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𝗙𝗹𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸! 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟭𝟬..𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬..
𝘌𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘱𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥.
𝙁𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮, again a public holiday, and almost the same scenario, as the course had made bookings for a total of 220 players.
At the start, due to not enough carts and caddies, 10 of our players doubled up to get started. The Marshals then did their best to get carts caught up quickly.
Then, we found our first three ball’s starting behind two six balls, we love six balls. Wait until high season, so a frustrating start.
Because it looked to be slow going, our first two three balls joined up to make their own six ball. Not ideal.
After, again, a couple of no shows and drop outs, we started with 29 players, an indication, it seems, that we like this course which, in recent times, has presented in very good condition.
However, today the fairways and even the greens were very dry and hard, with difficulty holding a shot onto the greens. This could go to explaining why some players, including recent winners, had such out of character low scores.
But, there are always one or two who can defy the conditions and do well.
It seems a long time between wins for Andrew Purdie, mostly because he spends a lot of time working away from Thailand.
Since being able to stay longer this time, he is playing more and consistent golf.
Finally, hitting pay dirt on a day, as described, frustrating, he has scored 36 points to grab that long awaited win.
Steve Moxey wore the Green Jacket a couple of days ago and continued that form to score a very good 33 points for second place.
Now, joining in partnership of Links Bar with Moxey and Phil, Grant Pride got onto the leaderboard in third spot with 32 points on a course he has not played a lot.
Karl Flood, a long time member at Eastern Star, knows the course and usually has a good score here.
This time it was 31 points to take fourth place on a countback.
Vito Cirelli, on a quick couple of weeks’ trip this time lost that countback, but his 31 points is consistent for him.
Rounding out the six places was Darren See, who will be happy with his 30 points.
𝙉𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙋𝙞𝙣𝙨: Robert Cha (3), Darren See (6), Kevin Rogers (13), Derek Hutcheson
𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐀𝐓 𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐍 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐑
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘄 𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗲 (𝟭𝟭) – 𝟯𝟲 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Steve Moxey (11) – 33 pts
3rd Place – Grant Pride (6) – 31 pts c/back
4th Place – Karl Flood (16) – 31 pts c/back
5th Place – Viti Cirelli (14) – 31 pts
6th Place – Darren See (22) – 30 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Shigeki Toyoshima – 16 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Russell Exley – 16 pts
In the report of Jan.2020, we asked the question of overbooking. Was it due to a money grab or poor management? Perhaps a re visit to those questions is in order.
While we have named some golf clubs who are always organized and helpful to make our golf day stress free, there are a couple who do tend to frustrate.
A review of our scheduling may be in the offing.
𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰: Winner, 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐏𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐞 did not attend the presentation.
So, the opportunity to to photograph the new look 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗸𝘀 𝗕𝗮𝗿 renovations, for you to look forward to, soon.