Tee Time:All Day
Quality Golf on a Superb Course
Golfers get days like this only once in a long while. Royal Lakeside is in immaculate condition at the moment and the Pattaya Links Golf Society had the pleasure of playing a stableford competition there on Monday, 28th May.
Fairways were a little soft but still had some run and the greens were as good as any in the province. The golfers responded with a superb performance where the full field average score was 35 points. Never has the group had a day when scores have been so good and all golfers are to be congratulated on their performance. The moderate field of sixteen golfers found conditions perfect and the weather, so much a factor in recent rounds, was much more amenable.
In fourth place, losing on countback, was old friend Ken Grimes, returning after an absence of a few years with 39 points. Ken was pipped by Kevin Rogers, another accomplished Australian golfer, also on 39 points.
In second place Gerd Riedler returned to play a round of shrewd accuracy returning 40 points whilst the round of the day belonged to Colin Service. He is very much the golfer in form at the moment and his round of 43 points came within three of his best ever score.
Colin is a good listener and has taken advice on his game from colleagues who have years of experience and a low handicap, and his response has been to post his best series of scores lately in Pattaya.
Consolation awards went to Barry Oats for the best front nine of 22 points and Derek Phillips for his best in-run of 18 points. The Booby Bevy went to Gary Bolger who had enjoyed his final round before returning to far off Udon Thani. The day will be difficult to equal but the PLGS will love trying to emulate the excitement level the next time they go out on the golf course.
Best Front Nine ( non winners)…Barry Oats 22 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)….Derek Phillips 18 pts
Winner Colin Service (20)…….43pts
2nd Place Gerd Reidler (10)……..40pts
3rd Place Kevin Rogers (11)…….39pts c/back
4th Place Ken Grimes (21)……….39 pts