Cleaver the standout at Greenwood


Travellers Rest Golf Group

It was good to see an increase in the turnout this week after the gradual decline of the last couple of weeks.  It would appear that the terrible weather in the USA and Europe has had a side effect of persuading a number of golfers to head off to warmer climes in Thailand. 

With the increased competition it also meant that two divisions were needed most days and it was also good to see different names appearing on the top of each leader board as the prizes were shared around.

Monday, Feb. 10, Greenwood – Stableford

On Monday it was off to the ever-popular Greenwood (A and B courses) and with no rain for more than a month now the fairways were looking a little bare and it was more like playing links golf, with the ball running on a considerable distance and the greens very fast.  Maybe that would explain why only one golfer played to his handicap.

Jim Cleaver.Jim Cleaver.

Division 1’s Jim Cleaver was that man, taking a well-earned rest from nappy changing.  I should clarify that I meant changing his new son’s nappies and not his own, he is not that old yet.  Alan Thomas, a man in form, was second and Neil Bramley was third.

In Division 2 it was gentleman Jack Macnamara who took the honours by just pipping Jim Cooper on count back, with Reg Glass close behind in third.

Div. 1 (0-12)

1st Jim Cleaver (9) 36pts

2nd Alan Thomas (5) 35pts

3rd Neil Bramley (10) 33pts

Div. 2 (13+)

1st Jack Macnamara (17) 34 pts

2nd Jim Cooper (14) 34 pts

3rd Reg Glass (15) 33pts

Tuesday, Feb. 11, Green Valley – Stableford

Tuesday it was back to Green Valley with just one division.  Alan Thomas once again proved that cream rises to the top as he showed the rest the way home with a very creditable 38pts.  Ken Brehm, despite a cut to his handicap, came through into second place and my cribbage partner Derek Thorogood took third.

1st Alan Thomas (5) 38pts

2nd Ken Brehm (15) 36pts

3rd Derek Thorogood (16) 36pts

Thursday, Feb. 13, The Emerald – Stableford

On Thursday the largest field of the week headed off to Emerald to keep up the green theme going.  In Division 1 Martin Cooper took the green blazer, with Trevor Nash second and disgruntled Man U fan Ben Durham in third.  Don’t worry Ben you are not alone, I keep running into disgruntled Man U fans I am happy to tell you.

In Division 2 it was good to see the ladies get into the act after a long absence.  Tewin Poopay Lamthong took off her nurse’s uniform after nursing other half Fergus Brennan back to health and stormed off with first prize, with Mod Chaviraksa looking a new woman in second.  Jim Cooper trooped in third.

Div.1 (0-11)

1st Martin Cooper (4) 38pts

2nd Trevor Nash (11) 36pts

3rd Ben Durham (10) 33pts

Div.2 (12+)

1st Tewin Poopay Lamthong (12) 35pts

2nd Mod Chaviraksa (12) 34pts

3rd Jim Cooper (14) 32pts

Saturday, Feb. 15, Crystal Bay – Stableford

The week’s competitions drew to a close on Saturday at Crystal Bay (B and C courses).  In Division 1, Irishman Niall Cronin held off the ever-sprightly Larry Simpson but only on count back, with Ed Brubaker in third.

Tewin ‘Poopay’ Lamthong.Tewin ‘Poopay’ Lamthong.

In Division 2, master of the curving golf ball Tim Dalton proved too good for the rest but only just.  It took another count back to separate him from Derek Thorogood in second and John Baxter snuck into third.

Div.1 (0-14)

1st Niall Cronin (12) 38pts

2nd Larry Simpson (9) 38pts

3rd Ed Brubaker (14) 36pts

Div.2 (15+)

1st Tim Dalton (19) 38pts

2nd Derek Thorogood (16) 38pts

3rd John Baxter (15) 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.