Weds 8th July – Pattana
The mother of all rain depressions descended on Pattaya and surrounds for hours on Tuesday causing widespread flooding and traffic chaos. As a result, some were a bit skeptical about the possibility of golf today, however, as always the drainage worked well and the Pattana course was fine for play. It was still necessary to implement the pick, clean, and place rule, although by the back nine the course had dried out sufficiently to make it no longer necessary. Yet another occasion where we had the course to ourselves. One of the drawbacks of playing at Pattana is that the clubhouse still remains closed so it is impossible to purchase any refreshments after the game, Pattana is the only course that has this policy.
In recent weeks scoring has been poor, today all that changed with the winner Les Cobban putting together a superb round of forty points off a nine handicap, a round that included four birdies, needless to say, Les had all parts of his game working today. Another solid round from Geoff Cox saw him finish on thirty-six points in second place with Michael Brett rounding out the scoring with thirty-five. Near pins went to Les Cobban, Geoff Cox, and Michael Brett. Jimmy had a bad day today not finishing in the top group and losing all three sixes
1st Les Cobban (9) 40 points
2nd Geoff Cox (15) 36 points
3rd Michael Brett (16) 35 points
Near pins Geoff Cox, Les Cobban, & Michael Brett