Links Golf Society 29/1
Watts Has the Power at Pattavia
The final week of January started with a visit to Pattavia as the Pattaya Links Golf Society took another large field to the testing course for a stableford competition on a course which never fails to impress with its well maintained fairways and bunkers and challenging greens.
The field was divided into three flights with the cuts coming at 15 and 20 and the day stayed fine for the most part except for a spitefully sharp shower that caught out the last two groups on the 17 th and 18 th . and which wiped out a near pin prize and made “maché” of a few cards.
The 18 th green became a lake and after 4 attempts to get his ball to the hole through the water, Maurice decided that kicking the ball might work, it didn’t!
Conditions were favourable for good scoring otherwise and in the third flight Mike Wilsher drifted off the pace towards the end, losing second place on countback to Helene Lindberg’s 33 points on her final round this trip.
The flight winner was Irishman Larry Slattery with 35 points.
In the top flight Chris Barker’s solid 35 points was enough to edge Bob Watson out of third place, leaving Ray Banks second on 36 and Wayne Peppernell again made his presence felt with a well crafted 38 points taking the win.
The second flight saw the best scores of the day with Tony Browne holding down third place with 36 points, a couple behind second placed Mashi Kaneta.
The flight winner with an excellent 42 points was Simon Watts whose golf was obviously quite electric!
Near pins went to Chris Barker, Mashi Kaneta and Masaaki Sugaya.
The consolation prizes went to Phil Davies for his excellent front nine total of 22 points and Maurice Roberts for his back nine haul of twenty points.
Bobby Shirkey had the pleasure of his debut wig win.
Winner ”A” flight Wayne Peppernell (15) 38 pts
2 nd Place Ray Banks (14) 36 pts
3 rd Place Chris Barker (11) 35 pts c/back
Winner ”B” flight Simon Watts(20) 42 pts
2 nd Place Mashi Kaneta (16) 38 pts
3 rd Place Tony Browne(19) 36 pts
Winner ”C” flight Larry Slattery (21) 35 pts
2 nd Place Helene Lindberg (22) 33 pts c/back
3 rd Place Mike Wilsher (24) 33 pts
The presentation had a birthday special "feel" about it as belated greetings and a cake went to Helene Lindberg before her departure for sunny Sweden, ending another fine day with the PLGS.
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.
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