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PAGS Tournament from Phoenix Gold

Todd Shows How to Get it Done

By Jeff Wylie

Another day dawned as golfers descended en masse on the Phoenix Gold course with a field of 93 players including 7 Ladies. Everyone had an eye on the weather conditions and with good reason too, as a few storms had been experienced over the previous few days. We played the Mountain & Ocean combination, with the course being in great condition after the recent Ladies European Tour event. Greens were running smoothly, although the recent rain softened the fairways reducing much run. Organisors implemented lift, clean & place through the green to avoid the dreaded mud ball on the soft fairways.

There were a couple of standout performers this month, with Todd Doss shooting 69 off his scratch handicap, to claim the Low Gross, 2nd in the A Flight & his maximum 2 technicals. Myles Knowlson (15) recorded the best stableford score of the day to convincingly lead the B Flight home with a spectacular 44 points, again along with the maximum 2 technicals.

The Ladies winner was regular PAGS participant, Prasong O’Connor (18) with a solid 37 points.

A flight winner was Ken Price (13) with an impressive 42 points, to go with his Long Drive on 9, ahead of the aforementioned Todd Doss, with Fynn Csizmadia (11) picking up 3rd spot on 38 points.

B flight runner-up was last year’s PAGS overall winner Tom Thompson (17) with 40 points, while 3rd place was a tightly contested affair with a series of countbacks required before Manny Defteros (14) got the nod with his 22 points on the back 9, after 4 players signed for 36 points.

In the C flight, there was a clear win for 13 year old Marco Charvolin (31) with 40 points, 1 ahead of Bernt Boden (26), while the bronze again required countback. George Okrasa (23) just getting the better of Leif Halin after both had signed for 37 points.

Again this month I will throw out a few honourable mentions, to Todd, Myles, Ken & Wayne Soper who actually won 4 technicals, although 2 went back in to the lucky draws.

In Dave’s absence his team once again did a tip top job in the tucker department, with plenty of non golfers coming along to enjoy the social atmosphere of the evening with their golfing partners, family & friends. As always, there is only 1 person to blame if you go home hungry from Hemingway’s Jomtien after a PAGS presentation.

Contact Shane on 0863720084 or through Birdie at www.birdie.in.th to ensure your preferred tee time.