Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, June 12, Khao Kheow – Stableford
We were playing the A and C nines today with five groups out and the equal cut coming at 12-17 and 18+. We selected the yellow tees today off 6350 yards rather than the white off 5770.
The Baan Chang boy Paul Butler recorded the best score of the day, winning division 1 with 36 points. Bob Poole was second on 32 and the China Airline’s captain Tony Bless was third with 30.
The winning score in division 2 was the 31 points by Rod Howett while in second place was David Taylor on 25. The Welsh boy Curtis Hessler completed the podium in third with 24.
Near pins went to (Div 1) Tony Bless, Tim Hake, Don Head and Dave Horne, and (Div 2) Curtis Hessler, Peter Hokke, John Hughes and Bob Poole.
There were no ‘2’s in either division.
Wednesday, June 14, Eastern Star – Stableford
Five groups out today with nineteen players and the cut set at 8-16.6 and 17.1+. We were lucky with the weather today as there were a few spots of rain that only lasted on one hole for around five minutes.
Dave Horne came in with 39 points to win division 1, with Brian Green in second on 38, while Bill Bertram, in his last game with us before a permanent return to the USA, lost third spot to Colin Aspinall on count back after both scored 35 points each.
Alan Bissell topped division 2 with 37 points, with Tony Thorne in second place on 34 and Rod Howett taking third after beating Paul Butler 18/17 on the back-nine after they both scored 33 points.
Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Mikael Andersson, Colin Aspinall, Bill Bertram and Tom Yahnke, and (Div 2) John Hughes and Tony Thorne (2).
Once again there were no ‘2’s in either division.
Friday, June 16, Treasure Hill – Stableford
Both divisions played off the yellow tees today at 6380 yards and it was in good condition with some splendid green scenery surrounding the course. Some of the greens were slightly unpredictable and not as slick as normal, which is understandable for this time of the year.
Paul Butler’s 38 points was the best score of the day, winning division 2 ahead of Paul Whitnall in second on 37. In division 1, the Khao Yai boy Tim Hake won with 32 points and Tom Yahnke took second two points behind after beating Paul Young on a 16/14 back-nine count back.
Near pins went to (Div 1) Tim Hake, Terry Madsen (2) and Paul Young, and (Div 2) Paul Butler (2) and Geoff Randall (2).
With three rollovers in division 1 there were three birdies today all on the par-three 6th and coming from Paul Butler, Tom Yahnke and Paul Young while in division 2 there was yet another rollover.