𝗚𝗟𝗘𝗡 𝗘𝗟𝗦𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗛 – 𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘 𝗗𝗜𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗘 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠?
Recently returned from a trip to the U.K, Glen Elsworth reckoned he was a bit rusty. However, his first game back yielded 35 points and a spot on the podium.
Glen has, for a long time, been around #16 handicap so today’s great score of 43 points came ‘out of the blue’ to leave a big gap to the second placed player.
Torben Lindgaard, was another to play a rare game with us and, once again, was in the ‘winner’s circle.
At his last visit, two weeks ago, he scored 40 points so today’s good effort of 38 points was no surprise.
Chris Walsh is a higher handicapper who manages to put in some very good scores at times. Since his return after an enforced stay away, he has been consistent. 35 points was good for third place here.
His handicap is still high, but Phil Davies is slowly getting back to form. A solid 34 points took fourth spot.
The fifth and final place went to a seven way countback on 32 points. After it was all calculated, Wayne Peppernell emerged as the winner that spot.
𝗡𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝘀: Glen Elsworth (5), Jean-Pierre Gasser (7), Glen Elsworth (12), Mike Firkin (16)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐲𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐂𝐥𝐮𝐛
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗚𝗹𝗲𝗻 𝗘𝗹𝘀𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 (𝟭𝟲) – 𝟰𝟯 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Torben Lindgaard (22) – 38 pts
3rd Place – Chris Walsh (25) – 35 pts
4th Place – Phil Davies (19) – 34 pts
5th Place – Wayne Peppernell (18) – 32 pts c/back (x7)
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Kasper Karlson– 21 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – John Reps – 18 pts
Pattaya Country Club is in nice condition but, like many other courses now, is starting to dry out as some fairways are showing signs of yellow. Others, however, with different grass, are holding onto a nice green shade and texture.
The greens are dry and slick with the front nine being in a little better condition than the back nine.
The course was busy again as we had another society of six groups ahead of our six groups, and yet another society following us. However, there were no hold ups and play moved along at a good pace.
Sweet and sour chicken with rice was the meal awaiting us back at Links.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝐆𝐋𝐄𝐍 𝐄𝐋𝐒𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐇 couldn’t wait to get on the Green Jacket