Links Golf Society 29/8

The photo of  Winner, Dave Arataki(C) with Ralph McConnell  (L) and Paul Chesney (R)

 

Bangpakong Wed Aug 29  S/ford

Arataki Deserves First Green Jacket

 

The Pattaya Links Golf Society visited Bangpakong Riverside on Wednesday, 29th August with twenty golfers champing at the bit at the opportunity to play the sumptuous course on the banks of the Bangpakong River on the outskirts of Bangkok.

 

As always the course was in splendid condition with well grassed fairways, well-tended bunkers and very consistent greens. A restriction on the use of carts invoked the preferred lies local competition rule on the fairways but, in reality, it was hardly used. Such was the quality.

 

 

In the single flight Barry Oats, playing from the senior tees, managed 35 points for fourth place, narrowly losing on countback to third placed golfer Maurice Roberts, also with 35 points.

 

Second place was taken by Wayne Peppernell with a fine 37 points. That’s where the Aussie involvement ended as England’s Dave Arataki took control with an excellent 39 points, including a brace of very adjacent near-pins, on the fourth and sixteenth holes.

 

It has often been noticed that winning the “wig” has a positive effect on a golfer’s performance and an unassuming Dave made the point again today after securing his first green jacket with a very competent round of golf.

 

 

Other near pins went to Michael Wright (7) and Phil Davies (13).

 

The consolation awards went to Ian Wilson (best front nine, 18 points) and Chris Barker’s best back nine of 18 points also.

 

Ralph McConnell, smiles all round, had the honour of the “wig” after a best forgotten round and Paul Chesney, green jacket winner only three weeks ago, celebrated his final nine holes this trip with the “silly hat” award. Skill is not the only highlight of a golf day at the Links, fun predominates as well!

 

 

Winner …………….Dave Arataki (29)…………….39 pts

2nd Place……………Wayne Peppernell (15)……..47 pts

3rd Place……………..Maurice Roberts (14)……….35 pts c/back

4th Place…………….Barry Oats (24)………………35 pts

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)………Ian Wilson ……..18 pts

Best Back Nine (non winners)………Chris Barker……18 pts

 

 

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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