Green for Brown at Greenwood
The Pattaya Links Golf Society ended the week with a trip up highway 331 to Greenwood to play a stableford competition on the Peter Thompson designed course which saw the C and B nines in good condition with fairways allowing run and very consistent greens.
A couple of withdrawals reduced the field to twenty-nine golfers and the two flights were cut at thirteen and under. Three golfers failed to finish the round as a result of illness, injury or “mood”.
Scattered clouds were evident throughout but a fresh breeze all day kept the prospect of rain at bay. Beginning on the C nine it would be a tough test as the starting holes were long, into the wind and with many tees well back.
In the top flight third place went to Bryan Dore with the Irishman posting 33 points on the final lap of his stay. In second was Selwyn Yates, just beginning his stay, with 35 points. The flight winner was Phil Davies with a level par round after a couple of mediocre performances recently.
In the second flight Donal McGuigan again found a place in the frame with 34 points whilst Tom Herrington recorded 35 points for second place. The winner was Stu Brown with a surprising 36 points total at the end of a week which saw him start with the “wig”! Now it was the Green Jacket generously conceded by Mr Phil.
On a day when three of the par threes played very long, near-pins were won by Paul Smith (C3), Gavin Smith (C6), Bill Copeland (B2) and Paul Durkan (B5) .
The best front nine was recorded by Greg Perfrement (21 points) whilst Tommy Marshall (18 points) took the back nine honours on countback from Alan Walker.
”A” flight (0-13)
1st Place – Phil Davies (13) – 36 pts
2nd Place – Selwyn Yates (12 ) – 35 pts
3rd Place – Bryan Dore (4) – 33 pts
”B”’ flight (14+)
1st Place – Stu Brown (28) – 36 pts
2nd Place – Tom Herrington (15) – 35 pts
3rd Place – Donal McGuigan (19) – 34 pts
With the absence of the aforementioned retirees It was decided not to award the hat or wig this day and for one golfer, Mr Len, it was blessed relief after a round of error-strewn golf. But following Stu Brown’s example today things will be better next time! Promise!