Links Golf Society 26/3 S/ford

Pattaya Links Golf Society at Pleasant Valley on Mon Mar 26  S/ford

Jones Joins Green Jacket Club

The final week of high season began with a trip to Pleasant Valley with the Pattaya Links Golf Society taking thirty golfers for a field divided into two flights at sixteen and under.

The course was in reasonable condition with generally well grassed fairways which were soft and damp in places and greens which were moderately paced but showed signs of recent sanding, leaving them patchy. Conditions were humid with overcast skies that threatened a storm but thankfully it never arrived.

Playing from the blue tees the top flight saw Colin Smith take third place with 34 points whilst Irish golfer John Kelly had to settle for second with 36 points. The flight winner was Chris Barker, continuing the form he displayed last week, finishing with 38 points.

The second flight saw last week’s hero Bart Bingham take third place with 35 points, only one behind runner-up Richard Dobson on 36 points. The flight winner was Len Jones and his 39 points rewarded him with his first Green Jacket at the Links. Twice previously he has been denied by countback but this time his power off the tee and from the fairways more than merited his fine result.

Near pins went to Jamie Booterburgh (5), Gerner Lykke (8), Bill Copeland (13) and Richard Dobson (17) whilst consolation awards went to Rod Stevens (best front nine, 19 points) and Tony Browne (best back nine, 20 points).

The coveted wig went to Big Phil Mitchell after blanking eight successive holes and left Mr. Phil with no option but to reward the record breaker with the hirsute appendage. Tony Browne very generously added to the winner’s and loser’s pot with suitable prizes to mark his final round this trip. Also making their final appearances for now were Dave Moriarty, Mike Davies and Larry Slattery and the Links wishes them all the best for the summer before we welcome them back later in the year.

Best Front Nine ( non winners)….Rod Stevens……19 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)….Tony Browne…….20pts

Winner..”A” flight………Chris Barker (12)……………..38pts
2nd Place………………..John Kelly (16)…………………36pts
3rd Place……………….Colin Smith (13)………………34 pts.

Winner “B” flight……….Len Jones (27)………………..39pts
2nd Place………………Richard Dobson (26)………..36 pts
3rd Place……………….Bart Bingham (23)…………..35 pts

It had been an enjoyable day for most of the Links golfers at Pleasant Valley and for Mr. Len a long held ambition had been achieved. Well done mate!

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 day of golf.

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