Voller takes low-ball win at Pattana

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Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, Oct. 17, Plutaluang – Stableford

We are allocated the West and North courses today and there were two divisions out with the equal cut at 3-16 and 17 plus.

After arriving on Friday the Swansea boy Mike Lewis lost out on a 16/15 back nine count back to the Windmill, alias Alan Duckett, after they both scored 33 points.

In division 1, 31 points won it for George Faber with Chris Voller in second place on 29.

It was playing tough out there today with no run at all.  In the ‘2’s there were three rollovers in division 2 and Bryan Rought birdied the 3rd on the West course to scoop the pot.  Chris Voller also birdied the 6th on the North for the only one in division 1.

Monday, Oct. 17, Eastern Star – Stableford

The numbers are growing each week here on Mondays and there were 15 out today but only playing one division at the moment with various options for the competition on the day.

Two players came in with 32 points, Mikael Andersson and Joe Kubon, but there was no count back in this game today so the pot was carried forward.  Frank Kelly was third with 31.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, Pattana – Stableford

We decided to play off the yellow tees today after playing our last round here on the white, which was a struggle for everyone.  The A is still shut and we started on the C for a change as most people think the first tee on the B course is a tough test for an opening hole.

Friday’s winners: Brian Blackford and Bill Bertram.Friday’s winners: Brian Blackford and Bill Bertram.

It was ‘pick, clean and place’ from the start with sodden conditions everywhere.  It would be a tough challenge today.  No ladies playing today and the cut in division 1 was 3-15 and 16+ in division 2.  The majority of the yellow tee boxes had been moved backwards towards the whites and this proved to be a true test of golf.

Richard Kings recorded the best score of the day in division 2 with 31 points and Reijo was second with 28.

Chris Voller won division 1 with 26 points, yes 26 points, and even more humiliating Georges Faber stood up and took second prize in this division, beating Martin McAteer on a 10/9 back 9 count back after they both scored 22 points.

Kari Aarnio birdied C2 and Chris Voller B3 to take the ‘2’s kitty in division 1.

There was a happy return from Dennis Scourgall with a reduced handicap of 14.6

Friday, Oct. 21, Eastern Star – Stableford

We were in Siam Cats the previous evening organizing the transport and tee placings at around 5pm when the heavens opened and we had 11 cancellations over the phone in the next hour for the next day’s game.  Many had played there on Wednesday on a very damp course and were not prepared to come back.  As we drove to the course there were a few phone calls and another 5 no shows.  In the end we had four ladies out and 24 men in three divisions.

Rotjana Neal won the ladies division with 37 points and Toi Blair was second on 35.

The best score of the day in the men’s division was 37 points for Bill Bertram.  Roy Thornton came second with 36 and Mikael Andersson took third with 35.  In division 2 Brian Blackford scored 36 with Jim Lane second on 33 and Bryan Rought third two points behind.

In the ‘2’s Jim Connolly birdied the 17th in division 1 and Brian Blackford in division 2 the same hole but with four rollovers, Brian was a happy man, but he doesn’t know what the bell is!

Near pins went to Rotjana Neal (2), Toi Blair (2), Mikael Andersson, Chris Voller, Bryan Rought, Jim Connolly and Jim Lane.