Billy’s blinder at Green Valley

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Billy Allan & Terry Martin.
Billy Allan & Terry Martin.

Traveller’s Rest Golf Group

Monday, Jan. 14, Plutaluang – Stableford

Division 1

1st Sam Lee (18) 40pts

2nd Nathan Sheridan (18) 37pts

3rd Tony Healy (0) 35pts

Division 2

1st Han Jeong-In (27) 37pts

2nd Jim Sheridan (26) 37pts

3rd Warren Shelley (32) 35pts

We start this week’s report on East and South courses at Plutaluang where division two’s winner posted a solid front nine to set up the win. Han Jeong-In negotiated the course well to hold out the rest of his division and claim the number one spot with 36 points.

In division one Sam Lee rocketed to the top of the leader board with an incredible 40 points and eclipsed Nathan Sheridan who was quietly confident that his 37 was going to be enough.

Tuesday, Jan. 15, Green Valley – Stableford

Division 1

1st Arnold Jones (14) 37pts

2nd Tony Healy (11) 38pts

3rd Neil Wilkinson (13) 36pts

Division 2

1st Billy Allan (23) 40pts

2nd Mike Koh (19) 37pts

3rd Peter Cahill (19) 37pts

Today was the finals of the TRGG-Ferdinand Cup. Billy Allan was seen on the driving range, Saturday, Sunday and Monday and it paid off as his net 68 was easily enough to smash the opposition.

In division one it was a tough battle for line honours as A.J. and Tony Healy fought it out. When the dust had settled it was A.J. who won the day with 37 points, however Tony was the one everyone was talking about as his “Ace” on hole number 16 was the topic of the day, as was the subsequent “Ringing of the Bell”.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, Crystal Bay – Stableford

Division 1

1st Kim Seung-Hwan (12) 38pts

2nd Mr Yamoa (10) 36pts

3rd Barry Wood (13) 36pts

Division 2

1st Han Jeong-In (27) 46pts

2nd Warren Shelley (32) 39pts

3rd Sam Lee (18) 38pts

Crystal Bay is in great condition and for the high season the cost is amazing value for money. Han Jeong-In has played twelve rounds of golf with the Traveller’s and shot an unbelievable 46 points today to easily win division two. Meanwhile in division one his fellow countryman Kim Seung-Hwan posted a respectable 38 points to make it a daily double for the South Koreans.

Thursday, Jan. 16, Phoenix – Stableford

Division 1

1st Stephen Baines (14) 41pts

2nd Alan Thomas (6) 36pts

3rd Mike Rushant (11) 34pts

Division 2

1st S.P. Lee (23) 40pts

2nd Mitch Ikeda (19) 40pts

3rd Warren Shelly (30) 38pts

Today we had forty-seven players taking on the Lakes and Ocean courses at Phoenix and it was a day where S.P. Lee finally broke through to record his first victory for 2019. S.P. had a game of two nines, with only fifteen points on the front side he took the course apart on the inward half, shooting two over the stick (25 points) and finishing the day with 40 points.

In division one it was Stephen Baines’ turn to get his name on the leaderboard and his 41 points was five shots clear of his closest contender.

Friday, Jan. 18, Burapha – Stableford

Division 1

1st Scotch Kim (16) 40pts

2nd Jim Best (14) 36pts

3rd Kim Seung-Hwan (12) 36pts

Division 2

1st Terry Martin (19) 35pts

2nd Kim Yun-Seo (18) 34pts

3rd Y. Kanai (17) 34pts

Burapha saw a record breaking fifty-four players’ sign up and as we couldn’t get an equitable split in three divisions we had to settle for two, with additional places in each.

In division the big hitting Terry Martin smashed his way around the course to post 35 points and walked off thinking he hadn’t done enough, but he was pleasantly surprised to find out he was a winner.

In division one Scotch Kim rose to the occasion and posted two consistently strong nines to achieve his 40 points and earn a deserved mention at the presentation ceremony.

Saturday, Jan. 19, Treasure Hill – Stableford

Division 1

1st Kim Suk-Bum (16) 40pts

2nd Bob Newman (10) 38pts

3rd Kim Seung-Hwan (12) 38pts

Division 2

1st Peter Cahill (18) 32pts

2nd Sam Lee (17) 32pts

3rd Warren Shelly (29) 32pts

We finished this week at Treasure Hill where yet another “Ace” was recorded. Sandy B. used a seven-iron to slam dunk the par-three 13th and registered his second hole in one in his golfing career.

Meanwhile, a very surprised Peter Cahill took out line honours in his division with a mere 32 points. In fact all three places in division 2 were 32 pointers and all were decided on a countback. In division one the lower handicaps fared much better with Kim Suk-Bum accumulating an unbeatable 40 points.