Travellers Rest Golf Group
Monday, Nov. 7, Crystal Bay – Stableford
1st Fergus Brennan (12) 39pts
2nd Jeff Bunn (09) 39pts
3rd Tony Giddon (12) 37pts
4th Paul Stanton (13) 35pts
1st Jim McNeill (16) 39pts
2nd Richard Moore (20) 36pts
3rd Frank Hughes (17) 35pts
4th Jimmy Wolfe (17) 34pts
Well the headline was certainly the case for Fergus Brennan with a drought of almost 3 months without a win, but with a few tweaks to his R11 driver Fergus came storming back with two very impressive victories.
But what a difference a week makes, well 5 days to be more precise. On Monday Fergus stormed to the top of the leaderboard at Crystal Bay with a very impressive 39 points; then just 5 days later at the same course struggled to a very disappointing 25 points. So keep tweaking the driver Fergus, I’m sure normal service will be resumed as form is temporary, class is permanent.
It was good to see so many players on Monday at Crystal Bay where we played the C & B courses, with a very high standard of golf in both divisions. The highlight of Fergus’s victory was a very robust 22 points on the back 9, with Jim McNeil winning div 2 with an equally impressive 39 points, with a back 9 of 21.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, Khao Kheow – Stableford
1st Phil Battah (14) 37pts
2nd Ian Bell (6) 35pts
3rd Mike Sanders (5) 35pts
4th Arnold Jones (15) 35pts
5th Jeff Bunn (09) 34pts
Our good friend and popular member Neil Bromley very kindly put up a bottle of wine for the nearest to the pin for our visit to the fabulous Khao Kheow course, and this was won by Jim McNeil, whose shot to the green in the first 4-ball was never bettered. Maybe the excitement of the win got to him as he missed a seemingly unmissable putt for his 2, however I’m sure a couple of glasses later he’d forgotten all about it.
With 17 players there was just the one division with Phil Battah being victorious with a good score of 37 points.
Thursday, Nov. 10, Phoenix – Stableford
1st Fergus Brennan (11) 40pts
2nd Mod Chaviraksa (12) 38pts
3rd Brian Dunbar (12) 37pts
1st Richard Moore (20) 36pts
2nd Phill Battah (14) 36pts
3rd Arnold Jones (15) 35pts
Thursday saw an impressive turnout of 25 golfers go to our regular venue of Phoenix. The course is now really starting to look good and the hard work of the greenkeepers is starting to pay dividends.
Again with a very impressive 40 points Fergus was once again victorious in Div 1, with Richard Moore recording a 36 to take the spoils in Div 2.
Saturday, Nov. 12, Crystal Bay – Stableford
1st Jon Dean (11) 40pts
2nd Larry Simpson (11) 38pts
3rd Jeff Bunn (09) 36pts
1st Phill Battah (14) 40pts
2nd Simon Tapster (16) 37pts
3rd Frank Hughes (17) 35pts
Our second visit of the week to Crystal Bay on Saturday saw us take on a course with some very tricky pin positions – well that’s my excuse for a pretty dismal 26! We once again had 2 divisions with Jon Dean winning Div 1 with 40 points and Phil Battah shooting the same score to win Div 2.
Special mention must surely go to Richard Moore, who, on I think maybe the 5th green missed a fairly easy putt and in frustration hit the ground with his putter and in doing so the head sheared clean off. The rest of his round he used his recovery iron to putt out and still scored an impressive 32 points.
My golfer of the week was a tough decision this week, with 2 double winners both with impressive scores, but I think Fergus has just edged it and it is good to see him on the winner’s podium once more.
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