Bennett bags hole-in-one at the Valley


Travellers Rest Golf Group

Every golfer dreams of shooting a hole in one at sometime in their career.  Some are lucky and achieve it more than once whilst many others never realize their dream.  On Tuesday 16th July the TRGG paid a visit to the picturesque golf course at Green Valley and Gary Bennett had his dream come true when he shot a hole in one at the 144-yard par three 16th hole.  Well done Gary!

I am sure this made his day but one man’s good luck meant another man’s bad luck.  The unlucky guy was Richard Talbot, our bionic marathon runner, who shot a ‘2’ at one of the other par three’s and thought he had got his hands on the ‘2’s pot, normally around a thousand baht, only to find he had been pipped on the line by Gary’s hole in one.

Gary Bennett scored a hole-in-one at Green Valley.Gary Bennett scored a hole-in-one at Green Valley.

Richard was obviously so put out he turned out again on Thursday at Phoenix and won the competition and the winner’s pot.  What Buddha takes away with one hand he gives back with the other.

Monday, July 15, Plutaluang N & W – Stableford

On Monday 15th July it was an early return to Plutaluang, not only because of the terrific value this course offers but because it is in such good condition at the moment.  At least two of our golfers were pleased with that decision because they both returned excellent scores, shooting 40+ points.  Bob Cannon again showed how his game has improved over the last couple of months by taking the honours.

1st Bob Cannon (19) 42pts

Simon Tapster (17) 40pts

Paul Kruining (28) 32pts

Tuesday, July 16, Green Valley – Stableford

I have already told you of Gary Bennett’s hole in one and Richard Talbot missing out on the ‘2’s pot but neither of their achievements were good enough to get them into the first three places.  Jim McNeill fought out the number one spot with John O’Donaghue and Jim finished triumphant by just one point.

1st Jim McNeill (16) 39pts

2nd John O’Donaghue (16) 38pts

3rd Fergus Brennan (13) 35pts

Thursday, July 18, Phoenix (Mountain & Lakes) – Stableford

Richard Talbot ran past all the rest of the competitors today to break the tape in first place.  In a very close race Peer Brun came second and last week’s winner Roger Wilkinson was third.

1st Richard Talbot (19) 38pts

Peer Brun (12) 37pts

Roger Wilkinson (12) 36pts

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.

Jim McNeill - winner at Green Valley.Jim McNeill – winner at Green Valley.

Richard Talbot - winner at Phoenix.Richard Talbot – winner at Phoenix.