Danish delight


IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at The Links Bar

The new week began with the PGS visiting Greenwood on Monday, October 10, to play a stableford competition on the well prepared course where fairways were soft after rain and greens were consistent.

The field was small but was swelled by the presence of some old friends from Australia and the day was set fair for a tight competition.  In fact the reverse was to be proved as the winning score was as good as a golfer could hope for on the tough track.

In third place was Aussie Ray Cody with 29 points, just a couple behind Larry Slattery who has found his golfing feet quickly this trip and today posted 31 points.  The winner was Danish golfer Jesper Hansen and he produced a round of sumptuous quality giving him 40 points on the long and testing A and B nines.

There were no birdie ‘2’s with the characteristically long par threes on Peter Thompson’s course.

The consolation beer was won by Ron Matthews and he enjoyed the cold beer after a testing day at Greenwood.

There’s debuts, and there’s debuts

Following a dawn deluge in Pattaya the Pattaya Golf Society sought the solace of Pattana on Wednesday, October 12.  The group certainly found overcast skies but a fresh breeze kept the clouds moving all day as the golfers got to grips with a stableford competition on the B and C nines.  Fairways were excellent, if soft and greens were consistent.

Scores generally were low from the yellow tees and Larry Slattery managed third place with 28 points, one behind playing partner Karl Flood and his 29 point return.  The group’s newest member, making his PGS debut, was Aussie Barry Moore and he defied the golfing gods off his handicap of sixteen to post an average front nine and an exceptional back nine for 43 points!  The round is sure to challenge the new IPGC handicapper to a bout of two falls and/or submissions getting the new quotient correct.

Elsewhere Mr Len recorded the sole birdie ‘2’ on the island green B3 and Ron Matthews enjoyed his second non-winners’ beer in less than a week.

It was certainly a day to remember at Pattana.