𝑵𝑰𝑮𝑬𝑳 𝑾𝑰𝑵𝑺 𝑨𝑭𝑻𝑬𝑹 𝑨 𝑳𝑨𝑻𝑬 𝑪𝑶𝑼𝑹𝑺𝑬 𝑪𝑯𝑨𝑵𝑮𝑬
Our original booking sold out of the special vouchers before we had a chance to buy some, but we were then quoted a price that was way out of this world, in comparison to the currently low prices at much better courses than this one.
After trying three courses to get a late booking as a replacement, it was Emerald that was able accommodate us at the tee time we wanted.
The Nick Faldo layout is always commented on favourably by golfers playing here the first time and, in the case of three players, it was their first time today.
The course is in quite good condition but, as expected, the fairways were damp and soft with absolutely no run available. There has been some attempt to cut the rough, but recent rains are making that job difficult. However, unlike some courses, one could actually find the ball easily, even if hitting it out was a task.
The greens have recently been sanded, but the rain has allowed them settle down by now.
𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻 was disappointed to miss Wednesday’s game due to an appointment, but made the most of the opportunity this day.
Nigel was one of those playing here for the first time and will be happy to get back. His winning score of 34 points doesn’t sound great, but under the circumstances is worth much more.
Alan Penny is a fairly steady golfer and making pars on the last three holes helped him to a decent score of 32 points for second place.
One surprise came when Petur Petursson mentioned that this was also his first time at the course. He has been around for a long time but never made it here.
By scoring 31 points for third place, he just missed the hat trick of wins. His game relies on getting some run, so he has done well again.
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐄𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐝
1st Place – 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻 (𝟭𝟴) – 𝟯𝟰 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – 𝗔𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝗣𝗲𝗻𝗻𝘆 (𝟭𝟰) – 𝟯𝟮 𝗽𝘁𝘀
3rd Place – 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝘂𝗿 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝘂𝗿𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻 (𝟱) – 𝟯𝟭 𝗽𝘁𝘀
The day produced plenty of white cloud cover, but never a threat of rain. A nice breeze all day kept conditions comfortable.
There were few players at the course and, even though there were a couple of groups ahead of our trio of three ball’s, all had an unimpeded run for a pleasant eighteen holes.
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.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻, with Phil Davies presenting