Baxter beats the bus trip blues


Travellers Rest Golf Group

Back to normal this week with the tour party returning from Hua Hin, singing the praises of the golf courses over there and promising to make the trip an annual event in future.

This week did not get off to the best of starts when our normal bus driver sub-contracted the work to a new driver who drove a bus shortly destined for the knackers yard, in fact if it had been a horse we would have shot it there and then.  It was one of those running on gas, or should I say breaking down on gas.  It stopped so many times I thought the driver must be selling ice creams along the way.

John Baxter.John Baxter.

Needless to say after we called in the rescue services on the way home and buses and taxis were dispatched to pick us all up our bus decided to behave itself and got us all home, it taking just over two hours back from Emerald.

Monday, Sept. 30, The Emerald – Stableford

So to Monday, and the day we played Emerald will be remembered more for the awful trip there and back than the golf itself.  John Baxter, however, had a good day after rattling in 38 pts to take first place and the old Welsh wizard Alun Webber was only just behind to finish runner up, with Clive Bruce in close attendance taking third place.

1st John Baxter (14) 38pts

2nd Alun Webber (18) 37pts

3rd Clive Bruce (9) 36pts

Tuesday, Oct. 1, Green Valley – Stableford

On Tuesday it was a welcome return to Green Valley where the course is always nicely laid out.  Mod Chaviraksa (12) certainly found it to her liking and finished on top of the winner’s podium, while Fergus Brennan and Jim Cooper fought it out for second and third with Fergus winning on count back.

1st Mod Chaviraksa (12) 37pts

2nd Fergus Brennan (13) 36 pts

3rd Jim Cooper (13) 36 pts

Thursday, Oct. 3, Phoenix – Stableford

It was back to Phoenix (Mountain and Lakes) on Thursday to round off the week’s golf for the TRGG.  Only four points separated the first six golfers so it was a close run thing.  Rod Ewan pipped Rob Taylor for top spot but only on count back as Tewin Poopay Lamthong came in close behind to take third place.

Rod Ewan.Rod Ewan.

1st Rod Ewan (12) 34pts

2nd Rob Taylor (8) 34pts

3rd Tewin Poopay Lamthong (11) 33pts

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.