Young heads the field at Parichat

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Paul Young & John Carlin.
Paul Young & John Carlin.

The Jomtien Golf Society

Monday, June 3, Parichat – Stableford

We were playing off the white tees today with only one division out and Paul Young, playing off a 16-handicap, won the comp with a fine 41 points. John Hughes came in second after beating John Carlin on a 20/17 back-nine countback, both on 36 points overall. Andres Holder finished fourth on another countback, edging out Bill Kana 11/9 on the last six holes after they both scored 31 points.

There were some tough tee placings out there today with many balls lost, so next time here division 1 will be off the whites and division 2 off the yellows.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Steve Godfrey, Andres Holder (x2) and John Hughes, and (Div 2) Steve Harris (x2).

In the 2s competition, Paul Young birdied the 2nd and Andre Holder the 11th in division 1 and there were two rollovers in division 2.

Friday, June 7,
Eastern Star – Stableford

Wednesday’s game was a complete washout at Pattaya Country Club with the competition cancelled after nine holes in accordance with our rules.

On Friday we had stormy conditions on the way down to Eastern Star and it did not look too promising for the six groups who booked in. There was torrential rain here as we arrived and we agreed a tee off at 10.00am as it was still raining at our allotted time. In the end there were a few golfers going back to Jomtien and we have only four groups out.

The cut today in two divisions was 10-17 and 18+ in division 2. The first five holes saw no problems but for the next seven we had intermittent drizzle, however we all carried on and finished the round.

The best score of the day came from John Carlin who won division 1 with 32 points. There was then a 12/10 countback that saw Frank Kelly beat Douglas Clarke for second place.

Khalifa Nasser topped division 1 with 30 points and there were cheers all round as John Hughes beat Les Smith on a 14/12 back-nine countback to come second after they both came in with 29 points.

Only four near pin winners today with Les Smith (division 1) and John Carlin, Frank Kelly and Khalifa Nasser (division 2) taking the awards.

We said Bon Voyage today to Andres Holder , Steve Cliff and Steve Harris.