Bertram bags an ‘Ace’


Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, Nov, 2, Pattavia – Stableford

Our first game back following our trip to Chiang Mai was at Pattavia on Monday where we had two divisions out with the cut at set 18 and below.  The course has improved since our last visit here and was presented today with well-manicured fairways and almost slick greens.

In his last game with us before returning to Durham with his lovely lady Dawn, John Hughes won division 2 with 36 points, four ahead of Colin James in second while Magne Gunnarson picked up third place with 31.

Bill Bertram & Frank Kelly.

In form Pete Sumner topped the division 1 standings with an even par 36 while Per Forsberg was second on 34 and Iain Usher third with 30.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Per Fosberg and Pete Sumner (3), and (Div 2) Kenny C and Michel Yerly.

Pete Sumner birdied the 7th and 17th for the only ‘2’s in the top flight and John Hughes had a birdie on the 4th and Michel Yerly the 13th to split the pot in division 2.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, Plutaluang – Stableford

Our normal North and West preferences were totally busy on the tees today so we went for the East and South nines and there was no problem with congestion at all.

We had an almost identical cut in the two divisions as of Monday and Bristol boy Bob Poole returned the best score of the day, winning division 2 with 37 points.  Embarrassed in second place and a full nine points behind was Andy Oz while Gerry Cooke took third with 27.

Iain Usher’s 35 points won division 1, with Paul Butler in second on 34 and in third place was Dave Horne who beat Per Forsberg 19/14 on the back nine after they both came in with 33 points each.

Near pins were claimed by (Div. 1) Dave Horne (3) and Dennis Scougall, and (Div. 2) Bob Poole and Michel Yerly.

Dave Howden birdied S7 for the only ‘2’ of the day in either division.

Friday, Nov. 6, Eastern Star – Stableford

The numbers are slowly starting to creep up and we had nine groups out today so three divisions with an almost equal cut at 4-14, 15-20 and 21 + in division 3.  The course today was very busy today and as we waited to tee off on the first at 9.15, there were groups finishing their rounds coming down the 18th.

As our first group reached the 4th tee there were rapturous cheers and screams coming from the par three 3rd hole tee area.  A caddy arrived shortly from the group behind to inform us that Bill Bertram, playing off 9 and using a 9-wood from 156 yards, had canned a hole in one.  Congratulations Bill from all at Jomtien Golf.

With his four-pointer on this hole Bill won division 1 with a total of 38 points ahead of Dave Horne in second with 34, and Pete Sumner beat Chris Voller 18/16 on the back nine for third after they both came in with 33 points each.

Frank Kelly was the winner in division 2 with 36 points while Paul Butler was second one point behind after beating Ian Walsh and Erik Jonsgard 18/17/16 on a back nine count back.

In division 3, Colin James won the day with 34 points and Toi Blair took second after beating Glyn Evans 12/11 on a back six count back, both with 32 points overall.

Near pins went to (Div. 1) Bill Bertram, Wilf Latham (2) and Chris Voller, and (Div. 2) Glyn Evans, Tony Thorne (2) and Jeff Van Uffelen.

Ian Speirs and Frank Kelly both got ‘2’s but received no recompense as Bill hole cleaned out the pot.