Hewitt romps home at Bangpakong


Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, July 25, Bangpakong – Stableford

A one hour’s drive away now and still a favourite course with many of our players, and we are booked in here every two months.  It is still very quiet here in Jomtien with many of our guys still away.

There were only two divisions out today with the equal cut 7-17 in division 1 and 18+ in division 2.  The course is still in good condition and the weather today was very pleasing.

Billy Hewitt and Bruce Gardner, winners at Bangpakong. Billy Hewitt and Bruce Gardner, winners at Bangpakong.

The best score of the day was in division 1 with Billy Hewitt winning with 40 points.  Peter Seward, in form at the moment with a decreasing handicap each week and now playing off 15, was second with 39.

Bruce Gardner, the boy from OZ, won division 2 with 32 points, beating his fellow countryman ‘count-back’ Burnie on a 18/15 back nine count-back.  Bryan Priestley lost out with the same score after scoring 12 on the back nine.

There were no ‘2’’s today in either division so there is one rollover in division 1 and 4 in division two at Pattaya Country Club on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 27, Pattaya Country Club – Stableford

There were 5 four-balls out today and with this ever improving course each week another 39 points was recorded by Peter Seward to win division 1 by four points, beating Bill Bertram who in turn beat Harry Vincenzi on a 17/15 back nine count-back.

With 36 points and we are sure his first ever pole position, the lad from the valleys, David Phillips won division 2 with Bryan Priestley in second on 35 and ‘count-back’ Burnie third one point behind.

Chris Voller and Peter Seward both birdied the 5th hole to share the ‘2’s in division 1 and Jean Morel got a ‘2’ on the twelfth to scoop the rollovers in division 2.

The slow groups have  now realised the error of their ways and they have improved their pace over the last two rounds, we hope this continues.

Friday, July 29, Eastern Star – Stableford

There were a few spots of rain as the first group teed off at 9.15 and this lasted for three holes before the skies brightened and there was a cool breeze throughout the round.  Six groups were playing today with a ladies division as well.

In his second game with us for a long time Roy Thornton who sponsored the game here two weeks ago won division 1 with 37 points.  The gentlemen’s club owner here in Jomtien came second with 36 and Bill Bertram was third with 32.

Andy Baber won division 2 with 34 points while the organiser was second with 33, beating Bruce Gardner on a 11/9 back six count-back.

With her first ever win in the ladies stableford, Josie Monks was celebrating with 33 points.  Miss Kung birdied the 13th meanwhile to record the only ‘2’ of the day for the ladies, while Mikael Andersson, Bill Bertram and Roy Thornton shared the kitty in division 1 and Bruce Gardner got the only one in division 2.  Unfortunately there were no Eastern Star rollovers in any division.

It was bon voyage today to Paul Hobson, have a good journey.