Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, Oct. 14, Plutaluang – Stableford
Yet again we had heavy rain overnight here in Jomtien and there were five cancellations early Monday morning so we were down to a field of 19 players.
As we headed towards the course the weather looked a lot better than what we had just left and when we arrived at the club house there was glorious sunshine all around. In the end the weather here was superb for the day with no threat of rain at all.
We asked for the West and North courses this time and were happy to be allocated these. The Cut was made at 10-18 in division 1 and 19+ in division 2 and we teed off 25 minutes ahead of schedule.
The Jomtien Golf crowd arrive in Chiang Mai for their annual road trip.
Preparing for the Chiang Mai trip the following week, Glenn King romped home today for the win in division 2 with 37 points. William Chang took second on 32 and Colin James placed third with 31.
Mark Jennings topped division 1 with 35 points ahead of Bob Moore in second one point behind and Terry Madsen was third with 32.
Near were shared around among Bob Moore (2), Terry Madsen, Dennis Scougal, Alan Bissell, William Chang and Fred Temminck.
There were no ‘2’s in either division so rollovers to Pattana on Wednesday.
Friday, Oct. 18, Eastern Star – Stableford
Wednesday’s game was called off after torrential rain throughout the night and early morning and a phone call to the course confirmed that it was underwater, so we all went home.
At Eastern Star on Friday there were no buggies allowed on the fairways but the course was in drier condition than the previous week. We also had a dry round today with a clear and blue sky and it was very sunny but just down the road at Emerald they had rain mid-morning.
There was a field of 25 out with the cut at 8-17 in the premier flight and there were two 37’s coming in from Karl Flood, to win division 1, and Darryl Blair who topped the second division standings. Marty Rock was second in division 1 on 36 points after beating Frank Kelly 15/14 on a back-six count back. Meanwhile, Curtis Hessler beat Sid Ottaway on count back for the runner-up position in division 2 after they both came in with 34 points each.
Near pins were claimed by Bob Moore, Wilf Latham, Marty Rock, Chris Voller, Miss Nut, Sid Ottaway and Iain Walsh.
Thomas Naughton birdied the 13th hole for the only ‘2’ of the day in division 1.
At the presentation there was a warm welcome back to Mike and Wendy Lewis, Lindsay Phillips and Pete Sumner.