𝑾𝑨𝒀𝑵𝑬 𝑷𝑬𝑷𝑷𝑬𝑹𝑵𝑬𝑳𝑳 𝑩𝑨𝑪𝑲 𝑻𝑶 𝑻𝑯𝑬 𝑻𝑶𝑷
The ‘C’ course at Burapha has not been in good condition for quite some time, so it was with some trepidation. on the part of some players. when we were allocated the C and D combination.
Those fears were soon relieved when they found that the C course has improved greatly and is now right up to standard.
A big rain swept over the course, causing a 45 minute break in play. At one point, four of our groups were huddled in the shelter of one kiosk. Nice and cosy.
Wayne Peppernell probably still has some aches and pains from health issues, but they were all put aside as he concentrated on the golf game at hand.
Even with the rain interruption, followed by a wet course, Wayne has put together one of his good games to score an impressive 38 points. A second Green Jacket in three weeks.
When Ben Hebert started playing with Links Golf, he struggled a bit from his low handicap. However, more recently he has found the form that got him to that handicap and has had another podium finish.
Ben was one of three players to score 37 points and he won all the countbacks to take second place.
Colm Lawlor must have had a rare early night as he also scored 37 points, his best tally since returning to Pattaya. He won the next countback to grab the third spot.
Karl Flood, who also had one of his best scores for a while, was the third player on 37 points, so held fourth place.
Young Min Ko is getting a bit consistent with another very good round of 36 points to record another placing.
Billy Buchanan, after an impressive 41 points two days ago, carried on that form to slip into the final spot with 35 points.
Plenty of highlights today and one of them was 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗯𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵 making a much sought after Hole-in-One.
Good one Jamie!
𝗡𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝘀: Jamie Booterbaugh scored a ‘Hole-in-One and was paid all of the near pins’ booty.
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐚
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗪𝗮𝘆𝗻𝗲 𝗣𝗲𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗹𝗹 (𝟮𝟬) – 𝟯𝟴 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Ben Hebert (8.) – 37 pts c/back
3rd Place – Colm Lawlor (12) – 37 pts c/back
4th Place – Karl Flood (16) – 37 pts c/back
5th Place – Young Min Ko (24) – 36 pts
6th Place – Billy Buchanan (17) – 35 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Tony Browne – 19 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Gang Zong – 20 pts
On the third tee of the day, big Michael Wright tripped and fell unceremoniously in front of the group. As he is a fairly big guy, getting back up was something to see. Arms and feet flailing somewhat was a sight. Of course, he was nominated for the ‘silly hat’
Patrick Hardinge came to play at Links for the first time, as part of a group tour from Australia. It used to be that Phil was reluctant to put the ‘wig’ on a newbie, but that changed today. Welcome to the ‘wig’ club Patrick.
The ‘wig’ is presented to the golfer with the lowest score of the day.
It is always good to get to Burapha Golf, and now that everyone is happy with the ‘C’ course, we see many more trips here to come.
𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼 Main: Winner, 𝗪𝗔𝗬𝗡𝗘 𝗣𝗘𝗣𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗘𝗟𝗟
𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼: 𝗕𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗼𝗺 𝗟𝗲𝗳𝘁: Crazy hats, Patrick Hardinge (L), and Michael Wright (R)
𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼 𝗕𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗼𝗺 𝗥𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁: Hole-in-One, Jamie Booterbaugh