The Links Golf Society
Wednesday, Feb. 22, Green Valley – Stableford
1st Christian Boysen (7) 38pts
2nd Sid Crawley (16) 37pts
3rd Connie Walsh (13) 36pts
1st Peter Henshaw (27) 39pts
2nd Richard Dobson (31) 39pts
3rd Soren Hansen (20) 37pts
A number of golf groups from Pattaya play this course weekly, or at least regularly, and seem happy enough with it. It had been a while since many of our players had been here and unfortunately some of our group comments today were less than complimentary on the condition of this once excellent layout. There certainly has been a lot of work done recently to improve it, and changes can be seen there, however it seems to be at the expense of the main game. The greens in particular were described by one of our players as “hairy, slow and not true running”. Considering that a rather large part of a good score depends on putting it really needs the greens to be in good order and our group found this course wanting (and currently it’s not alone in that regard).
As an aside, much the same has been said about the sister course, Silky Oak (both a work in progress, we hope).
Despite all the above, we did return some good scores today. Not the 40’s we have had recently, but enough to please the players who made it to the podium. A Flight saw Christian Boysen “finally” (in his words) take first place after posting a very good 38 points. Sidney Crawley came in second with a creditable 37 points, while Connie Walsh took third spot by way of a close count back on 36 points.
B Flight winner was Peter Henshaw whoracked up a very nice 39 points, just edging out Richard Dobson on a count back. Soren Hansen, a regular in this column came in third place with “only” 37 points.
We cannot seem to get a jackpot on the ‘2’s of late and today had 2 winners to share the purse – Mike Ehlert on hole 5 and Bernd Mozenbacher on hole 8.
Back at “Links Bar” the pink envelopes are gone and now we have the boring white ones back. Not so boring if you are handed one during Phil’s presentations however.