Lavette shines at Eastern Star

(From left) Bob Comartin, Nu, Dennis Scougall and Johnny Walsh.
(From left) Bob Comartin, Nu, Dennis Scougall and Johnny Walsh.

The Jomtien Golf Society

Monday, Nov. 26, Chee Chan G.C. – Stableford

Twenty-seven of us were playing here probably for the last time until next May. It was a tougher test of golf than three weeks ago with a strong wind throughout the round but the course was still in great condition.

We had an equal cut of 6-17.0 and 17.1 + in the two divisions and Bruce Gardner, just returned from a trip ‘down under’, topped division 2 with 34 points. We then had three 30-pointers fighting for the next positions and with a 15/14/12 back nine countback Shane Tutton took second, Dave Howden was third and John Walsh fourth. In fifth place Steve Harris beat Rick Assi 17/15 after they both scored 29 points each.

Thirty-two points was the best score in division 1 with three contenders so a 18/15/14 back nine countback had Dennis Scougall as the winner, Ron Miller in second place and Paul Young third. Bob Comartin came in fourth on 31 points and Mark Potton took fifth after beating Neil Gamble 15/14, both with 29 points.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Bob Comartin, Tim Hake and Jerry McCarthy, and (Div 2) Jim Connelly, Stave Harris, Shane Tutton and Paul Young.

Tim Hake birdied the 3rd in division 1 and Grant Cadell the 12th and Jim Connelly the 17th in division 2 in the ‘2’s today.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, Treasure Hill -Stableford

A slightly smaller field than Monday’s outing with the cut today set at 10-14 and 16+ and 36 points was the best of the day, coming from Bob Comartin to win division 1. Dennis Scougall was in the frame again in second on 35 and Pete Sumner took third with 33 points.

In division 2, John Walsh lost out to Willy Van Heetvelde on an 18/15 countback after they both came in with 33 points and six points behind in third place was Frank Grainger.

Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Bob Comartin, Neil Gamble, Dennis Scougall and Pete Sumner, and (Div 2) Rick Assi, Frank Grainger and Shane Tutton.

Bob Comartin birdied the 6th and in division 2 there were three rollovers in the ‘2’s to Plutaluang on Monday.

Friday, Nov. 30, Eastern Star – Stableford

We had six groups out today with the cut at 8-17 and the highest score of the day came in division 2, with Ron Lavette winning with 38 points. Ray Daws was second on 35 points and Frank Kelly placed third with 33. Bruce Gardner came in fourth with a poor score of 29, but he was happy with that.

37 points won division 1 and on top of the podium again was Dennis Scougall. Pete Sumner was second one point behind, with Paul Butler third on 35 and Colin Aspinall fourth with 31.

There were some very tough pin placings out there today with at least six flags positioned one foot from a gradient so a three-foot putt finished six feet down the slope.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Bob Comartin and Mark Stanley (3), and (Div 2) Ray Daws, Glyn Evans and Guy Russell.

Playing off an 8 handicap with three near pins under his belt, Mark Stanley birdied the 17th for the only ‘2’ of the day.