Beavers The Best at Burapha
It was quality golf again at a quality course on Monday, 11th March as the Pattaya Links Golf Society took thirty-five friends and golfers to Burapha to play a stableford competition on the C and D nines. The course was in fine condition and the weather was hot.
The field was divided into two flights, cut at sixteen and under and a quarter of the field posted scores of level par or better.
In the top flight three golfers tied for the minor places on 37 points, invoking a countback to refine the positions. In fourth place was Petur Petursson, following Paul Durkan in third and runner-up Paul Smith. The flight winner was Tommy Marshall with 39 very solid points.
The second flight was no less competitive with fourth place going to Richard Dobson on 36 points, losing on countback to Masa Sugaya on his return from Japan. Runner-up was Friday’s Green Jacket winner, Derek Phillips with 37 points.
The round of the day was that of Darren Beavers who bullied the course with some strong and accurate shots to amass 41 points on the toughest combination at the club. Darren is a golfer who is either “hot” or “not” but today saw him at his best.
Near pins went to Mitch Carlon (C5), Tony Browne (C8), Connie Walsh (D2) and Tony Leng (D8) whilst the best front nine award ( non winners) went to Phil Davies with 19 points, Merle Humphreys taking the back nine honours with 18.
A-Flight (0 –16)
1st Place -Tommy Marshall (7) – 39 pts
2nd Place -Paul Smith (4) – 37 pts c/back
3rd Place -Paul Durkan (8) – 37 pts c/back
4th Place -Petur Petursson (6) – 37 pts
B-Flight (17 +)
1st Place -Darren Beavers (17) – 41 pts
2nd Place -Derek Phillips (18) – 37 pts
3rd Place -Masa Sugaya (22) – 36 pts c/back
4th Place – Richard Dobson (29) – 36 pts
Tony Browne had to be stirred before the day began, thinking it was Sunday. His Bible class would have to wait and he eventually made it to the Links just in time, where he was reminded that the rules for the day were those drawn up by the R & A/USGA not those cast in stone two thousand years ago in a far off land. The “silly” hat was his of course.
Barry Horman continued his fittings for the “wig” with another lack-lustre performance.
Another golfing week had begun in style at the Links.