Bramley braves the weather for Phoenix triumph


Travellers Rest Golf Group

I should like to start this week’s report on behalf of TRGG by thanking two of the courses we played this past week.  Firstly there was a mix up with the booking at Eastern Star on Monday and it is a pleasure to report that they handled the whole situation, which could have been a disaster for those members who had turned up to play, in a most professional manner and they could not have been more helpful in sorting things out.  So thank you Eastern Star.

Secondly a special thank you to Greenwood where we are always made very welcome.  It is one of those courses overlooked by some Pattaya golfing groups because of the travelling distance compared to a number of other local courses.  The course was, as always, in fantastic condition and our whole group thoroughly enjoyed our visit on Tuesday, July 10, when we appeared to have the course to ourselves.

Neil Bramley - winner at Phoenix. Neil Bramley – winner at Phoenix.

So getting on with the results and Eastern Star on Monday, 9 July, saw Bob Watson again prove what an exceptionally good golfer he is.  Still playing off minus one, he took the honours with 32pts from second placed Ito Akitoshi (8) on 28pts and Jim Cleaver (12) on 27 in third.

Tuesday 10 July on our visit to Greenwood (A and B) courses saw Jon Lay (8) return with 39pts and first place from Fergus Brennan (12) in second with 36pts and Jim Cleaver (12) again taking third for the second day running on 35.

Thursday 12 July was undoubtedly the wettest day of the week and for most of the day I thought I was back in England where I see they are enjoying the wettest summer in living memory.  Phoenix was the venue, playing the Mountain and Ocean courses, and considering the conditions some people managed to keep a grip on their clubs and returned some very good scores.

Neil Bramley (8) made good use of that dodgy reverse grip of his and came in with a remarkable 39pts which was easily good enough to take first place from always steady Ted Senior (13) on 36pts and Mod Chaviraksa (12) on 35pts in third.

On Saturday 14 July the weather had improved when we paid a call on Mountain Shadow.  Steady Teddy Senior carried on where he left off at Phoenix and went one better, taking first place with 37pts from David Brannigan (9) in second on 33 and John Oswald (11) on 32pts in third.