Banks & Robinson hold sway


IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at The Links Bar

The penultimate Pattaya Golf Society competition of the year took place at Burapha on Monday, 28th December and the course was chosen as a perfect venue for the final monthly medal of 2015.  The group was given the C and D nines after a low season of A and B and the difference was amazing.  Greens were worn, bobbly and inconsistent and bunkers were surprisingly cluttered and unraked.  And this was Burapha!

The medium sized field was affected by hangovers and jet lag but those who participated did their best to make a challenging competition.  In third place was Karl Flood with net 77 and two golfers shared the win with the consistent George Robinson carding net 76 alongside the returning Ray Banks.

A challenging par-3 at Khao Kheow.

John Chelo achieved the only birdie ‘2’ of the day on the short but teasing C5.

The consolation beer went to Brian Tully – his first – and the Booby Bevy went to Ian Wilson for the largest score on an individual hole, double figures on C2.

Kendall rounds off the year in style

A very busy and successful Pattaya Golf Society year concluded on Wednesday, 30th December with a trip to Khao Kheow to play a stableford competition on the B and C nines which were in good condition, except for the C nine greens which were patchy and bare with no GUR marked.

The large seasonal field was divided into two flights at fourteen and under and a stiff breeze ensured that scores generally remained low.

In the second flight Jim Ferris and Club Captain Mike King shared second place with 31 points each, leaving Ian Wilson to take the honours with a meagre score of 32 points.

The first flight saw Huw Phillips and Wichai Tananusorn share runners-up place with 31 points also.  The winner was the returning gentle giant Simon Kendall who managed the day’s only sub-par round of 37 points.  Well done Simon!

Simon also shared the ‘2’s pot with John Chelo, both handling themselves impeccably on B8 and the non-winners beer went to Helene Lindberg with the Booby Bevy going to the low scoring, and soon to be announced, PGS Player of the Year Jon Batty.  Ironically the only score lower than Jon’s belonged to his PoY runner-up, whose name will be announced at the appropriate time after the Annual Championships in mid January.

Mr Len and all the golfers at PGS wish to wish all our many friends globally a wonderfully happy and peaceful new year and we look forward to your return and valued support during 2016.