𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐄 𝐒𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐒 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐀𝐒 𝐆𝐑𝐄𝐆 𝐇𝐀𝐒 𝐀 𝐁𝐈𝐆 𝐖𝐈𝐍
When the big fireman arrived from Victoria, Australia, last month, he had a handicap of #17. That quickly blew out to #19.
Now, after a couple of scores in the 40’s, including a great 43 points today, that handicap has now become #16, much closer to the real thing.
A top knock from Greg left him well clear of the rest of the field of 38 players and winner of ‘B’ flight and the Green Jacket.
Two excellent scores of 38 points came next with Billy Buchanan winning a countback for second spot over a much improved Gang Zong, our only Chinese player.
Ok, his handicap, under the WHS, is #37 but Bryan Barrell needs to put the runs on the board, and he did that well today with a terrific 36 points to grab the fourth place.
One Chinese and one Korean, we are a mixture, Young Min Ko returned to Links after a short time away at home in Korea and has scored a handy 34 points for fifth place.
In the ‘A’ flight, Tony Browne, who is claiming to be single, at least for a while, continued his recent consistent form to score 37 points and the flight win.
But he was not alone on that good score. Keith Peplow and his travel buddy, Mick Fawke, also had 37 points with Keith taking the countback for second place. Both are now headed back to the U.K.
George Mueller had one of his better games to score 36 points to grab fourth place, and Andrew Nolan, a first timer at Links scored 34 points from his #3 handicap to round out the podium.
𝑵𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑷𝒊𝒏𝒔: Young Min Ko (A3), Andrew Nolan (A8), Keith Peplow (B3), Chris Barker (B7)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐚…..𝐀. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟎-𝟏𝟕)
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗧𝗼𝗻𝘆 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗲 (𝟭𝟲) – 𝟯𝟳 𝗽𝘁𝘀 𝗰/𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸
2nd Place – Keith Peplow (13) – 37 pts c/back
3rd Place – Mick Fawke (14) – 37 pts
4th Place – George Mueller (17) – 36 pts
5th Place – Andrew Nolan (3) – 34 pts
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐚…..𝐁. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟏𝟖+)
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗴 𝗦𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗵 (𝟭𝟵) – 𝟰𝟯 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Billy Buchanan (18) – 38 pts c/back
3rd Place – Gang Zong (29) – 38 pts
4th Place – Bryan Barrell (37) – 36 pts
5th Place – Young Min Ko (25) – 34 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Tom Bina– 17 pts c/back
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Jamie Booterbaugh – 20 pts
Once again Pattana management were just superb in their organization and helpfulness.
We asked in advance for a two way start and it was granted without question and, being given the okay to start early, five groups started from each of the A and B nines.
Once again the weather was just about as good as you would want to play golf. No sign of the rains, but they will come sometime.
With no hold-ups on course, all finished in good time, then it was back to Links to savour Joy’s Curried Chicken for an early dinner.
𝙋𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙤: Winner ‘B’ flight and Green Jacket, 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐠 𝐒𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐡