Pattaya Links Society 7/3

Pattaya Links Society at Bangpra on Wed  Mar 7   S/ford

“Hats Off to Larry”

After a busy Monday the PLGS got back to normal with a trip to Bangpra to play a stableford competition on the course which has disappointed now for months with very “un-Bangpra” greens, slow and inconsistent. Conditions were very humid to add to the mix and the round was to be punctuated with a couple of rain stops. All very unsettling for most golfers.

The field was divided into two flights at handicap 18. In the top flight Chris Barker took third place with 32 points, one behind second placed golfer Masa Takano whose best gross of the day gave him 33 points. The flight winner was Masa’s compatriot Takeshi Hakozaki who hit the top with 35 points.

The second flight was equally tight with third place going to Dave Moriarty on 34 points.
This was very well received because Dave has manfully tried for a month or more to post a good score after the events of last summer which laid him low for a long time. Great to see you back at the top Dave!

Countback was needed to separate the top two and the golfer with the best back nine was Larry Slattery who nudged Masa Sugaya into second place, both recording 36 points. It was an appropriate end to Masa’s current stay and we all hope he comes back with form as good in a few months time.

Near pins were won by Phil Mitchell (2), Noel Junck (8), Chris Barker (12) and Andy Kelleher (17) and the dreaded hirsute appendage – the wig – went to Vic Wright for his low score of the day. It gave his mate Noel a deserved laugh as he had taken the booby on his first round a week or so ago.

Best Front Nine ( non winners)          Derek Phillips         20 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)         Michael McGuigan         17 pts

Winner “A” Flight         Takeshi Hakozaki (15)         35 pts
2 nd Place         Masa Takano (8)         33 pts
3 rd Place         Chris Barker (13)         32 pts


Winner “B” Flight         Larry Slattery (19)         36 pts c/back
2 nd Place         Masa Sugaya (22)         36 pts.
3 rd Place         Dave Moriarity (24)         34 pts.

It is to be hoped that Bangpra gets its act together soon and brings the greens up to the standard always associated with the club in the past. They always were the club “signature” and now they almost make the course anonymous.

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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