49 Points Easy Win for Thorsten
Are we all golfed out? Are there too many Xmas parties to attend? Is it the venue?
Whatever the answer, our smallest field for many weeks, 18 players, signed up for a rare outing to Silky Oak.
The course, as with most, is drying out with brownish fairways and rough. Most of the greens were fluffy and bumpy, therefore quite slow. David McKey reckons that suited him and his 40 points proved it.
Play started as scheduled and, with three three-balls out front, the round was completed in good time.
Reminiscent of Bangpakong, ten of the eighteen players played to handicap or better, and the one who played far and beyond handicap was Thorsten Jodehl.
Playing his first game this trip, Thorsten recorded, what we think, is the highest single stableford point score at Pattaya Links Golf Society of 49 points.
Yes, 49 points, and obviously winning the one flight and getting to wear the Green Jacket for his second time. His previous win was at Bangpakong in February 2018, scoring 43 points.
Another excellent score from the very much in-form George Mueller put him in second place with 43 points.
John Harrison’s game is consistent and he slipped into third place with 41 points.
Not many golf courses have five Par3’s but Silky Oak does and we paid all five of them.
Near Pins: Thorsten Jodehl (3), John Harrison (6), Ron Matthews (8), George Mueller (14),
Nigel Harrison (16).
Winners at Silky Oak
1st Place – Thorsten Jodehl (18) – 49 pts
2nd Place – George Mueller (14) – 43 pts
3rd Place – John Harrison (17) – 41 pts
Best Front Nine ( non winners) – Steve Moxey – 24 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners) – Michael Wright – 21 pts c/back
Because of the small number of players, Phil decided to save the ‘silly hat’ and ‘wig’ for another day but presented Thorsten with the Green Jacket.
The next game is at Royal Lakeside, a high scoring course, so we might see some more big scores come Monday afternoon.