𝐏𝐇𝐈𝐋 𝐀𝐒𝐇𝐓𝐎𝐍 𝐉𝐄𝐓𝐒 𝐈𝐍 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐒𝐓 𝐔𝐏 𝐖𝐈𝐍
On March 13, 2020, Phil Ashton played his final round before heading home to the U.K. His score at Pattana that day was 44 points.
Roll on to his next game with Links at St.Andrews 2000, after the enforced stay at home, and he has had back to back Green Jackets’, this time with a score 39 points and the win in ‘A’ flight. The only thing to come down in that time was his handicap.
Tom Bina has been playing with us for a while and today is probably his best score in those games, 36 points. He has found the game that makes him a low handicap.
With the same handicap as Tom, Ben Hebert has been hitting some form and he held third place, beaten in the countback.
John Heffernan, was in only his second round with Links so, after a 32 points game in round one, he has scored 34 points for the fourth place.
The ‘B’ flight threw up the improving Young Min Ko. His 36 points acknowledges how well he has come along with this game since learning to play golf after starting at Links Golf.
Greg Smith dropped a couple of shots from his handicap after a couple of scores in the 40’s, but was still right there on the leaderboard with 35 points to take second spot.
‘Hot and cold’ Stuart Kidd was moderately warm today with a good score of 34 points where he won the countback for third place from the consistent Billy Buchanan.
𝑵𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑷𝒊𝒏𝒔: Can’t separate (Chris Barker and John Coetzee (3), Brendan Kane (5), Eyaad Als (10), Tony Browne (17)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐭.𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐬…..𝐀. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟎-𝟏𝟓)
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹 𝗔𝘀𝗵𝘁𝗼𝗻 (𝟵) – 𝟯𝟵 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Tom Bina (8.) – 36 pts c/back
3rd Place – Ben Hebert (8.) – 36 pts
4th Place – John Heffernan (9) – 34 pts
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐭.𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐬…..𝐁. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟏𝟔+)
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗶𝗻 𝗞𝗼 (𝟮𝟱) – 𝟯𝟲 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Greg Smith (16) – 35 pts
3rd Place – Stuart Kidd (17) – 34 pts c/back
4th Place – Billy Buchanan (18) – 34 pts
𝑩𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝑭𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒆 ( non winners) – Bill Copeland – 18 pts
𝑩𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝑩𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒆 ( non winners) – Eric Rasmussen – 19 pts
The Green Valley course at this Barcelona complex is in very good condition. Unfortunately, maybe because of that, the St. Andrews course is not so good. The bunkers are not good as there seems to be a lack of sand and too many weeds, consequently, they are not being raked.
However, not all is lost as the fairways and greens are coming up to the level we have come to expect. No-one had any real complaints about the course in general.
Having been dry for the past couple of weeks, it came as bit of a surprise as a storm hit the field, with quite heavy rain at times.
Some groups sheltered for about twenty minutes, but the game went on and all completed the round.
𝙋𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙤: Winner ‘A’ flight, 𝙋𝙃𝙄𝙇 𝘼𝙎𝙃𝙏𝙊𝙉