Tip Briney In The Photo Again
As “High Season’ approaches and with some of the special deals at Golf Clubs about to end, the framing of a schedule a month or more in advance becomes a game of chance as PSC posts next month’s rates only a day or two before that month starts.
When will prices rise and by how much? So we look for courses that are still value, hence we made a return to Silky Oak after an absence of about 18 months. With a Sports Day price, or vouchers the same price (take your pick), we decided to give it a try.
A pleasant surprise was that twenty eight golfers signed up, so away we go.
The fairways at this course were in their usual good condition and the greens were also in the usual condition, that is, a little uneven and slow. They have been the greenkeepers’ problem for a while.
The day was going well until a very large and very wet storm rolled in to disrupt play for some time. A number of players gave it up, but the competition continued.
Plenty of players for two flights with the break at 0-16 and 17+.
On this rotation from work, Andrew Purdie has been right up there in the placings pretty much every outing. Today he took out the “A” flight again with an excellent score of 38 points.
Petur Petursson usually plays well, although he has a stinker occasionally, but right on the money this time with 35 points for second spot.
Steve Moxey has played in Thailand many times but this day was only his second time with Links. Now, he has hit the form of an eight handicapper to score 34 points and grab third place on countback over Phil Davies.
He has been dubbed the most photographed person at Links, but more often than not wearing a “wig” or a “silly hat”, but this day Tip Briney is centre of frame wearing the Green Jacket, winning “B” flight easily with 41 points.
Stu Brown was in the placings once again with 33 points for second and we welcomed back Larry Slattery, belatedly, as he came in third with 32 points.
Near pins: Petur Petursson (A flight), Greg Gawron x 2 (B flight) an “A” flight pin had a “B” flight name on it, so he missed out..
”A” flight ( 0-16)
1st Place – Andrew Purdie (10) – 38 pts
2nd Place – Petur Petursson (6 ) – 35 pts
3rd Place – Steve Moxey (8) – 34 pts c/back
”B”’ flight ( 17+ )
1st Place – Tip Briney (23 ) – 41 pts
2nd Place – Stu Brown (28) – 33 pts
3rd Place – Larry Slattery (17) – 32 pts
Best Front Nine (non winners) – Mark Efendie – 20 pts
Best Back Nine (non winners) – Niels-Peter Kristensen – 18 pts
Tony Browne, who was also welcomed back, arrived right on the 8.30 departure time. He tried to convince Phil that the web page he checked told him 9.00 am, wrong page Tony, “silly hat” for you.
Paul McManus, in his first hit with Links, had the lowest score of the day and wore the “wig”.
It is rainy season so we can always expect some moisture, we always hope it holds off, but even with the rain most enjoyed another top day of golf.