Tee Time:All Day
Bryan Opens the Dore
The coming Songkran Celebrations and the start of Low Season saw Pattaya Links Golf Society take out the smallest field for a long while.
However, the seventeen players had an excellent day out on a Greenwood course that is always in tip top condition with well grassed fairways and greens that are still some of the best around.
We were not there on the cheapest priced day of the week, but at 1650 bht all in, was quite respectable.
We know Greenwood management would control the weather conditions if they could, but not quite yet, so we subsequently had a very hot day, with almost no sign of a breeze to ease conditions.
Nevertheless, with no hold ups, we completed our 18 holes unhurried in under 4 hours.
Only the one flight today and this was won by Irishman, Bryan Dore, with a great score of 38 points, even more meritorious when you see that he played off a #3 handicap. Great effort!
One point behind was the much improved Bill Copeland, another “wig” wearer determined to not do that again.
Then came Maurice Roberts with a credible 35 points, just in front of his team mate, Phil.
Just seventeen players, but 4 near pins were out and all were won.
Somebody forgot to write the hole numbers on them, but the winners were..
Paul Smith ( twice), Bill Copeland and Bryan Dore.
Then came the awards for best nines.
Best Front Nine (C) ( non winners)…..Phil Davies………..17 pts c/back
Best Back Nine (A) ( non winners……Wayne Morrison….18 pts
Winner …………Bryan Dore (3)………………38 pts
2nd Place……….Bill Copeland (13)…………..37 pts
3rd Place………..Maurice Roberts (13)………35 pts
Bryan donned the Green Jacket for the first time and it proved to be a good fit.
Pat Lavin knew his score wasn’t so good, but was surprised that the “wig” was finding it’s way to him. We think Phil may have had another motive..