Swan heads the field at Silky Oak

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Travellers Rest Golf Group

Monday, July 7, Silky Oak – Stableford

In the week that the Brazilian defence went “missing in action” at the World Cup, leading to charges of desertion of duty and going absent without leave, the yeomanry of the TRGG started the week on Monday with a trip to Silky Oaks. 

For most of the participants it was their first outing to this course and the day didn’t get off to the best of starts when we found out on arrival that all the greens had just been cored, meaning it was like putting the ball over the battlefield at the Somme.  Amazingly the top three golfers on the day took it all in their stride and posted some unbelievable scores, seeing that two of them were complete greenhorns and had never set foot on the course before.

Gerry SwanGerry Swan

The three leading scores all deserved a mention in despatches and are in line for the golfing equivalent of the VC (Victoria Cross).  So step forward Gerry Swan, Andy Rich (me) and Daryl Ottaway and take a bow.

I can’t wait to get the feedback from the other guys when they read that load of old b*ll.

1st Gerry Swan (15) 41pts

2nd Andy Rich (21) 39pts

3rd Daryl Ottaway (5) 37pts

Wednesday, July 9, Khao Kheow – Stableford

On Wednesday it was off to the more serene pastures at Khao Kheow (B and C courses) and on the day the good scoring continued.  The only difference between the events on Monday and Wednesday was that it was a lady who was sandwiched between two men at Khao Kheow.

That man Charlie Cox was at it again and he completed his third win in as many weeks by scorching ahead of the rest of the field to amass 40 points.  Just to keep the prize money in the family his partner Rungratree Puangsal took second place and Jimmy Cooper also had a good day finishing third on 38.

1st Charlie Cox (18) 40pts

2nd Rungratree Puangsal (9) 39pts

3rd Jim Cooper (15) 38pts

Friday, July 11, Pattavia Century – Stableford

The TRGG schedule took in another visit to Pattavia Century on Friday and the high scoring was maintained once more.  This time it was Andrew Pfafflin (there’s a name for lots of points on the scrabble board) who took the course and the opposition apart by tying the best score of the week on 41 points. He finished miles ahead of Jim Cooper in second place who shot his handicap while big Magnus Alvarsson took third place with a very respectable 35.

1st Andrew Pfafflin (16) 41pts

2nd Jim Cooper (14) 36pts

3rd Magnus Alvarsson (12) 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 Fergus Brennan on 086 056 7019 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.

Charlie Cox and Rungratree Puangsal.Charlie Cox and Rungratree Puangsal.