Tee Time:All Day
Chesney’s Revenge at Last
With Songkran over the return of those golfers lucky enough to be elsewhere during Pattaya’s annual deluge saw a more seasonal size Links field visit Mountain Shadow on Monday, 23rd April to play a stableford competition on the course which appeared a bit jaded after a hot and dry spell.
Fairways were hard and allowed some run but the greens were a little inconsistent making good scores difficult to come by.
The moderate sized field allowed only one flight and saw a meagre five golfers return scores of thirty or more, with Barry Oats’s 32 points taking third place, with the Aussie senior losing the runner-up slot to Derek Phillips on countback.
The winner was Paul Chesney for whom the course has mixed memories, being his first LoS golf experience some six months ago and some genuine efforts since attempting to put that first round behind him. This day he took revenge with an excellent 35 points for the win and the honour of wearing the green jacket.
Consolation prizes went to Phil “PJ” Mitchell for the best front nine (17 points) on his final round this trip and Tip Briney for his best back nine of 17 points.
Best Front Nine ( non winners)…..Phil Mitchell……17 pts
Best Back Nine (non winners)…….Tip Briney……….17 pts
Winner ………Paul Chesney (22)……………35pts
2nd Place…….Derek Phillips (23)……………32 pts c/back
3rd Place……..Barry Oats (25)………………..32 pts
Martin Patch who had won the Links Songkran Shootout in Khon Kaen returned to a more lowly honour and took his first wig for a “hangover type” performance in his final round this trip also.
It was good to be back home for the Songkran adventurers even though Mountain Shadow’s welcome was somewhat more frosty than expected.