Velsberg the standout at Parichat


Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, Jan. 18, Parichat – Stableford

There were still a few of our regulars playing Parichat for the first time today.  As always on this course there are many plus and minus points but the majority, including the newbies enjoyed it.

We had eight groups out with the cut at 4-16 and 17+ and the Estonian boy Raivo Velsberg, playing off 8, returned the best score of the day to win division 1 with 35 points.  Terry Madsen came in second one point behind and in third place, still acclimatizing and playing off 4, was Peter Eriksson on 33.

Raivo Velsberg.

Josef Kempler topped division 2 standings with 34 points, Walter Weber was second on 31 and Miss Nut beat Harry Vincenzi 16/14 on the back nine for third place after they both came in with 30 points each.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Terry Madsen, Jerry McCarthy, Niels  Viuff and Jenk Yazici, and (Div 2) Curtis Hessler (2) and Dave Howden.

Terry Madsen birdied the 11th and Raivo Velsberg the 14th to share the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while in division 2 there was a rollover.

Friday, Jan. 22, Eastern Star – Stableford

After Wednesday competition at Treasure Hill was brought to an abrupt halt halfway around and subsequently cancelled due to a rainstorm, we had 35 eager players signed up for the trip to Eastern Star on Friday.  The field was split into three flights with the cut set at 4-14, 15-17 and 18+.

Terry Madsen.

Bill Bertram, playing off 8, won division 1 with 39 points while Pete Sumner came in second with 35 and Gerry Dooley third on 33.

Another 39 points won division 3 for John Kelly, with Howard Stanley taking second spot after beating the organizer 16/15 on the back nine, both with 35 points in total.

Dennis Scougall with 34 points was the winner in division 2 as Frank Kelly took second on 31 and Volker Suhr was third with 30.

Near pins went to Jerry McCarthy, Jerry Sweetnam, Pete Sumner, Bert Jumelet and Volker Suhr.

Bill Bertram birdied the 13th and in division 2 Volker Suhr the 13th to claim the respective flight ‘2’s pots.