Takeshi and Markku claim the final Medals

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IPGC golf from The Haven

Monday, Nov. 25, Greenwood – Stableford

CSS 73

Division 1 (0–12)

1st Yasuo Suzuki (12) 36pts

2nd Garry Barling (9) 34pts

3rd Allen Raaen (8) 32pts

4th Peter Skinner (11) 32pts

Division 2 (13+)

1st John Wood (24) 34pts

2nd Yukio Kikuchi (19) 32pts

3rd Hideo Akiyama (20) 31pts

4th Peter Brown (24) 31pts

A good turnout required the formation of two divisions with the cut being set at a low 12 and below for the first division.  At last the wet weather seems to have relented, at least for a little while, and it is now time to make hay.

Rodney Nabbe.Rodney Nabbe.

The course was in great shape and the winds light, but it appeared to be very difficult to score freely whichever division one was playing with as the cards attested at the end of the round.

Yasuo Suzuki returned the best of the day at level handicap to win the first division by two from Garry Barling, with Allen Raaen taking third after winning a count back over Peter Skinner with a better 16 to 14.

John Wood at last won a day after coming second  a few times recently as he took the second division by two from Yukio Kikuchi, leaving Hideo Akiyama to win another count back over Peter Brown by a margin of 16 to 14 and claim third spot.

Surprisingly, with the course playing fairly tough, there were several 2’s on the day with Hideo Akiyama claiming sole ownership of the second division and Barry Wellings, Jens Gunnarsson and Geoff Potter sharing the first division pool.

Before the presentations were made there were welcome backs for Garry Barling, Daryl Burkett and Peter Brown.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, Khao Kheow – Stableford

CSS 72

Division 1 (0–14)

1st Rodney Nabbe (11) 39pts

2nd Allen Raaen (8) 33pts

3rd Garry Barling (9) 33pts

Division 2 (15+)

1st Don Everett (20) 38pts

2nd Phillip Cass (21) 34pts

3rd Yukio Kikuchi (19) 33pts

Once again two divisions were required but this time the cut came at 14 and even though the course was set up to be playing more on the difficult side, the scoring was much better that the previous outing with both divisions being won by under handicap rounds.

Don Everett.Don Everett.

The first division was led in by Rodney Nabbe at three under, which left a huge gap of six shots before the next players trailed in to contest second and third places.  Allen Raaen took second place after winning a count back over Garry Barling, carding a better 17 to 14 over the inward nine.

Don Everett also led the second division by a distance, as he continued with his good run of form heading towards the IPGC Club Championships in early December, with a two under handicap return which left Phillip Cass in second and Yukio Kikuchi again taking a spot on the podium in third.

There were no 2’s in the first division but Danny Greer made it many happy returns as he slipped the lone one in to claim the second division pot.

Prior to the presentations there were welcome backs for Philip Cass and Danny Greer together with a farewell for Geoff Potter returning to the UK to keep an eye on his now famous and much in demand son following his recent huge success on The X Factor talent show.

Friday, Nov. 29, Crystal Bay – Monthly Medals

CSS 71

Division 1 (0–15)

1st Takeshi Hakozaki (10) 68pts

2nd Jens Gunnarsson (14) 69pts

3rd Keith Evans (7) 70pts

Division 2 (16+)

1st Markku Tynell (23) 74pts

2nd Philip Cass (21) 74pts

3rd Shuichi Kodaka (18) 74pts

With Phoenix still on the unplayable list, the monthly medals are being contested over various courses and this month’s was set for Crystal Bay, where again the course was found to be in good condition with just the greens a little tricky.

Takeshi Hakozaki took full advantage of his member’s knowledge on the greens, as he knocked them in from all areas to take his first medal of the year and claim the first division’s last place in the Gold and Silver Medals to be held at The Emerald on the 27th December.  Takeshi won by a single stroke from Jens Gunnarsson, with Keith Evans just one further back in third.

The second division last spot and the month’s medal went to Markku Tynell after a three-way count back over Phillip Cass in second and Shuichi Kodaka in third as they each scored 36.5, 37.5 and 38 respectively.

There were no 2’s in the second division but Takeshi Hakozaki, Paul Gill, Keith Evans and Daryl Burkett shared the rollover pool in the first division.

Note:   If you would like to play with The Haven group, you can contact mobile 094 567 5726 or call in to The Haven Hotel, at 185 Soi 13, between Beach Road and 2nd Road.  All transportation to the course is arranged and you do not need to sign up prior to the day, but you should be there by 8.15 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the days that you wish to play.  A schedule of courses to be played can be found on our web site at www.thehaven-hotel.com.