Boggian Wins on Debut
The Pattaya Links Golf Society ended a hot and sultry week with a visit to Pleasant Valley for a stableford competition. The course was in good condition and the greens were not noticeably slow and playing from the blue tees made the course a testing challenge of 6600-plus yards. In fact, three of the blue tees were placed alongside the distant black ones!
Consisting of twenty golfers the group played in a single flight and scores remained tight at the top until the final fourball returned.
Paul Smith took fourth spot by winning a countback from George Mueller, on 36 points.
Then, losing a countback for second place on 37 points, was an improved Dave McKey.
Beating Dave McKey was Phil Davies with his third sub-par round of the week, this time 37 points. That’s how it stood until the final group returned and newbie Tony Boggian, handicap 17, proudly submitted a forty-point card to take the win and his debut Green Jacket.
Near pins went to Eric Black (5), Wayne Peppernell (8), Mark Sharp (13) and Phil Davies (17), whilst best nine awards went to Bill Stewart (17 points on the front nine) and Bill Copeland (21 points on the tight back nine).
Mike Tottenham’s point-a-hole performance on the front nine gave him the “silly hat” award whilst Jimmy Mac’s first round for two years gave him the lasting memento of the dreaded “wig’.
Congratulations to all PLGS golfers for their efforts this week, no more so than Phil Davies with scores of 42, 37 and 37. Well done!
Winners Pleasant Valley
1st Place – Tony Boggian (17) – 40 pts
2nd Place – Phil Davies (13) – 37 pts c/back
3rd Place – David McKey (19) – 37 pts
4th Place – Paul Smith (3) – 36 pts c/back