Kana fast out of the blocks

James Kelly with Paul Young and Bill Kana.
James Kelly with Paul Young and Bill Kana.

The Jomtien Golf Society

Monday, August 20, Silky Oak – Stableford

We had a few discussions about which tees to play off but we ended up going for the whites. In the high season we will experiment with division 1 off the yellow tees and division 2 off the whites.

Bill Kana, playing off 20, recorded his best ever score with us today as he racked up 25 points on the front nine before falling away slightly on the inward half to finish with 38 overall and take top spot on the podium.

John Doyle was close behind in second on 37 points and Paul Butler beat Frank Grainger on a 22/17 back-nine count-back for third after both shot 35 points each.

No near pins in division 1 today but Alan Bissell and John Seton were the winners in division 2. Bill Kana birdied the 14th for the only ‘2’ of the day to scoop the division 2 pot.

Wednesday, August 22, The Emerald – Stableford

A deserted car park today and we were told we could tee off 25 minutes ahead of schedule. Only one division out and playing off an 11 handicap Marc Brunner won the day with 40 points. Paul Butler, always in the reckoning, came in second with 36 points while Nik Evans was third with 34 and in fourth place with 32 points was Shane Tutton.

Marc Brunner claimed the near pin awards on the 5th and 15th and only one person in division 2 was able to do likewise, that being Leo Adam on the 15th.

There were no ‘2’s recorded today.

Friday, August 24, Eastern Star – Stableford

Back to two divisions today with the equal cut set at 16-19.8 and 20.1+ and in his last game with us before his return to Australia, Shane Tutton topped division 1 with 40 points. Frank Kelly beat his arch-rival Paul Butler to second place with a 17/16 back-nine count-back after they both shot 34 points today.

Tony Thorne came in with 38 points to win division 2 ahead of Glyn Evans in second on 34 and John Doyle finished third with 33 points.

Paul Butler was the only division 1 player to claim a near pin (on the 3rd), and in division 2 there were near pin awards going to Douglas Clark, John Doyle, James Kelly and Tony Thorne.