𝐋𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐛𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝐁𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠
Another pleasing roll-up of 20 Links golfers came out to Burapha Golf where we were allocated the A+B nines on a fine but warm morning, with the skies much clearer now after the pollution of last week.
The starter sent us off a little early and, as the course was quite busy, asked us to send two of our five groups to start on the B nine.
The A and B combination is in good condition after the recent revamp, although there was some dampness in places, and one very wet fairway where someone forgot to turn off the sprinklers. The greens probably need a haircut as some considered them slower than usual, but Les Cobban thought that they were just fine.
We were just short of numbers for two flights so went to five placings. This was a day where scores were in the higher range and if you ‘only’ had 36 points, you missed out.
Peter Lacey and Les Cobban had a very good day out with both scoring 39 points, but we had to go to countback, where Peter just pipped Les for first place to add another Green Jacket to the one that he won a month ago.
Paul Durkan came back for a visit and, as he often does, got into the placings with a solid 38 points. However, this also came down to a countback where Mike Tottenham once again showed good form, also with 38 points, to take fourth place.
Alan Duckett is an occasional visitor and surprised himself with a score of 37 points and, in another countback, beat the ‘master golfer’, Paul Smith.
Paul, however took the consolation of ‘best front nine’ with 20 points.
Tony Browne also recorded 20 points for ‘best back nine’.
𝐍𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐏𝐢𝐧𝐬: Paul Durkan (x2), Mike Tottenham, Michael Blumhagen
𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗮
1st Place – Peter Lacey (13 ) – 39 pts c/back
2nd Place – Les Cobban (8) – 39 pts
3rd Place – Paul Durkan (6) – 38 pts c/back
4th Place – Mike Tottenham (22) – 38 pts
5th Place – Alan Duckett (24) – 37 pts c/back
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲: ( non winners) – Paul Smith – 20 pts c/back
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲: (non winners) – Tony Browne – 20 pts
Golf felt pretty much back to normal with the locker rooms and showers again available and, at this course, the great price of 1250 bht all-in for ‘old people’, over 60 yrs.
But the young’uns can still play for 1550 bht, terrific value.
For any readers not caught up with the news yet, due to the good number of players signing to play with us, we will go back to playing three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, starting with our 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙚.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗟𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘆