Jason Cole & Gordon Everingham share the Medals

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The IPGC Monthly Medals Report March 2012

Monday, March 5 – Greenwood

(White Tees)

CSS 72

Division 1 (0-12)

Stroke play

1st Jason Cole (7) net 70

2nd Ron Miller (9) net 70

3rd Yasuo Suzuki (11) net 70

Division 2 (13+)

Stableford

1st Gordon Everingham (24) 40pts

2nd Tony Holehouse (23) 39pts

3rd Evan Millar (24) 39pts

2’s:  Glenn Eldershaw, Ron Miller, Alan Pilkington, John Hayes, Grant Cadell, Peter MacKenzie, Michael Cutmore (two)

This month’s IPGC Medals were held over the very attractive Greenwood course, which while being about the furthest of the local Pattaya courses, always turns out as a very good venue for a large competition.  This may have been the reason that the day attracted the largest number of contestants this year with 25 groups teeing it up at the start.  This time was another of those occasions when the course was in top condition with the greens playing flat and fairly quick.

Jason Cole. Jason Cole.

A fairly strong breeze welcomed the early starters at around 8.15 am and with the weather staying fine all day good scoring was to be expected.  However, with the course having been set up with the tees in the backward positions this did not turn out to be the case with only the second division turning in low scores.  This may have be explained partly by the two divisions playing under the now familiar two different scoring systems, Stroke Play for the first and Stableford for the second division.

The second division was led in by Gordon Everingham whose 40 points was his best score for nearly a year, during which time he has been more used to seeing his handicap rise steadily than being in contention.  He was followed in by Tony Holehouse who had to win a count back over Evan Millar, which he did with a better 22 to 19, leaving Evan in third place.  In general the second division scored very well with Peter MacKenzie returning a one under card and another six players on level par.

The first division turned out to be a much closer affair with Jason Cole finally coming out on top to take the medal with a two under handicap round as he finished with a net 34.5 over the inward half, leaving Ron Miller in second with a count back of 35.5 and Yasuo Suzuki in third with 36.5 on the back nine.

There were plenty of 2’s around the course

Every month the presentations are held at one of the IPGC venues in rotation, this month’s being held at Siam Cats, where as usual an open buffet had been laid on for the participants prior to the presentations.

Russell Exley, who acted as the Emcee for the evening, thanked the golf organizers, Stephen Beard, Len Jones, Glyn Evans and Steve Mascari for promoting the day and Glyn for handling the registration and Stephen for handling the scoring with Glyn presenting the Medals and prizes to the winners.

As usual following the prize giving there were over twenty lucky draw prizes supplied from the club funds to be won by members attending the evening festivities, which due to a slight oversight, on the part of the dogsbody designated to bring back the score cards from the course, had to be drawn with a new method of lucky numbers.

More information can be obtained regarding golf with the International Pattaya Golf Club (IPGC) by visiting the web site at www.ipgc.org.