IPGC golf from The Links
Sunday, Dec. 2, Green Valley – Stableford
We headed to Green Valley today in perfect golfing conditions. Although some tees were well back, with ‘clean and place’ in operation as carts were not allowed on the fairways, scores were expected to be high. However, this proved not to be the case, with the average score for the group coming in at a meager 28 points and the competition was none counting for handicap revision.
For the second week running there was a 4-way tie on 32 points, this time for second and third place, the count backs being Charlie Lapsey 13 points, Frank Mcgowan 14, Joe Mcardle 15 and Jorn Eriksen with 16.
The ever consistent Andy Galvin had his second triumph of his current visit with 32 points.
The ‘2’s were shared by Joe Mcardle & Charlie Lapsey.
1st Andy Galvin (18) 33pts
2nd Jorn Eriksen (21) 32pts
3rd Joe McArdle (13) 32pts
Tuesday, Dec. 4, Mountain Shadow – Stableford
At the behest of one of the regulars, we paid a visit to Mountain Shadow for the second week running, to test ourselves against this challenging golf course off the blue tees. The course is currently in excellent condition, with the greens getting faster every visit, and again the conditions were perfect for golf.
Andy Galvin continued his recent run of good form, taking third place with a creditable 33 points, with Charlie Lapsley second with 37, a score that is usually enough to win on this course.
The round of the day, week, month and possibly year, went to Jon Batty, who, aided by a total of 23 putts for the round, and a one under gross back nine, carded a gross 75 for 42 points, equaling his best ever round in Thailand. His handicap then took the hammering it deserved, just in time for the IPGC club championship next week.
Jon Batty and Andy Galvin shared the ‘2’s.
1st Jon Batty (9) 42pts
2nd Charlie Lapsley (9) 37pts
3rd Andy Galvin (18) 33pts
Note: The Links depart from the hotel on Soi Buakhao at 10.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9.45am for Green Valley every Sunday. Sign up at the hotel or contact Jon on 080 021 1034. A full schedule of courses can be found on the IPGC website www.ipgc.org.