𝙄𝙁 𝙔𝙊𝙐𝙍 𝙉𝘼𝙈𝙀 𝙄𝙎 𝙋𝙃𝙄𝙇𝙇𝙄𝙋𝙎 – 𝙔𝙊𝙐 𝙃𝘼𝙑𝙀 40 𝙋𝙊𝙄𝙉𝙏𝙎
It wasn’t a promising start to the day as heavy rain hit Pattaya about 10 minutes before departure time, and continued non-stop all the way to Burapha Golf Course.
We waited before paying green fees in the hope that the rain would clear. After four people decided not to play, we had 31 players arrive at the A1 tee, just as the rain stopped, and never returned for the whole round. Escaped again!
In the ‘A’ flight, Huw Phillips (a Welshman) kept up the good form of the past couple of months to take the win with a top score of 40 points.
Rarely making errors, and can’t afford to from a #6 handicap, Paul Durkan was right at the top again with 39 points for another second placing.
Lawrie McBride just missed second spot this time, but carried on with his consistent form, scoring a solid 38 points for third place.
Andy Kelleher has found some of that elusive form to score 37 points and grab fourth spot.
In the ‘B’ flight, Derek Phillips (an Irishman) also had 40 points to take the honours in that flight. It was good to welcome Derek back after a long absence from Links.
On his day, Tony Browne can post a score to get him on the podium. This was a good day for him with a handicap equalling 36 points, taking second place.
George Mueller plays a lot of golf and has his ups and downs. Today was an ‘up’ with a good score of 35 points to grab third spot on countback over consistent Mike Tottenham.
𝙉𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙋𝙞𝙣𝙨: Mike Kaps (A3), Paul Gill (A6), Huw Phillips (B3) and (B8)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐚…..𝐀. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟎-𝟏𝟓)
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗛𝘂𝘄 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗽𝘀 (𝟭𝟮) – 𝟰𝟬 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Paul Durkan (6) – 39 pts
3rd Place – Lawrie McBride (15) – 38 pts
4th Place – Andy Kelleher (11) – 37 pts
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐚…..𝐁. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟏𝟔+)
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗗𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗸 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗽𝘀 (𝟭𝟳) – 𝟰𝟬 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Tony Browne (17) – 36 pts
3rd Place – George Mueller (17) – 35 pts c/back
4th Place – Mike Tottenham (17) – 35 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Stuart Kidd – 19 pts c/back
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Ben Hebert – 21 pts c/back
The course was in good condition, considering the amount of rain in the hour before we teed off, and everyone was happy to be out there playing after some pessimists had doubts.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐:: Winner ‘A’ flight, 𝗛𝘂𝘄 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗽𝘀