Rogers cans an ‘ace’ at Pattana

Tommy Marshall (right) with wig-wearer Phil Davies.
Tommy Marshall (right) with wig-wearer Phil Davies.

PSC Pattaya Links Golf Society

Monday, June 18, Khao Kheow C & A – Stableford

1st Tommy Marshall (6) 40pts

2nd Greg Perfrement (20) 40pts

3rd Derek Phillips (19) 38pts

4th Kevin Rogers (10) 37pts

Playing at Khao Kheow and scoring 40 points is quite an achievement, and today two players, with quite different handicaps, did themselves proud. It all came down to the countback where Tommy Marshall had the better back nine (A course). From his new handicap of #6 it was 74 gross.

Greg Perfrement has only been here for about two weeks this trip and has been right among the placings, including 2 green jackets. He almost had a third one today.

The two mates, Derek Phillips and Kevin Rogers were once again in the mix. This time it was Derek’s turn to edge out Kevin by just one point. Consistency comes to mind with these two.

Near pins have been hard to come by lately for the Links golfers, but today all was back to normal and the winners were Dave Stockman (C3), Pete Seil (C8), Pete Seil (A3), and Paul Chesney (A5).

The “best nines” for those not yet earning a prize went to John Anderson (front, 19pts) and Paul Chesney (back, 19pts).

Wednesday, June 20, Pattana – Stableford

1st Phil Davies (12) 40pts

2nd Greg Perfrement (20) 37pts

3rd Nigel Harrison (21) 36pts

4th Dave Hewson (8) 36pts

Kevin Rogers.
Kevin Rogers.

It’s a good thing we don’t allow gambling in Thailand as many would lose plenty if we bet on golfers, with the many drastic form reversals. Two days ago Phil Davies wore the dreaded “wig” for having the worst score of the day. Today he took the green jacket by having the best score of the day.

A small field of thirteen came out to play at the beautiful Pattana Golf Club, in fine weather and with a steady breeze, at times a bit stronger than that, for most of the round so to keep conditions pleasant.

The Golf Course was once again in excellent condition with the only “complaint” being that the greens on “A” course were a little grainy and slower. However, the “B” course greens were in their usual excellent shape.

Phil Davies showed you can’t keep a good golfer down, for long, and went right to the top with a great 40 points to win by three.

The now consistent Greg Perfrement was there again, and with his 37 points took second spot.

Nigel Harrison runs hot and cold, but today he held off the challenge of Dave Hewson to grab third place, both players with 36 points.

Having such a small field, we left the “near pins” at home, but still had “best nines” which went to Kevin Rogers (front, 21pts) and Tip Briney (back, 18pts).

Finally, congratulations to Kevin Rogers who snared his first hole in one. He did not see it go in, but his playing partners all did.

Friday, June 22, Pattavia – Stableford

1st Paul Chesney (21) 39pts

2nd Phil Davies (12) 38pts

3rd Mike Tottenham (22) 37pts

4th Bryan Barrell (33) 37 pts

Paul Chesney.
Paul Chesney.

The management at Pattavia Century is doing a fine job and today the course was in splendid condition. The greens have been allowed to grow a tad longer, as has been the case for some time now and they are much more putter friendly.

Paul Chesney has been away for a short visit to the UK and, in just his second game back, took on Pattavia and won. His 39 points was a great result and gave him the chance to again don the green jacket.

Phil Davies has run into some very good form recently and, following on from his 40 points 2 days ago, scored another fine 38 points today to take second spot.

Mike Tottenham is consistently around the mark and Bryan Barrell sometimes surprises himself (and others) when he has a good score. These two fought it out for third, with Mike getting up in a countback, both with excellent scores of 37 points.

Four near pin markers out today and all were won, the marksmen being Tip Briney (4), Dave Hewson (7) Phil Davies (13), and Tommy Marshall (17).

The Best Nines by non-winners came from Peter Henshaw (front, 19pts) and Ian Corica (back, 19pts).