Tee Time:All Day
Toby Glass Shoots a Solid 40 points
The weather is still well and truly on our side, so sixteen golfers set off at the later time of 10.00 am for the trip to Pattana.
One of our regulars surprised me by saying this was his first time at this course, whilst giving high praise for a “ wonderful” golf course. He has been to many courses here, but was awed as soon as he walked into this clubhouse, and even more so upon seeing the first fairway.
Today we played B+A courses. The A course has been closed for maintenance for a couple of weeks and, although there was a little sand on some of them, the greens where in excellent condition. There were some, however, who thought they were a tad slower than is usual here.
For some, it is always a bit daunting to start on B1, with water both sides and in front of the green, that’s the challenge.
Our first three placegetters are no exception as they had 1,1,0 points to start, but as we will see, got it together from there on.
Toby Glass led the way for his second Green Jacket in a month with a terrific 40 points. On this course that is very solid scoring.
Kevin LaBar has been moving further up the ladder with each outing this trip and held second spot with a fine 38 points.
John Pierrel is so consistent that he is always somewhere around the podium, no matter which course he plays, and took third with 37 points.
To beat handicap at this course you need to play very well and these three did that. Just a mention of Jayson Schembri who equalled his handicap with 36 points to finish just outside the placings.
Near Pins were on each Par 3 and they were won by:
Chris Barker (A3), Kevin LaBar (A8 + B3), Phil Davies (B7)
Winner …………..Toby Glass (16)……………….40 pts
2nd Place………….Kevin LaBar (14)…………….38 pts
3rd Place………….John Pierrel (12)……………..37 pts
On Monday, forgetful Alan Walker had to wear the “silly hat” for leaving his bag at the Bar. Forgetting bags must be contagious, as today Maurice Roberts caught the disease.
Frantic phones call to the bus in case somebody picked it up. Then Phil turned back to the club, and there it was in the restaurant right where he left it.
Meanwhile the “bus people” decided to force a vote for MR to get the “silly hat”. There was more noise than a sitting of Parliament as Maurice protested and Phil led the calls for a vote. Phil had the numbers and the vote was unanimous.
The aforementioned Alan Walker was once again wearing the “wig” and wants to buy it to keep.
The players were also appreciative of the promotion at Pattana right now. A free beer or drink at the completion of the round. Thank You Pattana.