Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, July 23, Pattana – Stableford
We were on the A and B courses today and the split in the divisions was 8-20 and 21plus. For the majority of the times we play here it is overcast with rolling clouds in the distance. We teed-off today just ahead of our 10.00 am start time and there were some reasonable points coming in after nine holes, and eventually 40 points won division 1 for Lindsay Phillips. Russell Gilroy took second after beating Ian Speirs on n 18/17 back-nine count back after they both came in with 36 points each.
Chris Slota topped division 2 with 38 points, Mark Armstrong was second one point behind, and Roar Berger took third with 34.
Monday’s division winners: Chris Slota and Lindsay Phillips.
Near pins went to Anders Hansson (2), Lindsay Phillips, Chris Voller, Rod Howett and Burnie Sinclair.
In the ‘2’s in division 1, Russell Gilroy, Anders Hansson and Chris Voller split the pot while in division 2 there were two rollovers to Greenwood on Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 25, Greenwood – Stableford
Another gloomy day as we arrived with threatening clouds in the distance, but this caused no problems today and for the first time in many months we were allocated the C course, with the A on the back nine. The C has always been a good test of golf and this showed in the scores today.
Scoring 15 on the front nine and 23 on the back, our ex-London black cabbie won division 1 with 38 points ahead of Neville Scurrell in second on 36 and Russell Gilroy, in his last round before his departure to Oz, third with 35.
Lee Casey won division 2 with 36 points and with 11 points on the front nine and 24 on the back, Roar Berger took second with 35 ahead of Chris Slota, Monday’s winner, in third with 34.
Russell birdied C6 for the only ‘2’ in division 1 and there were now three rollovers to Emerald in division 2 till the following Monday.
Near pin prizes were claimed by Mike Chatt, Russell Gilroy, Lindsay Phillips, Ian Speirs, Lee Casey, Paul Hobson and Chris Slota.
It was congratulations all round for ‘Miss Chevrolet’ alias Kung Maliporn the Burapha caddie who won the Singha Pattaya Amateur Ladies Championship at Burapha today. Her other half, Andy Baber, was over the moon as the car arrived with Singha trophies, golf bags, shoes and an all expenses paid trip to Koh Samui in the new year. Well done Kung.
After Rod Howett’s laser operation on his eye’s we all wish him a speedy recovery.
Friday, July 27, Eastern Star – Stableford
After a few cancellations overnight and early morning, for various reasons, the groupings were made on the way to the course and once there we had to make still a few more adjustments on the first tee and in the end we went out with 6 four-balls.
There had been two hours of rain in Jomtien the previous evening but asking a few of our players who live on the course, they assured us that the course was dry and it promised to be a good day for all.
A slightly lower cut in the divisions today and it was 8-16 in the top flight and 17 plus in division 2.
Still in form and winning division 2 today with 40 points was Chris Slota, ahead of Paul Hobson who was having his last game with us in second with 34, and Joe Kubon in third with 31.
Marty Rock topped the podium in division 1 with 39 points while always in the reckoning, Chris Voller took second place two points behind and Mike Missler came home third with 34.
Playing off 8, Steve Armstrong birdied the 13th to secure the only ‘2’ in division 1 with a rollover as well and in division 2 there will be two till next Friday.
Near pins went to Mike Misler, Marty Rock (2), Curtiss Hessler and Bryan Rought.