IPGC golf from The Haven
Wednesday, July 6, The Emerald – Stableford
1st Yasuo Suzuki (9) 37pts
2nd Paul Hartley (19) 37pts
3rd Alastair Skene (17) 35pts
4th John Squitiero (18) 32pts
5th Rodney Hayes (10) 31pts
Another course whose management is trying to make the best of a very poor low season is Emerald, who are offering a very attractive deal of 1,250 baht for green fee, caddy and a cart for a single golfer. When the cart is shared the cost reduces by another 100 baht. It is to be hoped that more golfers will take up these offers so that the course will be encouraged in their efforts to promote inexpensive golf in the area.
After the excitement and fun of the Baan Jing Jai Scramble on Monday it was back to the standard fare of a stableford competition and once again Yasuo Suzuki was to be found at the top of the leader board following a couple of very successful outings the previous week. But he had to be very good over the inward half to win this time, which he was, with a better count-back of 21 to edge out Paul Hartley who could only garner 18.
New boy Alastair Skene slipped easily into third place with a very tidy one over handicap round with John Squitiero a further three behind in fourth and Rodney Hayes one more back in fifth.
There were no 2’s in either division.
Before presenting the prizes The Doc welcomed new member Alastair Skene and also welcomed back Graham Davis. Sadly Gordon Millar who is also travelling with them again is unable to play this trip.
Friday, July 8, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford
1st Rod Howett (23) 35pts
2nd John Squitiero (18) 35pts
3rd Graham Davis (7) 33pts
4th Yasuo Suzuki (9) 33pts
5th Brian Kelly (19) 32pts
6th Trevor Schirmer (14) 32pts
In line with many of the other courses that The Haven group continues to support during the low season, the Pattaya Country Club management are also offering a special deal for golfers utilizing a cart. The whole package can be purchased for 1,000 baht when two golfers share the same cart. It is to be hoped that the managements that continue to ignore the current economic situation, will soon get the message and also start their own promotions to encourage those golfers who are staying at home due to financial restraints to once again take to the fairways.
Rod Howett returned from a steady round to present the best card of the day even though he was one over handicap, as the course even being in very good condition, showed its teeth which determined that the CSS for the day would move out to 73.
Rod had to rely on a better count-back over John Squitiero to win by a margin of 19 to 18 after they both finished weakly, with Rod only amassing three points over the last two holes and John even less, with two points.
Graham Davis returned the best gross card for the day to better Yasuo Suzuki at three over handicap and claimed third place with the best count-back of 17 to 16.
Brian Kelly got straight back into the swing with a fifth place ahead of Trevor Schirmer after winning a count-back by 18 to 14 as Trevor faded over the inward nine.
Once again there were no 2’s in either division.
Prior to the presentations there was a welcome back for Brian Kelly.
Note: As from the 1st of July the Haven group will depart Soi 13 at the earlier time of 9 am until further notice. If you would like to play with The Haven group you can contact mobile 082 219 0965 or call in to the hotel at 185 Soi 13 between Beach Road and 2nd Road. All transportation to the course is arranged and you do not need to sign up prior to the day, but you should be there by 8.30 on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and 9.00am on Sundays on the days you wish to play. A schedule of courses to be played can be found on our web site at www.thehaven-hotel.com.