Jomtien Golf with the I.P.G.C.
Monday, Nov. 18, Plutaluang – Stableford
There was a Navy tournament on the North and West courses today so we were allocated the East and South nines. There were seven groups out today with the equal cut at 7-18 and nineteen plus in the two divisions. In division 1 three 36’s came in and with a back-nine count back of 20, Dennis Scougal was the winner ahead of Pete Sumner in second and Billy Fitzgerald third. Thirty-six was also the winning score in division 2 for Eiichi Matsumoto, with William Chang in second two points behind while Fred Temminck beat Andy Oz on a 18/17 back-nine count back for third after they both scored 33 points each. There were no ‘2’s today so both divisions are rolled over to Pattavia on Wednesday. Near pins went Gerry Cooke, Peter Pedder, Chris Voller (2), Magne Gunnarson and Howard Stanley.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, Pattavia – Stableford
This was our first visit here since the re-vamp of the course and what a delight it turned out to be. Everyone was surprised with the condition, especially the bunkers and the greens, and the majority view after the round was what a wonderful turnaround this course has made. The new club house is being built now and is scheduled to be finished on the third week of January so we have a booking here in late December and also early February. Two 42 point scores were returned in division 2 today with Glenn King edging the win over Burnie Sinclair in second, and nine points behind in third place was Rodney Howett. Chris Voller topped division 1 standings with 37 points, Billy Fitzgerald was second two points behind and Dennis Scougall placed third with 33. There were some humorous heckling at the presentation at Siam Cats when it was revealed that the third group out had recorded three ‘2’s, all on the 13th green. Well done Gerry Cooke, Billy Fitzgerald and Rod Howett. Curtis Hessler birdied the 4th for a share of the pot also. Near pins prizes went to Billy Fitzgerald, Don Head, Lindsay Phillips, Jan Sordal, Peter Grant, Tom Novak and Matty Swire
Friday, Nov. 22, Eastern Star - Stableford
A very busy course today with a few Korean groups out in front of us but this did not prove a problem with the flow of play.Wilf Latham won division 1 (0-15) today with 34 points and with his new handicap of 15, John Walsh took second with 33. A remarkable six players were tied on 32 points for third place but Tim Dale had the best back-nine of 20 to pip Bill Bertram, Billy Fitzgerald, Ted Gardner, Roger and Chris Voller. Frank Kelly came back into the limelight with 37 points to win division 2 ahead of Miss Nut in second with 35 and the darkside boy Andy Baber took third on 34 after beating Iain Walsh on count back. Tony Thorne and Roger birdied the 6th and 13th to split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 and the near pins were shared amongst Tim Dale, Roger R, Tony Thorne, John Walsh, Andy Baber, Magne Gunnarson and Frank Kelly.