Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, May 30, Pattavia – Stableford
We arrived thirty minutes ahead of schedule but there were three groups in front on the first tee, so we moved over to the 10th and it was a right decision as we finished one hour ahead of the group going off the first. We were lucky with the weather today and only suffered a 10 minute sprinkling of rain but it was enjoyable, especially with the quick and tricky greens and the course in good condition.
Chris Voller, playing off 7, won the day again with 42 points, a full six ahead of Paul Butler’s even par round in second while Pete Sumner took third after beating Tony Bless 19/17 on the back nine, both tied on 34 points overall.
Bruce Gardner was the winner in division 2 with 39 points and in second place nine points behind was Tom Novak as Bill Fenton completed the podium in third with 28.
Near pins went to (Div 1) Paul Butler, Pete Sumner and Chris Voller (2), and (Div 2) Bruce Gardner (3) and Tom Novak.
There were no ‘2’s today in division 1 while Bruce Gardner birdied the 7th in division 2.
Wednesday, June 1, Khao Kheow – Stableford
We were playing the C and B courses today with the cut set at 6-15 and 16+ in the two divisions.
The best score returned came in division 1, with Pete Sumner winning with 37 points ahead of Tony Bless in second with 32 and Arthur Hancock third with 30.
Louis Wong returned from Sidney and won division 2 with 32 points and there were three contenders fighting for second and third places after scoring 30 points each; Paul Butler and Michael Healey edging out Ger Lodge on a 16/16/15 back nine count back and Paul beating Michael on a back six count back for the silver.
Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Michael Healey, Bryan Rought and Pete Sumner, and (Div 2) Curtis Hessler and Ger Lodge.
Lindsay Phillips birdied B3 and Bryan Rought B8 to split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 and Bruce Gardner was the only winner in division 2 is with a birdie on B8.
Friday, June 3, Eastern Star – Stableford
Heavy overnight rain here in Pattaya but there were no cancellations in the morning and our mini bus departed on time from Fraser’s Bar. The rain was horrendous on the way to the course but as we left the 331 it totally dried up.
There had been no rain on the course overnight or this morning but as the first group of five teed off it looked very threatening coming in from Rayong. Our first group got halfway down the second fairway when the skies opened so the players took shelter undercover by the third tee for 10 minutes until the rain had passed. There was no more rain for the rest of the round, and ‘pick clean and place’ was not implemented today at all.
The organizer Glyn Evans played his best round for some considerable time and won division 2 with 40 points. There were two 32’s vying in for second place but Tony Thorne beat Darryl Blair 2/1 on a last hole count back.
Jerry Sweetnam with 35 points was the winner in division 1, with Paul Butler taking second one point behind and Bill Bertram was third on 33.
Near pins went to (Div 1) Mikael Andersson, Tony Bless, Khalifa Nasser and Jerry Sweetnam, and (Div 2) Glyn Evans.
Khalifa Nasser on the 6th and Lindsay Phillips on the 17th recorded birdie ‘2’s to split the division 1 pot and Glyn Evans slotted the only one in division 2 on the 17th from two feet away.