𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐮𝐧𝐬 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐚𝐝’𝐬 𝐀𝐫𝐦𝐲
Burapha Golf Club is running a fantastic special deal for senior golfers (over 60 yrs) at just 1250 bht for g/fee, caddie and cart, a price we never thought we would see again at this course.
With this in mind, we had our biggest turnout of players for quite a few weeks.
Twenty- four starters lined up to play the A and B combination.
Of those twenty-four, only six admitted to being under 60 yrs, but we had g/fee vouchers for them at 700 bht. so, fair to say, with tongue firmly in cheek, that we did have a veritable Dad’s Army today.
The weather was almost identical to Monday, with skies in various shades of grey and a nice, relatively cool, breeze all day.
This course is preparing for the Singha Pattaya Open and is in immaculate condition. The greens are in the final stage of preparation and have quite a bit of sand on them, but still played true, if not so quick, and the rough is left to grow high normally, and even more so for a tournament.
The ‘young guns’ led the way to the podium with the first two placings going to players under age 60.
Craig Webster seems unstoppable, or until the handicapper catches up, and had another resounding victory by scoring a big 41 points and another Green Jacket.
Then followed two recent Green Jacket winners, both on 39 points. Mike Firkin did better on the back nine, as he tends to do, to win a countback over Wayne Peppernell, who is still tracking well on the comeback. Any other day 39 points might have been good enough.
Indeed, so would 38 points, but that only got Tony Browne a fourth place.
Having more players out enabled us to have extra prizes, so we doubled up on the ‘near pins’, by splitting them into two flights.
𝑵𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑷𝒊𝒏𝒔 ‘𝑨 𝒇𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕: Bill Copeland, Wayne Peppernell, Craig Webster
𝑵𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑷𝒊𝒏𝒔 ‘𝑩’ 𝒇𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕: Walter Baechli, Peter Allen, Serge Straeten
We had extra pins out but two were unclaimed.
𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗮
1st Place – Craig Webster (18 ) – 41 pts
2nd Place – Mike Firkin (22) – 39 pts c/back
3rd Place – Wayne Peppernell (16) – 39 pts
4th Place – Tony Browne (19) – 38 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Glen Elsworth – 19 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 (non winners) – Derek Phillips – 21 pts c/back
With the course in such good condition, we saw eight scores of 36 or more and then, an interesting observation. Seventeen of the twenty- four players had higher scores on the back nine than the front. The ‘B’ course must be easier? Or did it take that long to warm up?
This is always a top course and, at this special price for ‘oldies’, we will be taking advantage again on Aug.26, so join the ‘Army’.