Links Golf Society 6/7

 35 Points Enough for Anand and Mike at Khao Kheow B+C Fri Jul  S/ford

 

As thirty one golfers climbed aboard three buses and some cars to make the short trip to Khao Kheow Country Club, the skies were looking a little darker than we would like. During the drive the clouds seemed to become heavier, and the question was..will we get wet today?

I can put your mind at rest right now…No we did not, in fact, the overcast sky and irregular breezes made playing conditions quite comfortable.

 

What about the condition of the course?  Let’s just say there are differing opinions for most things, including how each player perceives the golf course on the day, taking into account how their game went that day, perhaps?

 

Some thought the greens were not settled from the recent coring ( every course is coring about now, it’s called maintenance), while others agreed the greens were just fine.

 

Some thought the fairways were not up to standard, while others took into account that Khao Kheow has not received much rain of late and some dry patches are appearing, but other areas have been watered, so some mud on the ball at times.

 

Comment was made on the shabby condition of many tee boxes. These appear to have been dug up and re planted, so growth is patchy right now. I believe that they will be back to their best very soon, especially if some rain gets there. Can’t believe management intends leaving them like that.

 

Regardless of the condition of the course, Khao Kheow is a tough test and is never conducive to high stableford scores, and today stayed on trend.

 

No player was able to play to handicap, but “A” flight (0-17) winner Anand came close by scoring 35 points, and “B” flight (18+) winner, Mike Tottenham matched that points score.

 

In “A” flight, Phil Davies continued his run of form, as he took second place with 34 points, while Maurice Roberts nudged out Mitchell Carlon in a countback, to grab 3rd spot, both on 33 points.

 

The “B” flight saw similar scores as John Anderson, in a rare display of good form, made second place his with 34 points.

Two players on 33 points had to be separated by countback, and it was Jim Galendaz taking it over Dave Arataki.

 

Near Pins: Maurice Roberts (B3), Toby Glass (B8), Derek Phillips (C3),Phil Davies (C8)

 

Winner …”A” flight…….Anand (9)……………………..35 pts

2nd Place……………………Phil Davies (12)……………34 pts

3rd Place…………………….Maurice Roberts (13)……..33 pts c/back

4th Place………………….Mitchell Carlon (9)………..33 pts

 

Winner…”B” flight……..Mike Tottenham (22)……….35 pts

2nd Place…………………John Anderson (28)…………34 pts

3rd Place…………………Jim Galendez (18)…………..33 pts c/back

4th Place………………….Dave Arataki (29)…………..33 pts

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)……Tip Briney………….18 pts

Best Back Nine (non winners)……Wayne Peppernell…..19 pts

 

Phil’s presentation sprung a surprise for Graham Pratt. After leaving early on Wednesday he missed wearing the “wig”, But he today could not escape the wily Phil. All good fun..

The Green Jacket was donned by Mike Tottenham and today’s “wig” by Rob McMahon, who was bought along just to keep his good buddy company.

Just when we thought it was done, out came the Birthday Cake with candles lit, so we gave a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” for Brock Jensen.

As always, an enjoyable day of golf with Pattaya Links Golf Society at Khao Kheow.

 

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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