Colfar strikes gold at Phoenix

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Traveller’s Rest Golf Group

Monday, Feb. 25, Greenwood – Stableford

Division 1
1st Bob Newman (10) 36pts
2nd Jim Best (13) 35pts
3rd Kwon Young-Jun (13) 33pts

Division 2
1st John Welch (32) 38pts
2nd Frank Courtney (19) 34pts
3rd Ted Senior (16) 32pts

Bob Newman had to say his “cheerios” this week but not before posting a winning score and celebrating in true Aussie style with copious amounts of the amber liquid.

Division two’s winner also partook in the celebrations after scoring an incredible 38 points as John Welch smashed his way to victory on what I think is one of the longest courses we play.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, Green Valley – Stableford

Division 1

Peter Park

1st Peter Park (4) 39pts
2nd Andy Kelleher (9) 39pts
3rd Neil Wilkinson (12) 38pts

Division 2
1st Alun Webber (24) 39pts
2nd Vinnie Connellan (16) 37pts
3rd Ged Blairs (28) 37pts

Thirty-nine players took on today’s challenge and coincidentally thirty nine points was the winning score in both divisions. In division one Peter Park played a brilliant round of one over par off the stick to just edge out Andy Kelleher on a countback.

In division two it was Alun Webber, with a swing that is virtually impossible to emulate, who romped home for the win.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, St. Andrews – Medal

1st Fergus Brennan (15) net 76
2nd Alan Thomas (5) net 77
3rd Paul West (12) net 77

The prospect of a stroke round at St. Andrews proved too daunting for most but fourteen brave and fearless golfers decided to take on the challenge.

Fergus Brennan was certainly up for it and his net 76 was enough to take out the coveted Ferdinand Cup award as well as qualify for the finals in January.

Thursday, Feb. 28, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

Lake & Ocean

1st Paul Colfar (3) 40pts
2nd Garry Blackborne (08) 38pts
3rd Derek Thorogood (16) 36pts

Ocean & Mountain

Ian Hunt

1st Ian Hunt (14) 37pts
2nd Hung Jae-Lee (15) 35pts
3rd Neil Wilkinson (12) 34pts

We had twelve groups today at Phoenix and arranged for six to play Lake and Ocean and six on Ocean and Mountain.

Paul Colfar played the Lake and Ocean and boy did he have a day out, shooting twenty-two points on the front and eighteen on the back for a subpar one under off the stick.

On the Ocean and Mountain courses it was the newly arrived Ian Hunt who took out first place. It was Ian’s birthday today but he wouldn’t divulge his age except to say it was close to the 37 points that he scored. Whatever!

Friday, March 1, Burapha – Stableford

Division 1

1st Greg Bates (14) 40pts
2nd Doyle Robinson (10) 37pts
3rd Jacob Cummings (07) 37pts

Division 2

1st Barry Cunningham (20) 42pts
2nd Suresh Mehta (20) 39pts
3rd Wayne Coleman (16) 37pts

Paul Colfar

Some pretty good scores were posted today, in fact the highest score of the week was recorded when Barry Cunningham shot an amazing 42 points. He needed a good score as Suresh Mehta was hot on his heels with a very commendable 39, which on any other day would have taken out first place in his division. In division one the scores were also very credible with Greg Bates romping home with 40 points.

Saturday, March 2, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

Division 1

1st Kim Suk-Bum (36) 41pts
2nd Denis Roberts (21) 34pts
3rd Frank Jelmo (3) 34pts

Division 2

1st Jim Cooper (19) 32pts
2nd Gabriel Enright (18) 32pts
3rd Ger Lodge (17) 30pts

We finished the week at Mountain Shadow and the Ides of March certainly touched the winner of division one, with the rest of the field struggling in the low 30s. Kim Suk-Bum absolutely annihilated the course with a brilliant 41 points whilst in division two a very gobsmacked Jimmy Cooper couldn’t believe it when he realized he’d won on a count back with only 32 points.