Links Golf Society 9/11

Winner, “B” flight, Alan Walker (C) with ,Darren Beavers (L), Steve Spurr (R)

Pattaya Links Golf Society…Eastern Star…Fri…Nov.9…S/ford

 

A Stroll for Walker

 

For certain when Robert Trent, Jones Jr designed Eastern Star golf course he did not factor in the effects of high humidity, rain, and tightly mown fairways coupled with a mischievous greenkeeper’s penchant for placing pins on slopes.

 

 

But that’s just what the Pattaya Links Golf Society found when they visited the course on Friday, 9th November. Light drizzle accompanied the golfers for their starting holes but thankfully things abated after thirty minutes or so.

 

 

Seven groups of golfers found the going tough and scores were a reflection of the conditions. There were two flights with the cut at nineteen and under.

 

 

In the top flight the visiting Nottingham golfers played the course for the first time on their final day out with PLGS and found Tony Inman and Liam Bennett in first and third respectively with scores of 33 points and 31 points. The “sandwich” was completed with visitor Ross Nicholson taking second with 32 points.

 

 

Scores were similar in the second flight with Dave Arataki taking third place with 29 points, one behind a resurgent Keith Melbourne, ending his trip on 30.

 

The flight winner, with the honour of Green Jacket, was the senior member of the field, Alan Walker, whose 35 points came from consistency off the tee and accuracy elsewhere. He was completely unfazed, as usual, by the conditions and simply got on with the job.

 

 

Consolation awards went to Stuart Connell’s best front nine of 17 points and the returning Martin Hoblyn’s fine 16 points in-run, beating Jim Ferris on countback.

 

 

Near pins: Dale Wells (3), Jerry Hanrahan (6), Liam Bennett (13) Dave Arataki (17).

 

 

 

Winner …”A” flight……..Tony Inman (2)………………33 pts

2nd Place……………………..Ross Nicholson (11)…………32 pts

3rd Place………………………Liam Bennet (5)……………….31 pts

 

Winner…”B” flight…….. .Alan Walker (27)…………….35 pts

2nd Place…………………..Keith Melbourne (33)………..30 pts

3rd Place……………………Dave Arataki (25)……………..29 pts

 

Best Front Nine (non winners)………Stuart Connell………17 pts
Best back Nine 9 non winners)………Martin Hoblyn………16 pts c/back

 

 

Steve Spurr would return to UK with memories of the “wig, much to the amusement of his clubmates and – well he had it coming – Darren Beavers took his first silly hat for an embarrassing start of seven points on the front nine. It’s not a course he enjoys as he returned no score on his previous visit last month. All good things come to those who wait…

 

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.

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