Harrison top scores at Lakeside

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Nigel Harrison (left) with “wig” wearer Udo Emmerich (centre) and Phil Davies.
Nigel Harrison (left) with “wig” wearer Udo Emmerich (centre) and Phil Davies.

PSC Golf from the Pattaya Links Golf Society

Monday, Jan. 22,
Mt. Shadow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Ray Banks (14) 35pts

2nd Jon Dean (12) 34pts

3rd Peter Wilson (8) 33pts

4th Colin Smith (13) 33pts

B Flight

1st Martin Patch (17) 30pts

2nd Mashi Kaneta (16) 28pts

3rd Paul Chesney (19) 28pts

4th John Hughes (19) 28pts

C Flight

1st Len Jones (28) 35pts

2nd Larry Slattery (21) 31pts

3rd Mikael Lindberg (22) 27pts

4th Helene Lindberg (22) 24pts

The Pattaya Links Golf Society took its largest field of the year to Mountain Shadow on Monday, to play a stableford event in three flights with the cuts at 15 and 20.

Forty-eight golfers of varied skill and confidence took on the ever testing course which was in fine condition with running fairways and greens with a little pace in them to add to the challenge.

Scores are traditionally low at Mountain Shadow and in the second flight the winner was Martin Patch with a meagre thirty points.

Len Jones was at the top of the third flight with a caddy-less 35 points, easy job this caddying, while the top flight was a tighter affair, with Ray Banks on 35 points just edging it by one over Jon Dean.

Consolation prizes went to non-winners Bill Copeland for his best front nine (16) and Takeshi Hakozaki on the back (18).

Four near pins were won by Colin Smith (2), Simon Watt and Phil Davies.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, Treasure Hill – Stableford

A Flight

1st Paul Chesney (19) 38pts

2nd Phil Davies (12) 37pts

3rd Ray Banks (14) 36pts

B Flight

1st Helene Lindberg (22) 38pts

2nd Tip Briney (20) 32pts

3rd Charlie Leon (27) 31pts

Once again Treasure Hill prepared a sparkling, well manicured course for us, and greens that were true and had some pace.  Thirty-three golfers came along to take advantage of a great course and good value at 1250 baht for green fee, caddy and cart.

Treasure Hill is not known for allowing good scores but some players today were out to prove that it could be done.  The magic number this time was 38, as Helene Lindberg scored that many to win B flight, six ahead of Tip Briney who was the next best.

A Flight saw Paul Chesney to take the honours with a well played 38 points, closely followed by Phil Davies on 37.

Winning the near pins today were John Evans, Ray Banks, Niall Caven and Martin Patch.

The best nines for non-winners came from Simon Watts (front, 18pts) and Ronnie Ramsey (back, 19pts).

Friday, Jan. 26,
Royal Lakeside – Stableford

A Flight

1st John Chelo (18) 38pts

2nd Bob Watson (4) 36pts

3rd Andrew Purdie (9) 36pts

4th Colin Smith (13) 35pts

B Flight

1st Nigel Harrison (22) 41pts

2nd Helene Lindberg (22) 34pts

3rd Colin Service (20) 34pts

4th Harry Lankoff (22) 33pts

The society abandoned an expensive Phoenix visit in favour of a late booking at Royal Lakeside on Friday and found the course in impeccable condition and at half the cost of a visit down the road in Ban Ampur.  Even the early start did not deter too many golfers and three dozen early risers played in two flights with the division set at eighteen.

With quick greens and a steady breeze scores were not as high as normal but a couple of golfers excelled with sub-par rounds.

In the top flight the winner was John Chelo with 38 points, his best effort this trip, and John was 2 clear of a count-back for second, which Bob Watson took over Andrew Purdie.

The second flight winner was Nigel Harrison with an excellent forty one points, the best total by far on the day.  Helene Lindberg placed second on a count-back over Colin Service, both with 34 points.

Near pins were won by Tommy Marshall, Chris Barker, Simon Watts and Nigel Harrison whilst the consolation prizes went to Paul Greaves for his best front nine of 21 points and Ray Banks’s best back nine of 17 points.