Paul Renall has been trying to reduce his handicap over the past two weeks and today his wishes came true as he came home with 39 points to top division 1, beating Kari Kuparinen on a 21/19 back nine count back. Kevin Tobin was in third place with 30 points.
Jomtien golfers all set for Hua Hin.
In division 2 Rod Howett beat Lee Casey on a 18/14 back nine count back as they both recorded scores of 33 and Bob Poole beat Marty Aronson for third place 15/14 on the back nine after they both came in with 32’s.
There were no ‘2’s today in either division so a rollover to Crystal Bay on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 9, Crystal Bay B&C - Stableford
Another proposed holiday today but no extra charge was levied as we arrived on another hot day. It has been a long time since we have played the C nine here but everyone enjoyed the change.
There were three 37’s today in division 1 and the count back of 15/14/13 saw Alan Pilkington smiling the most, Pete Summer in second and Kari Kuparinen taking third.
The Jersey boy, now moving over here on a permanent basis next month, topped division 2 with 35 points, Ian Plummer was second one point behind and Marty Aronson took third with 30.
Near pins went to Ted Morris, Alan Pilkington, Pete Sumner, Chris Voller, Mark Armstrong, Marty Aronson and Steve Ironside.
There were three birdie ‘2s, all on the 6th on the B course, in division 1 for Alan Griffiths, Ted Morris and Alan Pilkington. In division 2 there was another rollover To Green Valley on the 21st.
Friday, May 11, Eastern Star - Stableford
Our last game here before our departure for Hua Hin and our largest turnout of the week with 2 ladies and 36 men, so there were four divisions today. There was also a 1-2-3 team competition sponsored by the rollover kitty.
The front nine was played in extremely hot conditions but after the turn the clouds came in and the wind built up and it was quite comfortable.
Chris Voller topped the three men’s divisions scores with 40 points in division 1, Marty Rock was second on 36 and Mikael Andersson beat Bill Bertram and Frank Kelly on an 18/17/14 count back for third after they all came in with 32 points.
Neil Gamble won division 2 with 36 points, Andy Baber was second one point behind and Barry McIntosh beat Cully Monks 17/14 for third place after they both scored 33 points.
36 points for Ian Plummer was enough to win division 3, Iain Walsh was second with 34 and the organiser came third with 31.
Kung Maliporn (Miss Chevrolet) won the ladies division with 32 points.
Near pins were claimed by Toi Blair (2), Bill Bertram, Marty Rock, Chris Voller (2) and Derrick Kane.
In the 1-2-3 team competition, 80 points won it for Mikael Andersson, Bill Bertram and Chris Voller. Andy Baber, Glyn Evans and Steve Ironsise were second with 74 and Neil Gamble, Barry McIntosh and Tom Novak took third with 72. The lowest score in today was 58 with 13 teams out.
There were no ‘2’s today in either division so rollovers to the 25th at Eastern Star.