Steve and Rich in Player of the Day Discussions
112 players, including a relatively small number of just 7 Ladies, made the journey this month to the Eastern Star Park, where we played from the White tees. Although the weather was a little overcast, and there was a light breeze blowing, weather conditions were conducive to good golf.
The past few months has seen outstanding performances for the tournament Player of the day, but not so much today as the minor placegetters in A Flight were in the mix with several prize collects. Prize winners in the A Flight for handicaps 0 – 12, were unable to hit their handicap mark, with a best of an unusually low 34 points. Garry Bright (9) edged Steve Truelove (9) on countback of the last 6 holes 15/10, while Low Gross winner Rich Fearby (0) did enough on the back 9, with 18 points, to edge out Juha and Raivo for 3rd place, after all signed for 33 points.
The B flight for handicaps 13 – 19, saw some better scores, with Staffan Lyrestram (17) the clear winner with 37 points. A 3 way countback was required to decide 2nd and 3rd spot, with Thomas Olsson (18) and Mikael Andersson (17) getting the respective placings with Frank Kelly the unlucky odd man out, after all 3 had 36 points.
The C flight for handicaps 20+ had the best scores of the day, although another countback was required to decide the Winner. Jan Thowsen (21), with his 19 on the back 9 was good enough to get the top spot over Lee Butler (26), after both had 38 points. The bronze position went to Johan Steinback (27), again on countback, over Werner Huber after they signed for 37 points.
The Ladies clear winner on 34 points was Nang Dumas (24) to go with her Long Drive on #18.
Honorable mentions have already gone out to Steve and Rich, while Stuart Day got the maximum 2 technical prizes on #s 7 and 8.
Mark and the Hemingways team kept the masses full with the quantity and quality of the food offered. The chili con carne was well received, and offered some spiciness for those that enjoy the heat.
Last New Nordic PAGS tournament of 2019 on 18 December at Pleasant Valley, so get your preferred timeslot by booking with Shane on 0863720084, Facebook or through Birdie at www.birdie.in.th