Hughes departs on a winning note


Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, July 6, Pattana – Stableford

A good change in the format today with the A course now open and we were playing the A and B nines with just the one division out.

In his last week of golf before returning to the UK, John Hughes, playing off 21, won the game with 34 points after beating Terry Madsen 18/16 on a back-nine count back, and Chris Voller came in third with 31 points.

Terry Madsen and John Hughes won near pin awards and there were no ‘2’s so a rollover to Plutaluang on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 8, Plutaluang – Stableford

We had the East and South courses booked today but upon arrival we were told the East course was closed for renovation and were redirected onto the North and West nines.  As we checked in there was a poster displayed at the desk explaining that from now onwards, from Monday to Thursday, Plutaluang is only allowing a maximum of seven players in one group now and they must have seven buggies, food for thought.

(L to R) Glyn Evans, John Hughes and Terry Madsen.

We were back to two divisions today with the cut set at 7-14 and 16+ in division 2, and Gordon Everingham, with 34 points, recorded the best score of the day to win division 2 ahead of Frank Kelly in second on 31 and Iain Walsh third with 30.

Chris Voller was the winner in division 1 with 32 points while Terry Madsen was second just one point behind and Jerry Sweetnam took third with 29.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Sid Crawley, Dave Horne, Terry Madsen and Chris Voller, and (Div 2) Roar Berger, Gordon Everingham, Joe Kubon and Harry Vincenzi.

Once again there were no ’2’s recorded to another rollover to the following Monday.

Friday, July 10, Eastern Star – Stableford

There were six groups out today with the cut made at 8-16 and 17+ and as we arrived there were four groups just in front of us, but they were playing a two-man scramble so there were no hold-ups.

Darryl Blair recorded the best score of the day, winning division 2 with 38 points and John Hughes came in second with 34 while Gordon Everingham was third a further point behind.

Frank Kelly took the top podium position in division 1 with 36 points and there were two 35’s fighting for second place, with Harry Vincenzi just pipping Sid Crawley 18/16 on the back nine.

Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Colin Aspinall, Sid Crawley and Chris Voller, and (Div 2) Darryl Blair, Eiichi Matsumoto and Harry Vincenzi.

Dave Horne and Frank Kelly birdied the 17th to split the rollover ‘2’s pot in division 1 and another rollover ensued in the second flight.