Tee Time:All Day
Countback Service is Successful
Golfers are a hardy breed! How else could you describe a dozen golfers hell bent on tackling Burapha A and B on a day which was to show on course temperatures of 41 degrees and a humidity level of 90 percent.
Such was the Pattaya Links Golf Society’s predicament on Wednesday, 9th May. The course was in excellent condition but shirts, and in some cases shorts, were soon wet and in twenty years one of the golfers had never known it as tough as this.
Two shirts later as the round drew to a close scores were very close. In fourth place on 35 points was Terry Dreier, but three golfers were ahead of him, all on 37 points. Countback was needed to place Fergus Brennan in third with 37 points and Iceland’s Petur Petursen as runner-up with the same score.
An excellent back nine of 21 points saw Colin Service take the main prize, again with 37 points.
Consolation awards went to Walter Baechli for his best front nine of 21 points and Tommy Marshall with the day’s best back nine of 18 points.
The “wig” went to John Mason for his losing battle with the conditions and his resultant low score. But he took it all in his stride, with a smile.
As an amazing coincidence he was the winner’s marker and both played each other’s ball on the fifth hole on A, both incurring penalty strokes, so in fact the winner may have not been subject to countback and John may also have avoided the dreaded wig. Funny ole game golf!
Best Front Nine (non winners)…….Walter Baechli……..21 pts
Best Back Nine (non winners)……..Tommy Marshall…..18 pts
Winner………..Colin Service (21)………….37 pts c/back
2nd Place………..Peter Petursen (7)……….37 pts c/back
3rd Place………Fergus Brennan (14)………37 pts
4th Place………Terry Dreier (15)……………35 pts