Miller makes it a double

Friday, 28 March 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 13

Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, March 17, Khao Kheow – Stableford

Today was a St. Patrick’s Day game where you had to wear something green for some extra prizes sponsored by one of our players.  The A and B courses were selected and the cut was made at 7-16 and 18+.

Playing off 7, Ron Miller won division 1 with 37 points ahead of Chris Potter in second on 35 and Chris Voller took third after edging a count back over Lindsay Phillips, both shooting 34 points each; no one likes to see that.

Jim Connelly.Jim Connelly.

William Chang is back with us and topped division 2 with 31 points while three people returned scores of 30; John Walsh was second and Burnie Sinclair took third, leaving Darryl Blair out in the cold.

Near pins went to Chris Voller (2), Jim Connelly, Tim Hake, Howard Stanley and Bob Young, while there were no birdie ‘2’s today.

The extra prizes were for the best scores added together on the 1st, 5th and 8th on the front nine and the 2nd, 5th and 8th on the back nine and the winner in his last game with us before his return to the U.S. was Jim Connelly on 16 points, 2 ahead of Darryl Blair and Bob Young in second and third respectively.

Wednesday, March 19, Pattana – Stableford

Playing the A and B nines today we selected the yellow tees as 6,876 off the whites seemed a trifle long for the majority of our players.  It was a very warm day here with hardly any breeze at all as we teed off.

On the podium again and winning the premier division with 40 points was Ron Miller, six up on second placed Chris Voller who beat Wilf Latham on a 20/18 back nine count back.

Eiichai Matsumoto won division 2 with 39 points, beating William Chang by two points and with 35 Tim Hake was in third place.

Near pins were taken by Jerry McCarthy, Ron Miller, Lindsay Phillips, Dennis Scougal, Kari Aarnio, William Chang, Tim Hake and Eiichai Matsumoto.

Ron Miller birdied B7 and Chris Voller A8 to split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 and Eiichai was a happy sole winner in division 2.

Friday, March 21, Eastern Star - Pairs multiplier/stableford

One of our fun games courtesy of the rollover kitty, an individual stableford game for two divisions plus a pairs team multiplier with the divisional cut at 1-16 and 17 plus.

Howard Stanley and Bryan Rought get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.Howard Stanley and Bryan Rought get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

Wilf Latham claimed division 1 spoils with 38 points and Dennis Scougall took second on 36 while Ron Miller completed the podium with 34.

There were two 36’s in division 2 and with both players scoring 16 on the back nine Frank Kelly then beat Darryl Blair on a 12/10 back six count back, while Tony Holehouse finished third after beating Roar Berger on count back, both coming on 34 points each.

Near pins went to Ron Miller, Dennis Scougall (2), Iain Walsh (2) and John Walsh.

Harry Vincenzi birdied the 17th to scoop the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while in division 2 there are now four rollovers to Eastern Star next Friday.

Additional near pin technical prizes were awarded today and these went to Mike Chatt & Sid Ottaway on Hole 2; Lindsay Phillips & Darryl Blair on Hole 8; Mikael Andersson & Tom Novak on Hole 11; and Ron Miller & Tim Hake on Hole 18.

In the team multiplier, 70 points won it for Khalifa Nasser and Frank Kelly while in second place with 62 were Dennis Scougal and Tim Hake, beating Darryl Blair and Iain Walsh on count back.

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