Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, January 9, Plutaluang – Stableford
For unknown reasons this was our first visit here for four months and we were allocated the East and South courses. As we reached the marshall’s box we were then told there was another society going out before us with five groups so we had a 40 minute delay and then got stuck behind the group in front.
We had eleven groups out and with our normal tee time of 10.00am delayed and a slow round our last four-ball came in at around 4.00 p.m. The cut today was 6-17, 18 -22 and 23+ in the three divisions.
Andy Baber and Terry Redding with two Jomtien golf ladies, Miss Faa and Miss Tar.
Ron Miller, playing off 14, won division 1 with 44 points, John Smith was second with 37 and Stan Everingham took third two points behind.
The two bandits topped divisions 2 and 3; Paul Chabot in the second with 34 points ahead of Mauri Frimam in second on 32 and the French boy Jean Morel third on 31, and in the third flight Willy van Heetvelde was on top of the podium yet again 34 points. Brian Ferigno took second place with 32 and Frank Weiand was third with 30.
Pranee Bossett claimed the ladies division with a meagre 24 points but she was still smiling at the presentation back at Siam Cats.
Near pins went to Georges Faber, John Smith (2), Mark Armstrong, Tom Novak and Terry Redding.
Ron Miller birdied the second on the East course to win the ‘2’s in division 1 and Mark Armstrong and William Chang split the rollover pot in division 2.
Wednesday,January 11,Greenwood – Stableford
There were eight cancellations overnight and early morning and two no shows at Siam Cats and this disrupted the schedule immensely, both for the transport and for the starting list. In the end on the first tee we had 2 ladies out and 29 men with the cut at 6-17 and 18 plus in division 2.
There were many good reports on the condition of the course back in the clubhouse, especially the greens so this will be a regular booking over the next few months.
Erkki Pohja recorded the best score of the day with 38 points to win division 2, William Chang was second one point behind and Terry Redding beat count back Burnie 20/18 on the back nine after they both came in with 36 points.
Back from the US, Harry Vincenzi topped division 1 with 36 points, Frank Kelly was second on 35 and Raymond beat Adi Mayer on an 18/17 back nine count back after they both shot 33 points.
Verana Suhr took the ladies division but we are not mentioning the winning score.
Near pins were claimed by Adi Mayer, Raymond, Dennis Scougal, Volker Suhr and Bryan Rought (2).
William Chang birdied the 6th on the C course to record the only ‘2’ of the day and take the pot in division 2.
Friday, January 13, Eastern Star – Stableford
A really murky day here and with a cool breeze coming off the coast, perfect playing conditions. The two-person scramble list here in two weeks is filling up fast and we are going to limit it to 30 pairs.
With her first ever score under par Jill Stanley won the ladies division today with 39 points, well done Jill! Evelyn McNamara came in second with 35 and there were seven ladies out today in the competition.
Darryl Blair won division 1 with 37 points and Chris Voller, playing off 7, was second after beating Bill Bertram (8) on a 11/10 back six count back, both scoring 34 points each.
Not seeing his Chevrolet for over two months now because of the two rounds a day for his lady at Buraphra, Andy Baber cheered up and won the second division with 32 points. Paul Chabot was second one point behind and the Somerset based horse trainer Malcolm Saunders beat Tony Holehouse on a 14/13 back nine count back after they both scored 27.
Near pins went to Josie Monks (2), Verana Suhr, Anothai van Zeeland, Mikael Andersson, Darryl Blair, Ya Riley, Frank Kelly, Ian Plummer and Bryan Priestley.
In the ‘2’s Darryl Blair birdied the 6th for the only one in division 1 and there are now six rollovers to next Friday at Eastern Star in the second division.