Links Golf Society

   Pattaya Links Golf Society…Khao Kheow…A+B….Fri…Nov.30…..S/ford

 

Only Huw Beats Handicap

 

This Friday morning thirty seven golfers set out for Khao Kheow Country Club with hopes riding high. The weather was certainly on our side as we teed off the yellows on A1. Breezy with low humidity made life very comfortable. Unfortunately, this only lasted about half the round before it went back to the energy sapping usual.

 

 

The low season maintenance has been completed and the course is in great condition. There was the odd wet patch on some fairways, although carts did travel on course, bunkers are well maintained and caddies raked them, and the greens are running at speed and true. Our group had some lip outs, and we can blame the hole placement, or not.

 

The cut for flights today was unusually high for this group at 0-19, so some usual “B” graders found themselves in “A” grade.

 

Khao Kheow is never regarded as an easy course, where each hole is different and provides it’s own challenges. Today, the A and B combination sent out the challenge but only one player was up to it.

 

Huw Phillips was the only golfer to beat his handicap, scoring a meritorious 39 points to easily take out “A” flight and the Green Jacket.

Kevin Timbrell has been in town for a couple of weeks and hit his straps today to take a clear second place with 35 points. A rejuvenated Darren Beavers brushed aside his last start “wig” to score 34 points for third on countback over Colm Lawlor, and then Derek Phillips, 33 points.

 

The scoring in “B” flight was somewhat lower, but 34 points was enough to give Stuart Kidd the win.

In second was Matt Cronin with 32 points followed by Nigel Harrison on 31 points ahead of Mike Firkin with 30 points. Dave Arataki completed the podium scoring 29 points.

 

Near Pins: Huw Phillips, Darren Beavers, Mike Tottenham, Dave Heyes

 

 

Winner …”A” flight…….Huw Phillips (16)……………….39 pts

2nd Place……………………Kevin Timbrell (18)…………….35 pts

3rd Place…………………….Darren Beavers (17)……………34 pts c/back

4th Place………………….Colm Lawlor (14)……………..34 pts

5th Place…………………..Derek Phillips (17)……………33 pts

 

 

Winner…”B” flight……..Stuart Kidd (21)………………34 pts

2nd Place…………………Matt Cronin (20)…………….32 pts

3rd Place…………………Nigel Harrison (21)…………….31 pts

4th Place…………………Mike Firkin (23)………………30 pts

5th Place…………………Dave Arataki (26)…………….29 pts

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)……Tony Browne……….18 pts

Best Back Nine (non winners)……Kevin McEntee……..18 pts

 

Phil’s Welsh logic told him that because the White and Yellow tees were together on the first, that is the way it will be for all holes, so he announced we play the loooong yellows.

He very briefly was going to award himself the “silly hat”, but decided he is Boss, so someone else gets it.

That someone was Kenny Jepson who had the lowest nine hole score, but he can still remember his 43 points from a week ago.

Paul Chesney, sporting his new beard, had the least points overall.

Once again Khao Kheow gave us a terrific course, and at a good price with the vouchers.

 

 

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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