Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, March 16, Pattavia – Stableford
As expected for this time of the year, the numbers were down and we only had five groups out today with the cut at 5-18 and 19+ in the two divisions.
The course was in good condition with some very slick greens but finding his putting touch was Dennis Scougall who won division 1 with 38 points. Kari Kuparinen came in second three points behind and Terry Madsen was third after beating Edward Bourne and Don Head 20/15/15 on a back-nine count back, all tied on 32 points.
Andy Oz, playing off 19, topped the podium in division 2 with a fine 40 points. Another ‘down under’ player, Colin Phillips, was second with 36 points and in third place was Miss Nut with 34.
Dave Horne & Don Head.
Near pins went to (Div 1) Tony Bless and Kari Kuparinen, and (Div 2) Bruce Gardner, Magne Gunnarson, Miss Nut and Colin Phillips.
Jarmo birdied the 4th and Kari the 17th to split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 there was a rollover in division 2 till Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 18, Pattana – Stableford
A similar turnout as Monday’s game and when we arrived we were allocated the B and C nines as the A is still closed for renovation. The course was in very good condition with some very quick greens but not as fast as on our previous visit.
There were two scores of 36 topping both divisions today; Chris Voller winning division 1 ahead of Harry Vincenzi (34) and Matti Huomo (32), and Magne Gunnarson taking the second flight honours, one up on William Chang in second while Kari Aarnio took third on c/b over Charlie Charalambous, both on 34 points each.
Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Dave Horne (2), Matti Huomo and Paul Sturgeon, and (Div 2) Kari Aarnio (2).
Dave Horne birdied B3 to take the ‘2’s pot in division 1 and Kari Aarnio birdied C2 to scoop the rollover division 2 prize.
Friday, March 20, Eastern Star – Stableford
There were 8 four-balls out today and with three ladies playing we were just under our cut for three divisions, so with an equal divisional split of 8-17 in division 1 and 18+ in the second division. The course here is still improving gradually each week and with the renovations to the greens starting in April, it should get even better.
Bill Bertram, playing off 8, took the division 1 plaudits with 38 points, three ahead of Dennis Scougall in second and Frank Kelly, with a sluggish round today, still managed to come in with 34 points for third.
Joe Kubon won division 2 on 35 points and Willy Van Heetvelde beat Jim Connelly 19/18 on the back nine for second after they both returned scores of 34.
Near pins went to (Div 1) Karl Flood, Brian Green, Paul Sturgeon and Harry Vincenzi, and (Div 2) Jim Connelly and Don Head.
Willy Van Heetvelde recorded the only ‘2’ of the day with a birdie on the 3rd and he was a very happy recipient of the rollover division 2 pot.
Note: Our Khao Yai trip has now been finalized for Songkran week on the 12th April and also our 19th annual trip to Hua Hin departing on the 9th May.