Paul Smith Goes One Under Par
When hackers get to play with a consummate golfer like Paul Smith they wonder how the game of golf can be so easy. In scoring 42 stableford points for gross 71, Paul Smith not only won “A” flight convincingly but left the others in his group scratching heads and asking, how?
Thirty two golfers made their way to Pattavia Century today to once again be greeted with a lower than expected price (Friday Special) and a course, as always, in great condition. The greens were much slower than we expect here with some variation in speed which led to a couple of complaints after the game but, as we will see in the results, many adapted well.
Following on from Paul Smith, the “A” flight second place went to Phil Davies in a return to form with 37 points followed by a newcomer to Links, Luca Orsoni, who scored 36 points on his debut. George Mueller has been away for a little while and, playing his first game since returning, placed fourth with 35 points.
An unusual occurrence saw two scores of 42 points in one round. Colm O’Donovan lifted his game another notch to amass that big score, and fulfil his hope of going down to 16 handicap whilst taking first spot in “B” flight.
Toby Glass wore the Green Jacket a couple of days ago and, although 38 points is a winning score most days, he came up against a pair of golfers running hot.
Donal McGuigan and Nils-Peter Kristensen fought out a countback for the last two places with Donal having the better back nine, both scored 35 points.
Near pins: Luca Orsoni (4), Maurice Roberts (7), Kevin La Bar (13), Paul Smith (17)
“A” Flight (0-15)
1st Place – Paul Smith (5) -42 pts
2nd Place – Phil Davies (12) -37 pts
3rd Place – Luca Orsoni (12) – 36 pts
4th Place – George Mueller (14) – 35 pts
“B” Flight (16+)
1st Place – Colm O’Donovan (17) – 42 pts
2nd Place – Toby Glass (16) – 38 pts
3rd Place – Donal McGuigan (19) – 35 pts c/back
4th Place – Nils-Peter Kristensen (20) – 35 pts
Best Front Nine ( non winners) – Bill Copeland – 17 pts c/back
Best Back Nine ( non winners) – Tim Shaw – 17 pts c/back
The “silly hat” almost had a rest today until it was pointed out that another newcomer, Fabio, who had a beer with his mate Luca, walked off to the bus without paying his bin. He was called back swiftly to make amends.
However, the “wig” was rested as the would-be recipient had done a runner.
Tip Briney asked if we had ordered the weather for today as conditions were overcast and cooler with breezes that became small gusts at times making life very comfortable, and no rain!