Gamble sparkles at Crystal Bay

Paul Young, Tony Molloy, Dennis Scougall and George Reid.

The Jomtien Golf Society

 Monday, March 11, Parichat G.C. – Stableford

A 25 minute earlier tee off time today and the cut came at 8-17.9 and 18.3 in the two divisions. There were some crazy pin placements today, especially the par five fifth, an elevated 60ft length green sloping upwards and the pin was two foot away from the font edge.

With the highest score of the day, 37 points, Harry Vincenzi won division 1 ahead of John Carlin in second on 33 and Paul Young taking third with 30.

Willy Van Heetvelde topped division 2 with 35 points, Leo Adam was second with 30 and a 16/14 back-nine countback saw Magne Gunnarson beat Ken Miller for third after they both came in with 28 points each.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Bob Comartin and Dennis Scougall, and (Div 2) Peter Davies, George Reid, Willy Van Heetvelde and Harry Vincenzi.

There were no 2s in either division so rollovers to Crystal Bay on Wednesday.

 Wednesday, March 13, Crystal Bay – Stableford

The A course is still closed and yet again no idea from the management when it will open.

There were some slow greens on the front nine today but they were even slower on the back nine and some of our players could not acclimatize to this.

We started off on the B course and with 20 points on this nine and 21 on the back Neil Gamble won division 1 with 41 points overall. Dennis Scougall came in second on 32 and George Reid was third with 31.

Willy Van Heetvelde topped division 2, one point behind in second place was Paul Young and John Carlin took third on 32.

Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Tony Molloy, George Reid and Dennis Scougall (2), and (Div 2) Willy Van Heetvelde and Paul Young. There were no 2s yet again so all to play for next Monday at Pleasant Valley

It was congratulations today to one of our regular player Bob Poole after his third hole in one in Thailand. On the eighth hole at Green Valley at 129 yards his 8 iron found the mark.

 Friday, March 15, Eastern Star – Stableford

The numbers are dwindling dramatically now and there were only six groups out today with the equal cut in the two divisions coming at 7-17.7 and 17.9 plus.

On the podium again was John Carlin who won division 2, beating Ron Lavett on a 24/17 countback after two scores of 36. Glyn Evans beat Andres van De Laan on a 20/19 countback for third after they both scored 32 points.

Per Forsberg with 33 points topped division 1, Ron Miller was second one point behind and Bob Comartin beat his arch rival Paul Young 18/11 for third after two 31-pointers were returned. Nu was happy and Tu was not!

Near pins went to (Div 1) Bob Comartin and Ron Miller (2), and (Div 2) Ron Lavett and Harry Vincenzi.

Ron Miller scoops the 2s pot in division 1 with a birdie on the 6th and in division 2 three rollovers to next Friday.