𝗔 𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛 𝗗𝗔𝗬 – 𝗕𝗢𝗕 𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗨𝗥𝗘𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗔𝗜𝗡𝗘
Treasure Hill was at it’s snarliest as our three groups followed another Pattaya Society from the first tee.
The first cut of rough left narrow fairways, which are cut to a good height and a pleasure to play from.
BUT, stray into the next rough and the trouble starts.
This rough is deep and thick and, if you can find the ball inside the five minutes then playing out of that situation, and hoping to get the shot to go in the direction you want, is a 50/50 bet, at best.
Surprisingly, considering we have had a four week lockdown, very little work appears to have been done at this course, apart from the fairways.
My caddie told me that the rough will be cut down and much better in two weeks. Also, many bunkers have green grass growing through the sand, so obviously no maintenance there.
The greens are in very good condition and running truly although slower than we normally find at this course.
All players managed at some stage/s to find themselves and caddies searching that rough resulting in a slower round. As can be seen, scores were very low, even for Treasure Hill.
Bob Paine had his share of the rough but was able to endure, and scramble his way to a top score of 29 points, and became yet another player to don his first Green Jacket at Links Golf.
Paul Anderson has been consistently in the placings and his 27 points got him second spot in this round.
Stan Stewart thought he had scored 28 points until his marker reviewed his maths to find just 26 points, but that still got Stan a third placing.
Even though we had only eleven players, we decided to have the ‘best nines’ again, as an added incentive.
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐥
1st Place – 𝗕𝗼𝗯 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲 (𝟮𝟮) – 𝟮𝟵 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – 𝗣𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻 (𝟮𝟭) – 𝟮𝟳 𝗽𝘁𝘀
3rd Place – 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝘄𝗮𝗿𝘁 (𝟭𝟲) – 𝟮𝟲 𝗽𝘁𝘀
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Petur Petursson – 13 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Dave Arataki – 14 pts
The weather today was a very pleasant overcast sky with a nice breeze for most of the round, keeping things comfortable, and no rain.
The course was even more difficult than usual, but all members of all groups agreed that it was an enjoyable day out with friends, even if the standard of golf wasn’t fantastic.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝗕𝗼𝗯 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲, with Phil Davies presenting.