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Travellers Rest Golf Group

The arrival of July in Pattaya saw the numbers of visitors plummet to almost an all-time low, with the streets and the bars looking deserted.  Even the motorbike taxies were bemoaning the lack of customers as they whistled and clapped in vain, all wondering where their next meal was coming from.  

The golf bars were not exempt from this malaise and I have to report that on Monday, June 29, a measly four people showed up to play at TRGG headquarters.  That day’s competition had to be cancelled so the motley four made their own way over to Pattaya Country Club to get their golf fix for the day.  We all agreed that the new clubhouse looks very impressive and the golf course itself has come on leaps and bounds over the last few months.  Well done to all the groundstaff over there.

Ted Senior & Bob Cannon.Ted Senior & Bob Cannon.

Wednesday, July 1, Burapha – Stableford

Things improved and numbers increased on Wednesday, so the trip over to Burapha was not a wasted journey.  It certainly wasn’t wasted for Ted Senior who had one of those days when everything went right.  He managed to rack up a most impressive 43 points which saw his handicap plummet quicker than the number of visitors to Pattaya.  A long way back Rod Ewan just got the better of Rungratree Cox, but only after a count back.

1st Ted Senior (15) 43pts

2nd Rod Ewan (14) 35pts

3rd Rungratree Cox (10) 35pts

Friday, July 3, Pattavia – Stableford

On Friday we thought it was time we visited the pineapple fields once again to take on those slippery greens at Pattavia Century.  Bob Cannon turned up all guns blazing, if you will excuse the metaphor – I marked his card and couldn’t believe the scores I was having to write down.  After six holes he was level par and after fourteen he had already amassed 39 points and was playing unbelievable golf for a 20 handicapper.  To make matters worse, I was having a complete nightmare of a day but the less said about that the better.  It was however a real privilege to watch Bob on a day I am sure he will remember for a very long time.

Jim Cleaver must have thought when he finished his round that his admirable 38 points was good enough to take all the prizes, but in the end had to settle for the runners up spot.  ‘Big’ John Dean completed the trio of big hitters by finishing third

1st Robert Cannon (20) 43pts

2nd Jim Cleaver (9) 38pts

3rd John Dean (11) 35pts

Good luck to all you golfers for the coming week and if you would like to play a round of golf with the TRGG, please phone Derek Thorogood on 080 673 3118 or pop into the Ned Kelly Bar in Soi Lengkee and add your name to the weekly lists which are posted on the notice board.