Tee Time:All Day
Greg’s 40 Points Tops A Top Day
It’s a longer track to get to Burapha these days after losing the exits from the “7” due to the Tolls. During the trip we saw the skies darkening and the grey clouds getting heavier.
But, optimists that we are, those in our bus decided that rain would not get to this course today.
The A and B combination was our test for the day and this made many happier, as this is considered by some to be the easier of the combinations.
We teed off on schedule under a cool, overcast sky, on a Golf Course presented in near perfect condition. Fairways well defined and cut to a good height, the rough was the usual here but, being wet, became a bit more of a challenge. The greens are fast, true and playable, with just enough sloping to test your putting skill, or lack of..
We were taken aback when, at the green fees desk, we were charged a higher price than we had advised our players. We moaned for a while, and then shrugged shoulders and off to the first tee. Upon checking later I found myself guilty of missing which days were the special prices. Wed. and Thurs. are 750 bht.g/fee. Today was Friday!
Of course, the rain did come, regardless of our experts in the bus. As our first group was at the half way point on A6, the drizzle became heavier accompanied by gusty winds. We made the dash for cover.
Fifteen minutes later we were back to where we had left the balls and carried on.
Little effect to the course, apart from the next couple of greens slowing, then back to normal as the course dried out with a stiff breeze.
The damp, heavier going seemed no obstacle to the first three placegetters.
Greg Perfrement, in only his second game since returning for a holiday, scored an excellent 40 points to take top spot and the Green Jacket.
Barry Oats plays from Silver tees these days and in a well controlled game grabbed second spot with 38 points.
Mitchell Carlon moved from Hua Hin to set up base in Pattaya, took a couple of games with us to settle in, but today showed his true form with 37 points off a handicap of #9.
Near Pins: Barry Oats (A3), Marco Beer (A6), Greg Perfrement ( B3), Kevin Rogers (B8)
Best Front Nine ( non winners)…..Phil Davies…….20 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)……Mick Coghlan…16 pts
Winner ……..Greg Perfrement (22)………40pts
2nd Place……..Barry Oats (26)………………38 pts
3rd Place……..Mitchell Carlon (9)………….37 pts
The field average score today of 30 points was up on the past couple of games, a positive sign.
However, there were some lower scores, and the lowest of them came from Dave Jarvis, who donned the “wig”and got to be in the photo with his good mate and playing partner, Greg Perfrement.
After the delicious free food and presentations, it was off to see the Fireworks for some.