Tee Time:All Day
Phoenix. Phillips. Forty-Seven.
The Pattaya Links Golf Society visited nearby Phoenix on Friday, 27th April to play a stableford competition on the Lakes and Ocean nines in one flight. Group numbers are holding up well despite the departure of many friends and supporters for their own national summers whilst we in Pattaya suffer highs and lows of both temperature and deluge levels!
Phoenix was in quite good condition and presented a good opportunity for golfers to produce some more than respectable scores. An all Irish leaderboard saw third place occupied by Dom Downey, his 36 points coming from the best (shared) gross of the day, 83 shots.In second was Peter Henshaw, recording one point better on 37.
The winner with a staggering 47 points was Derek Phillips whose sumptuous round was by far his best ever and came on a day when everything fell into place. He claims the course was made for his game and few can argue with that. Certainly his golfing renaissance, which began in Khon Kaen at Songkran, has set him new targets for the rest of his stay.
Consolation prizes went to Brian Talbot for his best front nine of 18 points and Lee Rodman for his best back nine of 21 points.
Colin Service was the popular winner of the “wig”, nudging veteran Alan Walker out of the frame on countback.
Best Front Nine ( non winners)…..Brian Talbot……18 pts
Best Back Nine (non winners)…….Lee Rodman……21 pts
Winner ………Derek Phillips (23)………….47pts
2nd Place………Peter Henshaw (30)……….37 pts
3rd Place………Dom Downey (11)…………..36 pts
The storm which broke over the heads of the final group on the last hole was due to set in for a day or more by which time the day’s golf may well be forgotten by some but certainly not by Derek Phillips. Well done mate!