Blair brace at Eastern Star


Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Wednesday, July 6, The Emerald – Stableford

The numbers are slowly creeping up but there are still many people returning to their homeland for a couple of months break.  We had five groups out today with the equal cut in division 1 at 6-18 and 19+ in division 2, plus the ladies.  It was a very hot and humid day with hardly any breeze until the first group reached the 10th hole when it picked up.

After a reducing handicap over the past few weeks and now playing off 19, Burnie Sinclair recorded the best score of the day to win division 2 with 38 points.  Eight points behind in second place was Ben Findon and after returning from the UK, Brian Kelly took third with 29.

Weekly winners Burnie Sinclair and Mike Missler. Weekly winners Burnie Sinclair and Mike Missler.

After his four on four off work pattern, Arthur Hancock is back and won the first division with 34 points.  Always in the frame and now playing off 7, Chris Voller was second one point behind Arthur and with 31 points Mike Missler finished third.

Tony Thorne birdied the 15th to win a rollover in division 1 in the ‘2’s and Brian Kelly scooped the pot in division 2 today after his birdie on the 7th.

Our new lady Nual Keddie won the ladies division with 33 points, beating Noi Emmerson on a 19/16 back nine count-back.  Well done Nual.

Friday, July 8, Eastern Star – Stableford

We had six groups out today and we all experienced a very hot and humid day with no breeze coming off the coast whatsoever, which is unusual for this course.  Many thanks from all of us here at Jomtien Golf to Roy Thornton for sponsoring all of the nearest the pins in two divisions, plus the ladies of course, and nearest the pin in two shots on the 18th.

There were a few more lower handicappers here today than on Wednesday and the cut was 6-15 in division 1.

After being cut to 18 now following her 44 points at Pattaya Country Club and now a member here, Miss Kung was second in the ladies division, beaten by one point by Toi Blair who won with 32 points.  Toi’s other half Darryl won the second division with 35 points while Bryan Rought beat Glyn Evans on a 15/11 back nine count-back for second after they both scored 29 points.  Poor old Jim Lane lost out with 10.

There were two names in contention for division 1, both scoring 35 points, and they both had 18 points on the back nine but our new member playing off 15, Mike Missler beat Chris Voller on a 12/11 back six count-back.  Mikael Andersson was in third with 32 after beating Arthur Hancock and Tony Thorne on a 20/17/15 back nine count-back.

In the ‘2’s there were four rollovers in division 1 and Tony Thorne birdied the 6th to win the jackpot, and in division 2 there are now six rollovers in this competition to next Friday.

Near pins went to Chris Voller, Tony Thorne, Bryan Rought (2), L Kung Maliporn, Roy Thornton, Arthur Hancock and Darryl Blair.

The 5th group out today, led by Mr. B.R., came in some 40 minutes late.  Their excuse being, “We kept up with the group behind.”