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IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at the Links Bar

The Pattaya Golf Society began the new week in the best possible way with a trip to Pattana to play a stableford competition on the B and C nines from the yellow tees.  The course was excellent throughout and the customer service was impeccable, from the notice welcoming the group to the course at the entrance to the smiles and genuine “wais” on our departure.  Who could fail to have a good day in such circumstances!

Pristine Pattana Golf Club & Resort.
Pristine Pattana Golf Club & Resort.

The competition was tight with a clutch of golfers jousting for the minor honours, but with underfoot conditions as good as these good strikers of the ball would reap benefits.  Masaaki Sugaya and Mike Wilsher shared second place with 31 points each, Mike enjoying a birdie ‘2’ on B7 with an exquisite chip-in.  The winner was Aussie golfer Bob Strutt and his best gross of eighty gave him 34 points on his first visit to the complex.

Amongst the candidates for the Booby Bevy were Ken Page whose shoes gave up after three holes, Toby Glass and his uncharacteristically mediocre round and Kevin Timbrell and Mr Len, both starting extremely well but fading dramatically on the back nine.  Mr Len presented the beer to himself of course!

Pattana certainly leads the field in course quality and condition and the deals IPGC groups enjoy are too good to be true.

Left hand down a bit…

The Pattaya Golf Society visited Greenwood on Wednesday, 10th August to play a stableford competition on the B and C nines.  The B course was in good condition but there were some areas of rain damage on the back nine, around the greens especially.  However, an empty course and overcast conditions helped make the golfers comfortable with the task in hand.

As usual, point scoring at Greenwood was a stern task and sharing second place were Bob Strutt, playing his final round this trip, and Murray Edwards with 34 points.  The winner was Mr Len and his putting underwent a startling transformation with a simple repositioning of his left hand on the grip.  Putting was better than ever and the difference it made to his game saw him record 36 points for a rare win at the course.

The only ‘2’ of the day was recorded by Bryan Barrell with an unerring chip on C6 and the Booby Bevy went to Toby Glass whose back nine total eclipsed that of Kevin Timbrell, on count back!