September 2014 PAGS Tournament from Pattavia
Another day dawned and golfers assembled en masse at the renovated Pattavia for the September PAGS tournament.
The day’s field of 92 players, which included 14 ladies, had an eye on the weather conditions as it was raining in some parts of Pattaya early and the forecast was for a storm later in the day. Following some recent rain, and some patchy fairways, the decision was made to have preferred lies on the closely mown areas, to help avoid the dreaded mud ball. The storm hit late in the day, which vindicated the implementation of this allowance, ensuring fairness for all players across the day.
Mile Allidi shot the undoubted round of the day, winning the Low Gross with a fine 71, that’s 1 under for the mathematically challenged. He also picked up second spot in the A Flight net category, along with a bonus technical prize.
Dave Bowers tees off.
Another headlining score of the day went to the Ladies winner, Noi Emmerson (18) with a fine 40 points to go with the maximum of 2 technical prizes, putting her new car to use and taking all the prizes home. The Ladies minor placing went to Ning Neal (11) with a steady 36 points, while the ladies in general dominated the technical prizes, winning 7 of the open prizes available.
The best score of the day, unusually, was in the A flight, with John Pierrel (11) signing for a strong 41 points, ahead of Mike Allidi, while Pelle Petterson (10) picked up third spot with 38 points to go with his technical prize.
B flight was a tightly contested affair with Karl Flood (15) on 37 points edging Tom Thompson (14) on count back on the last 3 holes, 8/7. The bronze medal position in this flight went to Kissy (14) with a creditable 36 points, 22 on the back 9 to edge Ken Price & Chris Willmott with 19 & 15 respectively on the back 9.
In the C flight it was our favorite BBQ King, Dave Bowers (23) getting the chocolates with a solid 38 points, while Reijo Heiskanen (20) was 4 points behind on 34, with Stefan Lord (18) a further point behind in third spot.
This month I will throw out a few honourable mentions, to Kevin Mackintosh, Duang and Leif Pettersson, who each picked up the maximum 2 technical prizes, well done to all.
Noi Emmerson was the ladies winner.
The Annual Order of Merit race is starting to really take some shape, with less than 20 points covering the top 3 of Leo Ruuskanen, Mike Allidi & Jeff Wylie. There are plenty of players knocking on the door as the year draws to a close and with 3 rounds left it is still anybody’s to win.
Dave and his team once again did a tip top job in the tucker department, with plenty of non golfers coming along to enjoy the social atmosphere of the evening with their golfing partners, family & friends. As always, there is only 1 person to blame if you go home hungry from Shenanigans Jomtien after a PAGS presentation.
We look forward to next month’s event at Emerald on 29 October, as I am sure all who have experienced the PAGS organisation and hospitality do. Contact Shane on 0859459689 to ensure your preferred tee time.