Tallett wins first medal


IPGC Golf from The Haven

Monday, April 10, Mt. Shadow (blue tees) – Stableford


1st Yasuo Suzuki (14) 31pts

2nd Yukio Kikuchi (17) 31pts

3rd Rod Crosswell (17) 29pts

4th Markku Tynell (22) 28pts

John Tallett.
John Tallett.

A short week with just the two outings due to the break in the schedule for Songkran saw Yasuo Suzuki take the win after edging a count- back over Yukio Kikuchi with a better 14 to 13 as the whole field found the going even more difficult than usual, with very little run in the fairways that remained uncut due to the recent wet weather.  The rough was also much more difficult having suffered from the lack of mowing.

Rod Crosswell stumbled into third place just one ahead of Markku Tynell, and with the rest of the hopefuls nowhere near it was no surprise to find that the CSS moved out to 75 and the day became non-counting for upward review of handicaps.

There were no 2s in the first division but Yukio made up for missing out on the win with the only one in the second division.


Wednesday, April 12, Khao Kheow B & C (yellow tees) – Stableford


1st John Carlin (18) 32pts

2nd Markku Tynell (22) 29pts

3rd Ray Smallwood (25) 27pts

4th Dave LeHane (16) 22pts

John Carlin.
John Carlin.

With many of the group already departed it was just a few hardy hopefuls making their way out to the once a fortnightly visit to Khao Kheow, where the B and C courses were in play for the day.

It was another equally difficult day when the best score was four over handicap, although the general condition of the course was excellent with the fairways being as good as they have ever been and the greens very receptive and needing constant attention to repair pitch marks.  Once again the CSS for the day went out to the maximum and became non-counting.

John Carlin had the best of the day three clear of second placed Markku Tynell, with Ray Smallwood claiming third another couple behind and Dave LeHane taking the last podium step for the day in fourth some way back

There were no 2s in either of the divisions.


Friday, April 21, Pattaya C.C. (white tees) – Monthly Medal

CSS 72

1st John Tallett (26) net 70

2nd Phil Cass (16) net 71

3rd Ben Jackson (16) net 75

Yasuo Suzuki.
Yasuo Suzuki.

With many players still away, for the first time ever in the monthly medals there were no contenders in the first division leaving just the 16 and above players to contest for the second division medal with the first two qualifying for the end of year Gold and Silver Medals.

The course was found to be in quite good condition and the newly renovated greens on the back-nine are now getting better on every visit and the scoring reflected that situation.

John Tallett won his first medal with the group with an excellent two-under handicap, just pipping Phil Cass to the top spot after the latter had racked up two treble bogeys on the 17th and 18th holes to lose by the slimmest of margins.

Ben Jackson also suffered from a two hole brainstorm, taking a treble and a quintuple on the 6th and 7th holes to fall out of contention, but he did manage to stroke in a couple of birdies immediately following and a strong back-nine gave him the last step on the podium well ahead of Vincent Gras in fourth place.

There were no 2s in either of the divisions.