Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Thursday, Dec. 12, Green Valley – Stableford
Monday and Wednesday was the IPGC Club championship so we had an extra game at Green Valley on Thursday.
Normally here on the first tee there are a few groups waiting to tee off but there was nobody waiting today and the first group got off 20 minutes ahead of schedule, which is surprising for this time of the year.
The cut was made at 9-16 and 17+ in division 2 and after a break ‘down under’ and still playing off 14, Neville Scurrell returned to the top of division 1 with 44 points. Wilf Latham came in second with 37 points and a welcome return back to John Chambers who took third with 35.
Chris Slota, back from Kazakhstan scored 38 points to win division 2, five ahead of Chris Reed in second, who beat Cliff Elliott on a 16/13 back nine count back.
After his amazing past two weeks, the IPGC net club championship winner Billy Fitzgerald birdied the 4th, 12th and 15th today to scoop three ‘2’s in division 1 while Jim Connelley birdied the 9th. There were only two in division 2 with Chris Slota and David Taylor in the winners slot.
Friday, Dec. 13, Eastern Star – Stableford
After three rounds this week the numbers were limited today to six groups and the consensus later was that this course is still improving every week, especially the signature green, the 13th.
Chris Slota, playing off 20, came in with 41 points to win division 2 while Chris Reed placed second on 38 and Walter Webber third with 37.
Billy Fitzgerald was yet again on the podium, winning division 1 with 36 points while Chris Voller took second on 35 and Wilf Latham came in third after beating Mike Lewis 15/14 on the back nine, both with 31 points.
Near pins went to Mike Lewis, Pete Sumner, Chris Voller (2), John Bisgeglio, Darryl Blair, Tony Holehouse and Chris Slota.
Mike Lewis and Chris Voller birdied the 6th and 17th to share the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while Iain Walsh chipped in on the 6th for the only ‘2’ in division 2.
There was a warm welcome return from Chiang Mai this week to Terry Redding and a bon voyage to Mike and Wendy Lewis – see you next October!