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Members' News

This week the PLGS welcomes


to his debut PLGS round

We also welcome back old friends

Mike Davies (Wales)

Goodbye and best wishes for a safe return for



The True Spirit of Golf
(With grateful acknowlegements to John Mason)

The Golfer’s Prayer

O Lord, I would a golfer be!
Where par is 4, I seek a 3;
Where par is 3, my goal is 2;
But, failing that, an ace will do.

On all par 5s, I aim for 4
A 3 would make me praise thee more.
Alas though, Lord, such scores it seems
Are nothing more than wishful dreams.

So, when I shake on the 1st tee,
One straight shot I ask of thee.
Let me not slice it out of bounds
3 off the tee destroys my rounds.

Let me not hook and trouble find,
For such disasters blow my mind.
Nor let me top it thirty yards
And run big scores up on my cards.

Preserve me too from fiercest rough;
This game's already hard enough!
Nor let me stray into a burn
And find I have not lost my turn.

Do not let me bunkered be,
As sand will be the ruin of me.
And, if I hit a little thin,
Stop my ball right by the pin.

O let my nerve be hard as steel;
Let my hands be blessed with feel;
Let my putts be firm and true;
Down in one – at worst, in two.

And, if my prayers shall all be met,
Then I will act with etiquette:
All my divots I'll replace
Pitch marks? I shall leave no trace!

So, let my fortune be well-starred
And keep those bogies of my card.
Just one more favour, Lord, I seek –
Can I play this way each week?


The 19th Hole Beckons

From the first to the last, golf should be a blast;
As we hasten our way to the bar.
Where tales may be told, by the young or the old,
Past, current or ne’er to be star.

In a euphoric state, it’s the place to relate
How we played better than we just scored.
How we gave it a clout, how we saw it lip out,
On a course all but put to the sword.

Of a draw – not a hook – it’s a tale of bad luck
Of balls resting in divots be damned;
Or in rough much too deep; or in bunkers too steep,
With too much or not enough sand.

You’ll hear more than twice, that it wasn’t a slice;
It was simply another power fade.
While that chip that was thin, but that somehow fell in,
Was the best shot that ever was played.

With so much to relate and so much to debate,
How could we ever get bored?
As we tell of our duels and argue the rules
In the hope of some reasoned accord.

I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s the best place to be,
This abode of the golfing go-getter.
So, by my reckoning, with all of this beckoning,
The quicker we get here the better.

And amid all this banter, you’ll find just one ranter -
It’s me – with a message – OK?
With a 19th like ours, golf shouldn’t take five hours,
So, let’s all put an end to slow play.




Tournament News


Caven Contented at Khao Kheow

The week began for the Pattaya Links Golf Society with a trip to Khao Kheow to play a stableford competition on the C and A nines which were in good condition. Another large field saw three flights set with the cuts coming at 11 and 18, a measure of the quality of the golfers in the field.

The top flight saw scratch golfer Brendan McGovern record an equal day's best gross with his 74 giving him 34 points for third place. The top two places were subject to a countback with Masa Takano on 38 points just nosing out the second best gross of the day, Mike Allidi's 38 points.

In the second flight scores were more diverse with Irishman John Kelly taking third place with 34 points, and Stu Thompson making the frame in second for the first time in a long while with 35 points. The flight winner was the ever consistent Tony Browne with 38 points. The third flight was even more diverse with 31 points making third place and putting a smile on Harry Lankoff's face. In second was Larry Slattery with 32 points on his final round before some R & R in Vietnam. The flight winner was Niall Caven and he also was awarded the first green jacket for his best score on the day, 39 points. Another contented customer. The same could almost be said of Tommy Marshall who donned the wig for the first time after his card was adjudged the worthy winner.

Consolation prizes went to Rod Stevens (best front nine, 21 points) and Kevin From (best back nine, 18 points) Near pins went to Andrew Purdie (C3), Phil Davies (C8), Kevin From (A3) and Bart Bingham (A5).

The fun continues at the Links on golf days. Fancy being a part of it all? As signups are numerous these days please sign up before 6pm the evening before golf and your place is booked.

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Sign-Up Sheets

Sign up sheets are now displayed for up to a month before a fixture as current demand is greater than experienced before. Thank you for your cooperation.

Important Notice

Golfers are reminded that a confirmed handicap needs to be shown before competition entry is accepted.

Special Events


At Burapha with PARTY after at LINKS with some very special entertainment.

Monday 5th March

Singles Stableford

2,050 Baht All In

Competition Fee 250 Baht, Prizes on every hole!!

Sign up at Links, Tropical Golf or Colins Bar

Lots of technicals, Great Prizes, Great Food, Great Fun

Full buffet at Links after, bring your girls no charge. Join us for a great night to celebrate the Welsh Silverback.

Songkhran 2018

Songkhran is the time of year in Pattaya golfers hate. The Pattaya Links Golf Society is thus planning a two-base tour of Northern Thailand for Songkhran 2018 with a selection of quality championship courses chosen. We are still at the planning stage and details are still being confirmed. We welcome members views and an indication of numbers will help immensely. Please contact Len Jones or John Mason for more information.


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