North holds all the aces

Friday, 25 January 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 4

IPGC golf from The Links

Sunday, Jan. 13, Green Valley – Stableford

There was yet another good turnout today for our regular Sunday fixture at Green Valley and as usual at this time of year conditions were perfect.

Gabriel Enright was pleased he managed to get out of bed this week after last week’s no-show, as he took first place with 35 points, beating Brian Wilkinson 11-10 on the last 6 holes, after both scored 18 points on the back 9. Larry Ang took third with 33 points.

Cliff North celebrates his hole-in-one.Cliff North celebrates his hole-in-one.

A good day was completed for Gabriel as he had the only ‘2’.

1st Gabriel Enright (17) 35pts

2nd Brian Wilkinson (14) 35pts

3rd Larry Ang (26) 33pts

Tuesday, Jan. 15, Mountain Shadow – Stableford

Mountain Shadow off the blue tees is always a good challenge, and so it proved today for those that made the journey, with the wind blowing to start with, then easing off to leave a really hot day.  The course remains in excellent condition, and the greens are some of the best in the area at the moment, so the four no-shows and one late cancellation missed out on an excellent days golf.

Cliff North stole the show today, taking first place with 36 points, in a round which contained one 5-pointer, three 4-pointers, and five blobs, including a run of birdie, eagle, and sextuple bogey!  Most importantly for Cliff, however, was that the eagle came at the short 5th, claiming his first ever hole in one, with a beautifully struck 9 iron that never wavered from line over its 120 yard flight.  Cliff then followed that up with a hole in eleven at the par 5 sixth!

Back at The Links, it was congratulations all round for Cliff, but in all the excitement he forgot to buy the customary round for those assembled.  There’s always next time!

1st Cliff North (20) 36pts

2nd Jens Gunnarsson (15) 30pts

3rd Jan Deenoi (32) 28pts

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.

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