Links Golf Society 2/11
Matthews Celebrates Return to Form
The first day of November represents the start of Pattaya’s golfing “high season” and The Links Golf Society celebrated with a visit to Burapha to play a stableford competition on the C and D courses, again being prepared for a large tournament and posing considerable challenges with heavy and uncut rough meaning anything off the fairway tested the golfer immensely. Fairways and greens were in excellent order however, giving the accurate golfer a distinct advantage on the day.
A couple of “no shows” on the day cut the field to one flight and scores were average except for one fine card. Three golfers on 32 points were subjected to countback leaving American visitor Eyad in fourth place and Icelandic golfer Petur Petursen in third. Second place went to Colin Service. The winner, with the only subpar round of the day, was Western Australian golfer Ron Matthews. An old friend of the group Ron found his form at last this trip with an excellent 37 points off his twelve handicap. Accuracy and an early feel for the greens worked well to his advantage and his win was thoroughly deserved. The minor prizes went to Mike Wilsher’s best front nine total (17 points) and Marcus Earp for his best back nine score of 17.
Best Front Nine ( non winners)…Mike Wilsher…17 pts.
Best back Nine ( non winners)….Marcus Earp….17 pts
Winner…………..Ron Matthews (12)………37 pts
2nd Place……….Colin Service (19)………..32 pts c/back
3rd Place………..Petur Petursen (5)…………32 pts c/back
4th Place…………Eyad (11)……………………32 pts
An enjoyable day concluded with the usual fine Links hospitality at the presentation, and of course Phil presented the “wig”, this time to low scorer Ronald Thomas on his debut Links appearance. It had indeed been a good start to “high season”.
Pattaya Links Golf Society is a PSC affiliated, friendly group and welcomes golfers of all levels. We play Monday ,Wednesday and Friday.
Look for” Links Bar and Restaurant” towards the southern end of Soi Buakhow
Sign on sheets for the next month are on the Notice Board, or Online at Links Hotel Website.