Category: Pattaya Amateur Golf Series
High Scores the Order of the Day
Another day dawned and golfers descended en masse on the Phoenix Gold course for the May PAGS tournament. The Lakes & Ocean nines were the allotted combination for today’s field of 116 keen, but apprehensive players which included a good turnout of 18 Ladies. Weather conditions were a little threatening, with only a light breeze, but only 1 light shower came over the course. Following some heavy overnight rain, the decision was made to have preferred lies through the green, to help avoid the dreaded mud ball. PAGS had negotiated free cart for all players, although the course had a cart path only policy on the day.
Steve Truelove (9) was the undoubted star of the day, winning both the Low Gross with a fine 73, the A Flight nett, along with the maximum 2 technical prizes. Steve has been struggling with his game over the past few months, so his 44 points was a long awaited return to form.
The Ladies placings were hotly contested, with May Suriye (17) shooting her best score ever to sign for an outstanding 44 points, to go with a technical prize on #6, while Noi Emmerson (22) made a return to form with 41 points.
The lowest winning score of the day was in the C flight for handicaps 21> with Robert Baird (30) edging Kenny Chung (26) on countback, after both signed for a solid 41 points. Phadungsak Pakaree (28) picked up 3rd spot in C Flight with 40 points.
B flight for handicaps 14 – 20 was another high scoring affair with Lee Adams (20) on 44 points ahead of Anders Ekberg (20) & Myles Knowlson (15), both with 42 points. Anders edged Myles out on countback 22/20, although Myles did also collect a Near Pin on the short Ocean 7.
As mentioned previously, it was Steve Truelove leading the way in A flight with his spectacular 44 points, while Jens Olsson (7) played well to record 40 points, ahead of Frode Brandt (10) got the bronze position with 39 points.
Notable performances on the day were also seen from Todd Doss, Ken Price, Nantaporn Rukkid & Dennis Paul with their 2 technical prizes, while Mark Johnson wrote his name down on 3 successful technicals, although only collecting the daily maximum of 2 prizes.
Dave’s team were once again doing a sterling job in the tucker department, with plenty of non golfers coming along to enjoy the social atmosphere of the evening. As always, there is only 1 person to blame if you go home hungry from Hemingways Jomtien after a PAGS presentation. I am confident we will all look forward to next month’s event at Phoenix on 27 June. Contact Shane on 0863720084 to ensure your preferred tee time.
|1||Akvavit Grill & Bar||Nearest in 2||Todd Doss|
|2||Sportsman Pub & Restaurant, Soi 13||Nearest the Pin||Mike Davey|
|3||TPR Golf Academy||Nearest in 2||Paul Gater|
|4||Paddys Palms & 15 Palms, Koh Chang||Longest Putt||Mark Johnson|
|5||Suntosa Resort, Koh Larn||Nearest in 2||Steve Truelove|
|6||Nick the Pizza||Nearest in 3||May|
|7||San Migel||Nearest the Pin (High / Low)||Laurie Dixon / Fred May|
|8||News Steaks and Grill||Nearest in 2||Mika Viljakainen|
|9||Shooters Bar, Soi 7||Longest Drive (Men <54, 55-64, 65> )||Chris Kerr / Dennis Paul / Steve Truelove|
|10||Allied Building Services||Nearest in 2||June Cowper|
|11||Robins Nest Restaurant & Guesthouse||Longest Putt||Mark Johnson|
|12||Lady Love A Go Go||Nearest in 2||Dennis Paul|
|13||Punch and Judy Pub and Restaurant||Nearest in 3||Ken Price|
|14||The Lion Pub||Nearest the Pin||Mark Johnson ( Into Lucky Draw)|
|15||Pecunia Asset Management||Nearest in 2||Kevin MacKintosh|
|16||Love Pattaya Property||Nearest the Pin (High / Low)||Samorn / Tanamsri / Myles Knowlson|
|17||Hemingways Bar & Restaurant||Nearest in 2||Nantaporn|
|18||Emerging Trends||Longest Drive (Men <54, 55-64, 65> & Ladies)||Todd Doss / Ken Price / Ian Parry / Nantaporn|
|Flight A 1st (Handicap 0-13 )||Steve Truelove (9) 44 Points|
|Flight A 2nd||Jens Ollson (7) 40 Points|
|Flight A 3rd||Frode Brandt (10) 39 Points|
|Flight B 1st (Handicap 14 - 20 )||Lee Adams (20) 44 Points|
|Flight B 2nd||Anders Ekberg (20) 42 Points (B9) 22|
|Flight B 3rd||Myles Knowlson (15) 42 Points (B9) 20|
|Flight C 1st (Handicap 21 > )||Robert Baird (30) 41 Points|
|Flight C 2nd||Kenny Chung (26) 41 Points|
|Flight C 3rd||Phadungsak Pakaree (28) 40 Points|
|Low Gross sponsored by Pattaya Rent a Car||Steve Truelove (9) Gross 73|
|Ladies 1st sponsored by Cafe Des Amis Restaurant||May Suriye (17) 44 Points|
|Ladies 2nd||Noi Emmerson (22) 41 Points|
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