Lay storms home to victory at Laem Chabang

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PSC golf from the Fairways Golf Society

Tuesday, August 30, Laem Chabang – P.A.G.S. Monthly Tournament

Our first P.A.G.S. tournament at this venue and it turned out to be a great success.  Unfortunately the management restricted us to twenty 4-balls (eighty players), so we would like to apologies to all the golfers we had to turn away.  We strongly advise you to get your names down early to avoid disappointment next time.  We will definitely include this venue in next year’s tournament and hopefully they will allow us more tee times as they were very happy with the way the tournament was run.

On to the golf and the weather was overcast with a slight breeze which made it ideal for play.  We were expecting some really high scoring but it turned out that only five players managed to play to their handicap or better and all of them were in the A Flight.

Jon Lay (left) was the A Flight winner at the P.A.G.S. monthly.Jon Lay (left) was the A Flight winner at the P.A.G.S. monthly.

Jon Lay came in with the highest score of the day, 41 points, to take the honours while Kevin McIntosh took second place on a four-way count back with 37.  All the other divisions were won with scores over par.

As usual the competition was fierce and it took count backs in every division to decide the placings.

A Flight

1st Jon Lay (7) 41pts

2nd Kevin McIntosh (9) 37pts

3rd Robert Lomond (6) 37pts

B Flight

1st Mike Prideux (13) 35pts

2nd Ted Morris (17) 35pts

3rd Gavin Penfeet (13) 34pts

C Flight

1st Mike Chat (19) 32pts

2nd Jon O’Leary (20) 31pts

3rd Laurie Beum (26) 31pts

Ladies

1st Ning Neal (15) 32pts

2nd Yui Bietry (9) 32pts

The overall leaders at this stage of the tournament are (Men’s) Gavin Penfeet, (Ladies) Noi Emerson & Ning Neal.

Mike Priedaux (left) was the B Flight winner.Mike Priedaux (left) was the B Flight winner.

There were also technical prizes up for grabs on every hole with the winners as follows:

Long Putts:  Don Head & Jon Lay.

Long Drives:  Mike Dab, Eric Regeniussen, Ann Hennings (2), Jack Grinvold & Mike Chat. Near Pins in 3 shots:  Jon Lay, Jack Grinvold, Walte Bachii & Colin Greg.

Ladies winner Ning Neal (left) accepts her prize.Ladies winner Ning Neal (left) accepts her prize.

Near Pins in 2 shots:  Alan Pilkington, Phil Knight, Mike Dab, Steve Brown, Ning Neal & Alan Duffus.

Near Pins:  Jason Cole (H), Nut (L), Mike Prideaux, Kevin McIntosh (L), Jimmy Johnson (H) & Wayne Asbury.

Thursday, Sept. 1, The Emerald – Stableford

Not so many golfers today so only one division which was won with a very mediocre score of 31 points by Ken Meek.  Second place was decided on a 19-18 count back as Don Carmody edged Toby O’Neill who took his first podium position whilst playing with us.

I think the course had a lot to do with the low scoring as it was not up to its usual standard.  The management apologised for this and said they were doing their best to get it back to its normal good condition.

1st Ken Meek (21) 31pts

2nd Don Carmody (23) 30pts

3rd Toby O’Neill (19) 30pts

Note:  The Fairways Driving Range and Golf Society is situated at the top of Pattaya Klang on Sukhumvit Road and anyone wishing to play with us can call in to the club house and put their names down on the lists provided or call Scot on 084 389 2379.

C Flight winner was Mike Chat (left).C Flight winner was Mike Chat (left).