Tee Time:All Day
Tony Browne Does Best
At this time of the year among the Golf Societies in the Pattaya area, it’s all a bit hit and miss, totally unpredictable.
Only 4 days ago we had a field of 77 players for a Rainbow Stableford at Pattana, but a much more sombre 7 players travelled out to Pattavia for today’s round.
But for those who made the trip they were more than pleased at the presentation of this course. Then again, it always seems to be in very good condition. Not only is it a wonderful and challenging course, but the price of just 950 bht walking is just about as good as it gets.
Walking was no problem as the weather was fine and with no rain and a cooling breeze, very pleasant.
The well documented tricky greens were again a little slower than we have known, but still provided plenty of challenges if you had a downhill putt.
Being a Public Holiday there were plenty of customers on the course. Our groups started on the tenth tee, about 20 minutes after the booked start time, and proceeded at a good pace, before coming up behind some Thai 5 balls. It’s a hassle for Farangs, these 5 and 6 balls, but we are coming to expect this from most courses now, and just have to live with it. We need to have some patience.
So, with that, we took about four and a half hours to get around. That is not excessive, but after the later start and the slowing down, the bus was later than usual in returning to Links Bar, at about 5pm.
So, on a low scoring day, who would prevail?
Yes, Tony Browne has been in very good form since arriving back in LOS, and kept that going with a handy 33 points to take first spot.
Although only a small field, we still had a countback to decide the placings.
Barry Moore, playing his first game this trip just tipped out Larry Slattery for second place by one point.
Winner ……Tony Browne (20)………..33 pts
2nd Place……Barry Moore (16)…………..32 pts c/back
3rd Place……..Larry Slattery (18)………32 pts c/back.
Phil was keen to get home to the swimming pool, so conducted a short, sharp presentation before we tucked into the Beef Stew.
In the Photo: Tony Browne (Front L) and Larry Slattery (Front R)