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IPGC Pattaya Golf Society

The Pattaya Golf Society took five groups to Pattana on Monday, 14th November to play a stableford competition on the B and C nines from the yellow tees, as usual the course was in excellent condition and with high scattered clouds the day was set fair to be an enjoyable one.

Pattana Golf Resort.
Pattana Golf Resort.

The podium saw two golfers sharing runner-up place with Jacob Cummings and Peter Wilson both recording 37 points and an outstanding round of golf by Aussie Wayne Peppernell took the victory with 42 points, just one short of the PGS winning record score at the course, 43 points.  Phew! Wayne’s turbo charged efforts certainly blew all traces of a credible opposition on the day.  He also took a share of the ‘2’s pot with his effort on C7 matching that of Tony Browne on C2.

The non-winners’ beer was won by Huw Phillips and the group was unanimous in its thanks to Mike Firkin for his stewardship of the day as a replacement for an exhausted Mr Len, resting after the previous day’s efforts at a steamy hot Burapha.

Lacklustre
Crystal Bay

On Wednesday, 16th November the Pattaya Golf Society was represented by a large group of golfers at Crystal Bay, eager to ply a stableford competition over the B and C nines.  The day was warm and humid, clouds were high and a fresh breeze kept golfers comfortable throughout and the course was in good condition except for some patchy greens on the C nine.

Entertaining three guests, thus potential new members, the PGS golfers played in one flight and results were only average to say the least.  Jesper Hansen and Mike Davies both collected 32 points to share third place with Irish golfer Larry Slattery going one better with 33 points.  Thirty-four points was the best score and amazingly it was the worst winning score at the course since PGS records began more than a dozen years ago, the average win being net 68 “point something”.

The only ‘2’ of the day was recorded by Svend Hommel on C7.  More effort needed lads!

Lady’s day
at Mountain Shadow

The PGS took a large field of eager golfers to Mountain Shadow on Friday, 18th November to play a stableford event on the course which was in excellent condition with more fairway run than many in the area currently.  The field was divided into two flights with the division coming at fifteen and under.  As usual the course proved to be a tough challenge to all meaning accuracy off the tee and assured putting were the orders for the day.

The top flight saw Karl Flood sign off his Friday golf with 32 points giving him third place, and Tony Browne’s confident 34 points gave him second place.  The winner with the best gross of the day also was Peter Wilson, with 35 points.

In the second flight Martin Hoblyn stuck to his task well to record a third placed 29 points but John O’Sullivan went well better with 35 points giving him his best result, runner-up, in a while.  The winner was the lady golfer, New Satita, riding the roller coaster of a novice handicap with forty excellent points.

The ‘2’s pot was shared by Peter Wilson and the returning Japanese golfer Masa Takano, both in the top flight.

The presentation back at the Links Bar in Soi Buakhao saw Wayne Peppernell accept the non-winners’ beer, especially refreshing for the other golfers after Wayne’s fall from grace since his fine 42 points on Monday!