Links Golf Society 6/7

It’s Been a Long Way to the Top for Tip

One thing that Tip Briney has is willpower. For week after week he could barely hit the driver past the ladies’ tee. Then he changed to a four iron, which was better, but short lived. Throughout this long and frustrating period, that would have taken down lesser men, he kept smiling, hoping that things would improve.

Then, like a bolt from above, he started to hit the driver again and, after playing well on the Soi Dao trip, today he ran up 39 points to win again, at last, and a long awaited Green Jacket.

Mike Jeffreys has been playing steady golf and his 37 points was a very good effort to beat his travelling buddy, Lawrie McBride, in a close countback for second place.

Twelve golfers, in three four balls, all managed to get around in good time. The first group finished in 3hrs 45 mins, quite slow for them, but they did have a couple of other groups ahead of them.

The weather stayed fine and dry with just some small breezes to break up the heat.

We have missed out on the ‘best nines’ for a few games due to lack of players, but bought that segment back today.

Best Front Nine ( non winners) – Steve Moxey – 20 pts

Best Back Nine (non winners) – Mike Firkin  – 17 pts c/back

Winners at Pleasant Valley

1st  Place – Tip Briney (30 ) – 39 pts

2nd Place – Mike Jeffreys (20) – 37 pts c/back

3rd Place – Lawrie McBride (12) – 37 pts

The place-getters or, in fact, all of the twelve golfers handled the course conditions very well.

We don’t feel comfortable criticising these courses but, really, Pleasant Valley can do much better than they did today.

There seems to be a problem with the greens as they were patchy and sanded and just didn’t play well. This is not the only course with greens problems currently, why? The fairways were nicely mown and played okay, while some tee boxes are being renovated.

We paid the inexplicable ‘holiday rate’ of 1800 bht all-in, but the surprise came, for the walkers at least, when they were told that carts were compulsory, at Pleasant Valley? Really?

There are other courses in better condition, at the moment, and for a cheaper price, even at the ‘holiday rate’, and not compulsory carts. We are booked here for next month and looking forward to the improvements we are sure will come.

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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