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Slattery Survives The Storm
A stormy week ended for the Pattaya Links Golf Society at Eastern Star on Friday, 13th (yes!) October when the group squelched into a deluge after four holes to compete a stableford competition. Skies were heavy at the start and a wet day was assured, following on from an abandoned exercise at Pattana only two days before.
A hold-up of more than an hour saw more sensible souls abandon all thoughts of continuing, leaving two groups to finish on a course which was in excellent condition, and remained so, even after the storm. Greens were quick, fairways well-grassed and bunkers were well tended. Only one grouch however…why does the course allow carts to traverse the fairways and flooded rough in such conditions?
Of those who finished Len Jones levelled the back nine to finish in fourth with thirty points, a couple behind Bob Watson’s 32 points. There was nothing between the top two and a countback was required to separate the the duo, with Maurice Roberts losing out to Irishman Larry Slattery, both on 33 points.
The golfers continued to dry out at the Links later with MC Maurice discreetly deferring the presentation of the Wig as Larry Slattery donned the green jacket for the second Friday in succession. Well done mate, now you can afford a new umbrella!
Only seven players finished, but we still paid down to fourth..
Winner……Larry Slattery (17)………33 pts c/back
2nd Place…..Maurice Roberts (12)…….33 pts
3rd Place……Bob Watson (3)…………32 pts.
4th Place……Len Jones (28)…………..30 pts