Pattana – 8th May
A dull overcast sky and a nice cool breeze ensured temperatures were more benign than those we have experienced in weeks and made a nice change from the searing heat of the last month. The Pattana course was in superb condition, the fairways had just been mowed, the greens were a nice speed, and the bunkers well groomed so all in all excellent conditions for golf. It is pleasing to report that after a run of low scores in recent times a much-improved performance across the board was seen today with all players putting in a good effort and returning good scores. Les Cobban was burning up the course until the par six when he went out of bounds off the tee and ended up with a wipe, thereafter fading away to finally end up in third place with thirty-seven points still a respectable score off a seven handicap. First place went to Jimmy Carr on thirty-eight points edging out Keith Hemmings on countback, is there no end to this run of great form from Jimmy ?. A couple of others had rounds in the mid-thirties which on most occasions would be enough to win a place at least. Keith Hennings took a near pin with Les Cobban taking two.
1st Jimmy Carr (17) 38 points
2nd Keith Hemmings (21) 38 points
3rd Les Cobban (7) 37 points
Near pins, Keith Hemmings, & Les Cobban X 2.