Alvarsson dominates at Bangpra

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Travellers Rest Golf Group

Monday, July 14, Bangpra – Stableford

The patrons of the TRGG had to endure a dry weekend over the 12th and 13th July as it was a big Buddha holiday in Thailand and all the bars were prohibited from serving alcohol, so they arrived on Monday thirsting for some golf action and not suffering from the usual Monday morning hangover.

The group headed off to the monkey course at Bangpra and it was big Magnus Alvarsson who showed the monkeys who was boss.  He rattled up 39 points, which was far too good for the opposition and he walked off with first prize.  Ted Senior came in second after winning an arm wrestling match with Rungratree Puangsal who came third.  Actually he won on count back as Ted would never win an arm wrestling match with anybody.

Magnus Alvarsson and Richard Talbot.Magnus Alvarsson and Richard Talbot.

1st Magnus Alvarsson (12) 39pts

2nd Ted Senior (14) 35pts

3rd Rungratree Puangsal (8) 35pts

Wednesday, July 16, Eastern Star – Stableford

On Wednesday it was the turn of Eastern Star to provide the TRGG with the usual stern examination and at the end of the day the top three could only be separated after a count back, as all three finished on 36 points.  Derek Thorogood, former scouser, all round good guy and brilliant golfer (he is also one of the bosses) discovered he had come out on top, with David Booth taking second and Rungratree Puangsal relegated to third for the second competition running.

1st Derek Thorogood (15) 36pts

2nd David Booth (14) 36pts

3rd Rungratree Puangsal (8) 36pts

Friday, July 18, Plutaluang – Stableford

On Friday it was once again off to the Navy Course at Plutaluang (North and West courses) and it was good to see the Roadrunner has returned to Pattaya.  Richard Talbot runs about ten marathons a week and has various nicknames, e.g. Bionic Man, Roadrunner and Madhatter (you have to be mad to run as far as he does).  Anyway, he made short work of the opposition and raced home to take first place.  Close behind were the other two winners this week and Magnus Alvarsson finished second after a count back win over Derek Thorogood in third.

1st Richard Talbot (16) 33pts

2nd Magnus Alvarsson (11) 32pts

3rd Derek Thorogood (15) 32pts

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.