..33 pts c/back

4th Place………………….Paul Chesney (21)………….33 pts

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)……Len Jones ……..17 pts

Best Back Nine ( non winners)…….Stu Brown……..18 pts

 

Graeme Dunn made it a “hat trick” by wearing the “wig” three times in a row for having the worst 18 hole score of the day.

The player with the worst nine hole score wears the “funny hat” and this was to be Dave Arataki.

Once again, another fine day at Treasure Hill. However, one down side, and many would not have needed to use the toilets around the course, but one player with a tummy problem did, and reported the poor condition of the these. No water and smelly.

Mentioning this to my caddy, she told me it had been two days now like that, so hopefully it will be fixed soon.

 

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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