A re-Peter for LeNoury as Moraghan cans an ‘Ace’

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Monday, Feb. 10, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford

A Flight

1st Peter LeNoury (10) 41pts

2nd Bob Mulholland (8) 39pts

3rd Sonny Crawford (9) 39pts

4th Chaten Patel (13) 39pts

B Flight

1st Barry Tregurtha (19) 38pts

2nd Ray Powell (16) 35pts

3rd Barry Murnin (17) 34pts

4th Geoff Doody (25) 34pts

We have been chock-a-block these last few weeks and it has not died out yet.  36 golfers of all handicaps joined us on Monday for our regular visit to Green Valley.  Despite thousands of rounds here, the course is still in really good shape.  The cool weather still prevails in the evenings, but it is warming up in the daytime on the golf courses now.

Barry Murnin, Ray Powell, Peter LeNoury, Bob Mulholland and Sonny Crawford.Barry Murnin, Ray Powell, Peter LeNoury, Bob Mulholland and Sonny Crawford.

He won here the previous week with a 38 and won it again today, but this time with a stunning 41.  I am beginning to think Peter LeNoury likes this course!  Peter plays golf every day…and I mean every day.  Except for the fact that last month he cracked a few ribs (but not at our BBQ night) and had to take a few days off, Peter is always up for a game. Well played mate, especially off your new 10 handicap.

Brad Sproxton was kind enough to fill in for Cap’t. Phil while on holiday, so as guest manager he decided to employ 2 flights and the count back system for today’s comp.  The dreaded countback can be cruel to some, but not for Bob Mulholland as his 22 Stableford points on the back put him at the top of a trio of 39’s.  Bob will be reading this from back in Scotland as he had to return to work.  See you next time pal!

Another departure was also on the flight list as Sonny Crawford was winging his way back to his base in Korea for a few months.  Sonny shot a great 21 on the back, which would usually be good enough.  Also at 39 but just 18 on the backside was our pal Chaten Patel who couldn’t quite match his brilliant 9 holes on the front side.

In the B Flight (15 handicap and above) it was all Barry Tregurtha as ‘Bazza’ finished a full 3 points ahead of the rest.  The Sultan of Soi Dao continued his fine form that started with last month’s Mulberry Ryder Cup.  Ray Powell was in the frame again with a 35 and Barry “Good” Murnin tied with Geoff Doody on 34 to finish off the podium placings.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, St. Andrews (white tees) – Stableford

1st Ray Powell (16) 40pts

2nd Mark Wood (9) 39pts

T3rd Kevin Moraghan (15) 38pts

T3rd John Emmerson (15) 38pts

There was only one big story of the day here, as Kevin Moraghan took only one swing with a 6-iron that flew 177 yards on the 3rd hole at St. Andrews for a hole-in one!  It’s not his first though – young Kevin was only 7 years old when he had his first ace, so it has been a bit of a wait for ace number 2!

Ray Powell, Mark Wood, Kevin “Ace” Moraghan, and John Emmerson.Ray Powell, Mark Wood, Kevin “Ace” Moraghan, and John Emmerson.

The beauty of that 3rd hole is that it is all downhill so you can track it the whole way.  Screams were heard as far away as Silky Oaks, so I am told.  Way to go Kevin!  Remember, this is the number 1 handicap hole here at St. Andrews, so this is a great feat.  Being the generous guy that he is, Kevin rang the bell not once, but twice, and those screams of joy from the lads here were also heard as far away as Silky Oaks.

Kevin’s regular playing partner John Emmerson ended up with a 38 on the day for a same-same score off the same-same handicap as the lads split the booty for joint third.  Next up the ladder was me old mate Mark Wood as he carded a 39 for a great round of golf at this challenging track.

But today nobody could match the affable Englishman Ray Powell who had a heck of a round with a whopping 40 points to end up top of the heap!  Ray looks to be one to watch for the Monthly Medal for sure.  Ray had a perfectly consistent game today with 20 points on the front and 20 on the back.

Thursday, Feb. 13, Bangpakong (yellow tees) – Stableford

1st Yuzru Yamasaki (19) 40pts

2nd Rod Stevens (23) 40pts

3rd Reg Glass (15) 39pts

It was a howling wind that greeted us at Bangpakong, as if the course weren’t tough enough already.  The layout was in fine shape for the most part, but had a few patches of brown due to the lack of water as most course are experiencing these days.  This is a great course and is always a popular venue, even if it is another 15 minutes drive it is worth it.

Sometimes, but not often enough, everything just seems to go right on the golf course.  There is neither rhyme nor reason to it; it must be in the stars.  It was that kind of day for our Canadian buddy Rod Stevens as he shot the best round of golf in ages and proudly posted a massive 40 points on the card.  Visiting Yuzru Yamasaki also ended up with a fine score of 40 so congrats to these 2 guys who actually tamed Bangpakong.

Reg ‘have another” Glass brought in a fine 39 that would have been a winner on another day’s outing, but better luck next time Reg.

Thanks to all who joined us for another great week of golf in paradise!

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