Vincenzi shines at Eastern Star

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Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, March 10, Pattavia – Stableford

With the numbers now starting to dwindle, as expected for this time of the year, there were only six groups out today and with less than 32 players out we dropped to two divisions with the equal cut today being set at 8-17 and 18+. 

It was quite a warm day here but now that the new clubhouse has opened it was a relief to be able to have a decent shower after the round.

Two 39’s came in today with Terry Madsen winning division 1 from Edward Bourn in second, two points behind, and Matti Huomo beat Jerry McCarthy 19/16 on a back-nine count back for third after they both scored 33 points.

Harry Vincenzi ,Terry Madsen and Edward Bourn.Harry Vincenzi ,Terry Madsen and Edward Bourn.

Mauri Friman was the other player to score 39 points to win division 2, with Tim Hake taking second on 38 and Kjell Lyshaugen, in his last round with us, filling third spot with 34.

Near pins went to Terry Madsen, Chris Voller, Veli Laakonsen and Tim Hake (2).

Nik Evans birdied the 4th and in form Terry Madsen the 4th and the 13th to split the division one ‘2’s pot and Tim Hake also got a ‘2’ on the 4th to scoop the pool in division 2.

Wednesday, March 12, The Emerald – Stableford

Eight groups out on Wednesday at Emerald and there were a few moans from some of the players post round regarding some large bare patches on the fairways where there were no G.U.R. markings.  This should have necessitated us playing one of our relief rules and this will be looked into before our next game here next month, but at the end of the day it was the same for all players out there today.

The best score was returned in division 1, with Khalifa Nasser, playing off 16, beating Walter Weber on a 17/16 back-nine count back after they both came in with 39 points each.  With a 6 handicap Kari Kuparinen was third with 36 points.

Eiichi Matsumoto topped division 2 standings with 35 points and Howard Stanley beat Tim Hake 19/18 on the back-nine for second after they both came in with 34 points.

Near pins were claimed by Georges Faber (2), Neville Scurrell, Mika Viljakainen, John Bisceglio, Kjell Lyshaugen and Walter Weber.

As well as two nearest the pins Georges Faber birdied the same two holes on the 5th and 15th and Mika Viljakainen the 5th as well to split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while in division 2 there was a rollover to Khao Kheow on Monday.

Friday, March 14, Eastern Star – Stableford

The Korean groups have now departed from this course and it was relatively quiet today as we teed off 15 minutes ahead of our scheduled normal time of 9.15 a.m.

The fairways and greens have improved here over the past two weeks and these were the comments from the majority of the players coming in today.

Off a handicap of 16, Karl Flood won division 1 with 39 points and Tony Oakes came second with 37, with Wilf Latham in third with 35.

In division 2, with 19 points on the front and 22 on the back, Harry Vincenzi took the honours with a fine 41 points.  Sid Ottaway came in second with 37 and Frank Kelly beat his arch-rival Joe Kubon 16/15 on the back nine to finish third as they both came in with 32 points each

Near pins were picked up by Paul Butler, Wilf Latham, Terry Madsen, Chris Potter, Roar Berger, Frank Kelly and Harry Vincenzi.

Chris Potter birdied the 6th hole for the only ‘2’ of the day.

It was also bon voyage this week to Edward Bourn and Diana and Cliff Elliott.