Poole pulls out a ‘plum’ at Eastern Star


Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, Jan. 13, Crystal Bay – Stableford

Three divisions out today plus the ladies, and Terry Madsen topped division 1 with 41 points, seven ahead of Chris Voller in second seven place while Horst Starchl took third, beating Ron Miller on a 18/14 back nine count back, both on 33 points. 

Jim Connelly was the winner in division 3, scoring and even par 36 points and finishing one up on Bryan Priestley in second on 35.  Finn Olsen placed third with 34 points.

A hole-in-one for Bob Poole.A hole-in-one for Bob Poole.

Division 2 today with the cut at 14-19 featured eleven players and Tim Hake took the plaudits with 33 points while Bryan Rought was second with 32 and Harry Vincenzi beat Barry Stirling on a 18/13 back-nine count back for third after they both come in with 31 points each.

Verana Suhr topped the ladies division with 30 points and Alleta was second with 26.

Near pins went to Lindsay Phillips, Neville Scurrell, Pete Sumner, Chris Voller, Tim Hake (2) and Bente.

Don Head, Finn Olsen and Bryan Rought all took a share of the ‘2’s pots.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, Treasure Hills – Stableford

There were a few sore heads turning up this morning after a great evening out the night before at Rodney Howett’s 70th birthday bash at the Irish Wolfhound in Pratumnak.  Many thanks Rod and to Bo as well.

There were three divisions out today with the cut at 6-16, 17-20 and 21+ in division 3.  Ger Lodge won division 2 with 37 points, while Curtis Hessler was second on 36 and Chris Reed third with 34.

Andy Oz claimed top spot in division 3 with 37 points, four ahead of Jim Connelly in second and Tom Novak was third after beating Cliff Elliot 14/12 on a back nine count back, both on 28 points.

Barney Sheedy won division 1 with 35 points and after 12 points on the front nine and 21 on the back, Don Head came in second with 33.  Barry Stirling completed the podium in third with 31.

Near pins went to Markku Larros, Ron Miller (2), Harry Vincenzi, Kari Aarnio, Finn Olsen and Chris Reed.

Ron Miller and Dennis Scougall shared the division one ‘2’s pool while Eiichi Matsumoto, Andy Oz and Vesa Virtanen did the same in division two.

Friday, Jan. 17, Eastern Star – Stableford

Playing off 11 Bill Bertram scored 23 points on the front nine and 20 on the back to win division 1 today with a fine 43 points.  Chris Voller came in second with 40 points and Horst Starchl was third with 36.

In division 2, after scoring a hole in one on the 17th, the Bristol boy Bob Poole beat Walter Weber 22/19 on the back nine after they both came home with 39 points each.  Tim Hake was three points behind in third.

Joe Kubon topped division 3 standings with 35 points while Tony Holehouse was second two points behind and Pepo Frick placed third with 31.

Near pins went to Paul Butler, Wilf Latham (2), Bruce Gardner, Frank Kelly, Bob Poole and Howard Stanley.

Kevin Blake got a ‘2’ on the 3rd and Wilf Latham scored a brace on the 3rd and the 6th but they did not count today as pot went to Bob Poole for his hole in one.  Congratulations Bob!

It was bon voyage to Tim Hake who goes back to Khao Yai and who is arranging our golfing week there during Songkran.  Chris Reed is also going home to Oz for a break.