Pattana – a tough test


Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, Oct. 13, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

Two divisions out today with a cut of 9-20 in division 1 and 21+ in division 2.  Playing his socks off lately, Chris Voller topped division 1 with 37 points, beating Terry Madsen on a 20/19 back nine count back.  William Chang took third with 36 after another count back, beating Reijo Heiskanen 19/16.

Tom Novak was the winner in division 2 with 34 points, one ahead of Burnie Sinclair in second while Rod Howett claimed third with 32.

Near pins went to Thomas Naughton, Chris Voller, William Chang and Colin James.

In the ‘2’s, Thomas Naughton birdied the 12th and Colin James the 5th.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, Pattana – Stableford

Our allocated courses today were the C and A nines, which made a change to the last few rounds played here.  We were off the yellow tees as quite a few people regard the whites are too tough and still the scores today were low.

Nik Evans & Dennis Scougal.Nik Evans & Dennis Scougal.

Chris Voller won division 1 with 31 points, with Jori in second place on 30 points after beating Lindsay Phillips 11/9 on the back six holes.  Heikki topped division 2 with 29 points, and three players came in with 27 points, William Chang beating Ray Hucknall and Miss Nut for second on a 17/15/14 back-nine count back.

Near pins were shared between Nik Evans, Don Head, Terry Madsen, Chris Voller, and Paul Hartley.

Nik Evans and Don Head split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while in division 2 a rollover ensues to the Emerald on the 27th.

Friday, Oct. 17, Eastern Star – Stableford

This course is still improving throughout, with the exception being a few greens, but you have to expect this at this time of the year.

Gearing up for the Chiang Mai trip the organiser shot 39 points to win division 2, a first for a long time.  Joe Kubon came in second three points behind and Paul Hartley was third on 33.

On the podium again, Chris Voller won division 1 with 39 points, Khalifa Nasser was second three points behind on 36 and the Welsh boy Mike Lewis came third on 35, beating Don Head and Pete Sumner on a 19/19/16 back-nine count back.

Near ins were spread around among Mike Lewis, Marty Rock, Dennis Scougal (2), Glyn Evans, Frank Kelly and John H.

Mike Lewis birdied the 3rd in division 1 and Glyn Evans hits a shot eight feet from the pin on the 6th and sank the putt for the only ‘2’ in division 2.

At Siam Cats at the presentation there were warm welcome returns to Edward Bourne, Jim Connelly, Nik Evans and Dennis Scougall.