Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, Dec. 14, Khao Kheow – Stableford
It was another hot and sweltering day here and there were two divisions out with the cut at 15 and below in the top flight.
We were playing the A and B nines and Ian Speirs returned the best score of the day, winning division 1 with 37 points. Sid Crawley came in second one point behind Ian and Paul Smith beat Rauli Nummenmaa 12/11 on the back nine for third after they both scored 34 points overall.
There were three 33’s in division 2, Harry Vincenzi getting the better of the count back to take first place ahead of Kari Aarnio in second and Chris Slota third.
Jerry ‘the bandit’ McCarthy.
Near pins went to (Div 1) Tony Bless, Matti Huomo and Paul Smith (2), and (Div 2) Kari Aarnio and Jerry McCarthy (2).
Arthur Hancock and Paul Smith both birdied A5 in division 1 while Jimmy Caffry and Jerry McCarthy both got ‘2’s on B3.
Wednesday, Dec. 16, Plutaluang – Stableford
We arrived at the clubhouse and there was nobody here and hardly any bookings apparent on the notice board. We played our favourite two nines today, the North and West and we teed off 15 minutes ahead of schedule. It was slightly cooler than in the past couple of weeks and this was enjoyable.
Two divisions out today with the cut at 17 and below and playing off 17, Jerry McCarthy’s 41 points easily won division 1 ahead of John Chambers in second, six points behind on 35. Dave Horne took third spot with 34.
Bob Poole, playing off 19, came in with 39 points to win division 2 and Don Head was second with 35. With 22 points on the front nine on the North course and only 11 on the back nine Paul Hartley trailed in third with 33.
Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) John Chambers, Dave Horne and Dennis Scougall (2), and (Div 2) Jim Connelly, Bob Poole, Harry Vincenzi and Michel Yerly.
Dennis Scougall birdied the lighthouse hole and Chris Voller W8 to split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 and in division 2 Jim Connelly and Harry Vincenzi shared the spoils.
Friday, Dec. 18, Eastern Star – Stableford
There were some faster greens here than we had encountered over the previous two games this week and the fairways had improved slightly since our last visit. The weather was almost perfect with a cool breeze throughout the round coming off the coast.
Another 22 points on the front nine today and with 19 on the back nine Paul Hartley won division 2 with 41 points. The organizer came in second with a surprising 36 and Joe Kubon was third with 35 points.
After being cut two shots after Wednesday’s round, Jerry McCarthy still topped the podium in division 1 with 40 points. Dennis Scougall was two points behind in second and Mikael Andersson took third with 36.
Near pins went to (Div 1) Bill Bertram, Paul Butler, Mark Potton and Dennis Scougall, and (Div 2) Steve Harris and Walter Weber.
Jerry McCarthy birdied the 6th and 17th and Frank Kelly the 6th to share the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while a rollover ensued in the second flight.