Brown Goes Green
Of course it was hot and humid as the twenty golfers boarded two mini buses and some cars to take the short trip to Pattaya Country Club. This venue was put into the schedule to make an easier trip back to town on these water crazy days.
This course comes with plenty of commentary about the quality or otherwise. This time we found a very well presented layout.
The fairways are still well grassed, but with some dry spots appearing, and some tee boxes have been allowed to go brown, but as stated in another report, a good drop of rain will fix all.
However, the important part is the greens and, apart from sanding on the first three of them, we found the best presented greens we have seen in a long time. They had speed but not excessive and you needed wits about you on the downhill putts. They are looking every bit as good as some of the higher priced courses, very impressed.
Scores were very respectable with a close race for first spot with two players on 36 points, to be separated on countback.
Will Brown had the better back nine to hold out a much improved effort from Masa Sugaya and therefore he donned the Green Jacket.
Third and fourth places also went to countback and here newcomer Paul MacGowan took the honours over Peter Park with both scoring 35 points.
Near Pin prizes ( somebody forgot to number them) went to: Andrew Purdie, Mitchell Carlon, Will Brown, Peter Park.
Best Front Nine ( non winners) – Brian Talbot – 18 pts c/back
Best Back Nine (non winners) – Iain Craigen – 20 pts
Winners Pattaya Country Club
1st Place – William Brown (16 ) -36 pts c/back
2nd Place – Masa Sugaya (22) -36 pts
3rd Place – Paul MacGowan (26) – 35 pts c/back
4th Place – Peter Park (4) – 35 pts
Once again Maurice conducted presentations and decided that due to the small numbers or Songkran or something, the “silly hat” and “wig” would stay in the brown bag.
Pattaya Country Club is looking at their pricing, it seems, as they offered a Songkran Special on Thursday of 1400 bht all in, and Tues/Thurs 1500 bht all in. This is a good sign and worth taking the short ride there.