Inform Watson bags a brace

Bob Watson (left) with “wig” wearer Andrew Vieglas.
Bob Watson (left) with “wig” wearer Andrew Vieglas.

The Pattaya Links Golf Society

Monday, August 7, Khao Kheow – Stableford

17 confident golfers headed off on the short trip to the beautiful Khao Kheow.  Carts were allowed on the path only, but the fairways were quite firm so although we played ‘lift, clean and place’ it was hardly necessary save a little mud on the ball here and there.

Bob Watson’s 40 points was by far the best in the A flight and, in fact for the day.  Adam Barton, playing his first game since getting back to Pattaya, went well to get second with 34 points.

That man Greg Proctor is sweeping all before him and once again showed a clean pair of heels to take the B flight, posting another impressive score of 37 points.  Len Jones said he felt a bit embarrassed to be awarded second place with a score of just 26, but he happily took it thanks to the count back.

Best front nine for non-winners went to Tommy Marshall (17pts) while the back nine was won by Maurice Roberts (18pts).

Wednesday, August 9, St. Andrews – Stableford

On Wednesday the Pattaya Links golfers visited St Andrew’s to play a stableford competition in one flight.

The final leaderboard showed Adam Barton, 34 points, edging out Len Jones for fourth place on count back, with Bob Watson producing another solid round of 36 in third place.  Alistair Gall’s game held together well for a second place finish on 37 points whilst Maurice Roberts again emphasized his skill with another fine 40 point round to take the win.

The consolation best nines were won by Len Jones (21 points on the front nine) and Nick Odnoral (19 on the back).

Friday, August 11, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

After two no shows, we had a small field of just 11 players make it to the first tee at Mountain Shadow. Today we found the fairways nicely mown, the greens in good condition, although a little slower than we would normally expect, but that seems to be most courses at the moment.

So, with only 11 players we went to three places on the podium.  Bob Watson took outright first place with a fine 38 points while John Anderson came in second 6 points behind with 32 and the ever-present Maurice Roberts was a further 3 points back in third.