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Phoenix Having a Laugh. Again.
There has been some quality PLGS golf recently at Burapha, Green Valley and Royal Lakeside. So how does fancy Phoenix match up?
The Pattaya Links Golf Society made the short trip to the local course on Wednesday 30th May in perfect golfing weather and found the course in true “PHX Mode”, with the white tees well forward, fairways no more than OK and greens where putting was almost “possible”.
Most pins were tucked in corners of the green, within maybe six feet of the edge and in some cases only three feet. Of course, the majority were on the slopes running off the greens as well. It was even rumoured that the new pin-setter there is one Stevie Wonder.
The total cost being 500 baht more than Burapha and three or four beers more than Green Valley and Royal Lakeside gives the impression that golfers have been shafted again at Phoenix. Correct.
For the record results showed that fourth place went to Tip Briney with 33 points, Colin Service third with 35 points, Mike Wang in second on 36 and Nigel Harrison topping the list with 37 points.
On returning to the car park after the round a white stick and red nose were found abandoned, signalling the end of yet another day’s work for the groundsman. ‘Bye Phoenix, the carnival is certainly over.
Winner Nigel Harrison (20) 37 pts
2nd Place Mike Wang (8) 36 pts
3rd Place Colin Service (20) 35 pts
4th Place Tip Briney (21) 33 pts