𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐊𝐒 𝐆𝐎𝐋𝐅 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐓𝐘…..𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐩𝐚𝐤𝐨𝐧𝐠…..𝐖𝐞𝐝..𝐉𝐚𝐧.𝟏𝟐….𝐒/𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝
𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐍𝐄𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐒𝐊𝐀 𝐊𝐈𝐃 𝐆𝐄𝐓𝐒 𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐖𝐈𝐒𝐇
It was almost three years to the day when Mike Kaps first played golf at Links.
It wasn’t a good start as he finished last that day.
On this trip, he had set a target for improvement, with the big goal of wearing the Green Jacket before going home in March.
Today, at Bangpakong, he fulfilled his wish to ‘live the dream” with a slashing 43 points to win the ‘B’ flight and overall top spot. Mike was so happy that he carried out his promise, that once the ‘Jacket’ was on, he would ‘ring the bell’.
Only the ever reliable Petur Petursson got close to that score with his own 41 points, gross 74, to win the ‘A’ flight, a Green Jacket on another day.
The Swiss-French duo of Roger Emery and Francis Goyons took out second and third places with 37 points respectively, playing with their usual consistency.
Ben Hebert rounded out the flight with a handy 36 points to take the fourth spot on a countback.
In the ‘B’ flight, George Mueller played one of his best games for a while, scoring 38 points to finish second to Mike Kaps.
Travelling buddies Dave Clewley and Keith Griffith, in now one of their final games before heading back to the U.K, finished in third and fourth places, with Dave just one point ahead of Keith.
𝗡𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝘀: John Doyle (4), Stan Stewart (7), Jean-Pierre Gasser (13), Roger Emery (16)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐩𝐚𝐤𝐨𝐧𝐠…..𝐀. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟎-𝟏𝟔)
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝘂𝗿 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝘂𝗿𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻 (𝟳) – 𝟰𝟭 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Roger Emery (12) – 37 pts c/back
3rd Place – Francis Goyons (13) – 37 pts
4th Place – Ben Hebert (12) – 36 pts c/back
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐩𝐚𝐤𝐨𝐧𝐠…..𝐁.. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟏𝟕+)
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗠𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗞𝗮𝗽𝘀 (𝟭𝟵) – 𝟰𝟯 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – George Mueller (17) – 38 pts
3rd Place – Dave Clewley (21) – 37 pts
4th Place – Keith Griffith (19) – 36 pts c/back
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Glen Elsworth – 20 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Tony Browne – 21 pts
The course had pushed our tee time back to 9.37 am and, as they decided that they couldn’t fit our 10x four-balls, suggested that we play 8x five-balls. Not really good!
However, the starter accepted that we could play four-balls and off we went to the first tee, where we lined up behind Asian five and six-balls.
It was a very busy course, a la high season of old, so consequently a very slow round.
A footnote: After seeing some great golf from seventy eight year young, Jean-Pierre Gasser, he is now heading off home, we say au revoir and Bon Voyage, JP
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Got There!. 𝐌𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐊𝐚𝐩𝐬 wears the ‘Jacket”