Links Golf Society 28/2

Pattaya Links Golf Society 28/2
at Silky Oak on Wed Feb 28 S/ford

Silky Success for Roberts & Barton

On Wednesday, 28th February the Pattaya Links Golf Society visited the golf folly at Silky Oak for a stableford competition. The course was in good order with grassed fairways, damp in parts and slow to medium greens.
The weather was very warm and humid. Always a challenge with artificially raised greens and copious amounts of water the course has always been just one ill-judged decision away from becoming bizarre. Trust Green Valley to have made that decision already with the repositioning of the fifteenth tee box to drive to a sloping fairway with water at 200 yards. It leaves no choice for the average golfer but to lay up leaving a second shot of maybe 200 yards to a green fully twenty feet above the ball, over water and steeply sloping grass and sand bunkers. Daunting stuff for the best golfers and a nightmare potentially for other mere golfers.

The field was divided into two flights with the cut coming at nineteen. In the second flight third place went to Jayson Schembri of Australia with 35 points and second went to Phil Mitchell on countback, also scoring 35 points.
The flight winner was Vic Barton with 39 points.
In the top flight third place was taken by Tony Browne with 37 points, the runner up being Canadian golfer Pierre Cere with 38 points. The flight winner and also green jacket recipient was Maurice Roberts with 40 points.

Near pins went to Phil Mitchell (3), John Chelo (6), Alan Walker (8), Tony Browne (14) and scratch golfer Brendan McGovern on hole 16.

Best Front Nine ( non winners)            Adam Barton            19 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)            Greg Gawron            21 pts

Winner ”A” flight           Maurice Roberts (12)            40 pts
2 nd            Place Pierre Cere (15)            38 pts

3 rd            Place Tony Browne (17)            37 pts.

Winner “B” flight Vic Barton (30)           39 pts
2 nd            Place Phil Mitchell (21)            35 pts c/back

3 rd            Place Jayson Schembri (20)            35 pts

Phil is back with the presentations and his beloved wig went to Noel Junck for his lowscore after a podium placing in his previous round with the group.
The post round conversation in the clubhouse surrounded the changes to the fifteenth and the consensus seemed to be that there are other courses, equally tough in the area, which do not extract the emotions that that particular hole does.

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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