Links Golf Society 6/8

Laem Chabang on Mon Aug 6 S/ford – Effendie Edges Tight Contest

                 The Pattaya Links Golf Society travelled to Laem Chabang on Monday, 6th August for another joust on the Jack Nicklaus creation which was in excellent condition as always.

The option was still the B-C combination and steady rain the day before had made the C nine softer than the front nine, leaving nine very long holes to conclude the round.

A quartet of fine golfers playing elsewhere in the first round of the defence of the group’s Pattaya Matchplay Series competition did not detract from the intensity of the day’s competition and the forty-two golfers, in two flights, cut at seventeen and under, set about their task on time and in good order.

 

In the second flight, fourth place went to Mike Tottenham with 31 points, losing out on countback, a little disappointing when one recalls the form he is in currently. Beating him into third place was Pierre Zbinden with another solid round. In second was David Marshall with a steady 33 points whilst the winner was Darren Beavers with a countback bonus, also on 33 points.

 

In the top flight, Kevin LaBar took fourth place with 33 points, one behind Aussie Geoff Wallace celebrating his final round this trip with 34 points. Good memories Geoff! It took another countback to decide the top two and the unlucky golfer was Tom Gorey whose 35 points gave him the runner-up envelope, whilst Mark Effendie took the main prize with the same number of points.

Near pins went to Maurice Roberts (B8 and C5), Mark Effendie (B5) and Tom Gorey (C8) – yes, it was that tight all the way through.

The non-winners’ bonus for the best front nine went to Greg Proctor for his 20 points whilst South African golfer Rudy Regenass took the bonus prize for the best back nine with another 20 points.

 

Winner …”A” flight…….Mark Effendie (15)………….35 pts c/back

2nd Place……………………Tom Gorey (15)………………35 pts

3rd Place…………………….Geoff Wallace (16)………….34 pts

4th Place………………….Kevin LaBar (14)……………33 pts c/back

 

Winner…”B” flight……..Darren Beavers (21)………….33 pts

2nd Place…………………David Marshall (18)………….33 pts

3rd Place…………………Pierre Zbingden (18)…………….31 pts c/back

4th Place………………….Mike Tottenham (20)…………31 pts

 

Best Front Nine (non winners)…..Greg Proctor…………..20 pts c/back

Best Back Nine ( non winners)…..Rudy Regenass………..20 pts

 

Where there are winners there are always losers but many golfers are proud, occasionally, to be recognised for their fortitude rather than skill and Bobby Shirkey certainly falls into that category with another “wig” award, whilst poor Bill Maxwell has special memories of his first round with PLGS as he wore the “silly” hat with pride for the worst nine holes score of the day.

 

While Laem Chabang is offering PSC members the great price of 2059 bht for g/fee, caddy, cart, we have booked another two rounds before the special ends. This special is only available Mondays.   Be in it!   All welcome..

 

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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