Hughes signs off in style

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John Hughes.
John Hughes.

The Jomtien Golf Society

Monday, June 10,
Pattavia – Stableford

We had four groups out today and only one division as we teed off 15 minutes ahead of our scheduled 9.30 slot. It was an enjoyable round on a course in good condition with some very slick greens.

The best score of the day was 35 points, with John Hughes positing that and beating Bill Kana on a 19/17 countback. There were three scores of 33 fighting for the next three places and another countback put John Carlin in third, Roger Awad fourth and Frank Grainger fifth.

John Hughes, Bruce Gardner, Paul Young and Bill Kana all scored in the near pin competition but nobody registered a 2 today so a rollover to Pattana on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 12,
Pattana – Stableford

A similar sized field as Monday’s and we were playing the A and B nines today off the yellow tees.

In his last game with us before his return to Durham, John Hughes won again with 39 points ahead of Paul Young in second on 35 and John Doyle third with 34. John Carlin edged a 17/15 back-nine countback to take fourth place ahead of Gareth Piccinin, both scoring 32 points overall.

Near pins went to (Div 1) John Hughes (2) and Paul Young, and (Div 2) John Doyle, Bruce Gardner and Khalifa Nasser.

John Hughes birdied A3 and B3 to record the only 2s of the day.

Friday, June 14,
Eastern Star – Stableford

This course is still improving each week, especially on the greens and they were very slick on this day with some testing pin placements.

Two divisions out and Paul Butler recorded the highest score to win division 1 with 37 points. John Carlin was second one point behind Paul and Colin Aspinall beat Frank Kelly on a 17/15 countback for third after they both came in with 32 points.

Tony Thorne’s 33 points was the best return in division 2 while Ron Lavett followed him in second, beating Bill Kana 7/6 on a back-three countback after they both came in with 30 points.

Khalifa Nasser, Les Smith and Douglas Clarke won the near pin awards and Les was the only one to convert his for the sole birdie 2 of the day.