Paul Smith On Top At Laem Chabang
During the golfing low season many clubs will allow or even ask us to tee off earlier than the scheduled time. At Links golf this is normally never a problem as everyone gets themselves to the first tee on time, an organiser’s dream.
But today two of our regular golfers found ways to not be there on time, necessitating someone going to round them up and forcing some re-shuffling of groups.
With all that, the first of our nine groups did start early under cloudy skies with no threat of rain. It did get windy, even small gusts at times, but generally nice conditions for golf.
His first tee shot had Paul Smith mumbling and grumbling as he walked from the tee.It wasn’t a good shot, by his standards, but things got a lot better and he went on to record another superb round of 37 points, from his h/cap of #4 to take out first in “A” flight and another Green Jacket.
Even though this course is in excellent condition, as usual, second placed Maurice Robert’s score of 35 points indicated a difficult day for notching up bigger scores.
John Pierrel did well to win third spot on a countback with 34 points.
John Harrison had another very good round to take out “B” flight with 36 points ahead of the consistent Toby Glass on 35 points.
Donal McGuigan’s name has been right up front a few times recently and was once again today for his 34 points on countback for third place.
Near-pins: Toby Glass (B5), Phil Davies (B8), Tip Briney (C5) Stuart Kidd (C8).
”A” flight ( 0-14)
1st Place – Paul Smith (4) – 37 pts
2nd Place – Maurice Roberts (11) – 35 pts
3rd Place – John Pierrel (13) – 34 pts c/back
”B”’ flight (15+)
1st Place – John Harrison (17 ) – 36 pts
2nd Place – Toby Glass (15) – 35 pts
3rd Place – Donal McGuigan (17) – 34 pts c/back
Best Front Nine ( non winners) – Paul Lanzetti – 20 pts c/back
Best Back Nine ( non winners) – Dave Hewson – 20 pts
After an educational from Phil a couple of weeks ago of how to fill out a scorecard, we still had one delinquent who scored “B” course in the “C” panel and vice versa. The score ended up the same and we wouldn’t have been any wiser, except Honest Toby Glass came and admitted the error. But it was still worthy of a “silly hat”.
Laem Chabang continues to keep up the standard and, judging by our playing numbers, everyone is happy with our low season fortnightly trips here at the special pricing.
We will be here next Monday for the PSC Tournament which is a 2 person better ball stableford.
A sign up sheet is on the board at Links Bar now. Find a partner and be in it.