𝑴𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝑻𝒐𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒎 𝑾𝒊𝒏𝒔 𝒂 𝑪𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝑭𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒉
Bangpra Golf course has been in top class condition pretty much since we came back to golf. A lot of rain recently has left the course wet and obviously difficult for the mowers, so the grass on the fairways, and rough, was a little longer than normal.
The carts stayed on the path and, as there was almost no run, we played lift, clean and place, a good thing too, as there were lots of mud balls.
The greens are still very good and running truly but, because they are wet, slower than we have known.
History almost repeated when Huw Phillips handed in a score of 35 points. He won here last time but on this occasion was pipped by a playing partner in Mike Tottenham, who had the same score but won the countback.
Bill Copeland finished second to Huw back then and was in the placings again with his 32 points to take third spot.
Craig Webster seems to be in the picture regularly and has grabbed the final place on the podium with 31 points.
𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗽𝗿𝗮
1st Place – Mike Tottenham (21) – 35 pts c/back
2nd Place – Huw Phillips (12) – 35 pts
3rd Place – Bill Copeland (11) – 32 pts
4th Place –Craig Webster (16) – 31 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Len Jones – 16 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 (non winners) – Peter Lacey – 18 pts
The weather today was overcast, but the clouds were high and not much of a threat for rain. However, there was little breeze so conditions were somewhat humid.
Apart from the winners, scores were pretty poor, but then Bangpra has not been known for high stableford scores. The wet fairways and humidity didn’t help.
Players who normally have a cart had a tough day because there was plenty of walking to do. With the ground wet and heavy, it became quite tiring.
Our fourteen Links players enjoyed this course, as always, and hoping the special price of 1450 bht all-in will carry through the ‘high season’. Next month might be drier as well.
P.S. Rain did come, heavy, and all the way back to Pattaya. We got lucky again.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝙈𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙏𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙝𝙖𝙢