Playing off 16 Chris Slota wins at Pattavia with 42 points

Paul Butler, Willy van Heetvelde.
Paul Butler, Willy van Heetvelde.

The Jomtien Golf Society

Monday, Sept. 3
Pattavia -Stableford

The course here today was in good condition but every green had been sanded and there were a few moans after the game from some of the low handicappers.

Playing off 16 Chris Slota with 24 points on the back nine and 18 on the front wins division 1 with 42 points. Nine points behind in second place is Per Forsberg beating Marc Brunner on an 18/14 back nine countback and in fourth place the Bristol boy Bob Poole beats Manny 16/14 after they both come in with 31 points.

An even better score on the back nine than Chris, Bill Kana comes in with 25 to win division 2 with 41 points. Willy van Heetvelde is second on 37, John Doyle third on 35 and Rod Howett fourth with 34 points.

Nearest the pins: Div 1. Paul Butler, Manny, Bob Poole and Chris Slota; Div 2. Alan Bissell, Bill Kana and Harry Vincenzi.

Bob Poole birdied the 17th to take a rollover in division 1 and two rollovers in division 2 to Greenwood on Wednesday.

It was Bon Voyage today to the hole in one star Harry Vincenzi and John Doyle.

September 5
Greenwood – Stableford

As we hit the 7 today there is a light drizzle and then as we head up towards the 331 the roads are saturated. It does not look too promising with the rain very heavy and intermittent. We turn off on the Pattavia road and the weather looks really bright ahead and the roads are dry here.

Amazingly everyone turns up and there are two divisions out with the cut at 11-16 and 17+. We are playing the C and A nines today and 39 points is the highest with Willy Van Heetvelde taking podium position in division 2, Paul Young is second with 37 and Alan Bissell third with 36. Chris Slota wins division 1 with 36, Ian Speirs is second one point behind, and Manny beats Per Forsberg on a 17/15 countback after they both come in with 30 points.

Nearest the pins Div 1. Per Forsberg and Ian Speirs; Div 2. Leo Adam and Frank Grainger.

There are only four winners out of eight today in the nearest the pins and in the twos in division 1 a rollover to Crystal Bay on Monday. Three rollovers in division 2.

Friday, September 7
Eastern Star – Stableford

An almost identical cut as of Wednesday in the two divisions and with some very slick greens the best score returned is 36 points. John Carlin wins division 2 with Frank Kelly in second place on 34 and David Phillips is third with 32 points. 33 points is the winning score in division 1 for Colin Aspinall, with Per Forsberg in second place one point behind and Ian Speirs is third on 30.

Nearest the pins: Div 1. Per Forsberg (2); Div 2. John Carlin, Steve Harris and Tony Thorne.

There are now five rollovers in division 1 in the twos to next Friday but in division 2 with no birdies over the past three weeks John Carlin birdied the 6th and Tony Thorne the 17th to split the pot.