Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, April 21, Pattana – Stableford
There were only two divisions out today with the cut at 6-12 in division 1 and 19+ in division 2. The A course was still closed today and we started on everyone’s favourite opening hole, the first on the B course.
Kari Kuparinen, playing off 5, returned the best score of the day, winning division 1 with 34 points to finish three ahead of Chris Voller in second. Guy Russell topped the division 2 scoring with 33 points and Chris Slota claimed second on 29.
(From left) Tim Hake, Chris Voller & Kari Kuparinen.
Iain Speirs birdied C2 and Chris Voller B7 to split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while in division 2 two there was a rollover to Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 23, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford
We managed to tee off 10 minutes ahead of schedule today but after nine holes there were a few moans that the course was in a very hard condition and that balls were running through the greens on every hole.
In division 2, Burnie Sinclair beat Chris Slota 19/17 on count back to take the win, both finishing with 38 points each. In his last game with us for a while, Tim Hake topped division 1 with 34 points and Chris Voller took second with 33.
Andy Crabb birdied the 7th for the only ’2’ of the day and sole possession of the division 1 pot.
Friday, April 23, Eastern Star – Stableford
Our largest turnout of the week with seven groups out and the cut set at 5-15 in division 1 and 17+ in division 2.
The best score returned today came in division 2 from Tony Bliss, playing off 18 and shooting a fine 38 points. Frank Kelly was second with 36 and Iain Walsh took third on 35.
Keith Woolley was the winner in division 1 with 37 points, one ahead of Jon Batty in second and Mark Stanley placed third with 35.
Near pins went to Terry Madsen, Marty Rock, Chris Voller, Ray Gott and Walter Weber.
Bill Bertram and Keith Wooley split the division 1 ‘2’s kitty while in division 2 a double rollover ensues to next Friday.
The fairways and tees here at Eastern Star were the best we have seen for a long time but unfortunately the greens were very coarse and slow. The management later assured us that improvement work on the greens will take place now the low season has started.