Pattana A & C from the White tees was the allocated challenge for 65 of the 68 golfers who chose to test themselves in the penultimate PAGS tournament of 2020. With it’s par of 73, the course proved a stern test for the majority of players, with only 1 of the 3 Lady golfers from the field of 68 being able to crack the 40 point mark.
During the PAGS tournament, The course condition was good, smooth true running greens, well grassed fairways, with the rough causing it’s own set of challenges, under sunny skies with a solid 1 club wind keeping the temperature down to a more bearable level.
The winner in the Ladies Flight went to Liny Prom (42) with the aforementioned day’s best score of 40 points.
The A Flight for players for 0 – 13 saw the 3 placegetters win a total of 10 Technical prizes and the Low Gross to go with their podium placings. The winner with a mere 2 Technicals was the jovial Jari Laakonen (13) with a fine 39 points, while 2nd place getter Vinai Jumparnit (2) won 3 Technicals and the Low Gross of 74 to sign for 37 points. Ben Walter (1) was edged by Vinai on countback for the Low Gross, to record 36 points, while winning 5 Technicals. Just a reminder that the maximum number of Technicals available for collection is 2, with any excesses going in to the Lucky Draw pool, for non winners on the day.
B Flight for handicaps 14 – 21 saw a return to golf as the majority know, with Donal McGuigan (20) winning with a moderate 35 points. Pierre Herriot (18) with a back 9 of 19 points edged out Keith Simmond’s (14) 17 points in the tussle for 2nd place, after both had 34 points.
The C Flight winner for handicaps 22+ was Tim Kyte (23) who made it 2 wins on the trot, after last month’s win in B Flight off 21, with a credible 37 points. A countback for the minor placings was required to separate Patrick Poussier (29) and Craig Johnson (23) after both signed for 36 points. Patrick relegated Craig to the bronze with a superb 23 points on the back 9, to a relatively meagre 16.
This month’s honorable mentions go out to Nan Seekhom and Jonathan Davies, each with 3 technicals, while Andy Richards also got 2 prizes.
A good crowd back at Hemingways for the presentation, with the Spaghetti & Meatballs being a particular culinary favorite of most attendees.
The final tournament for this challenging year will be on Wednesday 23rd at Laem Chabang, contact Shane on 0859459689, through Facebook, or birdie.in.th for your preferred time slot.