Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, May 26, Pattana – Stableford
After a hectic and enjoyable week in Hua Hin there were many no-go’s today from players still recovering from the golf extravaganza. We still managed to get two divisions out though, with the cut being set at 9-19 and 23+.
Upon arrival at the course we were told the A nine was closed yet again and we were allocated the B and C layouts, however, after all our groups got away from the 1st tee, the A course suddenly and miraculously opened up. No idea what’s going on!
Playing off 17, Tony Bless was the top man in division 1 today with 43 points. Tony was six up on second placed Terry Madsen and Chris Voller scraped into third with 32.
Roger DeJongh beat Bryan Priestley on a 20/19 back nine count back to win division 2 after they both came in with 37 points each and Roar Berger took third with 31.
Near pins went to Terry Madsen, Chris Voller (3), Tony Bless, Larry, Sid Ottaway and Bryan Priestley.
There were no ‘2’s in either division.
Wednesday, May 28, Silky Oak – Stableford
This was Jomtien Golf’s first visit here, although a few of our lads had played Silky Oak before with other golf groups. The feedback later was mainly positive and this course will now be added to our regular schedule.
We had an identical field cut as Monday in the two divisions and the best score of the day came in division 2 from Andy Oz with 43 points. Andy was a full 10 points ahead of his nearest challenger Roger DeJongh and taking third place on 31 points was Roar Berger, on count back over Bryan Priestley.
Alan Bissell topped division 1 standings with 40 points while Grenville Hill placed second on 37 and Ian Plummer took third with 35.
Near pins were claimed by Paul Butler, Grenville Hill, Bryan Rought, Chris Voller, Roger DeJongh, Sid Ottaway and Ian Plummer.
Paul Butler scooped the rollover ‘2’s pot in division 1 with a birdie on the 7th hole while there were once again none recorded in division 2.
Friday, May 30, Eastern Star – Stableford
We had a slightly different cut in the field today with it being set at 5-16 in division 1 and 18+ in division 2, with six groups out in total.
36 points was the best score of the day, winning division 2 for Frank Kelly ahead of the in-form Roar Berger who took second place on 33, while Pepo Frick tidied up the division in third with 32.
A 19/17 count back saw Karl Flood pip Marty Rock for first place in division 1 after they both scored 34 points each and Pete Sumner completed the podium in third on 32.
Marty Rock birdied the 3rd for the only ‘2’ in division 1 while another rollover ensued in division 2.
Near pins today were won by Karl Flood, Roger Rees, Marty Rock and Pete Sumner, all in division 1, while their second tier counterparts were unable to claim any. This equates to nearly 45 tee shots with not one person on the green!
Note: We have an Eastern Star membership up for sale – please call in to the Irish Wolfhound bar & restaurant on Pratumnak Soi 4 and ask for Bo or call him on 083 584 6934.