The Links took 62 golfers to Pattana on Monday to play Courses A & B. Once again however, we were blighted by call offs with 10 players calling off. It has to be said that the regular players with The Links contacted us to tell us that they were unavailable which is much appreciated. What irks us, and I am sure we are not the only Society to suffer this, is the players who sign up online and do not show. Because of this, the organisers were late in departing The Links. On a positive note however, the Pattaya Academy Professional, Chartpetch Bangpetch (Moss), and the Pattaya starters were first class in helping us to get the groups to their starting positions.

As for the golf, only 2 players broke par. Derek Hutcheson headed Flight A with 38 points and was beaten for the Green Jacket by Flight B winner Greg Smith who carded 39 points. Being Australian, Greg is looking forward to Australia Day which is on Thursday and no doubt will neck a few cold ones to celebrate his victory.


Flight A (0-16)

1st Place Derek Hutcheson (12) – 38

2nd Place JP Gasser (8) – 35

3rd Place Nigel Henson (13) – 34 c/b

4th Place Selwyn Yates (10) – 34 c/b

5th Place John Reps (11) – 34

6th Place Mike Smith (5) – 34

Flight B (17+)

1st Place Greg Smith (18) – 39

2nd Place Gordon Laviolette (27) – 34

3rd Place Steve Baker (22) – 33 c/b

4th Place Jimmy Carr (18) – 33

5th Place Mike Firkin (21) – 32 c/b

6th Place Vero Morgan (19) – 32

Near Pin A03 Keith Griffith

Near Pin A08 Peter Zundert

Near Pin B03 Marcel Rysel

Near Pin B07 Derek Hutcheson

Best Front 9 NW Vee Reece – 21

Best Back 9 NW Ray Clarke – 17 c/b