The Pattaya Links Golf Society
Monday, Sept.25, Bangpakong
Riverside – Stableford
1st John Carlton (11) 41pts
2nd Kevin Rogers (11) 39pts
3rd Bob Watson (4) 39pts
1st Vero Morgan (23) 47pts
2nd Walter Baechli (15) 36pts
3rd Andre Van Dyk (15) 35pts
Bangpakong is generally regarded as a scoring course, so if you want a 40 pointer on your resume, you play here. Beautifully presented, with wide open fairways and greens in top condition makes it a pleasure to play here.
Veronique Morgan is a name golfers currently playing at Links Bar will remember. Following on from her 39 points haul at Crystal Bay on Friday, she took all before her today with a massive 47 points.
Happy holiday makers Vero and partner, John Carlton, are playing good golf on this trip, and made it a family affair with Vero winning “B” flight and John taking “A” flight with an equally impressive 41 points.
Behind John in the top flight was a tight three-way battle, with Kevin Rogers winning the silver over Bob Watson in third and Phil Davies pushed out of the frame, all with 39 points.
In B Flight Vero put clear daylight between herself and second placed Walter Baechli, who was pretty happy with his 36 points. Andre Van Dyk has been in good form lately and took out third with 35.
Best front & back nines for non-winners came from Phil Davies (22pts) and Maurice Roberts (22pts) respectively.
Friday, Sept. 29, Treasure Hill – Stableford
1st John Anderson (30) 33pts
2nd Phil Davies (13) 30pts
3rd Michael Lhose (4) 28pts
Disappointingly, only 9 players signed up for today’s game and we were the only group at the course. Why? The place should be overrun. However, good for us, as our first two groups completed the round in just 3 hrs 15 mins.
After wearing the “wig” on too many occasions, John Anderson finally did well enough to take first place and wear the Green Jacket for the first time. 33 points was enough on a low scoring day and during presentations, Phil Davies was surprised as he read out his own name as second spot prize winner with just 30 points. A dash in and dash out visitor, Michael Lohse, put together 28 points for third.
Simon Niven, back here on a short break is a good golfer. His handicap of 11 is well earned, but, everyone has their day, and today Simon had the worst score he can remember, and became the latest to don the “wig”. He was comparing notes with newcomer, John Conway, as to who might get it.