Aronson returns with a bang

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Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, April 4, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

With diminishing numbers each week there were only 26 players out today and the cut was 16-20 in division 1 and 21+ in the two divisional stableford competition.  We were met with an almost totally deserted course and there were no hold ups on the first tee enabling us to set off 30 minutes ahead of schedule.

Back after his four week diving tour in the south, Marty Aronson recorded the highest score of the day with 41 points to win division 2.  Kalevi Wallius was second with 38 points and with his last game before his three week trip to Chang Mai, Terry Redding took third with 37.

Billy Hewitt was the Division 1 winner at Pattaya Country Club. Billy Hewitt was the Division 1 winner at Pattaya Country Club.

Billy Hewitt claimed first place in division 1 with 39 points and the Frenchman Jean Morel was just the one behind in second after beating Alan Pilkington (who eagled the par five 11th for 5 points ) on a 13/11 back six count-back after they both scored 19 on the back nine.

In the t’2’s competition Alan Griffiths birdied the 5th hole to take the division 1 pot, and with two rollovers in division 2 Gordon Everingham was smiling after his birdie on the tough 16th.

Near pins went to Billy Hewitt (2), Alan Pilkington, Chris Voller, Marty Aronson, Gordon Everinghgam and Terry Redding (2).

Friday, April 8, Eastern Star – Stableford

The weather is still unbelievably unpredictable for this time of the year and it was a very cloudy and murky day as we approached the Eastern Star course on Friday.  As the eight four balls got underway the clouds disperse and a comfortable round was enjoyed by all.

Toi Blair won the ladies division with 28 points ahead of Anna Svortti in second place on 25.

Thirty six points was enough to give Lee Casey the division 2 win and the Irish boy was yet again in the frame coming second with 35, somebody please tell Cully Monks where the bell is at Siam Cats or anywhere.  Kari Aarnio took third place with 34.

In the last group out today there were four single handicappers and three came in taking the places in division 1.  Kari Kuparinen (6) won with 35 points, while playing off 4 Michael Dige was second on 34 and John (rioja) Lay (6) beat Raivo Velsberg (8) on a 6/5 back three count-back for third after they both had equal scores of 18 on the back nine and 12 on the back six.

Harry Riley birdied the 6th to take the rollover kitty in division 2 while there was no ‘2’ in division 1.

Following the introduction of the new half and one kilo homemade pasties available in six different flavours from Jules Bar and sportsarama in View Talay 1, Jules has kindly sponsored a pie every Wednesday in a draw for all non winners that day.  Thank you very much Jules.

Near today went to Darryl Blair, Erkki Koivisto, Tony Thorne, Chris Voller, Harry Riley (2) and John Williams (2).