Phillips signs off in style

Marc Brunner, Martin Grimoldby and John Carlin.
Marc Brunner, Martin Grimoldby and John Carlin.

The Jomtien Golf Society

Monday, May 27, Greenwood – Stableford

A speedy journey up Route 7 today and with five groups out the equal cut came at 4-16 and 17+ in the two divisions.

Playing his last game with us for a while, Gil Phillips won division 2 with 40 points off his 22-handicap. Following Gil were two scores of 34 and here Steve Harris beat Douglas Clarke on a 18/16 countback to take second place. John Carlin finished fourth with 33 points.

An even-par 36 points won division 1 for the Durham boy John Hughes while Martin Grimoldby came second a full 4 points back on 32. We then had three 31’s come in and a countback saw Bob Poole takes third place ahead of Mark Cooper in fourth and Neil Gamble was the unfortunate one to miss out.

Near pins went to Vito Cirelli (x2), Steve Harris and John Carlin while Gil Phillips birdies B5 for the only 2 of the day.

Wednesday, May 29, Plutaluang – Stableford

It was a pleasure to play at Plutalang on Wednesday, with probably the slickest greens we have ever experienced here.

The cut came in at 9 -17 in the top flight and Pete Sumner recorded the best score of the day to winning division 1 with36 points. Neil Gamble was second on 33 and John Hughes came in third with 32.

Frank Grainger bounced back and won division 2 with 34 points and a full 8 points behind in second place Andy Oz beat Frank Kelly on an 8/5 back-six countback.

Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Marc Brunner, Neil Gamble, Chris Slota and Pete Sumner, and (Div 2) Paul Butler, Frank Kelly and Lars Strom.

There were three 2s today in division 1, Neil Gamble on the lighthouse hole, John Hughes on W3 and Chris Slota on W8 and in division 2 a rollover to Parichat next Monday.

Friday, May 31, Eastern Star – Stableford

Despite a lot of rain in the area, at arrival here the caddies said there had been none on the course for some time so no ‘pick clean and place’ required today. The greens here are still improving each week and there were some tough pin placements.

The equal cut was set at 8-16and 17+ in the two divisions and 36 points was the best score of the day, coming from Tony Thorne to win division 2. Paul Butler beat his arch rival Frank Kelly 19/18 on countback for second place after they both came in with 32 points and Ron Lavett finished fourth, beating Mike Tutton on a 12/10 back-six countback after they both posted 30 points each.

The mad dentist Les Smith topped division 1 with 34 points, Steve Godfrey was second on 31 and Pete Sumner beat Paul Young on a 18/16 back-nine countback for third after two 30 pointers were returned.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Roger Awad, John Hughes and Les Smith, and (Div 2) Paul Butler, Bruce Gardner (2) and Tony Thorne.

Les Smith birdied the 3rd with two rollovers and in division 2 John Carlin the signature 13th.