Watson on the warpath

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Bob Watson (left) with Phil Davies.
Bob Watson (left) with Phil Davies.

The Pattaya Links Golf Society

Monday, August 28, Greenwood – Stableford

A Flight

1st Bob Watson (6) 39pts

2nd Maurice Roberts (11) 35pts

3rd Terry Drier (15) 35pts

B Flight

1st Len Jones (28) 36pts

2nd Frank Riley (22) 31pts

3rd Phil McClure (21) 29pts

It was a mixed day out to Greenwood for 19 golfers today.  Playing the B & C nines we had no hold ups, apart from some rain, and we made good time.  Greenwood is usually quite soft underfoot at this time of the year, so after some rain the night before it was carts on path only and ‘lift, clean and place’.  The brief shower didn’t make the going any easier.

We decided on two flights today and it was that man Bobby Watson who once again scorched around the track for 39 points off his reduced handicap of 6 (that’s net 75).  How does he do it?

Maurice Roberts put in another consistent effort to bag 35 points to take second spot in A flight on a count-back from newcomer to Links, Terry Drier.

B flight saw the seemingly evergreen Len Jones take the prized first place with a handicap equalling 36 points, a full 5 points clear of Frank Riley while Phil McClure was a further 2 points back in third.

Best front nine for non-winners went to John Anderson (front 18pts) and (back 19pts).

Wednesday, August 30, Pattavia – Stableford

1st Masa Takano (7) 38pts

2nd John Pierrel (13) 37pts

3rd Terry Dreier (15) 34pts

4th Barry Elphick (25) 34pts

The starter got us away a little earlier than our booked tee time and with no other players in sight we virtually had the course to ourselves.  The fairways looked a treat and on this day the greens were running faster than on our recent visit, almost back to the treacherous “keep the ball below the pin” that we know.

Masa Takano is back in town, and in more ways than one.  Playing his first game with us on this trip, he took out top place with an impressive 38 points from his lowly 7 handicap.  John Pierrel is also in good form and from his 13 handicap was a clear second behind Masa, with a 37 point bag.  Terry Dreier needed to win a count back to grab third place ahead of Barry Elphick, both on 34 points.

Then came the Best Nines..

The best front nine (non winners) were claimed in playing order by Frank Riley (17pts) and Phil McClure (18pts).

Friday, Sept. 1, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

1st Bob Watson (6) 38pts

2nd Tip Briney (21) 36pts

3rd Masa Takano (7) 36pts

Bob Watson is in superb form at the moment and rightly deserves the wins he has been chalking up.  Most of us can only aspire to reach these heights.

We had just a small number of twelve golfers today, but all quality not quantity, and had one flight plus the best nines for non-winners.

With the 500 baht vouchers on offer currently it makes this course good value and well worth the trip, and should only get better with the amount of work being done.

For non-winners the best front-nine came from Len Jones with 16 points and on the back-nine Wayne Peppernell starred with 19 points.