Links Golf Society 9/2

Winner, Serge Straeten

LINKS GOLF SOCIETY Khao Kheow B+A Tues Feb.9 S/ford


Serge Surges to a Win

On the eve of our visit to Khao Kheow, the weather forecast showed rain, really?

Yes, there was a little around the city on Tuesday morning, but quite a heavy rain at the golf course, which had KK management instructing carts to stay on path only.

As our twenty players moved to the first tee, B1, there was the now standard dispute over Tee selection. The decision was to play white tees, where the first was placed very far forward, almost at the ladies’ tee.

Usually, if there are some tees shorter, there will be some that are longer over the nine holes. Here is where the crystal ball broke down!

It happened that all white tees on the B nine were very far forward, for whatever reason. The next nine, A course, were all where they should be, but made the course very short overall. We would have known that had the crystal ball not broken. Hindsight is wonderful.

It’s not often, these days, that Serge Straeten scores less than 100 gross, but this day everything clicked at the right time to turn in a score of 39 points and take a rare win. Players in his group reported a nice, even, steady game from Serge. We all hope to have a day like that had sometime.

Tony Brown has been playing well and is determined to get that handicap heading south. 38 points is the right direction, a good second place here.

Mike Ehlert, after having a frustrating run recently, has now found the form in his past couple of rounds that has him a #10 handicap, and with another good score of 37 points, took third place.

Another in good form of late is Mike Tottenham and winning a three way countback on 36 points got him fourth spot.

Near Pins: Peter Lacey, Dave McKey, Tony Browne, Martin Patch


Winners at Khao Kheow

1st  Place – Serge Straeten (25) – 39 pts

2nd Place – Tony Browne (20) – 38 pts

3rd Place – Mike Ehlert (10) – 37 pts

4th Place –  Mike Tottenham (21) – 36 pts c/back

Best Front Nine (non winners) – Nigel Harrison – 21 pts

Best Back Nine (non winners) – Michael Blumhagen – 20 pts


A large dark cloud hung over the course most of the time, threatening more rain, but everyone stayed dry, at least until they got to the showers, which are back on.

Then came the very slow trip along the frontage road which, again, has a lot of road works, however, still back to Links early enough. Remember when we had a real high season?


Links Golf Society is a PSC affiliated, friendly group and welcomes golfers of all levels. We play competition golf on Tuesday and Thursday. An extra day may be added if a special is offered.

Starting with the March schedule, we will return to three days a week, Monday, Wednesday, 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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