Young top scores at Pattana

Glyn Evans (from left), Dave Edwards and John Carlin.
Glyn Evans (from left), Dave Edwards and John Carlin.

The Jomtien Golf Society

Monday, June 4, Pattana – Stableford

We opted for the A and B nines today and at 6870 yards the white tees were a touch too tough, so we were off the yellow tees in both divisions.

Paul Young, playing off 16, scores 19 on the front nine on the A course and 17 on the back nine to win division 1 with 36 points. Pete Sumner was second on 33 points after 20 points on the front nine and the Buffalo boy John Hughes, in his last game this visit, took third after beating Paul Butler 14/13 on countback, both with 29 points overall.

Peter Davies won division 2 with a modest 30 points; Glyn Evans was second on 27 and Peter Thomas third with 26.

Near pins went to (Div 1) John Hughes and Pete Sumner (2), and (Div 2) Ray Daws, Glyn Evans and Peter Thomas.

Pete Sumner birdied A8 for the only ‘2 of the day.

Wednesday, June 6, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

A late change in courses for today’s game with a major Thai tournament at Plutaluang so we switched to Pattaya Country Club. We had a few cancellations but there were still 16 players out with the two divisional cut at 9-17 and 19+.

Playing off 14, Les Smith had his best score for some considerable time and won division 1 with 37 points. Jerry Sweetnam was second on 35 points, Colin Aspinall third with 33 and there were three 29’s fighting for fourth place, with a 16/15/13 back-nine countback seeing Nik Evans beat Paul Young and Ray Daws.

Welsh boy Curtis Hessler with 34 points won division 2, Bill Kana was second on 33, Peter Davies came third on 31 and in fourth place with 30 points was John Carlin.

Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Paul Butler, Nik Evans, Les Smith and Jerry Sweetnam, and (Div 2) Colin Aspinall (2) and Peter Thomas.

Once again there was only one ‘2’ and it came from Jerry Sweetnam who birdied the tough 16th to scoop the division 1 pot.

Friday, June 8, Eastern Star – Stableford

There were only five 4-balls out today with the cut at 9-18 and 19+ and we all decided to start the round as the black skies were clearing slowly.

Peter Davies returned the best score of the day, winning division 2 with 36 points. John Carlin was second on 34 and with an unusual 30 points Frank Kelly was third. Glyn Evans beat Leo Adam and Tony Thorne on a 14/13/13 back-nine countback to finish fourth after they all came in with 27 points.

The South African boy Jerry Sweetnam topped division 1 with 35 points, Paul Butler was second one point behind and a further point behind him was Colin Aspinall. In his last game with us Dave Edwards took fourth with 32 points.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Dave Edwards (2), Nik Evans and Jerry Sweetnam, and (Div 2) Colin Aspinall and Glyn Evans.

Mikael Andersson birdied the 6th and Dave Edwards the 3rd for the only ‘2’s of the day and there was a double rollover in division 2.