Pattaya Links Golf Society 5/3
Pattaya Links Golf Society at Burapha on Mon Mar 5 S/ford
Marshall Heads the Birthday Parade
Did someone mention “the ides of March?” Monday 3rd saw the Pattaya Links Golf Society embark on the annual good natured mayhem known as “Phil’s Birthday Bash”, which took place at Burapha on the C/D combination in hot and steamy conditions and on a course well-prepared for the purpose.
In common with previous years twenty groups took part in a stableford event with a hidden team challenge and eighteen technical prizes all up for grabs. The field was divided into three flights with the cuts at handicaps 14 and 21. For those who may be unaware the Burapha complex has two main options with the A/B combination being more customer friendly and perfect for social golf whilst the C/D combination is the preferred tournament option and presents a stricter challenge with some punitive rough, undulating fairways and its share of water.
This being the background for the day the golfers enjoyed trying to beat the course with their individual collection of skills but sub-par scores were a rarity.
In the third flight third to fifth places were subjected to a countback leaving John Mason on 34 points the unlucky golfer with Derek Phillips, Sean Soden and Bart Bingham taking places five to three. The flight runner up was Bruce Walters, losing on countback as Alan Walker’s 35 points took the victory.
In a more straight forward second flight Deryln Neufeld took third place with 36 points. Irish warrior Larry Slattery held second place with 37 points, two points behind the winner Pierre Cere with 39 points.
In the top flight there was some definite quality on show as Masa Takano took third place with 35 points and Christian Boysen in second with 36 points. The best score of the day was that of the winner Tommy Marshall whose best gross figures of 77 gave him an unassailable 40 points for a fine win. The technicals winners are too many to mention individually here but the team prize went to the final group out Tommy Marshall, Adam Barton, Maurice Roberts and Kenneth Mikkelsen with a combined127 points.
An excellent presentation birthday buffet followed at the Links with the entertainment running late into the evening. From an organiser’s point maybe it needs mentioning that cards will only be accepted if completed under the Rules of Golf, with accurate recording, clear names, accurate handicap index and two signatures. Also there should be no “nil returns”, as under the USGA handicap rules scores from every round of golf must be submitted for assessment.
That said the day was a wonderful experience for all those involved and we all wish Phil the very best for the next year in the run-up to his next Birthday Bash.
Winner ”A” flight Tommy Marshall (9) 40pts
2 nd Place Christian Boysen (8) 36 pts
3 rd Place Masa Takano (8) 35 pts
Winner “B” flight Pierre Cere (15) 39pts
2 nd Place Larry Slattery (19) 37 pts
3 rd Place Deryln Neufeld (15) 36 pts
Winner ”C” flight Alan Walker (27) 35 pts c/back
2 nd Place Bruce Walters (28) 35pts
3 rd Place Derek Phillips (23) 34 pts c/back
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.