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MARCH 2017 - PAGS Tournament - Phoenix Gold - Lakes & Ocean

Category: Pattaya Amateur Golf Series

The last Wednesday of the month rolled around, with a good turnout of 126 players, which included 12 Ladies, for the 3rd PAGS Tournament of 2017.  The Lakes & Ocean combination at Phoenix Gold was the test for the day.  The course condition overall continues to improve, and despite a heavy downpour, with associated electrical activity, after an hour or so the course was in good playable condition.

The outstanding players of the day were Todd Doss who picked up the Low Gross with 73, to go with his maximum 2 technical prizes, while Graham Beaumont & David Lohman figured in their flight prizes with a technical to boot.  Jason Barnett, Steve Truelove & Magnus Svantesson picked up their maximum of 2 technical prizes.  The opportunity for technical prizes is an attraction of the PAGS tournaments, with prizes on each hole, several holes offering 2 & more prizes across flights, genders & age groups.

Rob Kelly (10) was this month’s A flight winner with a respectable score of 41 points, ahead of Dennis Steele (14)  with 39, as he edged David Lohman (14) into 3rd after a  countback went to the last 6 holes, Dennis winning 12/11. 

Martin Kempton (15) won the B flight, for handicaps 15 – 19, with 41 points, after his back 9 of 25 relegated Jari Laakonen (17) with his back 9 of 22.  Graham Beaumont (15) got 3rd spot, no countback required, with a solid 40 points. 

The C flight (20 -) winner required no countbacks this month with Dave Belton (20) the clear winner with a day’s best of 46 points while Kevin Johnson (22) beat Sami Sarajarvi (21) on countback 22/17 on the back 9, after both signed for a creditable 42 points. 

The Ladies winner was clear cut, however with a smaller contingent turning out this month, the winner was Nantaporn Rukkid (13) scoring an outstanding 44 points, proving that her recent practice is paying dividends, well done Nat. 

The social side of the PAGS tournaments, the prize presentation at Hemingways Jomtien, continued its high standard, as golfers, family & friends got together to support all the prize winners of the day, while enjoying the abundance of tucker served up by Dave & his crew.

Next month’s tournament to be held at Phoenix Gold on Tuesday 25th April, so early registration with Shane on 0859459689 is recommended to ensure your preferred tee time. 


1 Akvavit Grill & Bar Nearest in 2 Mark Johnson
2 Sportsman Pub & Restaurant, Soi 13 Nearest the Pin David Lohman
3 TPR Golf Academy Nearest in 2 Tiki
4 Paddys Palms & 15 Palms, Koh Chang Longest Putt Jim Grooves
5 Suntosa Resort, Koh Larn Nearest in 2 Mika Viljakainen
6 Nick the Pizza Nearest in 3 Jeff Wylie
7 San Migel Nearest the Pin (High / Low) May / Gerd Riedler
8 News Steaks and Grill Nearest in 2 Magnus Svantesson
9 Shooters Bar, Soi 7 Longest Drive (Men <54, 55-64, 65>, ) Magnus Svantesson / Tom Thompson / Steve Truelove
10 Allied Building Services Nearest in 2 Steve Atkins
11 Robins Nest Restaurant & Guesthouse Longest Putt Graham Beaumont
12 Lady Love A Go Go Nearest in 2 Martin Kempton
13 Punch and Judy Pub and Restaurant Nearest in 3 Todd Doss
14 The Lion Pub Nearest the Pin Mr No One
15 Pecunia Asset Management Nearest in 2 Jason Barnet
16 Love Pattaya Property Nearest the Pin (High / Low) Kjell Franberg / Jason Barnet
17 Hemingways Bar & Restaurant Nearest in 2 Todd Doss
18 Emerging Trends Longest Drive (Men <54, 55-64, 65> & Ladies) Todd Doss / Martin Cooke / Steve Truelove / Patcharin Harris
  Flight A 1st (Handicap 0-14 ) Rob Kelly (10) 41 points  
  Flight A 2nd Dennis Steele (14) 39 points (B9) 19 (B6) 12  
  Flight A 3rd David Lohman (14) 39 points (B9) 19 (B6) 11  
  Flight B 1st (Handicap 15 - 19 ) Martin Kempton (15) 41 points (B9) 25  
  Flight B 2nd Jari Laakkonen (17) 41 points (B9) 22  
  Flight B 3rd Graham Beaumont (15) 40 points  
  Flight C 1st (Handicap 20 > ) Dave Belton (20) 46 points  
  Flight C 2nd Kevin Johnson (22) 42 points (B9) 22  
  Flight C 3rd Sami Sarajarvi (21) 42 points (B9) 17  
  Low Gross sponsored by Pattaya Rent a Car Todd Doss (0) Gross 73  
  Ladies 1st sponsored by Cafe Des Amis Restaurant Nantaporn Rukkid (13) 44 points  
Birdie - Golf Courses in Thailand BIRDIE Team Friday, 31st March at 01:09 PM


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