Tee Time:All Day
A Slow Day At Pattavia
Pattavia is always a nice course to visit. Check-in is efficient, there is a very good Starter/Marshal at the first tee to make sure everyone is in order, the fairways look a treat and on this day the greens were running faster than on our recent visit, almost back to the treacherous “ keep the ball below the pin” that we know.
Today was very busy as another Bar had a last hour re- scheduling and slotted in to the 9.30 tee time for their four groups. They were followed by another two groups ahead of our first 3 ball, and we still got away at our scheduled time. Through no fault of anyone, it was just one of those slow days. You get that sometimes on a popular course. And the 950 bht green fee and caddy along with the 150 bht food/drink voucher keeps ‘em coming.
Considering the very good conditions, course and weather wise, it was somewhat of a surprise at the low scores turned in, even from the “good” golfers.
14 players today, including four visitors from Victoria, Australia so we did something different by going to a 5th prize!
John O’Sullivan won that with 31 points. Fourth place went to Tommy Marshall on 33 points, and then a three way tie needed some countbacks.
All three had the massive score of 34 points!
Toby Glass got to third place losing to Maurice Roberts, and then he in turn losing to the eventual winner, Mike Allidi.
A confused look on the face of Mike Allidi as Phil was trying to get the Green jacket on him. Why? He asked. Not believing he could win with only 34 points. That’s how golf goes sometimes.
One who was certainly not confused was the clear winner of the “Wig”, John Anderson, who reckoned that the only way to get in on the photo op was to score 5 points on the back nine..
Winner…………Mike Allidi (3)……………..34pts c/back
2nd Place……….Maurice Roberts (13)………34pts c/back
3rd Place……….Toby Glass (14)…………….34 pts
4th Place…………Tommy Marshall (7)………33 pts
5th Place…………John O’Sullivan (23)………31 pts
The golfers meal of Chicken and Chips ended another great day in Golf Paradise.