𝐑𝐔𝐍𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐇𝐎𝐓 – 𝐍𝐈𝐆𝐄𝐋 𝐒𝐂𝐎𝐑𝐄𝐒 𝐀𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑 ‘𝐉𝐀𝐂𝐊𝐄𝐓’
How can you not want to play at the Pattana Golf Course? The management and course officials are so accommodating and helpful to us.
First we were given the ‘flash sale’ for a price of 1150 bht all-in, then with 42 starters our request, as usual here, was immediately granted for a two tee start, on the A and B combination.
Then, to boot, the course is still in beautiful condition, as it has been for quite some time.
Nigel Henson gets around different groups to play golf, but gets in games with Links. He is almost always on the leaderboard when he does and, even though he has posted plenty of good scores, his most recent ‘Green Jacket’ was at this very course on Feb.11 with a score of 44 points.
To win the ‘A’ flight and the top score of the day took just 41 points.
It was close though, as Petur Petursson is finishing this trip the way he started it. He lost a narrow countback to Nigel with his 41 points, a gross 73.
American, Jamie Booterbaugh, has settled nicely into Pattaya and is playing the golf that befits his handicap, or what it will be soon. 39 points is a very good day’s work to take third spot.
Mike Ehlert continues to get lessons and practice a lot so finding himself often in the placings. Fourth today with 34 points, and Nick Crossan rounded out fifth place with 33 points.
There needs to be a stewards inquiry into whatever Richard Dobson is on. We should all have some!
After winning his first ever ‘Jacket’ last week, he has almost done it again, winning the ‘B’ flight with an impressive 39 points. Speaking of handicaps, watch this space, Richard.
Following in this flight were many players with 34 points, so heaps of countbacks ensued. Glad I had the day off 555. (that’s Thai for hahaa) if you don’t know.
So, in order of back nine scores came hot and cold Neil Smith, then very hot and cold Mike Firkin, currently quite hot, Dave Clewley, and then ‘the Boss’ on one leg, Phil Davies.
𝑵𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑷𝒊𝒏𝒔: Wayne Peppernell (A3), Peter Rowley (A8), Phil Davies (B3), Dave Arataki (B7)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐚…..𝐀. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟎-𝟏𝟔)
1𝙨𝙩 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 – 𝙉𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙡 𝙃𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙣 (12) – 41 𝙥𝙩𝙨 𝙘/𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠
2nd Place – Petur Petursson (6) – 41 pts
3rd Place – Jamie Booterbaugh (13) – 39 pts
4th Place – Mike Ehlert (11) – 34 pts
5th Place – Nick Crossan (15) – 33 pts
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐚…..𝐁. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟏𝟕+)
1𝙨𝙩 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 – 𝙍𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝘿𝙤𝙗𝙨𝙤𝙣 (34) – 39 𝙥𝙩𝙨
2nd Place – Neil Smith (21) – 34 pts c/back
3rd Place – Mike Firkin (19) – 34 pts c/back
4th Place – Dave Clewley (20) – 34 pts c/back
5th Place – Phil Davies (17) – 34 pts c/back
𝑩𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝑭𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒆 ( non winners) – Lesley Chow– 24 pts
𝑩𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝑩𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒆 ( non winners) – Karl Flood – 19 pts
That hot, humid weather we get about this time seems to be starting. It was so wearing that it sent three players back to the clubhouse after only nine holes. No rain, just hot.
On the other side of the ledger, the lead three ball had no problem and completed their round in a tick over three and a quarter hours.
𝙉𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙡 𝙃𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙣 didn’t make it back to Links, so here is a photo, an oldie, but a goodie.