Sweetnam makes it a double


Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, May 1, Silky Oak – Stableford

We are still uncertain what is happening at Green Valley and today we were moved over to the Silky Oak course.  The numbers are diminishing now with a lot of players going home so only two divisions out on this occasion with the cut set at 8-16 and 19+.

Jerry Sweetnam.
Jerry Sweetnam.

Thirty-nine points was the best score recorded, with Jerry Sweetnam carding that to win division 1 ahead of Paul Young ins second who beat Neil Gamble on a 20/17 back-nine count back, both with 37 points overall.

Peter Davies topped division 2 standings on 37 points, with Colin James finishing 2 points behind in second and Rick Assi took third with 33.

Near pins went to (Div1) Jerry Sweetnam (2) and Paul Young (2), while Colin James birdied the 3rd and 8th to record the only ‘2’s of the day and scoop the rollover pool.

Wednesday, May 3, Plutaluang – Stablrford

We were playing the North and West courses today at Navy with the equal cut in the two divisions set at 8-19.0 and 19.1+.

After being cut from Monday’s round, Jerry Sweetnam won division 1 with a fine 37 points, four up on Lindsay Phillips in second while Alan Bissell was third with 31.

Rick Assi was on the podium again and took division 2 honours with 36 points, one ahead of Peter Davies in second and Fred Temminick was third with 33.

Near pin prizes were claimed by (Div 1) Neil Gamble, Lindsay Phillips, Pete Sumner and Jerry Sweetnam, and (Div 2) Colin James (2) and David Taylor.

Jerry Sweetnam, Curtis Hessler and David Taylor all recorded birdie ‘2’s to help swell their bank accounts.

Friday, May 5, Eastern Star – Stableford

Torrential rain here in Jomtien started around 5.00am and led to a few cancellations before we even set off from Frasers.  There had been no overnight rain at Eastern Star however and we were very lucky with the weather as dark clouds milled all around but just a few spots of rain made it onto the course.

We had a small group out today with the cut at 8-13 and 17+ and Bill Bertram bounced back to win division 1 with an even par 36 points.  Pete Sumner came second behind Bill on 32 points.

Colin James was the winner in division 2 with 35 points and Tony Thorne was second with 32.

Near pin awards went to (Div 1) Bill Bertram, Lindsay Phillips, Pete Sumner and Jerry Sweetnam, and (Div 2) Rod Howett, Colin James and Gil Phillips.

Pete Sumner birdied the 6th for the only ‘2’ of the day.