Bristol boys bag the booty

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Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, May 6, Eastern Star – Stableford

A public holiday yet again today and we were at Eastern Star for an individual competition split into two divisions and combined with Friday’s results also for a 36-hole comp, with extra prizes on the second round courtesy of the rollover kitty.

It was another extremely hot day as we teed off but after a few hole the coastal breeze came in and there was a slight cloud covering for the rest of the round, which surprised us all after the last week or so.

Paul Hartley and Lindsay Phillips - pairs-multiplier winners at Emerald on Wednesday.Paul Hartley and Lindsay Phillips – pairs-multiplier winners at Emerald on Wednesday.

The keep it in the family Bristol boys took pole position in both divisions with the old man Bob Poole winning division 2 with 38 points ahead of the Cockney boy Rod Howett in second one point behind and Andy Oz was third with 32.

Bob’s son Jon, playing off 12, topped division 1 with 37 points while Duane Borgford came second on 34 and Ken Leadstone completed the podium on 30.

Near pins went to Duane Borgford, Mike Chatt, Paul Renall, Chris Reed and Iain Walsh.

There were no ‘2’s recorded in either division today.

Wednesday, May 8, The Emerald – Stableford & Pairs Multiplier

There were 11 teams out today in a pairs multiplier, with one person from division 1 (1-16) and one person from division 2 (17+), and an individual stableford competition as well.

After Monday’s 38 points it was a repeat performance by Bob Poole as he won division 2 with an identical score to finish ahead of Paul Hartley, just one point behind, and Chris Reed in third on 34 after he beat Kari Aarnio 19/18 on the back nine count back.

Lindsay Phillips’ 36 points won division 1, with Don Head second one point behind and Martin Grimoldby came third with 34.

Near pins were won by Martin Grimoldby, Lindsay Phillips, Jerry Sweetnam, Chris Voller, Kari Aarnio, Rod Howett, Colin James and Bob Poole.

In form today, Lindsay Phillips birdied the 15th hole to take a rollover ‘2’s pot in in division 1 and there were no ‘2’s again in the second division.

We had some extra near pin technical prizes today funded by the kitty and these were claimed by Jon Poole, Colin James, Allan Hansen, David Phillips, Don Head, Kari Aarnio, and Martin Grimoldby.

In the pairs multiplier, the winning score was 74 points for Lindsay Phillips and Paul Hartley who finished ahead of Martin Grimoldby and Chris Reed on 73, Don Head and Miss Nut came third with 68 and in fourth place on 64 were the Bristol boys of Bob and Jon Poole.

Friday, May 10, Eastern Star – Stableford

Today was another very hot day with a very slight breeze coming off the coast on only a few of the holes.  There were 26 out today and 36 points was the best score, recorded by Iain Walsh, to win division 2 by seven points over second placed Rod Howett.  In third place was Roger DeJongh with 27 points.

35 points was enough to win division 1 for Chris Voller and and now playing off 12, Jon Poole beat Don Head on an 18/14 count back for second after they both came in with 34 points.

Near pins went to Karl Flood, Don Head, Marty Rock, Steve Ironside, and Iain Walsh.

Just one ‘2’ today and it came in division 2 from Iain Walsh.

In the two-day competition carried over from Monday, Chris Voller came in fourth with 64, Rod Howett was third on 66, Iain Walsh second with 67, and the winner on 71 points was Jon Poole.