Rudi on a roll, wins back-to-back

Rudi Schaefer (from left) with Pete Sumner, Ron Miller and John Carlin.
Rudi Schaefer (from left) with Pete Sumner, Ron Miller and John Carlin.

The Jomtien Golf Society

Monday, March 4, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

The numbers are starting to drop slowly now so there were only two divisions out today with the cut at 10-16 and 17+. Some of the greens here were quite slick and others very slow and it was very difficult to work out which was which until the first putt on each green.

The difficulty of the greens was reflected in the scores today with 33 points the best in for Rudi Schaefer to win division 2. Steve Harris was second behind Rudi on 32, Jerry McCarthy was third with 29 and Paul Young finished fourth on 27.

Pete Sumner topped division 1 with 32 points, John Hughes took second one point behind, Dennis Scougall came in third with 29 and occupying fourth place with an amazing 25 points was Bob Comartin.

Near pins went to (Div 1) John Hughes, Bert Mittendorf and Pete Sumner (2), and (Div 2) John Carlin, Steve Harris and Paul Young.

Bert Mittendorf birdied the 15th for the only ‘2’ in division 1 and in division 2 Steve Harris birdied the 5th and Paul young the 15th.

Wednesday, March 6, Pattavia – Stableford

An almost similar field as of Monday but in division 1 the cut was 7-16 today and the scores were a little higher, with Pete Sumner, in his last game with us for six weeks, winning division 1 with 37 points. Bob Comartin took second place, beating Ron Miller on a 20/17 back-nine countback after two 34’s were returned and Steve Godfrey came fourth with 32.

Rudi Schafer again won division 2, edging John Carlin on a 11/10 back-six countback with 18/18 on the back nine and 35 points overall. Leo Adam came in third on another countback, beating Paul Young 20/18 on the back-nine after they both scored 34 points.

Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Bob Comartin, Ron Miller and Pete Sumner (2), and (Div 2) Leo Adam and Rudi Schaefer.

Three 2s today came in the two divisions, Tony Molloy on the 4th and Pete Sumner on the 7th and in division 2 Paul Butler on the 7th.

Friday,  March 8, Eastern Star – Stableford

As always the highest turnout of the week and we teed off 15 minutes ahead of our allocated 9.15 schedule but there were four three-balls in front of us playing so slow that is took us over four hours to get around.

Thirty-nine points was the best score of the day, with Ron Lavett posting that to win division 2, six points ahead of second placed Paul Young. Tony Thorne came in third on 30 points and the organizer Glyn Evans took fourth with 28.

The social workers entrepreneur Dennis Scougall claimed division 1 honours with 36 points, and two arch rivals were fighting for second place; Gerry Dooley beat Frank Kelly on a 20/18 back-nine countback after two cards of 34 were returned. In fourth place Colin Aspinall edged Per Forsberg 19/17 after two 32-pointers were returned.

Only four near pin winners today with eight up for grabs; Colin Aspinall, Dennis Scougall and Les Smith in division 1 and Ron Lavett in division 2.

There were no 2s in either division so all to play for next Friday.