Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, June 20, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford
There are many of our players who have returned to their home countries for a break and with 3 games in three days this week there was only one division out today.
Pattaya Country Club was almost deserted apart from a couple of groups in front of us and the conditions are still acceptable here for this time of the year in the opinion of most of our players.
The ladies who played in Noi’s charity golf day pose for a group photo.
With his first place on the podium position for a long time, the Frenchman Jean Morel scored 36 points to win the day while in form Mikael Andersson, playing off 10, was second three points behind and Tony Thorne took third with 32.
There were two birdies on the 5th hole today in both divisions and with three rollovers in each division Tony Thorne and Jean Morel won the max.
Tuesday, June 21, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford
It was Noi Emmerson’s charity day for the Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind and we had 12 ladies out and 32 men in a three divisional stableford competition. There were two and three technical prizes on every hole sponsored by Fairways Driving Range, Honda, Thai Nippon Steel, Mr and Mrs Bryan Neal and Torstein from the El Paso Restaurant.
After the heavy rain here the previous night we adopted the ‘pick, clean and place’ through the green ruling which applied to the rough as well.
There were two 44’s in today and with one of them, including 23 on the front nine, Mikael Andersson won division 1 ahead of Piere Bietry in second with 38.
The Burapha caddy in form at the moment and waiting to be cut took out the ladies division with 44 points, well done Kung Maliporn. Jang Walker was second with 40 points.
Not keeping up with the other divisions, Terry Tucker won division 2 with 41 points, with Torstein beating Ron Gillet on a 21 /19 back nine count-back for second after they both came in with 38 points.
It was back to Noi’s restaruant in Soi 10 near Second Road for the presentation and free buffet for all golfers and partners. A great day was had by all, many thanks to the sponsors and to Noi herself.
Wednesday, June 22, Eastern Star – Stableford
A late cancellation at Green Valley for obvious reasons, and there were 15 players wanting to play at Eastern Star for the reduced green fee. We had two divisions out today and the same old name won division 1 yet again with 35 points, well done Mikael. Darryl Blair was in second with 32 and Chris Voller took third on 29.
The organiser won division 2 with a meager 33 points while Joe Kubon beat ‘count-back Bernie’ 16/13 after they both finished with 30.
There was a rollover in the ‘2’s in division 1 to our normal Monday and Wednesday games but in division 2 Bernie Sinclair birdied the third to take the pot.
Friday, June 24, Eastern Star – Stableford
After a few late cancellations there were only 19 out today on our regular Friday game here. Most of thought the greens at Eastern Star were in a slightly better condition the previous week but they are still working to improve them.
It was a very pleasant day here with a cool breeze coming off the coast and the best score of the day was in division 2 with Joe Kubon winning with 36 points. Playing off 19 and 77 years old and still walking the course every week, Brian Blackford came in second on 34, while the organiser was third after beating Peter Grant and Jim Lane on count-back after they all scored 30 points.
Paul Butler topped division 1 with 35 points, Bill Bertram was second with 30 and Andy Baber took third one point behind.
In the ‘2’s there are now three rollovers in division 1 and four in division 2 to next Friday.
Another two names disappear this week back to the UK for four and eight weeks – bon voyage to Joe Kubon and Harry Riley.