Hessler has a field day at Emerald

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Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, July 30,The Emerald – Stableford

As we left Siam Cats today there were a few dark and dismal clouds in the background and after ten holes at Emerald it had been raining on us intermittently for 30 minutes and the lead group decided to quit.  The rain eased off however and the rest of the field could continue.

The cut in the two divisions was slightly lower today with 5-15 in division 1 and 16 plus in division 2.

Chris Voller – second at Emerald on Monday.Chris Voller – second at Emerald on Monday.

Playing off 5 and just returned from down under, Paul Bray won division 1 with 38 points, ahead of Chris Voller (37pts) in second and third place Ian Speirs with 31.

Another Welsh boy who has just joined us and playing off 17 won division 2 with 43 points, Curtiss Hessler is in for the chop.   Pepo Frick was second with 38 points and Ian Hart took third with 31.

There were no ‘2’s in division 1 today and in division two there are three rollovers to Green Valley next Monday.

Friday, August 3, Eastern Star – Stableford

We were at our regular haunt at Eastern Star on Friday and for this time of the year cool and pleasant conditions were experienced for all 18 holes today.

Wilf Latham, still playing off 15, retuned to win division 1 on 38 points, with Bill Bertram, now living close to the course, in second with 34 after beating Chris Potter on a 17/14 back nine count back.

Can you believe 31 points won division 2?  There would have been uproar in Siam Cats (if they had been open on this holiday date) if Rod Howett had come up to collect his prize with these points.  Joe Kubon was second after beating Bob Poole on a 11/10 back six count back with both on 30 points.

Near pins went to Bill Bertram, Tony Kay, Jon Lay, Marty Rock and Roar Berger.

Wilf Latham birdied the 3rd and Marty Rock the 6th to share the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while there are now three rollovers in division 2 to next Friday.

There is a public holiday next Monday so a 36-hole competition will be held on the 10th and 13th sponsored by the rollover kitty.

Finally our Chiang Mai golfing week has been finalised for the third week of October, departing on the 20/21st and playing four rounds of golf on Mon/Tues, Thurs & Fri, and ladies included for the week of course.