Vincenzi prevails at damp Pattana

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Jomtien Golf with the I.P.G.C.

Monday, August 29, Pattana – Stableford

There was heavy rain here overnight and a few cancellations before we arrived to a totally deserted course with the A nine being closed as well.  There were only four groups out today with two divisions for the men.  The cut was 7-19 in division 1 and 20+ in division 2, it was a very damp course and ‘pick, clean and place’ was implicated from the first tee.

Harry Vincenzi took the top podium position in division 1 with 36 points, with Bob Poole second after beating Chris Voller on a 16/15 back nine count back after they both scored 31 points.

(From R to L) Friday’s flight winners: Noi Emmerson, Jon Lay, Harry Vincenzi and Glyn Evans. (From R to L) Friday’s flight winners: Noi Emmerson, Jon Lay, Harry Vincenzi and Glyn Evans.

Bryan Priestley won division 2 with 27 points and before his return to the UK for two months, Ian Hart claimed second with 24.

There were no 2’s in any division so with two rollovers in division 1 and six in division 2 it’s all to play for at Greenwood on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 31, Greenwood – Stableford

As we left Siam Cats the clouds were dark and gloomy in the distance as we headed up the 331 towards Greenwood.  We arrived with an unexpected blue sky over the course and this remained for most of the day.

There was only one division out today, all saving themselves for Friday, and the best score of the day was 36 by Tony Thorne.  Count back Burnie took second spot with 31 points and in the frame again was Neville Scurrell who claimed third with 29.

There were six rollovers in division 2 in the 2’s and with a birdie on B5 Burnie Sinclair took the jackpot.  There were three rollovers in division 1 to Plutaluang on Monday.

It was bon voyage today to Colin James, see you soon Colin.

Friday, Sept. 2, Eastern Star – Stableford

Yet again there was heavy rain in Jomtien around seven a.m. and a few cancellations on the phone, but there were still 5 ladies and 44 men out today in a four divisional competition.  In the men’s league the cut was 6-14 in division 1, 15-20 for division 2 and 21+ in division three.

On the journey to the course the rain was spasmodic but as we arrived it dried up but there were still dark clouds all around.

There were 13 groups out in the rollover kitty extravaganza game with many technical prizes to be won.  The best score of the day in all four divisions was 37 from John Lay who won division 1.  Mikael Andersson took second one point behind John and Bill Bertram was third with 35.

Thirty seven points also won division 2 for Harry Vincenzi while ‘Mr. No car’ Andy Baber was second with 35 after beating Frank Kelly on a 21/16 back nine count back.

The Hua Hin man, Glyn Evans took out division 3 with 35 points and Brian Blackford was second, beating Jim Lane on a 13/12 back six count back after they both scored 31 points.

Noi Emmerson was the winner of the ladies division with 32 points ahead of Miss Nut in second on 31 while the Burapha caddie Miss Kung had a disastrous day and returned her lowest score for some considerable time of 19 points.

Near Pins:  Miss Nut, Darren Smyth, Mikael Andersson, Johnny Larsson, Arthur Hancock, Frank Kelly, Glyn Evans, Joe McArdle, Karl Flood and Chris Slota.

2’s:  Mikael Andersson, Frank Kelly, Darren Smyth, Chris Slota and Miss Nut.

Other technical prizes:

1st – Nearest the pin in 2 shots:  Miss Nut, Tom Sathrum and Grant Cadell.

2nd Nearest the pin in 2 shots:  Jon Lay, Grant Cadell and Darren Smyth.

4th Nearest the pin in 3 shots:  Miss Nut, Ian Speirs, Neville Scurrell and Rod Howett.

8th Nearest the pin in 3 shots:  Bill Bertram, Harry Vincenzi and Bryan Priestley.

9th Straightest drive:  Miss Nut, Tom Sathrum, Frank Kelly and Lee Casey.

11th Nearest the pin in 3 shots:  Jon Lay and Lee Casey.

12th Nearest the pin in 2 shots:  Mikael Andersson, Ted Morris and Joe Kubon.

16th Nearest the pin in 2 shots:  Noi Emmerson, Mikael Andersson, Grant Cadell and Tony Hill.

18th Longest Drive:  Toi Blair, Jon Lay, Grant Cadell and Joe Kubon.