Tee Time:All Day
Larry Snatches Win At Big Navy
Continuing the trend around Golf Societies in Pattaya at this time, we set out for the Royal Thai Navy Course with just eight players.
Larry Slattery, Tony Browne and Erik Anttonen were having their first games since returning from their home Countries.
The group found the course is very good condition, although somewhat damp. This meant there were to be no carts on the fairways, so lift, clean and place was invoked.
However, the fairways had some run and the greens were just right. That is until a big rain hit to hold up play for some time. Upon recommencing, not much had changed, although the greens, even though drying quickly, did slow a little.
On occasions the caddies would do a quick 90 degree on to and off the fairway, which made it a little easier for the non walkers. Unfortunately, it is not often we hear golfers giving credit to the Caddies, but today some of the players had some nice words about their Caddy..why not?
Scores today were nothing to write home about, except at the top two placings.
I received the first four cards and it was looking like a clear win, yet again, to Bob Watson. 37 points from handicap 3 is very likely.
But, upon seeing the remainder of the cards, oh oh,! Bobby has been beaten on a close countback by the returnee Irishman, Larry Slattery.
Good start for Larry this trip.
Of course Maurice Roberts is never far away from the podium, so even with the small number of starters, we paid three places with Maurice just making it past Phil Davies.
Winner ……………….Larry Slattery (18)………….37 pts c/back
2nd Place……………..Bob Watson (3)………………37pts
3rd Place……………..Maurice Roberts (11)……….32pts
This is not the first time Larry has worn the Green Jacket. He did so during his stay here earlier this year. Still fits, Larry.
After eating some delicious mouth watering Spare Ribs, it was a quick presentation before the debate over golf rules continued.