Weds 2nd Dec – Pattavia
The first round of the Annual Club Championship was held at the Pattavia course in very windy conditions. Apart from the greens which had recently been cored and sanded and were a bit variable in speed and a bit bumpy, the rest of the course was in excellent condition.
Due to travel restrictions and a couple of our regulars out through illness, we had a smaller than usual field with only twelve participants. Nevertheless competition was as keen as ever.
With a round of net sixty-eight, Les Cobban set a cracking pace and will take a bit of catching on Friday at Greenwood.
At least four others are in a position to challenge with Mashi Kaneta only three strokes adrift and a group of three, Tony Robbins, Bob Paine, and Myles Knowlson all on seventy-two, also close enough to mount a challenge.
Geoff Parker would have also been in the frame but for a disastrous nine on the eighteenth.
Today we saw some light at the end of the tunnel in regard to travel restrictions with the arrival of our first overseas visitor in the form of Paul Lanzetta, recently out of quarantine having traveled from Taiwan. It is now clear to all those wishing to travel that there is a way, you just have to jump through the hoops and endure a bit of frustration along the way. Let’s hope Paul is the first of many to make the trip in the near future. Pattaya is ready and waiting to roll out the welcome mat.
Club Championship Round 1
1st Les Cobban (8) Net 68
2nd Mashi Kaneta (16) Net 71
3rd Tony Robbins (19) Net 72
4th Bob Paine (20) Net 72
5th Myles Knowlson (13) Net 72
Near pins Kevin LeBar, Geoff Cox, Mashi Kaneta, & Jimmy Carr.