Pattaya Links Golf Society…………..Plutaluang…North/West…………Fri..Dec.21…….S/ford

Christmas Record for Phillips

On Friday, 21st December the Pattaya Links Golf Society made a rare visit to Plutaluang to play a stableford round on the West and North nines, for many the best combination at the course.

The course was in good condition, enabling some excellent scoring. Indeed the record was set for a PLGS competition score at Plutaluang, the best in more than twenty years of golf there with the group.

 

The eight groups of golfers were divided into two flights at seventeen and under. In the second flight Tony Browne returned from a short trip to Cambodia to post 35 points for fourth place, one point behind third placed golfer John Heaney. In second was Gavin McDonald with an excellent 40 points, leaving Niall Caven’s 42 points the clear winner.

 

In the top flight fourth place went to Stan Stewart with 36 points, whilst Michael Wright took third with 40 points. The runner-up was John Doyle with 41 points then Huw Phillips, running hot at present, took his fourth win in his last five rounds with a record breaking 44 points which included a one-under gross on the back nine. Phew, Huw!

The Welsh golfer, who is equally adept playing “southpaw”, seems invincible at present, but all golfers know the game eventually bites back. Enjoy for now Huw.

 

Near Pins went to Bart Bingham (W3), Darren Beavers (W8), Anders Pedersen (N3) and Mr Huw (N6).

The best front nine was 21 points (Peter Wallace) and the best back nine went to John Collias with 20 points.

 

Winner …”A” flight…….. Huw Phillips (13)…………..44 pts

2nd Place…………………….John Doyle (9)………………41 pts

3rd Place……………………..Michael Wright (10)………40 pts

4th Place………………………Stan Stewart (17)…………..36 pts

 

Winner…”B” flight………Niall Caven (19)………………42 pts

2nd Place…………………….Gavin McDonald (18)………40 pts

3rd Place……………………..John Heaney (33)…………..36 pts

4th Place……………………..Tony Browne (18)……………35 pts

 

 

Not all golfers enjoyed high scores and the wig went to John Harrison, a green jacket winner a week previously, this time collecting a meagre 24 points, and the silly hat fitted Derek Phillips perfectly after recording the worst nine hole total.

It had been an exciting day at Plutaluang and having five rounds of forty or more points showed how the PLGS golfers are setting themselves up for the festive season.

 

 

 

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