Tee Time:All Day
Pete Seil Par For The Course
Just two weeks ago we visited the magnificent Royal Lakeside and reported on the excellent condition of the course.
Nothing has changed, fairways trimmed and always let you feel good to play from and the greens today running quite quickly and true, measuring #10 on the stimpmeter.
Management and Ground staff here are to be commended. But as good as they are, the one thing they could not control today was the wind. Not just a breeze, but a stiff blowing wind for most of the round.
Comment was made that it felt more like a links course.
All players had the same conditions and those who handled it best came out on top.
We know Pete Seil is a good golfer. His current handicap of #6 shows that.
Today, wind and all, Pete has finished the round with a gross 72, par for this course. This excellent effort gave him 42 points stableford and a place at the very top of the podium.
The success story of the past month has been Colin Service who, after having a hiccup at Burapha last week, bounced right back up with another sub handicap score. His 38 points gave him a clear second placing.
Tip Briney certainly has mixed form. He can be up among the top of the podium one day and a candidate for the “wig” the very next day. This day he was “on” and beat his handicap to score 37 points for third spot.
Royal Lakeside, and it’s neighbor Bangpakong, are known as scoring courses, due mainly to being quite flat, but also presented in top condition.
Fourteen players took to the course with Links Bar group and 10 of them scored 30 points or better for an overall field average of 33.
Four “near pins” were available today, but only three were claimed as no one managed to make the green in regulation on the Par 3 15th.
Near Pins: Dave Hewson (3), Phil Davies (6), Colin Service (12)
If you have won nothing so far, Wait! There’s more..
Best Front Nine ( non winners)….Derek Phillips……… 20 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)….Maurice Roberts ……19 pts c/back
Winner ……….Pete Seil (6)……………42 pts
2nd Place…….. Colin Service (18)…….38 pts
3rd Place………Tip Briney (23)……….37pts
Pete Seil did not come back to the Bar after the game, so the Green Jacket was left in the cupboard and we missed a photo op.
Selwyn Yates was spotted on Sunday having a lot of practice on the indoor simulator at Links Bar. He hit at least 120 balls, according to witnesses.
He and those who saw him practice were very surprised when he was presented with the “wig” for the least impressive score for the day.
Ed: Not sure about this practice stuff. 555.
Since Colin Service has done so well again, we decided to honour him by using his photos wearing the Green Jacket.
Here is Selwyn sporting the “wig”. In the background is Tip Briney.