The Links took 53 golfers to Pattavia with all hoping to master the course with arguably the fastest and trickiest greens on our schedule. Pattavia however was having none of it and with the exception of 2 players, no golfer managed to equal par. The 2 players in question who came in with 36 points were the evergreen Frenchman Francis Goyons and Leicester man Phil Ashton. Phil made his debut for the Links pool team on Monday and proved to be as adept with a putter as he was with a pool cue. It was Phil who donned the Green Jacket courtesy of a better back 9.
In Flight B, (handicap 16+), it was Dave Clewley who led the field with 34 beating George Mueller on count back.
With 14 groups ready to tee off we were hoping to get some of the groups off at the 10th and Pattavia duly obliged in allowing 4 groups to move across to the 10th. With the first 3 groups who started at hole 1 having no groups in front of them, they raced round in 3-1/2 hours.
Flight A (0-15)
1st Place Phil Ashton (8) 0 36 c/b
2nd Place Francis Goyons (12) – 36
3rd Place Vic Hansen (10) – 35 c/b
4th Place Barry Wellings – (6) 35
5th Place John Doyle (8) – 34
Flight B (16+)
1st Place Dave Clewley (20) – 34 c/b
2nd Place George Mueller (18) – 34
3rd Place Glen Elsworth (16) – 33
4th Place Pierre Batardon (16) – 31 c/b
5th Place Darren See (19) – 31
Near Pin 04 John Doyle
Near Pin 07 Bob Watson
Near Pin 13 John McGee
Near in 17 Walter Gossner
Best Front 9 NW Raphael Granges (18)
Best Back 9 NW Vee Reece (19)