Travellers Rest Golf Group
1st Colin Wales (13) 39pts
2nd Neil Wilkinson (13) 38pts
3rd Kevin Smith (13) 36pts
1st Derek Thorogood (17) 43pts
2nd Colin Smith (16) 39pts
3rd Richard Talbot (20) 38pts
On Monday the TRGG travelled across play Silky Oak golf course. In near ideal conditions a bucket full of points were clearly going to be needed just to reach the podium.
The highest score of the day came in division 2 as the boss Derek Thorogood charged home with a fine 43 points to claim a convincing victory.
In division 1, Neil Wilkinson started the day in top form by scoring 23 points on the front 9 but this was not quite enough for the top spot as Colin Wales shot 39 points overall to take the win.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, Phoenix Gold – Stableford
1st Alistair Anderson (15) 36pts
2nd Jim Best (13) 36pts
3rd Paul Durkan (08) 35pts
1st Peter McGinty (26) 36pts
2nd Ken Brehm (23) 34pts
3rd Brian Lewis (30) 34pts
Phoenix Gold attracted 35 golfers but none of them outscored their handicap. In division 2, the winner came in the shape of Peter McGinty who managed to roll back the years and shoot 36 points for the jackpot.
By virtue of a stronger back 9, Alistair Anderson joyfully accepted the day’s gold star in the top flight by way of a count-back over Jim Best, both with 36 points overall.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, The Emerald – Stableford
1st Alan Thomas (7) 38pts
2nd Peter Seil (6) 38pts
3rd Mike Rushant (11) 37pts
1st Keith Evans (17) 37pts
2nd Don Cross (22) 36pts
3rd Arnold Jones (17) 34pts
On Wednesday 47 golfers made their way over to the Emerald Gold Club. With such great numbers there was bound to be a bit of pandemonium at the start and there was.
In division 2, the day belonged to Keith Evans who amassed 37 points. On the front 9 he needed only 13 putts to score 22 and even a dip on the back 9 couldn’t stop the self-titled George Clooney lookalike.
The top spot in division 1 went down to a close battle between Peter Seil and Alan Thomas who both scored 38 points. Alan won the day as a result of a stronger back 9.
Thursday, Jan. 25, Khao Kheow – Stableford
1st Alan Thomas (6) 37pts
2nd Paul Durkan (8) 37pts
3rd Tristan Gilbert (11) 35pts
1st Terry Martin (24) 34pts
2nd Mark Pearson (15) 32pts
3rd Ken Brehm (23) 30pts
Thursday saw the TRGG making a visit to the splendid Khao Kheow golf course. In division 2 the high handicappers found it tough going and the winner of the day was Terry Martin with 34 points.
In division 1 the consistent Paul Durkan managed to score 37 points to take second, only cruelly being denied gold on count-back by Alan Thomas.
Friday, Jan. 26, Burapha – Stableford
1st Ryan Thomas (1) 44pts
2nd Charles Dakwah (12) 40pts
3rd Seil Peter (5) 37pts
1st Y. Takita (23) 38pts
2nd John Baxter (19) 35pts
3rd Arnold Jones (17) 32pts
On Friday the TRGG visited the Burapha and it was dream time for the low handicappers with the tee boxes playing as far back as possible.
First place in division 2 was claimed by Y Takita with a fine score of 38 points and the only player in the division to shoot his handicap.
In division 1, Charles Darkwah had a fine round of 40 points to take second place, meaning it would require something special to take the top prize. This proved to be the case as Ryan Thomas, playing off 1, shot 44 points, a raw score of 7 under the card!
Saturday, Jan, 27, Pattavia – Stableford
1st Masa Takano (7) 38pts
2nd Nik Evans (13) 37pts
3rd Mike Rushant (11) 36pts
1st Warren Shelley (25) 34pts
2nd Toshikatsu Saito (23) 32pts
3rd Nathan Sheridan (20) 31pts
On Saturday the group traveled to Pattavia and in division 2 the winner was Warren Shelly who rolled back the years to score 34 points.
Masa Takano rolled in a 38-pointer to top division 1 and any score of over 36 is a good effort on this course, so Masa turned out to be a worthy winner.