Grindvold takes Gross honours at Pattana

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Pattaya Amateur Golf Series – February

The second event of the PAGS series took place on the 27th February at Pattana Golf Club & Resort and was another fantastic day.  97 players took part on this challenging golf course and it seemed like the course had won with very few players breaking their handicap.  However, as the day went on some better scores started to roll in as the wind dropped but still the best of the day was just 39 points. 

We played the more popular A-B courses and Shaun Merirman managed to get an eagle 4 on the par 6 to claim nearest in 4.  Other notable spot winners were Paddy Somers near pin on the 8th where the ball was heading for the water but skimmed off to end up the closest and Ae Sutton who drained a monster putt on 17 to claim the longest putt.

Gross Winner Jack Grindvold (right) accepts his prize.Gross Winner Jack Grindvold (right) accepts his prize.

We had a lot of new low handicapped golfer join us this month, which I hope is due to the Gross Order of Merit that we have introduced but none of them could get close to a very solid round by regular participant, Jack Grindvold, who shot 75 Gross.

In flight C we had a popular first time winner in Nick Creasey who has played in the PAGS every month since the start of the series.  This was clearly Nick’s day as he made lots of putts for a great score of 36 points to take the C Flight.  Steve Donahue just crept into flight B with his 11 handicap to claim this flight and flight A went to a newcomer, Andre Olsen

Low Gross

1st Jack Grindvold, Gross 75

A Flight (0-10)

1st Andre Olsen (7) 38pts

2nd Peter Werder (6) 37pts

3rd Jon Batty (9) 36pts

B Flight (11-18)

1st Stephen Donahue (11) 39pts

2nd Paal Sprerre (18) 38pts

3rd Trevor Nash (11) 37pts

C Flight (19+)

1st Nick Creasey (28) 37pts

2nd Jim Federspiel (19) 36pts

3rd Chris Wilmott (28) 35pts

Technical Awards

Nearest the Pin:  Yusu Suzuki Jack Grindvold

Nearest the Pin (High/Low):  Postis, Francis Goyons, Paddy Somers, Jack Grindvold

Nearest in 2: Jim Federspiel, Steve Murray, Paal Sperre, Bruno Kleinadam, Shaun Merriman, Pierre Cere, Peter Werder

Nearest in 3:  Trevor Nash, Bill Wilkinson

Nearest in 4:  Shaun Merriman

Long Putt: Erik Reginiussen, Ae Sutton

Long Drives:  Allan Pilkington, Bob Watson (2), Ning Neal, Jeff Wylie

Note:  The next event is at Eastern Star on the 27th March.  To enter please contact Shane on 085 945 9689

C Flight winner Nick Creasey (left) with Nick ‘the Pizza’ (center) and Andy Robinson.C Flight winner Nick Creasey (left) with Nick ‘the Pizza’ (center) and Andy Robinson.

Stu & Ae Sutton with Paul AZ and Paul Gator.Stu & Ae Sutton with Paul AZ and Paul Gator.