Fri 25th Sept – Eastern Star
Bright blue skies with puffy white clouds greeted our seven, yes seven, Links golfers on the first tee at Eastern Star.
The course looked to be in very good condition, and so it was, although we noticed a lot of sand on the ninth green. This turned out to be the case for all greens. They have been having problems and, even though there is plenty of work to correct them, there is still a way to go.
For a change, we can say the rough was cut here, and didn’t cause the problems for players as with some other courses.
After a rush of forty plus points in previous games, it all came back to ‘normal’ where the best score today was 33 points, as most struggled. Not a surprise as this course tends to keep scores on the lower side.
That score of 33 points came from Mike Firkin, who is having a very good run of form, and once again will find his handicap has come down.
With only two places paid, it went to a countback for the remaining slot where Karl Flood just edged out Bill Copeland, both with 32 points.
1st Place – Mike Firkin (19 ) – 33 pts
2nd Place – Karl Flood (15) – 32 pts c/back
Using the green fee vouchers, which have the bonus of a 400 baht cart, the all-in price of 1250 baht makes the, now, shortened trip here worthwhile doing and accepting the challenge.
Pattaya Links Golf Society is a PSC affiliated, friendly group and welcomes golfers of all levels. We play Monday ,Wednesday and Friday.” Links” Bar is towards the Southern end of Soi Buakhow.
Check the Big board out front for up coming games schedule.
Sign up at Links Bar or online to join us for a fun day of competition golf.