Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, Feb. 14, Green Valley – Stableford
A forty minute delay on the first tee due to the society in front increasing their numbers without informing the starter, so with eleven groups out today, and the last tee-off at around midday, it was almost a five o’clock finish for the final group.
The greens were slower than normal and the best score of the day in all 4 divisions was 39 points in division 3 for John Williams. Fred Duffy was second one point behind and Mike Fitzgerald took third after beating Les Winch on a 18/15 count-back, both coming in with 34 points.
Paul Chabot scored a great 44 points at Treasure Hill.
The Irish boy is back in the news yet again; Cully Monks beat William Chang 20/17 on the back nine in division 2 after they both scored 37 points. Rudi Schaefer was third on 32.
The same score of 37 won division 1 for Dennis Scougall, with Tony Thorne second two points behind and Chris Voller in third on 34.
Noi Emmerson took out the ladies competition with 32 points, beating her arch rival Mam Morel on a 15/14 back nine count-back. She was smiling back at Siam Cats at the presentation after also recording the only ‘2’ in her division. Pete Sumner with his last game with us before his return in late May birdied the 4th and 16th to share the pot with Chris Voller who got a ‘2’ two on the ninth. Geoff Pickin was the only winner in division 2 with a birdie on the fourth.
Near pins went to Noi Emmerson, Herma Fitzgerald (2), Martin Macateer, Adi Mayer (2), Tony Thorne, Fred Duffy, Tom Novak, Geoff Pickin and Burnie Sinclair.
Wednesday, Feb. 16, Treasure Hill – Stableford
The greens at Treasure Hill were slightly slower than four weeks ago but this did not deter Paul Chabot shooting a great 44 points to win division 3. Mike Fitzgerald was in the frame again in second place with 39 points and Fred Duffy beat ‘count-back’ Burnie 20/15 on the back nine to finish third after they both scored 33.
Jean Morel bounced back as well to win division 2 with 40 points, Jim Connelly was second four points behind and Frank Kelly took third on 35.
The Estonian boy Raivo Velsberg beat Mike Combs on an 11/10 back six count-back after they both finished with 36 points and the Bristol lad, Paul Smith, playing off 3, was third with 34 points.
Still in a winning mode was Herma Fitzgerald who won the ladies division after beating Ingrid Egeskog 16/13 on the back nine after they both scored 30 points each.
Mike Combs and Kermit the frog split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 with two birdies on the 6th hole, while Paul Chabot, John Chelo and Gordon Everingham shared the division 2 kitty.
Near pins were claimed by Ingrid Egeskog, Mam Morel and Jean Utting, Mike Combs (2), Malcolm Macateer Raivo Velsberg, Fred Duffy, Ernst Egeskog, Jef Hamilton and John Williams.
Friday, Feb. 18, Eastern Star – Stableford
Being a Holiday we anticipated another five hour contest with our group of 38 players but surprisingly we teed off bang on time and the first group came in in just over four hours, no problems whatsoever.
Toi Blair recorded the highest score of the day with 36 points in the ladies division, with Josie Monks returning her highest score ever in five years and only her second podium position in with 35 points. Her old man also took out division 2 with a meagre 33 points while Barry Stirling was second with 31 after beating Ya Riley on a 15/13 count-back.
Mikael Andersson topped division 1 with 35 points, beating Adi Mayer on a 21 /18 back nine count-back, with Mike Combs in third on 35.
Lee Casey was the victor in division 3 with 34 points after beating Joe Kubon 18/17 on the count-back, with Jim Lane in third on 32.
In the ‘2’s Toi Blair birdied the 17th for the only one in the ladies division while Barry Stirling and Raivo Velsberg shared the division 1 pot and a rollover ensued in division 2 to this week’s Eastern Star Extravaganza Day.
Nearest pin prizes were picked up by Toi Blair (2), Noi Emersson, Jean Bruneau, Barry Stirling (2), Raivo Velsberg, Joe Kubon, Cully Monks and Tom Novak.
Note: There is still no finalized agenda for Hua Hin on the 6th May as we are awaiting the best course and hotel prices for the week.