Grimoldby grinds out the win


Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, July 3, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

A tough test of golf here today off the blue tees and amazingly 31 points was the best score, recorded by Martin Grimoldby who was the winner in division 1 while Paul Butler, always in the frame, came in second with 30.

Martin Grimoldby.
Martin Grimoldby.

Rod Howett, playing off the silver tees, topped division 2 standings with just 29 points on his card, with Alan Bissell taking second place one point behind.

Terry Madsen and Frank Grainger both scored near pins on the 5th while there was nobody on the green on the 17th.

In the ‘2’s, Alan Bissell scooped two rollovers in division 2 after a birdie on the 8th and in division 1 there was a rollover to Burapha on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 5, Burapha – Stableford

As we stood outside the clubhouse and looked down the first hole on the A course, the fairway had been totally sanded and the marshall suggested we play the C and D nines instead.  We had not played these two courses for some considerable time so off we went.  The round today was enjoyed by all, with the combination of courses providing something different and both in good condition.

Only one division out today, with Dave Horne playing off 14 winning with 35 points ahead of Tim Knight in second on 32, and guess who was third, Paul Butler with 31.

Tim Knight was the only near pin winner with his effort on C5 while there were no ‘2’s recorded today.

Friday, July 7,
Eastern Star – Stableford

As we headed down the 331 the weather looked very bleak and as we arrived there were a few spots of rain, but the consensus was, “let’s go for it”.

There were 4 four-balls out today with the cut at 9-15 and 16+.  Mikael Andersson shot the best score of the day, winning division 1 with 38 points while Mark Potton was second on 34 and Dave Horne beat Jerry Sweetnam 19/18 on a back-nine count back for third after they both came in with 33 points.

Rod Howett was on the podium again and won division 2 with 35 points.  Jurgen Heinzius was second with 31 and Tony Thorne beat Paul Butler 19/14 on the back-nine after they both shot 29 points.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Mikael Andersson, Paul Butler, Jerry Sweetnam and Tom Yahnke, and (Div 2) Leo Adam (2).

There were no ‘2’s in either division so rollovers here on the 21st when the organizer gets back from the UK.