Links Golf Society 7/9

The Winner, Patrick Poussier (C) with Donal McGuigan (L) and Darren Beavers (R)

 

Green Valley on Fri  Sept 7  S/ford

 

 Green Valley Back to Its Best

 

The Pattaya Links Golf Society visited Green Valley on Friday, 7th September to play a stableford competition on the course which is now back to its glorious best. Fairways could not be better and the greens are true and not without pace.

 

The felling and clearing of trees and more than a few bushes has opened up the course, making it easier on the eye and helping it to dry quicker, whilst giving it a more “airy” feel and altogether playing there is now a pleasurable experience again.

 

 

All nine playing groups got away in very quick time and the two flights were divided at fifteen. It was a great pleasure to welcome a large contingent from Tropical Golf Group and it gave all the golfers a chance to try their skills against fresh faces.

 

 

In the top flight,  America’s Tom Herrington beat off the challenge of compatriot Bob Rice on countback for fifth place, with 34 points. One point ahead was Andre van Dyke with 35, beating Kevin LaBar on countback for third place.

 

The top two needed countback to decide the winner and Steve Truelove’s better back nine took the day from another solid performance from John Pierrel. What a competitive flight the “big boys” had put together!

 

 

The second flight was no less tense as Tropical’s Dick Warberg took fifth with 33 points, one behind fourth placed golfer Peter Henshaw. In third was Ian Wilson with 35 points, trailing runner-up Donal McGuigan’s 37 points total. One point ahead was Patrick Poussier with 38, giving the Swiss golfer his first win with the group.

 

Near pins went to Phil Davies (5), Colin Service (8), John Davis (13) and Bob Rice (16).

 

The best front nine went to Colin Smith with 18 and the best back nine went to Mashi Kaneta with 17 points.

 

Winner …”A” flight…….Steve Truelove (7)…………..36 pts c/back

2nd Place……………………John Pierrel (11)…………….36 pts

3rd Place…………………….Andre Van Dyk (15)…………35 pts c/back

4th Place…………………..Kevin LaBar (13)…………..35 pts

5th Place…………………..Tom Herrington (14)………..34 pts c/back

 

Winner…”B” flight……..Patrick Poussier (30)…………38 pts

2nd Place…………………Donal McGuigan (19)………..37 pts

3rd Place………………….Ian Wilson (22)……………………35 pts

4th Place………………….Peter Henshaw (30)…………..34 pts

5th Place………………….Dick Warberg (20)……………33 pts c/back

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners )……Colin Smith………….18 pts

Best Back Nine ( non winners)……..Mashi Kaneta………..17 pts

 

The consolation awards went to a bewigged John Grisley while Donal McGuigan had the ignominy of the “silly hat” for the very late submission of his playing group’s scorecards, causing apoplexy for the recorders Maurice and Len.

 

Maybe it’s time to remind golfers that cards should be returned before leaving the clubhouse to avoid the danger of disqualification. It’s a simple request that makes the day run more smoothly.

 

Having said that it’s good to see Green Valley back to its best again and that will be the lasting memory of the day.

 

 

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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