Travellers Rest Golf Group
Just got back from the UK and the poet that wrote “Oh to be in England now that April’s there” wanted his head examining. It was cold and it was wet and I am overjoyed to be back in Thailand, even if it is a little hot at the moment. I have just about thawed out now and am looking forward to a round of golf or two next week.
I see the TRGG are back down to three competitions a week for the low season and from the results this past week that rice farmer David Booth was making hay while the sun shone. He won two of the three competitions and fellow Aussie Derek Thorogood made it a clean sweep for the land down under by winning the other.
Monday, May 12, The Emerald – Stableford
On Monday was Emerald playing host to the stalwarts of the TRGG and David Booth obviously woke up with anything but that Monday morning feeling and proceeded to play out of his skin, shooting 41 points and leaving all the others in his wake.
David Booth and Derek Thorogood.
Irishman Seamus Farrell chased David all the way and finished second on 39 points. I had to laugh writing that as I can’t imagine Seamus chasing anybody, he is not called Big Man for nothing. Another Aussie, Daryl Ottoway, took third place with a very respectable 38 points.
1st David Booth (15) 41pts
2nd Seamus Farrell (29) 39pts
3rd Daryl Ottoway (7) 38pts
Wednesday, May 14, Khao Kheow – Stableford
Khao Kheow (A and B courses) provided the midweek examination on Wednesday and once again David Booth, despite being docked two shots to his handicap for his Monday effort, came away feeling happy. This time though David needed a count back before it became clear he had won again. Jim Sykes was the guy he beat into second place and he definitely wasn’t happy. Dave Edwards took third place with 33 points.
1st David Booth (13) 34pts
2nd Jim Sykes (12) 34pts
3rd Dave Edwards (12) 33pts
Friday, May 16, Eastern Star – Stableford
On Friday Eastern Star was the venue and from the scores returned it must have been playing very difficult. David Booth had returned to his rice growing and it was Derek Thorogood who stepped forward and took up the baton, finding that his 32 points was good enough to win the day. He was followed home by his mate Billy Allan on a very hard earned 28 points and Mark Ward grabbed third place with an unbelievable 26. Uncle Tom Cobley and all trailed in behind.
1st Derek Thorogood (17) 32pts
2nd Billy Allan (15) 28pts
3rd Mark Ward (19) 26pts
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.
Note: Following the success of our trip to Hua Hin in 2013 we are pleased to announce details of our trip for 2014 which will take place from September 1-6. We have block booked the highly rated Hotel Colonnade right in the heart of this beautiful resort where we will enjoy 5 night’s accommodation including breakfast, together with 4 rounds of golf planned. Golf courses to be played are:-Banyan, Black Mountain, Springfields, and Sea Pines. For more information contact Fergus on the above tel. number or call Derek on 080 673 3118.