Voller & Blair form dynamic duo


Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, Nov. 3, Pattavia – Stableford

We had a tee off time of 10.00am today but as always we were early and had four groups in front of us who were not the quickest in town.

Our first group came in rain free but as the second approached the last green the heavens opened and the remainder of the field struggled in over the next hour, most looking a little sodden.

The best score returned came in division 1 (7-19) from Edward ‘Teddy’ Bourne with 39 points, Terry Madsen took second one point behind and Dennis Scougall was third with 36.

Colin James and Dennis Scougall.

In division 2 a meager 31 points was enough to win it for Steven Cliff while Tom Novak was three points behind in second and Colin James took third after beating Rod Howett on a 14/12 back nine count back, both scoring 26 points.

Near pins went to Terry Madsen, Lindsay Phillips (2), Pete Sumner, Alan Bissell and Steven Cliff.

Lindsay Phillips and Pete Sumner birdied the 13th to split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while a rollover ensued to Plutaluang on Wednesday in division 2.

We wished bon voyage today to Dawn and John Hughes and also Steve Cliff.

Wednesday, Nov. 5, Plutaluang – Stableford

The East and South courses were the challenge today and despite some dark clouds building up during the day, we escaped with a rain-free round.

Playing off 5, Kari Kuparinen topped division 1 today with 38 points while Pete Sumner was second on 33 and Dennis Scougall beat Chris Voller 17/14 on the back nine for third after they both came in with 32 points each.

Pete Sumner and William Chang.Pete Sumner and William Chang.

Colin James was the winner in division 2 with 38 points, one ahead of Magne Gunnarsson in second and Jeff van Uffelen beat Roger de Jongh 16/11 for third spot after both scored 31 points.

Near pins were claimed by Kari Kuparinen, Mike Lewis, Pete Sumner, Alan Bissell, William Chang, Don Head and Roger De Jongh.

Edward Bourne birdied South 4 and Mike Lewis and Chris Voller East 2 to share the division 1 ‘2’s pot while in division 2 William Chang birdied East 5 to take sole possession of the rollover prize.

Friday, Nov. 5, Eastern Star – 2P Scramble/Stableford

A two-person scramble took place at Eastern Star on Friday, with the team pairings featuring one player from each division.  The rules gave a 40% combined handicap allowance with each player having to record 7 tee-shots on the card.

There were 18 teams out on a very hot day here with clear blue skies all around.  All looked well until the first group reached the 17th green when the rain came down again.  Fortunately it eased off enough to allow all the teams to finish.

Chris Voller and Darryl Blair were the winners today with 46 points, ahead of Mike Lewis and Jim Connelly in second with 45 and Bill Bertram and Joe Kubon third with 44.  We then had four teams tied on 43 points but Mikael Anderson and Frank Kelly had the better of the count back and completed the podium in fourth.

Regular near pin awards went to Dennis Scougall, Pete Sumner (2), Chris Voller and Alan Bissell.  Additional prizes were also on offer for near pins in multiple shots; these were won by Pete Sumner and William Chang #2, Khalifa Nasser and Cliff Elliot #8, Mike Chatt and Glyn Evans #11, Colin James and Dennis Scougall #12, and Pete Sumner and William Chang #16.

Tournament winners Chris Voller and Darryl Blair were the only team to record a ‘2’ today, theirs coming on the 17th.