Pallesen scoops the pool


The Links Golf Society


Sunday, Feb. 5, Burapha – Stableford

A Flight

1st Christian Boysen (7) 37pts

2nd Mike Ellert (10) 36pts

3rd Phil Davies (12) 34pts


B Flight

1st Michael Pallesen (29) 42pts

2nd John Anderson (29) 37pts

3rd Jim Carlson (24) 36pts


Sunday morning golf is catching on, as 19 golfers (including the lost Canadians) made their way to our regular date at Burapha Golf Course.  It’s only a short drive, a well groomed course and we have a special price.  What else would you want?  Maybe a good score?

A last minute change of tee time was a minor disruption, but everyone took it calmly.  The course was very busy (it is high season) and our first 3-ball scooted quickly around the opening 3 holes… then came to a screaming halt on the first short hole and became the 4th group waiting at this tee.  After a frustrating 15 minutes (seemed like 40), the marshal may well have done his job because after this the pace became more what we expect.

Michael Pallesen (right) with Christian Boysen.
Michael Pallesen (right) with Christian Boysen.

Let’s start with B Flight this time.  Michael Pallesen (c/h 29) continued his good form to pile on 42 points today, exploding on the back-nine with an amazing 26.  Included in that was a ‘2’ to add to the kitty.  John Anderson (c/h 29) came in 2nd with a normally winning 37 points, also netting a ‘2’ while 3rd spot went to the consistent Jim Carlson (c/h 24) who is playing good golf this trip.

A Flight was a relatively tame affair and in this flight 37 points was a winning score, achieved by the consistent Christian Boysen (c/h 7).  Visiting American Mike Ellert (c/h 10) needed some instruction about stableford before the game, then managed 2nd place playing to handicap.  Phil Davies(c/h 12) was pleasantly surprised to find his 34 points had earned him 3rd spot.

There were three ‘2’s today.  Already mentioned was Michael Pallesen (D8) and John Anderson (D2), the third, with a tee shot very close to the pin, came from New Satita (also D2) so the pot was shared, and sorry, no jackpot.