Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, Feb. 27,Mt. Shadow – Stableford
The numbers would diminish after today’s round with many people heading back home to various destinations in Europe and beyond, but we still had 38 out in three divisions on Monday with the cut at 6-15, 16-21 and 22+.
The course here was deserted and with a few last minute group alterations we teed off 30 minutes ahead of schedule. The first hour of play was hot and humid but the clouds built up over the hills behind and the temperature dropped. We then experienced a 15 minute rain shower at the halfway mark but this did not affect the round whatsoever.
Chris Voller, Ian Plummer and Cully Monks.
Ron Miller beat Martin Grimoldby on an 18/16 back nine count back to win division 1 after they both shot 36’s, while Chris Voller took third two points behind.
It is almost the same in division 2 with Mark Potton beating Harry Vincenzi on a 19/16 count back for the victory after they both scored 35 points and Rudi Schaefer was in third with 34, beating Erkki Pohja 19/15 on count back.
The Cockney boy Rod Howett was laughing as he birdied the 15th for the only ‘2’ in division 2, and Ron Miller was the only winner in division 1 with his ‘2’ on the 17th.
Near pins went to Martin Grimoldby (2), Ron Miller, Peter Seward, Yves Bosset, Jean Morel, Erkki Pohja and Mark Potton.
Wednesday, Feb. 29, Plutaluang – Stableford
There were only two divisions out today and we were allocated the West and North courses and there are no hold ups as we reached the ninth green and progressed to the 10th tee. As always here a few clouds came in over the hills overlooking the course but it was a pleasant day all round.
Lee Casey’s 41 points was the best score of the day and gave him the win in division 2 ahead of William Chang in second on 36 and ‘Count back’ Burnie third with 31.
Chris Voller took division 1 honours with 37 points while the Scots boy Dennis Scougal beat Sid Crawley on a 20/14 back nine count back for second after they both came in with 35 points.
Chris Voller got two birdies and Rom Miller one as they split the first division ‘2’s pot while a rollover in division 2 goes to Pattaya Country Club on the 12th.
Near pins were claimed by Harri Markki, Dennis Scougal, Chris Voller, Lee Casey, Magne Gunnarson and Jean Morel.
It was great to see Joe Kubon back in the pack after his illness and recent operation. Welcome back Joe!