IPGC Golf from The Haven
Monday, Dec. 29, Pattana B & C – Stableford
1st Kevin Townsend (12) 38pts
2nd Mike Hill (21) 32pts
3rd Mark Williams (6) 32pts
4th Trevor Schirmer (14) 31pts
5th Mike Korney (18) 28pts
With a very short week in prospect due to there being two holiday days in the period, Monday’s competition was the only one to be held for the week but with many of the regulars preparing themselves for a very long New Year celebration the field was surprisingly small, with just four groups setting off for the trip to Pattana where the white tees had been selected as the test of the day.
On arrival at the course it was clear that the hopefuls would be away from the tee earlier than expected, as the car park was strangely quiet for the time of year, and so it turned out and with the course almost empty the day would have been very pleasant indeed if only the wind had not blown so hard, the pins had been a little more accessible and the course a fair bit shorter. In the event, even though the course was in excellent shape the scores spiraled upwards and the CSS for the day went out two strokes to 74.
Kevin Townsend was the only player that managed to overcome the wind and cruised home two under handicap after having had a very slow start, scoring just six points on the first four holes, to win by six clear points after completing the back nine in three under net.
Mike Hill won a count back for second place over Mark Williams, having a better 17 to 16 over the C course, which included a two-pointer on the last, as Mark slipped badly taking a triple when a double would have been good enough.
Trevor Schirmer looked a likely contender after four but then scored just six points from the last five on the front nine so fell out of contention, but he did enough on the closing holes to lock up fourth spot ahead of Mike Korney, who could never really recover from a very poor start that saw him take just 11 points from the opening nine holes.
There were no 2’s in the second division but Kevin Townsend underlined his dominance of the day with the sole one in the first division.
Before the presentations were made there were welcome backs for Bubbles Davies and Bob Webb.
Note: If you would like to play with The Haven group, you can contact 038 710 988 or call into 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 a 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.